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This is England

England is a small yet mighty country brimming with culture, history, and charm. London, the jewel of England’s architectural crown, reigns supreme over the south and enjoys a close proximity to the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath. Elsewhere, Oxford and Cambridge encompass intellectual grandeur; York’s Gothic abbey exudes a ghostly ambience; and coastal gems such as Brighton, Dover, and Cornwall offer family-friendly attractions and the chance to visit Britain’s beaches. Whether you want to experience the bright lights of London, the tranquil beauty of the Lake District, or the deep-rooted history of English cities, England’s cultural diversity offers something for everyone.

Top 10 attractions in England

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Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

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Newcastle’s oldest building, Newcastle Castle comprises a 12th-century keep and the 13th-century Black Gate gatehouse. Once part of a huge fortress, the two separate, restored fortifications offer the chance to roam ancient chambers, chart the castle’s and city’s history, and soak in sweeping views of Newcastle’s Quayside.More
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LEGOLAND® Windsor

LEGOLAND® Windsor

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With more than 2 million annual visitors, LEGOLAND® Windsor is the second most visited theme park in the United Kingdom. Just about everything in the park incorporates multi-colored LEGO® bricks, from adrenaline-fuelled rides and interactive entertainment zones to cars and building workshops.More
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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

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Discover a national symbol and gain insight into England’s history at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral. Dating back to 597, the site has held religious significance for centuries, drawing pilgrims to the location of Thomas Becket’s murder and visitors interested in its medieval towers, chapels, and stained-glass windows.More
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Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour

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A large natural harbor along the coast of Dorset, Poole Harbour is the centerpiece of its namesake town, flowing into Poole Quay and Upton Lake. With miles of rugged coastline and beaches, the harbor is a hotspot for water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding, while Poole Quay is home to an atmospheric promenade, lined with shops, cafés and restaurants.Poole Harbour is also the starting point for ferries to nearby Brownsea Island, as well as boat cruises along England’s UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, affording spectacular views of natural wonders such as Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay and Swanage bay along the way. For the full experience, you can even combine a cruise to Swanage Bay, with a ride on the Swanage Railway heritage steam train and explore the dramatic Dorset coastline from both land and sea.More
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Roman Baths

Roman Baths

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This first-century Roman bathhouse complex was a meeting point for patricians who came to bathe, drink the curative waters, and socialize. The baths fell out of use with the Roman exodus from Britain but were rediscovered and excavated in the late-19th century. Explore the Great Bath, which is filled with steaming, mineral-rich water from Bath’s hot springs.More
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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

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With its dramatic Gothic facade and Britain’s highest church spire at an impressive 404 feet (123 m), the Salisbury Cathedral is one of the country’s most visited religious monuments, drawing some 250,000 visitors each year. As well as admiring the cathedral’s remarkable 13th-century architecture and exquisite stained-glass windows, visitors can climb the 332 steps to the top of the tower for a magnificent view of Salisbury.The cathedral’s star attraction is an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, one of the world’s most famous and significant documents that remains a cornerstone of British law. An interactive Magna Carta exhibition walks visitors through the historic events of its legacy of social justice. The cathedral also holds the world’s oldest working mechanical clock, which dates back to 1386, and afternoon tea in the Bell Tower Tearooms.The best way to discover the cathedral is on a 90-minute guided tour of Salisbury, with entrance included. Many visitors opt to visit on a day trip from London, often combined with a visit to nearby Stonehenge or Avebury stone circle.More
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British Airways i360

British Airways i360

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The observation tower British Airways i360 offers a whole new perspective on Brighton and the south coast of England. In a futuristic glass viewing pod, you’ll glide gently up to 450 feet (138 meters) above ground for 360-degree views across the city, the South Downs and—on the clearest days—all the way to the Isle of Wight.More
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Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens

Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens

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The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of iconic wordsmith William Shakespeare. Visitors can follow in the literary giant’s footsteps by exploring some of his homes and gardens—there are five in town, each offering a fascinating insight into Shakespeare’s life and works.More
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Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester Stadium)

Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester Stadium)

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The mighty Etihad, also known as the City of Manchester Stadium, is the home of Manchester City Football Club. Built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the award-winning venue is among the UK’s largest with seating for more than 55,000. In addition to football games, the stadium hosts live concerts, other sports matches, and stadium tours.More
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Trinity College

Trinity College

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Founded by Henry VIII in 1546, Trinity College is the largest Cambridge University college and the alma mater of many British Prime Ministers, Royal Family members, and Nobel Prize winners. Here, visitors can explore the 17th-century Great Court, Trinity College Clock, and Wren Library among other buildings, as well as attend public lectures and rent punts for use along the River Cam.More

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Top activities in England

Recent reviews from experiences in England

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Beautiful England
Katie_T, Mar 2020
Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
He was so passionate about sharing little pieces of English life and history.
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Great tour and excellent guide
alexandragM4572KA, Jan 2020
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
Is a full day tour that allows you to see three important spots of England.
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Great tour
Sunshine759678, Dec 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
It was a really good tour and a great way to see some other cities in England.
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Wonderful! High recommendation.
jvanderburgh2019, Nov 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
Was in London for a week with a friend and wanted to see some of the countryside — And notable sites along the way.
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A fabulous day tour with a proper English gentleman!
terryapt23, Oct 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
It was delightful touring the English countryside with him!
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Amazing Trip
Discover43487036367, Oct 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
I was able to see a lot of England in one day.
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Most Magical Place Ever!
hulamom23, Oct 2019
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
You get to see actually sets, costumes, props, great interaction etc.
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The best sites
Companion01676059624, Oct 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
If you only have one day to see the south of England choose these sites .
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Rock and Roll
NLAxeman, Sep 2019
London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
The history comes alive although I never had time to see all the exhibits.
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Fantastic Countryside Tour
Cosmopolitan828889, Jun 2019
Cornwall & the Cotswolds: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)
This tour is great if you want to see the countryside of England.
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Excellent Tour of English Countryside
anthonyjjanocko, May 2019
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour
Everything was handled making it easy to enjoy the four attractions.
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Excellent visit to Shakespeare’s Birth house and other great attractions
Beatriz M, May 2019
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
In one day we managed to visit lovely postcard places in England: Warwick Castle, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford.
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A most memorable trip to a most...
beeston, Apr 2018
South Downs and Seven Sisters Full Day Experience from Brighton
Amazing English countryside!
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This was a long day - but for someone...
kjb_wonderland, Sep 2017
Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath Full Day Trip from London
This was a long day - but for someone who was only in England for less than a week it was the perfect way to see a few key sites in a day.
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The tour was a great way to spend...
Ginny, Jan 2015
Christmas Day Tour of Stonehenge, Bath, and the Cotswolds
Although very little was open, we were still able to visit many beautiful locations in England.
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This was our first time in England...
Ccfnurse, Jun 2017
London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
This was our first time in England and the perfect way to see all the sights.
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Great little tour! Seeing all of the...
Jake S, Feb 2018
Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch
Then to see Blenheim Palace was incredible.
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One of the best tours we ever had...
Marley B, Jan 2018
Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London
He told us history, tales of the English monarchy, as well as updated us on all the info.
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Best tour of the best sites
princess5, Sep 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
Well planned path to visit 3 of Englands best sites.
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The HP tour was one of the...
Paula M, Oct 2017
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
It was a great day and so fun to see everything HP!
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