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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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Tower of London

Tower of London

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From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the historic castle has served as a Royal Menagerie, Her Majesty's prison, an execution site, a royal observatory, a Royal Mint, and a military storehouse over the course of its existence.More
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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

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An archaeological marvel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world’s most enigmatic tourist attractions, Stonehenge draws up to 1.3 million visitors annually. The site itself—a circle of gigantic stones standing in the heart of the English countryside—is made even more impressive by its mysterious history. Although Stonehenge’s original purpose remains unknown, onlookers gather to admire the 3,500-year-old structure and ponder its astronomical, spiritual, or even supernatural meaning.More
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London Eye

London Eye

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The London Eye offers unparalleled views of central London's world-famous landmarks from its prime location on the Thames River waterfront, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The gigantic, 443-foot-high observation wheel was built to mark the millennium in 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular paid attractions in the United Kingdom.More
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Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

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Few landmarks epitomize central London as perfectly as Big Ben, the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament that's officially known as Elizabeth Tower after Queen Elizabeth II. Heralding Great Britain's political nucleus in Westminster, Big Ben stands as the striking centerpiece of the Thames waterfront and is backed by the historic Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament.More
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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

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With its Gothic towers and central bascule flanked by dramatic suspension bridges, Tower Bridge is both a remarkable feat of engineering and one of London’s most instantly recognizable landmarks. The famous bridge is a popular subject of London postcards, leading many to mistake it for London Bridge, which is actually the next one upstream.More
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Thames River

Thames River

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Flowing right through the heart of central London, the Thames River offers a dramatic backdrop to the city's famous skyline with landmarks lining its shores. Walk along the riverfront from Westminster to Tower Bridge and you'll pass London icons such as the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, and the London Bridge.More
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St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

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An architectural masterpiece with a magnificent dome, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of London’s most recognizable sites. The 17th-century cathedral boasts a rich history as host of the jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.More
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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world that is still used by the monarchy. Since William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress here over 900 years ago, this has been a royal palace and residence. Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open to the public and well worth a visit.More
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. Access for the public is limited and exclusive but worthwhile for those who arrange a visit.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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Top activities in England

Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
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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
Alexandra_G, 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
Suzanne_D, 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.
Jane_V, 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
Dorothy_M, 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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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
Carrie_M, 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
Anthony_J, 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
BeatrizMamede_R, 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 - max 10 people
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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