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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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  • Discover London and the Countryside

    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 city
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  • Luxurious London

    You’re invited to discover the wonders of London. Stay in a 5-star hotel in the heart of the city and set out on a range of privately-guided experiences, enjoying key attractions including the London Eye and a new musical in the West End.
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  • Classic British Isles: Dublin, Edinburgh & London

    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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  • Manchester, Liverpool & Lake District

    Experience history and culture and stay in first-class accommodations on this vacation through the North of England. Visit Old Trafford in 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 Signature

    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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  • Discover London and Wales

    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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    Quintessential London, engimatic Stonehenge, UNESCO-listed Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon - birthplace of The Bard - are yours to discover on this captivating exploration of England's top highlights.
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  • Classic European Sampler: London, Paris & Amsterdam

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  • London to Edinburgh: Small Group Adventure

    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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  • London: Royal Castles & Palaces

    The ultimate London palace tour, this city break is all about the best royal residences both in the city and beyond. Explore Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, and the Downton Abbey village.
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  • Tale of Two Cities: London to Paris

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    Head on a first-class 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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  • Highlights of London Getaway

    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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  • Edinburgh to London: Historic Eastern England

    Discover some of the wonderful iconic destinations making up England and Scotland including the magical Island of Lindesfarne, the cathedral cities of Durham, York and Lincoln, the Yorkshire coast and wild moors, the Derbyshire Peak District, Georgian Stamford, Royal Sandringham and the colleges of Cambridge.
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  • Classic Over the Channel: London & Paris

    An unbeatable combination - Royal London and Romantic Paris. With hop-on, hop-off bus passes in each city, you can decide what to see. Added to this are two full day tours, one to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and the other to the Palace of Versailles.
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  • Ellenborough Park Estate Getaway

    Spend a few days in the English countryside at Ellenborough Park. Located just outside Gloucester, this historic estate dates back to 1533, but is replete with modern conveniences and luxury.
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  • England’s Captivating Cotswold’s Self-Drive

    This 6-day self-drive vacation introduces you to the charms of the English countryside, spending time in Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bath. Along the way, you’ll visit centuries-old castles, explore quaint pastoral towns, and visit the birthplace of the Bard, William Shakespeare.
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  • England’s Captivating Cotswold’s Self-Drive with Air

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  • Europe Express for 18 to 39: London to London

    Experience a wonderful cross section of countries and cites including vibrant Paris, a Swiss mountain resort, Venice and its canals, Munich with its colourful architecture, the romantic Rhine River, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and beautiful Bruges. This balanced itinerary shows the interesting contrasts of this exceptional continent.
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  • European Odyssey for 18 to 39: London to London

    Embark on your own European Grand Tour on this ultimate ‘taster’ itinerary. Travel from London to Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam, sampling the unique delights of each stop.
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  • Heart of England Small Group Tour

    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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  • Leeds Castle, White Cliffs & Flavours of Kent UK Small Group: London to London

    Take a stroll through the “Garden of England.” See the sites in iconic London before walking the idyllic pastures of Kent and gazing over the English Channel at the White Cliffs of Dover.
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