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England travel guide

England – Britain's biggest country

Learn everything about England from its beautiful landscapes and historic World Heritage Sites to its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. You'll also find useful travel information such as a map of England, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events.

Memory of England

"The English people are great, the food is fantastic, everyone is helpful and it is a beautiful country in and out of London"

Rob, USA

Beautiful coastline, charming villages and world-class cities

England is the biggest country in Britain, and is home to the largest city in Europe. It's also home to over 600 miles of beautiful coastline and some of the world's top tourist attractions. England is divided into 9 distinct regions, each with its own unique personality, history and culture - from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and charming Cornish villages to the bustling city life of London and the dramatic coastlines of the North East. So no matter what kind of holiday you want, you'll find the perfect destination in England.

Culture & heritage

England is home to 21 of Britain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Hadrian's Wall in the North East, Stonehenge in the South West, Canterbury Cathedral in the South East and the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich in London. You can also find all 7 of Britain's Heritage Cities in England.

England Attractions

In every region of England there are hundreds of fantastic attractions to enjoy. As well as London's world-famous attractions, you'll find historical sites like Stonehenge, ecological attractions such as the Eden Project and great family attractions ranging from zoos and safari parks to picnic spots and beaches. Use our Attractions & Events search to find attractions near your destination.

Top daytime must-do's

Top night time must-do's

Take in the sights of Cambridge as you drift along the River Cam in a traditional punt.

Catch a show at the UK's oldest working theatre, the Bristol Old Vic.

See the best of England's countryside with one of our walking itineraries.

Try your hand at celebrity-spotting at Liverpool's Albert Dock.

Find out where your favourite films were shot.

Book a restaurant and enjoy some great British food.

Shop till you drop at the Bullring in Birmingham.

Try and visit all of the top 10 nightclubs in Britain.

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four as you discover Beatles Britain.

End the night in some fabulously quirky accommodation.

Shopping

From the bright lights of Oxford Street to the medieval rows of Chester, England has endless shopping choices. If its designer labels you want, head to London's Westbourne Grove or Harvey Nichols in Leeds, or Portobello Market or Manchester Fashion Market for vintage and one-off finds.

 

Sport

The English adore watching sports, and some might argue that nothing comes close to experiencing a charged atmosphere at an English sports ground or stadium. Football is the national sport, and no matter where you are in England, you'll never be far from a football ground. But if the beautiful game isn't your thing, England is also the home of cricket, tennis and rugby.

Food & drink

From Cornish cream teas and English wines to smoky Northumberland kippers and Brick Lane curries, English food is exciting and diverse. No matter where you are in England, you'll find great regional food and restaurants.

 

Buy before you fly

To make your trip to England easier, you can buy tickets to attractions, travel passes, and much more at our online shop, and avoid the queues. For more great offers, go to VisitBritain Shop.


EnglandFacts

Population
50 million
Main airport
London Heathrow
Capital city
London
Language
English
Main towns / cities
London, Liverpool, Manchester,...

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