Located in Shrewton, Wiltshire, Stonehenge is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, and one of its most popular tourist attractions.
Tower of London:
Over the centuries, the Tower of London has served as a prison, palace, treasure vault, observatory, and menagerie. From the consideration of the tower being the most significant building in England, there’s enough to endure at the World Heritage Site to entertain persons for long periods of time.
The City of Bath:
The City of Bath is remarkable for its fantastic tourist attractions. Bath is famous for the magnificent 2,000-year-old Roman Baths built around the city’s hot springs, it’s equally well known for its honey-colored Georgian Townhouses such as those located on Royal Crescent.
Built in 1078, the Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. It is closed when The Queen’s at home, so be sure to check when the royal flag is flying. No visit to a royal palace would be complete without witnessing the Changing the Guard in the Castle Precincts.
Traditional Yorkshire contains some of the most beautiful historic towns and cities in England, including Durham, Beverley and York with its magnificent half-timbered homes and shops, medieval guildhalls and churches, and romantic streets. York is also a great base from which to explore the countryside, in particularly the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Cambridge is well-known for its university with 31 colleges as well as its counterpart in Oxford. Cambridge boasts the country’s largest collection of preserved historic buildings. In addition to its vibrant shopping and dining, the university hosts many excellent cultural events, including the 800-year-old Midsummer Fair and the famous Cambridge Folk Festival.
Lake District National Park:
The Lake District National Park is a must-visit destination for travellers to England. With 12 of the country’s largest lakes and over 2,000 mi of rights of way waiting to be explored. Other attractions are the park’s many fells, including Scafell Pike (3,210 ft), the highest mountain in England, lovely little towns and villages such as Grasmere, as well as boat excursions across Lake Windermere and Ullswater.
Located in the heart of the historic city that bears its name, Canterbury Cathedral is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury and is the cradle of English Christianity. Canterbury is also a popular cultural and entertainment destination with great shopping, galleries and cafés, as well as attractions such as those focused on Chaucer’s medieval England and the city’s Roman past.
The Eden Project is a collection of unique artificial biomes containing an amazing collection of plants from around the world. Located in a reclaimed quarry in Cornwall, the complex consists of huge domes that look rather like massive igloo-shaped greenhouses. As well as these stunning displays of plant life, the Eden Project hosts numerous fantastic arts and music events.
Hours: Open daily 9am-6pm (summer); hours vary during spring, fall, and winter. Admission: Adults, £23.50; Children 5-16, £23.50
The Cotswolds withholds parts of some of England’s prettiest counties – Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty due to its rare limestone grassland habitats and old growth beech woodlands, the beauty of the Cotswolds has as much to do with its quaint villages and towns, such as Castle Combe, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.