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With its wide cultural influence, England may feel familiar on a first visit, even if never visited before. However, this beloved country packs enormous variety into its relatively small land area. While it takes time to discover England’s wealth of unexpected delights, it’s not unusual to leave yearning to return again and again for another United Kingdom vacation.

Certainly, there’s the ‘Royal’ aspect, manifest physically through the palaces and other residences of the royal family. This is one of England’s biggest attractions for visitors, while Idyllic villages, wild moorland, castles, country houses, cathedral spires, the ubiquitous inn or pub, crashing waves against the country’s shoreline, and the ‘Englishness’ of the people (a vast subject on its own), all round out the picture of this charismatic destination. 

A UK vacation encompasses all these things, yet England stands apart, from its beautiful northern regions to its well-heeled capital, London. Each diverse part of the country has left its mark on England’s culture, cuisine, and citizens.

England Vacation and Trip Highlights

England can be divided roughly into three sections, each with deep and distinct historical and linguistic roots. These can be further divided into regions, which in turn consist of counties most of which also have long histories. 

Best places to visit in England

London, the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom, is a global capital of finance, fashion, entertainment and culture. You will find the rest of England to be very different, and to be honest, if you only visit London you haven’t ‘seen England.’ However, because distances are short and the rail system top notch, you can easily take day excursions to a number of iconic places such as Windsor, Oxford and Cambridge, Brighton, Stratford upon Avon, and many others to enhance your UK vacation package. 

In London, the list of attractions simply doesn’t end. Tour Buckingham Palace (in the summer, while the Royal Family are away), the Tower of London, and the many beautiful and serene parks, all centrally located. Take a cruise on the iconic River Thames, see concerts and performances and spend a night at the theatre or one of countless vibrant clubs. Explore amazing museums and art galleries. dine at your choice of restaurant, or have a drink at a pub dating back hundreds of years. The choice is truly endless 

North of London lies the Midlands. A name that perhaps does not conjure up the charm of other regions in England. But almost every metropolitan area has something historical or cultural to offer on a United Kingdom vacation. An example of this is Georgian Stamford, of which the author, George Elliot waxed lyrically.

The North has its own distinct character, be it the people or the countryside. Industrial cities thrive side by side with the wildest and most evocative countryside imaginable. Three areas that epitomize this are the Lake District with its pastoral charm and homage to the poet, Wordsworth, the Yorkshire Dales, home of the Bronte sisters, and the North Yorkshire Moors, home of the renowned James Herriot stories.

Other significant places to add to your England vacation list are Devon and Cornwall with their rustic charm and beautiful coastlines (don’t miss out on the untamed National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor). The Cotswolds, possibly representing the essence of the English countryside, the many cathedral cities of Canterbury, York, Salisbury, Lincoln, Gloucester, Ely, Winchester etc., the Spa towns such as Bath and Harrogate, and the multitude of beach resorts which dot the lengthy, attractive coastline.

England Travel Information

England Weather

England has often been stereotyped as being cold and grey but this is not entirely accurate. Temperatures rarely get very cold or very hot, and while the country certainly gets rain, it is really not as wet as rumour has it. London alone has lower annual rainfall than Paris, New York, or Sydney, and it's not uncommon for parts of the country to go without rain for weeks. Winter and Fall are usually the wettest seasons when the weather is often very changeable and at times quite windy. However, be prepared for unsettled weather at any time of the year and make sure to check the weather forecast if you plan to spend much of your England vacation outdoors. 

English Food

Traditional English dishes still exist such as bread and cheese (ploughman’s lunch), roasts, game pies, oxtail soup and both fresh and seawater fish. Other meals including fish and chips, which were once urban street food eaten from a newspaper with salt and malt vinegar, and pies and sausages with mashed potatoes, onions, and gravy, are now matched in popularity by curries from the Indian subcontinent, and stir-fries based on Chinese and Thai cuisines. French cuisine and Italian cuisine are also now widely adopted. 

Whatever your interests, England is ready to indulge them. From energetic pastimes such as hiking or walking to cultural pursuits such as the theatre, museums, art galleries and historical sites, England has it all while on a UK vacation.

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Enjoy the Scenery and Greenery While on a Trip to London, UK

England Tours: After London, Where Next? (Part 1)

England Tours: After London, Where Next? (Part 2)

Off the Beaten Track on UK Holidays (Part 1)

Off the Beaten Track on UK Holidays (Part 2)

Explore Iconic Sites and Their Story, on UK Tours

Discover Stately Homes and Legendary Castles on an England Tour

London is a Museum Buff’s Paradise

The Joy of Shopping on Your London Vacation

Four Perfect Days for Your London Vacation

Unmasking Four Historic Faces of York on a Trip to England

Making Manchester (and Liverpool) a Highlight of Your Northern England Vacation

 More than Robin Hood: Add Underrated Nottingham to Your Trip to England 

Walking in the Footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II, on Your UK Vacation

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your England vacation on one of Goway's other European tours. You can also choose from a Paris vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from the United Kingdom.

 

 

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  • London and the Countryside: London & Stratford-upon-Avon

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover London and the countryside on this 7 day tailor-made adventure. After four days in the English capital you'll set out on a small group tour to explore portions of the verdant countryside. Taking you to historical landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the enigmatic rocks of Stonehenge to the birthplace of the Bard, it's an ideal combination for England first-timers, or return visitors wanting to go beyond its timeless capital.
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  • Captivating Cotswolds Self-Drive: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon & Bath

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: On this 6-day self-drive across the charming English countryside, visit Oxford University, see the birthplace of the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon, and discover the historic city of Bath. Along the way, pass through quaint pastoral towns, visit castles, and admire postcard perfect parks.
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  • A World of Wizardry in London

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Hop across the pond and discover a magical world of wizardry on this customizable trip to London. Across 6 days, you’ll dive into the world of Harry Potter by touring the Warner Bros. Studio London, visiting Oxford and Cambridge, and exploring filming locations from the movies found around the English capital.
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  • London and Edinburgh for Foodies

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the capitals of England and Scotland in-depth, all while appreciating delicious and iconic drinks and dishes on this tailor-made, customizable experience. Stay in deluxe hotels, sip your way through distilleries, and surprise your palate with the local specialties of London and Edinburgh.
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  • London Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover London on a quick trip over the pond. Set out on a quintessential double-decker bus for sightseeing, cruise the River Thames, and then escape to the countryside to see Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds, and eventually the Royals’ summer retreat, Windsor Castle.
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  • London for Families

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Designed to thrill guests of all ages, this London family vacation explores the sights, history and magic of the English capital. On this adventure you’ll set out on the Original London Sightseeing Tour, discover the terrifying history of Jack the Ripper, visit the world of Harry Potter and explore Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
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  • Highlights of North West England: Manchester, Liverpool & the Lake District

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience history and culture while relaxing in first-class accommodations on this vacation through the north west of England. Visit Manchester to experience the heart of football fandom, discover the history of the Beatles at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, and venture across lake and over hill in the breathtaking Lake District.
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  • London to Venice Signature with Belmond Simplon Orient Express

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  • Classic: London and Edinburgh

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: An excellent combination of two classic cities, each with reknowned cultural merits. Add to this, visits from London to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and a full day into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and you have an unforgettable week of discovery.
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  • London Signature

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover London in style on this getaway. Relax upon arrival as you're introduced to city highlights on a hop-on hop-off ride through London, then discover hidden highlights with the help of a privately hired black cab driver. Later, take in a theatre performance before taking to the sky aboard the London Eye.
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  • A Magical Land of Legends: London, Devon & Cornwall

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: England is a country filled with folklore. Begin your exploration of England's incredible past and present with a brief stay in London before setting out to discover the beauty and wonders of historic Devon county and Cornwall on this small group adventure.
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  • Classic British Isles: Dublin, Edinburgh & London

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore three great capitals of the British Isles, passing from Dublin to Edinburgh to London to look upon the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library, summit towering Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, and see the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Castle in the heart of the United Kingdom.
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  • Great Britain for Families: London, Windermere & Edinburgh

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Look no further for a holiday that’s perfect for the whole family! Begin in London, where you’ll explore the filming locations of the Harry Potter series before heading north to the region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. End your tour in Edinburgh, where you’ll discover the city’s haunted history and take a day trip to Loch Ness.
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  • Corinthia London: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the best of the British capital while overlooking the Thames in accommodations fit for a Queen. On this luxurious London city break, you'll set out on a private-guided day trip to Windsor Castle and Oxford, and also take in romantic Paris on a brief hop across the channel.
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  • London to Edinburgh: Small Group Adventure

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Starting from London, enjoy historic sites, scenic landscapes, beautiful lakes and quaint towns on this journey which includes stops in Stratford, York and Keswick in the Lake District allowing you to become acquainted with some of England’s most spectacular countryside en route to Edinburgh.
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  • A Tale of Two Cities: London & Paris

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: You're invited to spend time in two of the world’s greatest cites, London and Paris. You'll also get to know the English countryside with a day tour to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswold’s and Oxford, and later, visit the remarkable Palace of Versailles.
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  • Luxurious London

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the grandeur and hidden treasures of London on this exceptional 6-day escape as private guides reveal all the city has to offer. During time on your own, experience the London Eye, settle in for a dazzling West End performance and relax in deluxe accommodations.
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  • Discover London and Wales

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Explore London and the Welsh countryside on this journey through the United Kingdom. Starting in London, you'll see the sights, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, before heading into the Welsh countryside to visit picturesque villages, learn about the poet Dylan Thomas, and admire some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of the United Kingdom.
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  • Classic European Sampler: London, Paris & Amsterdam

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know three of Europe's finest capital cities on this quintessential vacation. With a range self-guided and group tours included, you'll discover pomp and glamor in London, sophistication in Paris and unique, Dutch charm in Amsterdam. Along the way, the many contrasts and cultures will introduce you to the joys of exploring Europe.
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  • London: Royal Castles & Palaces

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: The ultimate palaces tour, this city break is all about exploring the best royal residences both in the city and beyond. Along the way, you'll visit Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, and Windsor Castle, while also taking the time to enjoy the charms of the Cotswolds.
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  • Highlights of London

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This short London vacation is a great way to begin a UK tour or to simply fill in a stopover to your next destination. Take a day to explore the city’s most popular attractions and see the major sights, then set out to explore Bath, Stonehenge, and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare
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  • Grand European: Holiday of a Lifetime

    On this latest of Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime, this fully escorted tour combines interesting parts of Europe which many tours do not. You will experience different cultures and cuisines, different traditions and architecture and contrasting cities and landscapes. In 20 days, you will discover a Europe that will satisfy the most curious of travellers.
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  • London and the Corners of Cornwall

    Pairing a small-group adventure with a stay in the English capital, this is the ideal way to discover southwestern England. Begin your trip with 2 days in London, then set off to explore a countryside rich in history and offering gorgeous landscapes. Discover historic port towns like Falmouth and indulge in fresh seafood along the way. Travel like the locals do and traverse through the lesser-known pockets of southwestern England.
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    11 Days
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  • London Shopping and Theater Weekend

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Do some shopping and see a show in the West End on a weekend trip to London. Staying in a central hotel, you’ll explore historic sites like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace aboard the sightseeing bus. Then take in a West End musical and shop till you drop along London’s famous shopping streets.
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  • The Heart of England: London, Stratford-upon-Avon & Bath

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: The rolling hills of the beautiful English countryside are one major attraction certainly but then add Oxford’s colleges, a stay in the bucolic Cotswold’s. Stratford on Avon, visit quaint villages in Somerset, royal Bath, stately homes and much more. A very enjoyable “English” experience.
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