The Top 10 Attractions in England
England has to be one of the most visited countries in the world; it is part of the British Isles and is steeped in fascinating history with exciting vibrant cities and rich cultural traditions. From the amazing capital of London to castles, picturesque countryside and various Roman sites dating back to the middle ages – you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience!
Tower of London
Considered the most important building in England, the Tower contained a prison, palace, treasure vault, observatory, and menagerie. The main highlights are the fabulous Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warder Tours, the Royal Mint, and exhibits regarding prisoners and executions.
City of Bath
Bath is famous for the magnificent 2,000-year-old Roman Baths built around the city’s bubbling hot springs. Approximately 500 of the city’s buildings are of historical or architectural importance. It is also an ideal location for you to explore some of England’s stunning countryside.
This is Britain’s most famous ancient monument, and one of its most popular tourist attractions. The Bronze Age stone circles (seen today) were in use until the Roman era, when they were destroyed to prevent cults like the Druids from influencing the population.
This has been the summer residence of British Royals since William the Conqueror built the first fortress going back to 1078. It is built around two amazing courtyards. Entrance fees also include admission to the State Apartments. However, do be aware it is closed when the Queen is in residence – so do check whether the royal flag is flying!
Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful historic towns and cities in England, including York with its magnificent medieval guildhalls, churches and romantic streets all surrounded by the amazing town walls. Durham and Beverley provide a superb base from which to explore the rugged and beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Cambridge is full of delightful old world charm and is an easy day-trip from London. Well-known for its university (it’s famous counterpart being in Oxford) the city is also known for its collection of preserved historic buildings, mainly around the University’s 31 colleges. Cambridge hosts the 800-year-old Midsummer Fair and the Cambridge Folk Festival.
Lake District National Park
This beautiful region has 12 of the country’s largest lakes and magnificent views and fells. It also boasts Scafell Pike (3,210 ft) which is the highest mountain in England. There are charming little towns and villages and plenty of boat excursions across Lake Windermere and Ullswater.
This is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury and is the heart of English Christianity. This beautiful medieval city is also a popular cultural and entertainment destination with fantastic shops, galleries and cafés. There are also plenty of stunning attractions outlining medieval England and the city’s Roman past.
The Eden Project
This is located in an old quarry in Cornwall and holds a collection of unique artificial biomes containing amazing plants from around the world. The huge domes appear to look like massive igloo-shaped greenhouses and house thousands of different plant species in tropical and Mediterranean environments. The Project hosts numerous arts and music events.
The Cotswolds covers some of England’s prettiest counties – Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. It is also a Designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ due to its woodlands, spectacular views and quaint villages and towns, such as Castle Combe, Chipping Norton and Tetbury.