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20 Gorgeous Buckinghamshire Villages

Buckinghamshire villages are some of the finest examples of villages in England. Here are just some of the loveliest, all within a short drive from London. England is a small country with a huge history. The English countryside is beautiful and has long provided the public with various means of recreation, both active and passive. It is no wonder that it forms an important part of English culture. Many people visit the UK to enjoy the ‘English’ way of life, including walking through idyllic English villages. The English countryside is home to many charming villages. These villages often have thatched…

The 20 Best London Theatres | Great Theatres In London To Take In A Show

Our guide to the best London theatres. London is the home to some of the most iconic theatres in the world. There are plenty of options among the West End’s impressive list of venues for those looking for a night out on the town. Whether it is classical shows from Broadway or musical extravaganzas from some of music’s biggest names, visitors will find something that suits their tastes. In particular, London boasts over 40 professional theatres, with approximately 27 currently open. Therefore, theatre-goers have several famous playhouses and concert halls to choose from when planning their nights out on the…

Wiltshire Villages | 20 Quintessential English Villages

Wiltshire villages offer some great examples of the quintessential English village with scenic outdoor views, rich history, and pretty cottages. And if you’re looking for villages in England that contain these picturesque views and excellent places to explore, you will find them all in Wiltshire. After all, Wiltshire villages have their natural charms and fairytale-like sceneries, which is why some areas are even chosen for filming locations. So, if you’re looking for some lovely villages to explore for your upcoming trips, here are twenty pretty Wiltshire villages in no particular order that you should check out below. Table of Contents…

Northamptonshire Villages: 20 Gorgeous Examples In The English County Of Northants

Northamptonshire villages are some of the prettiest in the UK. If you’re looking for a weekend away, or even just a day trip, these villages are worth a visit. Each village has its own unique charm, and there’s something for everyone. There are historic villages with beautiful churches and ancient pubs, and more modern villages with trendy cafes and art galleries. No matter what your interests are, you’ll be able to find a village in Northamptonshire that’s perfect for you. So if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet, or somewhere to enjoy a good meal and some…

Discover The 20 Best & Prettiest Sussex Villages

Here are 20 of the prettiest and best Sussex villages to explore. Sussex, England, is full of rolling hills, lush countryside, and a fantastic coastline. You can find some of the most beautiful villages in the entire country here. Here are our picks: (NB We may have cheated a little and included a couple of small towns). Table of Contents 1. Ditchling2. Rye3. Rottingdean4. Herstmonceux5. Bolney6. Newick7. Steyning8. Amberley9. Telscombe10. Alfriston11. Mayfield 12. Bosham13. Kingston14. Litlington15. Fulking16. East Hoathly17. Cuckfield18. Arundel19. Firle20. Friston 1. Ditchling In a corner of East Sussex lies Ditchling. Ditchling has many well-tended walking and cycling routes. Visitors can…

Henry V | Agincourt, Shakespeare & More

Henry of Monmouth, best known as Henry V, ruled England from 1413 until he died in August of 1422. While he only reigned for a short period, Henry V is best remembered for his outstanding success guiding the military through the Hundred Years’ Ware against France. In fact, Henry V single-handedly made England one of Europe’s strongest military powers. You may know of Henry from him being immortalised in Shakespeare’s “Henriad” plays, but he’s also a celebrated warrior king for his great contributions. So, let’s dive deeper into the past of Henry V and the role he played in making…

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the iconic sites of London. Standing on Ludgate Hill in the City Of London it is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of London and home to the Bishop of London. History Of The Site There’s been a church on the site of St Paul’s since at least AD604. Indeed there have been at least five cathedrals on the site, including the present one.The fourth cathedral, known as ‘Old St.Pauls’, was the longest standing having been started by the Normans in 1087. Old St. Paul’s was gutted by the Great Fire Of London…

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Victorians?

How well do you know England’s Victorian Period? Here are 20 questions to find out… How Well Do You Know The Victorians? Take our quiz to find out…. Click ‘Start’ >>> Well Done! Remember To Check Out Our Most Popular Posts: The Cotswolds: The 20 Best Places To Visit English Villages | What Makes The Perfect Village In England (With Examples)

20 Gorgeous Hertfordshire Villages To Visit

Hertfordshire villages, in the area just north of London, don’t have the most glamourous of reputations. Many people would see the county as a suburb of London, or commuter belt at least, forgetting that it’s a home to wonders such as St.Albans and some lovely villages which are the equal of the more famous counties of Surrey and Suffolk, say. We feature 20 of the latter, lovely Hertfordshire villages, here: Table of Contents AldburyMuch HadhamNascotWestmillStandonTherfieldWheathampsteadRedbournWhetstoneFlaundenHunsdonBrent PelhamGreat AmwellGreat GaddesdenCodicoteGilstonAyot St. LawrenceSt IppolytsPerry GreenLittle Berkhamsted Aldbury Aldbury is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum, Hertfordshire. The parish including…

The Best 20 Castles To Visit In England

The best castles in England. Take a look at some of the most monumental castles in England and learn about the rich history of these awe-inspiring structures.

Haunted Castles In England: 5 Spooky English Castles

Haunted castles in England are, for those who love a good ghost story, an especially intriguing subset of the many fabulous English castles dotted around the UK. These are sites where mystery and history meld with tales of ghoulish goings-on, each one creepy enough to send a chill down even a sceptic’s spine. All five of the following castles has been called “the most haunted castle in England.” If you want to find out for yourself which one is the spookiest, you’ll just have to visit them all on an epic tour of England’s haunted castles… Table of Contents Tutbury…

The Best Kent Villages | 20 Pretty Villages In Kent, England

Kent villages are pretty and full of history, heritage and sheer charm. Whether you’re looking for a castle or a country pub, Kent has a village for you. Aylesford Located on the banks of the River Medway, Aylesford is one of several charming Kent villages with almshouses. The village is home to Kit’s Coty House, a Neolithic stone monument. The megaliths or large stones lead to a tomb that could date to 4000BC. You’ll also find a tea room here and the village pub at the Hengist. Chiddingstone Chiddingstone is one of the oldest villages in Kent and full of historic…

Felixstowe Beach, UK: Discover This Great Family Beach

Felixstowe beach is a popular spot for families on the Suffolk coast. Although Felixstowe is best known as a port, it also has a great Blue Flag accredited beach. Or to be more accurate: two beaches. Table of Contents Felixstowe, Suffolk, EnglandNorth Felixstowe BeachSouth Felixstowe BeachIs Felixstowe Beach Sandy?Felixstowe PierWhat to do at Felixstowe BeachHow to get to Felixstowe BeachOther things to do in Felixstowe Felixstowe, Suffolk, England The town of Felixstowe is located in the East Anglia county of Suffolk. East Anglia is the area on the east of England with Suffolk forming its southernmost section. It’s a charming…

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire: One Of Europe’s Best Preserved Medieval Monasteries

Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire is one of the largest and best-preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country. It’s also a great place to visit. Here’s our guide. Fountains Abbey sits just 3 miles south-west of Ripon, close to the village of Aldfield, and offers an enticing glimpse into the life of the monks who arrived here in 1132. The ancient ruins and sprawling water gardens combine to make a fantastic day out for young and old; whether you’re a history fanatic or an avid wanderer, there’s a little something at the Abbey for all anglophiles. Table of Contents Construction of the…

EnglandExplore: England For Travellers And Anglophiles

The top English tourist attractions, great things to do and the best places to visit, in England. For those wanting to visit England, interested in England travel or are just an Anglophile. NB We have recently launched a sister site british-castles.com for those interested in castles from across England, Scotland & Wales. Remember To Check Out Our Most Popular Posts: The Cotswolds: The 20 Best Places To Visit English Villages | What Makes The Perfect Village In England (With Examples)

English Cottages | All The Different Types From Around England

There are all sorts of cottages in England, but we’ve picked these as distinct and recognisable types which are popular today as a dwelling or holiday house. Table of Contents Thatched cottagesYorkshire Dales CottagesCotswolds CottagesVicarages, Parsonages & RectoriesHalf TimberedFishermen Cottages Thatched cottages Probably the most quintessentially English type of cottage is the thatched variety. Houses using this ancient method of building roofs with straw (“thatch”) are now much sought after by home owners. Indeed many new homes are being built with a thatched roof as they are so desirable, which is ironic as thatching was once a sign of poverty….

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UK Historical Events In April

Here are some of the many UK historical events that happened in April…. The Joint Coronation of William of Orange and Mary (11 April 1689) The date 11 April 1689…

The Cities Of Northern England

Our profile of the cities of Northern England including Manchester, York & Liverpool and the other English cities in the North. We’ve done posts on many of them and have…

Lincolnshire | Lincoln, Skegness & More

Lincolnshire is a rather forgotten county on the East Coast of England. It’s not quite in East Anglia and not quite in the North either. It’s also not quite on…

Gallery: 20 Gorgeous Norfolk Villages

Norfolk villages are more diverse than you’d think being in England’s flattest county, Norfolk, in East Anglia. Whether it’s riverside villages that dot the Norfolk Broads to the windswept seaside…

Region in Focus: East Anglia

Situated on the east of England, the region of East Anglia is sometimes overlooked by visitors drawn to the better known beauty spots of the Cotswolds, Lakes or Peak District….

Best Birdwatching Places in England

Birdwatching is one of the most popular pastimes in England partly due to the country’s diverse range of birdlife. Whether birdwatching is a relatively new hobby or you have been…

20 Gorgeous English Thatched Cottages

English thatched cottages are popular as homes, and with visitors from overseas as quintessentially English. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best examples.

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Leeds Castle, Kent

Claiming to be the “loveliest castle in the world”, Leeds Castle in Kent (and, confusingly, nowhere near the city of Leeds in Yorkshire) is one of the most famous castles…

The 20 Prettiest Northumberland Villages: Raw Beauty In North East England

Northumberland Villages including Bamburgh, Seahouses and Alnmouth… The rural North-East English county of Northumberland is best known for its historic castles, miles of stunning coastline and spectacular scenery. Northumberland – as the name would suggest – is the northernmost county in England and is located on the border with Scotland in the North East. It is a sparsely populated county with picturesque villages dotting the rolling hills. The county is characterised by its famous battlefields, quaint fishing towns and idyllic traditional villages. It is shrouded in rich history and full of hidden gems to discover. With some of the oldest…

20 Essex Villages You Shouldn’t Miss

Essex is one of the UK’s largest counties, and across it, you’ll find a diversity of landscapes, from the rural north to the more built up south. Here are 20 Essex villages you should not miss. If you’re interested in looking for accommodation in any of these Essex villages, then visit our partner >>> holidaycottages.co.uk Table of Contents Wendens AmboBattlesbridgeFinchingfieldStockThorrington TillinghamPagleshamCressingCoggeshallDanburyFingringhoeWrabnessCastle HedinghamLangfordBradwell-on-SeaGreenstedChappel & Wakes ColneEast MerseaGreat EastonDedham Wendens Ambo Wendens Ambo is a quintessentially English, chocolate box village. Many of its cottages are thatched in the traditional manner. The village dates back centuries – there are the remains of a…

Lake District Villages: Wordsworth, Fells & Sticky Toffee Pudding

Lake District villages are a great base to explore the region, which entices visitors from across the world, drawn by the promise of pretty lakes backed by brooding fells. Nestled among them are some delightful places well worth checking out. If you’re tempted, here are our picks for the 20 best villages in the Lake District. Table of Contents 20 Great Lake District VillagesGrasmereAmblesideDentCartmelRavenglassHawksheadKentmereNether WasdaleSeatollerCaldbeckPooley BridgeBassenthwaiteTroutbeckConistonRydalNear SawreyFar SawreyNewby BridgeGrange in BorrowdaleThrelkeld 20 Great Lake District Villages Grasmere Grasmere is one of the Lake District’s prettiest villages. Poet William Wordsworth fell in love with the place and it’s possible to visit…

Oxfordshire Villages: The 20 Most Picturesque In The County

The county of Oxfordshire is most famously known for its medieval, prestigious university city of Oxford. But apart from the “City of Dreaming Spires,” visiting the sweet little villages of Oxfordshire offers some much-needed peace and tranquillity away from the bustling, beating heart of the county. Here’s a look into some of the most beautiful, quintessentially English Oxfordshire villages. Table of Contents 20 Wonderful Oxfordshire Villages:AstonBurfordChurchillKelmscottMinster LovellKirtlingtonGreat RollrightWitneyBruernShiltonKinghamSwinbrookSouth NewingtonClifton HampdenAsthallBucklandGreat TewEwelmeThameWheatley 20 Wonderful Oxfordshire Villages: Aston The picturesque village of Aston welcomes you with its winding lanes of brick houses and thatched-roof cottages. Home to the Chimney Meadows, a 250-hectare…

The 20 Best Villages in Lancashire

From the mill villages and the moors to the seaside settlements of the coast, Lancashire has a wealth of little places to explore. Here are some of our picks for the best Lancashire villages. Table of Contents DownhamSlaidburnHest BankWhalleyChippingBarleyCrostonRibchesterHeyshamBlackoHighamCatonBrookhouseBaycliffSilverdaleWycollerEdenfieldHurst GreenScortonTockholes Downham Beloved of location scouts and directors, Downham has no village sign, satellite dishes or TV aerials, making it a popular choice for filming period dramas. Located in the Ribble Valley, the village forms part of the Downham Estate, managed by the Assheton family. Slaidburn Found in the Forest of Bowland, Slaidburn was historically part of Yorkshire until boundary changes…

20 Gorgeous Suffolk Villages: Quintessential England

The best, most gorgeous, Suffolk villages seem like they’ve been plucked right out of a postcard. Complete with pretty thatched-roof cottages, winding cobblestone streets and cosy village pubs perfect for Sunday roast. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, meadows with flowing rivers and medieval houses that have set the scene for Harry Potter movies, the historic East Anglian county is scattered with picturesque, quintessentially English villages, brimming with charm. Here’s a look at some of the best Suffolk villages to visit: Table of Contents Lavenham Bury St EdmundsWoodbridgeCoddenhamCavendishKerseySomerleytonPolsteadAkenhamThorpenessLong MelfordHinderclayClareEarl SohamIpswichEast BergholtWoolpitIckworth Aldeburgh Kettlebaston Lavenham One of the most well-preserved medieval villages in England,…

York Minster: Naves, Trancepts & Stained Glass

York Minster is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Towering over the city of York, in the county of Yorkshire, its real name is Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York. It more common name of York Minster reflects its previous joint role as a monastery. Let’s look in more detail at this spectacular place. Table of Contents History Of York MinsterMain BuildingThe Fire Of 1984Visiting York Minster History Of York Minster The City of York is over 2000 years old, starting out as Roman settlement. There’s been a Christian Church – and monastery until Henry…

Rutland: England’s Forgotten County

If you haven’t heard of Rutland, England’s smallest county, than don’t be too distressed. Many of the English would struggle to place this tiny part of the Midlands. Table of Contents Discover Rutland: Rutland Water, Oakham & MoreWhere Exactly Is Rutland? Why Such A Small County?What To Do & See In Rutland Discover Rutland: Rutland Water, Oakham & More This anonymity is a shame as Rutland is actually one of the prettiest areas of lowland England around. It’s got one of the loveliest inland waterways in Rutland Water, lovely market towns (Stamford, Oakham etc), chocolate box villages and miles of…

British Movie Locations: Where Your Favourite Movie Was Made

Many of the movies we’ve come to love have done so partly because of the locations in which they’ve been filmed. Here, then, are some of the best of these places, with directions and info on what to do if you visit. Enjoy …. Table of Contents Notting HillAlnwick Castle (Harry Potter) Chatsworth House (Pride & Prejudice)Somerset House (James Bond)Carnforth (Brief Encounter) Notting Hill ‘Notting Hill’, the romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, features the real life West London suburb of the same name. In recent years it’s become a very trendy (and expensive) place to live, but…

The Battle of Trafalgar 1805: The Royal Navy’s Finest Hour

The Battle Of Trafalgar fought off the coast of southwest Spain on 21 October 1805 between Britain’s Royal Navy and the combined fleets of Napoleonic France and Spain ranks high in the annals of naval glory and British history. Britain was outnumbered and outgunned but triumphant. The triumph of Britain’s seamen is recognised as a moment that decided the fate of the United Kingdom. Table of Contents Napoleon’s Daring PlanThe Nelson Touch: His Battle Of Trafalgar PlanA Legendary BattleMemorials To Greatness Napoleon’s Daring Plan In 1805 Britain was at war with France and had imposed a naval blockade. This made…

The Best & Prettiest Villages In Surrey, England

Surrey has the reputation for being on the London ‘stockbroker’ commuter belt and therefore not a great place to visit. However, even they do I’m sure contain many stockbrokers, the following villages are just as pretty and interesting as neighbouring Hampshire or Sussex… Table of Contents 1. Shere2. Godstone3. Buckland4. Witley5. Shamley Green6. Abinger Hammer7. Lingfield8. Hambledon9. Ripley10. Cranleigh11. Peaslake12. Chiddingfold 1. Shere Shere is a village in the Guildford district of Surrey, England 4.8 miles (7.7 km) east south-east of Guildford. It is a small still partly agricultural village chiefly set in the wooded ‘Vale of Holmesdale’ between the North Downs and Greensand Ridge with many traditional English features….

Top 10 Things To Do In London On A Budget

Enjoy London on a budget: there’s no reason not to have a great time if you’re strapped for cash with these free, or cheap, things to do in the UK capital. You have probably heard that London is an expensive city, and that is true, in part. However, while you can find yourself spending a lot, you can also find many things to do for free or, at least, cheaply. The city is full of museums and galleries with free entry for history and art lovers. If you prefer to be outside, you can find parks and gardens that don’t…

Quiz: Which English Place Am I?

How well do you know the places of England? For each of the following, an English place is being described – which of the 4 options is correct? Answers are at the bottom of the page… 1. I am a small island off the South West coast of Cornwall, famous for its gulf stream heated water. Isle of Man Isles of Scilly Isle of Wight Isle of Skye 2. I used to be England”s most dreaded prison. Former inmates include Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn and Rudolf Hess. Tower Of London Pentonville Wormwood Scrubs Newgate 3. I am a city whose…

Top 10 Strange English Place Names | Great Snoring, Crapstone & More

If you take a look at the map of Britain, you will notice that there are some strange English place names. Here are 10 of the strangest of these. While some of them are pedestrian, more than a few were bizarre, suggestive and downright hilarious. With its chequered history and a landmass that was inhabited by Romans, Celts, Scandinavians, Anglo-Saxons and Normans at different time periods in the country’s history, there is no dearth of oddly named places in the country. Here are a few of the oddest place names in England: Table of Contents BeerBooby DingleGreat SnoringSpankers Hill WoodBatty…

Winston Churchill – The Greatest Briton of All Time?

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is revered as one of the most famous and celebrated Britons in the long history of the United Kingdom. His leadership as prime minister during World War II and the many stories surrounding his turbulent political career are well known from frequent repetition in books, films and elsewhere. But many details of his long life are less familiar and, indeed, often surprising. Table of Contents Unpromising BeginningsEarly CareerHome LifeThe War Years Unpromising Beginnings The future leader was born prematurely during a dance held on 30 November 1874, in the ladies lavatory at the Churchill family home,…

Traditional English Food With Strange Names

Discover traditional English foods such as Toad In The Hole, Bubble And Squeak, Spotted Dick and Jellied Eels. The English have never been known for their cooking ability (the French, very unfairly, call us the Rosbifs – or ‘roast beefs’). However what we don’t have in culinary skills, we make up for in attaching silly names to our food. Here’s our list of traditional English food, with strange names. Table of Contents 1. Toad In The Hole2. Jellied Eels3. Spotted Dick4. Pigs In Blankets5. Welsh Rarebit6. Bubble And Squeak7. Stargazy Pie8. Angels On Horseback9. Jam Roly Poly10. Bangers And Mash 1….

The Yorkshire Wolds: Our Pick Of The Best Places To Visit

The Yorkshire Wolds lie to the east of God’s Own County and are often overshadowed by the Yorkshire Dales or Moors. Indeed The Yorkshire Wolds Way is, arguably, one of the least well known National Walking Trails in Britain. It is 79 miles – or one week – of tranquil, isolated villages in the midst of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The trail starts at its most southern point in Hessle, at the foot of the Humber Bridge, heads north and then ends in the seaside town of Filey. Whether you decide to walk the Way, or just visit the villages on the trail, you can…

Visit Yorkshire, England: York, The Dales & More

Visit Yorkshire in the north of England, one of the most popular tourist regions in England. There are tons of things to do and places to see. It’s many attractions include fishing villages, historic cathedrals. and breathtaking countryside. Here, then, are some of the top destinations in this lovely county… (We’ve split it up into sections: York, the Coast, Yorkshire Dales and Other). Table of Contents YorkYork MinsterYork CastleThe ShamblesMickelgate BarYorkshire CoastScarboroughWhitbyStaithesYorkshire Dales National ParkBurnsall. North YorkshireBlue Bell Inn, KettlewellYockenthwaiteHardraw ForceJanets FossBolton AbbeyOther Great Places In YorkshireCastle HowardHaworthNorth York Moors National ParkThirskKnaresborough York The ancient city of York dates from before Roman…

Top 10 Great English Stately Homes

English stately homes, like its castles, have been a feature of the British landscape for the past 500 years. A key part of a gentleman’s status, along with the accompanying gardens, a fine country seat was essential for the pride of the family name. If you want to visit some of these national treasures, which ones should you add to your itinerary? The following list of ten English stately homes will help you: Table of Contents 1. Highclere Castle (Newbury, West Berkshire)2. Castle Howard (York, Yorkshire)3. Montacute House (Montacute, South Somerset)4. Longleat House (Warminster, Wiltshire)5. Barrington Court (Barrington, Somerset)6. Blenheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)7….

Visit Somerset, England: Cider, Bath, Glastonbury & More

One of the many beautiful counties in England, Somerset has something to offer for all tastes in travel. Sandy beaches, historic architecture and rolling hills, this vast county has a diverse range of sites to explore. Here then are the best things to see should you be lucky enough to visit Somerset: Somerset: The Best Sights: Table of Contents 1. Cider2. Wells3. Glastonbury4. Frome5. Bruton6. Clevedon7. Weston-super-mare8. Cheddar9. Shepton Mallet10. Wookey Hole11. Porlock Weir12. Burrow Bridge13. Bath14. Quantock Hills15. Climb rocks and explore caves of the Mendip Hills16. Tarr Steps17. Brean Down18. Exmoor National Park19. Taunton20. Dunster Castle21. England Coast Path22. West Somerset…

Bristol: Discover This Gateway To The West Country

Top 10 Places To See In Bristol, England The largest city in South West England is famous for balloons, bridges, bikes, boats, Banksy, and Brunel. The name of the place is derived from the old English word “Brycgstow”, which means “the place at the bridge.” Even before it became the leading commercial harbour of the country, it was a key port for the Romans. While most of the city’s original wealth was built on the strength of its trade routes, its tourism industry rakes in the most money today, as the city continues to be one of the most visited…

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English Countryside & Rural Life

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English Life & Traditions

Here’s our loose collection of posts on English life and its many weird and wonderful traditions: Remember To Check Out Our Most Popular Posts: The Cotswolds: The 20 Best Places To Visit English Villages | What Makes The Perfect Village In England (With Examples)

English Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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The English Weather: The Making Of A Local Obsession

We take a look at what lies behind the national obsession with the weather in England, and find out how the language has evolved to cover every aspect of the Englishman and woman’s favourite topic of conversation.

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Canterbury Cathedral: Piety, Murder & Beauty

Canterbury Cathedral has a menacing beauty. The seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England and global Anglican Communion – there are few more holy places in England than Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury isn’t just one of the oldest or best-known of England’s fine fleet of Cathedrals, it’s also the one with the best stories. And the most shocking story of them all is that of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Table of Contents Canterbury Cathedral’s BeginningsConflictThomas Becket Who Will Rid Me… Thomas Becket’s Murder: The AftermathCathedral RenovationsFurther Conflict Canterbury Cathedral’s Beginnings The original…

Visit Northamptonshire, England

Visit Northamptonshire – a beautiful county in the East Midlands of England, also known as ‘The Rose of the Shires’. Here’s our guide.

England Travel: English Attractions, Culture, History & People

The top English tourist attractions, great things to do and the best places to visit, in England. For those wanting to visit England, interested in England travel or are just an Anglophile. Remember To Check Out Our Most Popular Posts: The Cotswolds: The 20 Best Places To Visit English Villages | What Makes The Perfect Village In England (With Examples)

Blenheim Palace: Birthplace Of Churchill

Blenheim Palace is not, and never has been, a home to the British royal family – and yet it is a palace. Not only that, it is considered by many to be the most magnificent residence in Britain, a rival to Queen Elizabeth II’s many not-so-humble abodes.

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England Explore Christmas Quiz

The 2018 EnglandExplore Christmas Quiz Take our Christmas quiz and find out just how much you know of England during the holiday period. Press ‘Start’ to begin: Table of Contents The EnglandExplore Christmas QuizWhich British monarch gave the first Christmas day message to the nation?Not bad, but perhaps a Christmas trip to England might be in order (to learn a bit more of England at Xmas)…About EnglandExplore The EnglandExplore Christmas Quiz Twenty questions on Christmas and England…. Which British monarch gave the first Christmas day message to the nation? Which city presents the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to the people…

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What Is EnglandExplore? EnglandExplore is a website for those that love everything to do with England. Whether it’s as a (potential?) travel destination, a former/future home or just an interest of yours, we have something for you. Who Am I? I’m Chris Young, Editor of englandexplore.com. I’m British but in 2001 I decided to move overseas (Australia) where I now live with my gorgeous wife and two sons. Despite loving my new home, I still hanker after my place of birth. It is this hankering that gave birth to this website. Moving away from a place makes you appreciate all…

London Architecture’s Hidden Gems

London is full of fantastic famous buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. But it’s also home to some less well known gems, the best of which are here… 

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Gallery: Cornish Fishing Villages

Cornish fishing villages dot the coast of Cornwall, in the far south west of England. The county is famous for its smugglers, wild seas and pretty little villages that have grown up around the coves and inlets of this rugged coast.

Discover The 20 Prettiest Devon Villages

We’ve featured Devon in South West England several times before, but thought we’d concentrate on one of the reasons for the county’s popularity with visitors: its many lovely villages.

London’s Sky Garden: Rise Above it All

At the Sky Garden in London you can get a breathtaking bird’s eye perspective on the capital – without spending a pound.

Visiting the stunning bright and sunny observation deck of 20 Fenchurch Street, called the Sky Garden, is completely free and it offers one of the best views of the city. Compared to the Shard, which costs £15.95 just to get in, this is a budget-friendly way to admire London from above.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know England?

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The Suffragette Movement: Its Deeds, Campaigners and Legacy

It is less than a hundred years since the suffragette movement and the right to vote being extended to English women on the same terms as men. The suffragettes had a prominent profile in the struggle – but who were they, and what was their real legacy?

Gallery: The Abbeys And Priories of England

The abbeys and priories of England were hives of activity until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Henry VIII’s time the – and often the focal point of a local area.

England’s World Heritage Sites: Durham Cathedral

Standing proudly on a rocky peninsula looking out over the city, Durham Cathedral seems to have been around forever.

A familiar point in the northern landscape to anyone who regularly travels by train in the North East on the East Coast Main Line, the cathedral has over nine centuries of stories to tell.

Longleat House & Safari Park – Lions, Mazes and Wifelets

Longleat House is a place of firsts. In 1547, it was the first house in England to be built in the Classical Rennaisance style.

In 1947, it was the first privately-owned stately home opened to the public.

In 1966, it opened the first drive-through safari park outside Africa and in 1975, it became home to the longest hedge maze in the world.

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Great English Hoaxes: Fairies, Aliens and African Royalty

English hoaxes have ranged far and wide in the subject of their pranks – from pretending to be foreign royalty to offering evidence of mystical creatures and alien life. It seems there’s nothing some people like more than pulling the wool over each other’s eyes. We take a look at some of the most famous tall tales concocted through the decades.

The London National Gallery And Its Art Collection

England ranks alongside Italy and France among the world’s most popular spots to experience the best in art. An abundance of galleries and museums showcase traditional and contemporary works to suit a variety of personal tastes and styles. One of the most renowned (and most visited) is The National Gallery, located on Trafalgar Square in central London.

Inklings of Greatness: The Story of an Oxford Institution

If you’d been so fortunate as to step inside the college rooms of C. S. Lewis on a Thursday evening in the 1930s and ’40s, you’d have found yourself in august company. It was there that a group known as the Inklings assembled to discuss some of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But this wasn’t just any book club – the people discussing those works were their authors.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Chatsworth House is one of the finest country houses in Europe. Situated in Derbyshire near the Peak District it’s a wonderful way to see how the other half live.

Gallery: 20 Windmills In England

Evidence of windmills in England date back to the 12th century. Most windmills these days don’t serve their original purpose, but some still produce flour.

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English Literature Locations: Places To Be A Hero Or Heroine

Love English literature? Dream of seeing the world through the eyes of Elizabeth Bennett or Jane Eyre, Heathcliff or Mr Darcy? Step this way and enjoy our tour of ten wonderful places made famous by the great classics of English literature.

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London Tourist Attractions: The 20 Things You Must Do in London

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A trip to this capital city will not be complete if you don’t visit the London tourist attractions listed below. London Tourist Attractions Table of Contents 1. Buckingham Palace2. Tower of London3. Trafalgar Square4. Big Ben5. Westminster Abbey6. St Paul’s Cathedral7. HMS Belfast8. Tate Modern9. National Gallery10. Science Museum11. Natural History Museum12. Tower Bridge13. Greenwich- Cutty Sark and Observatory14. Kensington Palace15. Hyde Park16. London Zoo17. British Museum18. The Globe Theatre19. Hampton Court20. Kew Gardens 1. Buckingham Palace This palace will top every list featuring the best London tourist attractions. The Buckingham…

Nottingham: 20 Things To See, Do & Eat

Nottingham, a city in East Midlands, is full of character and history. If you’re visiting for a day or two, there is plenty to do, see, and explore. City’s award-winning public transport system ensures that everything is within easy reach and you can move around quickly and carefree.

Essex: 20 Things To See, Do, Or Eat

Essex is a vibrant location with various attractions to keep visitors occupied, but discovering what to do can be tricky considering it’s difficult to know where to start. Since you’re spoilt for choice in Essex, this article has been written to provide inspiration for those who are intrigued to visit the destination but need guidance, and having read this article you’ll increase your knowledge of the area tenfold and gain some fantastic ideas of exciting things to do. Table of Contents Colchester Zoo Audley End House Combined Military Services Museum BartellasThe Beth Chatto Gardens Adventure Island Castle Park Mercury Theatre…

Harry Potter Movie Locations: A Magical Tour Of England (And Scotland)

It’s now 17 years since we first saw the world’s favourite wizard, Harry Potter, come to life on screen. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the US) was released way back in 2001 and easily became the highest grossing film of that year.

Birmingham: 20 Things To Do, See Or Eat In England’s 2nd City

Birmingham, the “Second city” of England, is also often the most underrated in the country. The city made its name as an Industrial centre, a hotbed for manufacturing, aided by the intricate canal system that runs through it. It underwent extensive bombardment in 1940 but rose like a phoenix after the “Birmingham Blitz” to redevelop as a cosmopolitan and important trade centre of the country. Birmingham now is a completely different story. The shift has been gradual, but over the last couple of decades, it has re-invented itself once again as a city that provides the locals and its visitors…

The Top 10 British Inventions: From The Kettle To The World Wide Web

For such a small nation, there have been lots of great British inventions. Indeed, here are many things we wouldn’t have without British ingenuity and exploration of ideas. Some basic things that we take for granted wouldn’t be possible if weren’t for someone smart Brit many years ago. So the next time you’re kicking back having a cup of tea, taking a photo, or indulging in a tasty chocolate, just remember that you have to thank someone from the British past for that! Here are just some of the amazing inventions that the British came up with. The list is…

Queen Elizabeth I Of England, Last Tudor Monarch

Queen Elizabeth I of England, the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty, reigned during the Elizabethan era, which was named for her. She was also known as The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess. Table of Contents Early LifeCoronationUnlucky In loveReignDeath Early Life Elizabeth Tudor was born September 7, 1533 to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Anne was the second wife of Henry , and executed by beheading when Elizabeth I was only two and a half years old. After her mother’s death, she was declared illegitimate and exiled from court for several years. When Elizabeth was eventually…

London For The Mobility Impaired: The 10 Most Accessible Places to Visit

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Best Mid-Priced Hotels in London

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and its rich history attracts visitors all year round. There are thousands of hotels and properties to stay at during your next visit, so how do you choose just one?

Exploring Wales

Any trip to the United Kingdom is incomplete without a day, or a few days, spent discovering the charms of Wales.

Queen Victoria – The Monarch Who Was Not Amused

Queen Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India, tends to be remembered today as a rather dour, jowled old lady with a stately and rather humourless personality. Yet that’s only part of her story, here’s our guide to this most complex of English monarchs.

Strange Folk Remedies From English History

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease… For centuries before the development of modern medicine the inhabitants of the British Isles relied upon all manner of folk remedies to tackle the various diseases and ailments that afflicted them. In pre-Roman Britain, the Druids prescribed concoctions of mistletoe and other plants to counter poison and treat other problems. Later, in the so-called Dark Ages, the Celts were widely respected for their apparent mastery of such matters even after the Church set up the first primitive hospitals. Until relatively recent times great faith continued to be placed in cures that had been…

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Bath, England

With its elegant Georgian buildings and ancient Roman Baths, the city of Bath on the River Avon is truly inviting. As you have probably already guessed from the name, this city is famous for its healing waters. The Romans loved the natural hot spring waters and built beautiful and functional structures for enjoying them. However, there’s more to Bath than simply soaking in hot mineral springs. This city is also a backdrop to many famous Jane Austen novels and its fabulous Georgian architecture is incredibly grand and well preserved. Not to mention it is bursting at the seams with top…

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The 10 Best English Archaeological Sites

From the mysterious stone circles at Stonehenge, to Roman cities and fortifications, to the medieval ship burials at Sutton Hoo, English archaeological sites suit every age and interest. Don’t miss these top ten sites the next time you visit the UK. The 10 Best Archaeological Sites in England Table of Contents 1. Stonehenge2. Avebury3. Bath4. Vindolanda5. Hadrian’s Wall6. Bignor Roman Villa7. Bloomberg Place, London8. Portchester Castle9. Sutton Hoo10. Jorvik Viking Centre, York 1. Stonehenge By garethwiscombe – http://www.flickr.com/photos/garethwiscombe/1071477228/in/photostream/, CC BY 2.0, Link The most famous archaeological site in England, Stonehenge was built between 5000 and 4000 years ago, though there…

The Best Restaurants Outside London: 10 Great Dining Experiences

Whilst London is rightfully known as the culinary capital of the UK, there are lots of great restaurants outside of London. Here’s our list of the best fine dining outside the Capital… Best Restaurants Outside London Table of Contents 1. The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Suffolk2. Rocksalt, Folkestone3. Boutique Hotel, Brighton4. Alimentum, Cambridge5. Gee’s Restaurant and Bar, Oxford6. Casamia, Bristol7. The Fat Duck, Berkshire8. Galleria Restaurant, Cambridge9. Gravetye Manor, Sussex10. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford 1. The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Suffolk Source Here we have one of Britain’s premier fine dining restaurants that is also a…

London Travel Tips: Top 10 Hacks For Travelers to London

London Travel Tips: So, you’re going (or thinking of going) to London! Right now, you might be a bit overwhelmed with all the preparations but fret not, this guide will give you a couple tips that may come in handy on your trip to London.

Liverpool: 10 Fantastic Things To See And Do

Liverpool is one of the best known cities in the world due, in large part, to it having been the home of The Beatles. Plus it has a great sporting heritage, with Liverpool’s Anfield being one of the world’s best known soccer stadiums. But, these are not the only things that are fun about Liverpool. Here is a list of ten great things to do if you are lucky enough to visit. Table of Contents 1. Visit Liverpool’s Waterfront2. Learn About The Fab Four (The Beatles)3. Learn About the Music of Merseybeat4. Visit the World Museum5. Watch a Play At…

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Lancashire: The Best Things To See And Do

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England Geography Quiz: Where am I?

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Region In Focus: Peak District

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London Quiz Answers

So how well did you do in our London Quiz? Here are the answers below: 1. What was the Roman name for London? Tiberious Londinium (CORRECT) Londinius Angleus 2. Who said ‘When a man is tired of London he is tired of life’? Samuel Johnson (CORRECT) Samuel Becket Ben Johnson Boris Johnson 3. Which of these British films was not set in London? Mary Poppins Notting Hill Paddington Trainspotting (CORRECT) 4. What is the royal name of the new Crossrail underground/train line to be opened in 2017? Victoria line Georgian line Elizabeth line (CORRECT) Tudor line 5. From which street did the…

Henry VIII: Ten Facts About This (In)Famous Tudor King

Henry VIII was one of the most important, and infamous, British monarchs. Most people know about his 6 wives, but how many of these things do you now about him? Table of Contents 1. Henry founded the Church of England2. Henry considered himself the King of France too3. Henry actually ‘dated’ Anne Boleyn’s sister before Anne4. Henry nearly died from a jousting accident5. It was dangerous to be one of Henry’s advisors6. Henry had a favourite wife7. Henry suffered from leg ulcers8. Henry decided to marry his fourth wife on the basis of her portrait9. Henry had at least one illegitimate…

English Historic Sites: 10 Lesser Known Historical Places To Explore

We’ve featured many English historic sites such as, castles, Stonehenge and the Tower of London on EnglandExplore before. However here we feature some of the lesser known places that in their own way are just as important… Table of Contents 1. Runnymede2. Ironbridge Gorge3. Pontefract Castle4. Tolpuddle5. St Albans6. Arkright’s Mill, Cromford7.Danebury Iron Age Hill Fort8. Bronte Parsonage9. Fountains Abbey10. Hampton Court Palace 1. Runnymede By WyrdLight.com, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link Runnymede on the banks of the Thames in Surrey seems the most unlikely place for a revolution. However it was here, in 1215, that the Magna Carta was signed….

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Richard III: My Kingdom For A Horse

KING RICHARD III : A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! Richard III, Scene IV. (William Shakespeare) Richard III (1452-1485), of the House Of York, was the last Plantagenet king of England. He died at the Battle Of Bosworth Field, ending the War(s) Of The Roses, and was the subject of a play by William Shakespeare. Table of Contents Ascension To ThroneRebellionsThe New King: Henry VIIRichard’s Remains FoundShakespeare Ascension To Throne Richard’s brother King Edward IV died in 1483. The King’s son Edward was 12 years old and so not ready to be crowned king. Richard served as…

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London Bars: The Top 10 Coolest Bars In London, England

Are you looking for the coolest London bars? You have come to the right place. The drinking scene in London is one of the best in the world, with idiosyncratic cocktail bars that take mixology to the next level, along with a generous splash of traditional London pubs if you want to settle down for a drink the old fashioned way. We have rounded up some of our favorite London bars across the city. Top Ten London Bars Table of Contents 1. Happiness Forgets2. Dukes Bar3. White Lyan4. The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town5. The Bar With No Name6. Satan’s Whiskers7….

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10 Places to Visit in Cheshire England

Cheshire in England is one of the oldest and most historically relevant counties in the country. It is situated on the northwestern part of England and has a small population of around 1 million. The county town of Cheshire is Chester and it is regarded as one of the most well-preserved cities in Britain. A major portion of Cheshire is walled and it hosts a number of medieval relics. Cheshire was also impacted in a huge way by the Industrial Revolution and a number of buildings and structures remind the tourists and residents of their glorious past. 10 Places to…

10 Best Places to Visit in Leicestershire England

Leicestershire, a landlocked county in the English Midlands, is one of the foremost places of tourist attraction in England because of the choices it offers in activities, places to visit, cultures, and architectures.

10 Best Places to Visit in Cambridgeshire, England

The modern county of Cambridgeshire is historically and archeologically rich and significant and a number of important archeological and paleontological discoveries have been made in Cambridgeshire in the course of history. You can discover majestic cathedrals, quaint and idyllic English villages, trekking, walking and cycle tours in Cambridgeshire and also find the latest designs and high fashion in the market places and shopping centers. There are also exquisite boutiques that make bespoke items, made to your exact specifications.

The Top 10 Canals in England

One very leisurely way of enjoying the beautiful English countryside is by taking a boat down one of England’s canals. Each canal has its own characteristics and personality. There has been a recent renaissance in canal boating trips. This renewed interest has sparked numerous businesses. The canals of England are there for all of us to enjoy. You can spend a day getting lost in the picturesque beauty of the English countryside. There are so many different ways to enjoy these beautiful waterways. There are over 3,000 miles of beautiful canals to explore in England. You can enjoy a luxury…

Top Ten Places To See In Bristol, England

The largest city in South West England is famous for balloons, bridges, bikes, boats, Banksy, and Brunel. The name of the place is derived from the old English word “Brycgstow”, which means “the place at the bridge.” Even before it became the leading commercial harbour of the country, it was a key port for the Romans. While most of the city’s original wealth was built on the strength of its trade routes, its tourism industry rakes in the most money today, as the city continues to be one of the most visited destinations in the United Kingdom. Whether you want…

Top 10 Coastal Walks in England

Whether you want to go for a short afternoon hike, run a marathon or take in stunning seaside vistas, you can do no better than to drive out to the following coastal walks which are some of the best in England: Top 10 Coastal Walks in England Table of Contents 1. Prawle Point, Devon2. Lulworth Cove, Dorset to Knoll Beach, Studland3. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset4. Brownsea Island, Dorset5. Blakeney, Norfolk6. White Cliffs, Dover7. Whitehaven, Cumbria8. Formby, Liverpool9. Croyde to Lynton, North Devon10. Dungeness Circular Walk, Kent 1. Prawle Point, Devon Photo by Warwick Conway Although the walk around the southernmost…

The 10 Must-See Places In Cornwall

Cornwall is a region of England that has a lot to offer, from biodomes to castles, from modern cities to the quaintest of Cornish fishing villages and from modern science to ancient fairy tales. It is a region where every visitor will be able to find something that suits their personal interests. No holiday in Cornwall will ever be boring! We look at the various places in Cornwall and put together a list of our favorite spots. The 10 Best Places in Cornwall Table of Contents 1. The Eden Project2. The Lost Gardens of Heligan3. Tintagel Castle4. Minack Theatre5. Trebah6….

10 Best Places In Devon

The 10 Best Places in Devon Devon is known for its beautiful climate, great food, vibrant cities and wild moors. You can have it all there: a day out all on your own, and an evening filled with people and parties. It is hard to explore all of Devon during just one vacation, but there are some places you should try to see if you have the chance. These are the ten best places in Devon. Table of Contents 1. Babbacombe Model Village2. Pennywell Farm3. Barbican, Plymouth4. National Marine Museum, Plymouth5. Kents Cavern6. The South West Coast Path7. Exeter Cathedral8….

The Best 10 Roman Ruins & Buildings in England

The Best 10 Roman Ruins/Buildings in England There is rich Roman history embedded in the countryside of Great Britain. It is amazing to see how the people lived their daily lives. You can get a glimpse into the past by visiting these beautiful ancient Roman ruins. There are so many locations to consider when trying to find the best 10 Roman ruins/buildings in England. The Romans ruled Britain for almost 400 years and the Roman Empire was the biggest empire to date. In the year 143 AD, 40,000 Roman soldiers invaded Britain in a very hard fought battle because the…

How To Use The London Underground

London Underground: History And Use Table of Contents The London Tube OpensThe London Underground During World War IIUsing the UndergroundLondon Underground Safety TipsPin Me The London Tube Opens The London Underground, or ‘Tube’ as it came to be known, officially opened its doors to the public in 1863. London was the largest city in the world in the 1800’s, and in the early years, London’s transportation was based on horse-drawn trams and carriages. The Traffic Congestion Commission in 1855 decided they needed an underground route to help alleviate traffic. At the end of the Crimean War, Parliament voted to open…

The 10 Best English Forests

The 10 Best English Forests No matter what activity you enjoy, there is a forest that is perfectly suited to you. You can do all types of activities, from canoeing to mountain biking. Rolling hills and moss-covered rocks create a tranquil and relaxing environment. White-tailed deer and beautiful birds are sprinkled throughout the countryside. If you need an adrenaline rush you can always bring your mountain bike. There are some amazing trails that are a lot of fun. You can catch some serious air and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature. There are also plenty of water sports to take…

London Museums And Galleries: The Best 10 To Visit

Here are ten magnificent museums based right in the heart of the city, most of them completely free, and all considered some of the best in the world. Visiting London? Hungry to learn about the history and culture of this great capital? Then these London cultural institutions are a great place to start. Table of Contents 10 London Museums and Galleries1. The British Museum2. The Victoria and Albert Museum3. The National Gallery4. The Natural History Museum5. The Imperial War Museum6. The National Portrait Gallery7. The Science Museum8. The Museum of London9. The Royal Air Force Museum10. The London Transport Museum…

The 10 Best Places in Shropshire

A Shropshire Travel Guide The name Shropshire might not immediately ring a bell, but some of the places in this list definitely will . While the region is usually not a tourist’s first choice, there is a lot to see and you will find that this region of England just as varied as more famous destinations with beautiful walks and some of England’s finest scenery. Table of Contents 1. Bridgnorth2. Shrewsbury3. Ludlow Castle4. Ironbridge Gorge5. Stokesay Castle6. Blists Hill Victorian Town7. Shropshire Hills AONB8. Long Mynd9. Bury Ditches10. Clun CastlePin Me 1. Bridgnorth Bridgnorth on the River Seven is split into…

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The 10 Most Spectacular Buildings in London

London is filled with spectacular architecture that has been built over centuries of rich history. You can capture the feel of these time periods just by looking at their amazing structures.

10 Writers’ Birthplaces in London

London has long been recognised as the main contributor to literature on a global scale. There are many famous authors who were born in London. Here is a list of 10 writer birthplaces in London you might want to visit. Table of Contents 1. Geoffrey Chaucer2. William Blake3. William Shakespeare4. Anthony Trollope5. Francis Bacon6. E.M. Forster7. Edward Blunden8. Beatrix Potter9. Horace Walpole10. Lord Byron 1. Geoffrey Chaucer Source Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343. He was born in London city at his parent’s house on Thames St. He achieved a high level of success and fame as an author, philosopher,…

Dorset: Discover 10 Great Places In Thomas Hardy Country

Dorset is one of the more untouched counties of England, offering the beauty of the Cotswolds, without the crowds. It’s also home to one of England’s finest authors, Thomas Hardy, whose novels such as Tess of the D’urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd were based in the county. The sea also plays a great part in the beauty of the area being home to the Jurassic coast where 185 million years’ worth of geology has been exposed, including fossils galore. Here then are what we consider to be the best 10 places in the area: Table of Contents 1….

English Thatched Cottages Guide

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London: A One Day Culinary Adventure

With an amazing variety of destinations and delicious food options, from fancy breakfasts, pub lunches to classic cuisine, London can be a veritable oasis for American travelers. Of course, a day out on the town exploring known and little-known tourist attractions is made even better with the right food to fuel you. Let’s create that perfect agenda, along with options for three delicious London meals. Table of Contents BreakfastMorning AdventureLunchAfternoon AdventureDinnerNightlife Breakfast sketch.london If you’re looking for a unique breakfast venue with artistic appeal, look no further than Pierre Gagnaire’s gastro-brasserie, Sketch. (We’ve seen Sketch before as a great afternoon…

Lightbox – Historic London Churches

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Solve These 5 Baffling English Mysteries

England’s long history is full of mysterious stories that have never been fully explained–or at least not to the satisfaction of modern-day detectives, historians, and ghost hunters. Visit the sites where these fascinating legends took place and make up your own mind about the truth. Solve These 5 English Mysteries Table of Contents 1. Visit With the Ghost of Guy Fawkes2. Follow the Trail of Jack the Ripper3. Search for the Grave of the Highgate Vampire4. Explore the Secrets of Stonehenge5. Experience the Wonder of Canterbury Cathedral 1. Visit With the Ghost of Guy Fawkes Source While many are familiar…

6 Places to See In England Before You Die

There’s a lot to see in England, and it would be a big ask to name just a few places on an ultimate bucket list. Here, however, are six for starters. Some make easy day trips from London, so don’t miss out on your chance to see them. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time to visit England, the wonders of its natural landscapes will continue to impress. When you come, bring your sense of wonder and adventure. And, of course, your camera. Table of Contents 1. Walk Around Stonehenge2. Feel the Wind at the White Cliffs of Dover3. Discover…

9 Tips For Americans At An English Football Match

Soccer’s popularity has skyrocketed globally, becoming one of the most widespread sports for people to both play and watch. However, Brits have been aboard this bandwagon for far longer than Americans. If you’re traveling abroad in England and have the opportunity to catch either a Premier League, UEFA or minor league match, you will be experiencing a key component of British culture, and a slice of the local culture of the town or city you’re visiting. Before you hit the pitch, here are some things every American should know before they head to the stadium. 9 Tips Every American Should…

The 20 Best London Parks and Green Spaces

Our guide to London parks and green spaces – oases of calm in the London metropolis… If you’re planning on spending a few days in London, there are several ways to fill your time. Apart from cultural attractions, architecture, cathedrals, markets, and shops to visit, you can spend some time away from the crush of the city in one of London’s many parks. There are eight Royal Parks in London, and these are the largest, most extravagant, and beautiful parks in the sprawling city, including the world-famous Hyde Park. In addition to these royal eight are dozens more smaller and…

Manchester’s Mad Music Scene

What do the Bee Gees, New Order, Oasis, Herman’s Hermits, The Chemical Brothers and The Stone Roses have in common? All of these artists hail from the fertile music scene of Manchester, England. Drawing from the city’s industrial and blue-collar past, artists from Manchester possess the ability to write songs and create music that reflects the public attitude of that time. Bands are in touch with their audience due in part to Manchester’s thriving club scene where artists have a chance to develop and are nurtured through local support. Manchester is often overlooked by a certain city to the West…