The words “Pleasure Beach” typically bring to mind the famous amusement park on Blackpool’s seafront, which opened in 1896 and remains one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. However, there is another historic attraction of the same name that is equally worthy of a visit. Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach remains the Suffolk, England resort’s biggest draw, and has … [Read more...] about Historical Thrills at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
England has an outsized impact on the world, both culturally and historically. Despite only 93,000 square miles throughout all of the United Kingdom (and only 50,000 in England), which would make it only the 12th biggest state in the United States, the island nation has a long and distinct history that is on full display alongside the storied landscapes that have captivated the imagination of poets and scholars for thousands of years.
With so much to see in a relatively small space, you can plan day trips from London to many of the national parks, the nearly 3,000 miles of coastline, or the historic sites that dot the countryside. Few nations on earth are home to as many still readily accessible historical wonders - from the cathedrals and palaces of the Middle Ages to the squat huts and village centers around which people have gathered for centuries. Whether hunting castles on long abandoned estates away from the hustle and bustle of modern life or visiting the tombs and monuments that have withstood dynasties across time, scholars and history buffs alike will find much to enjoy of England's past.
Of course, many travelers visit England for London alone. The city has stood as a beacon of western civilization for more than a millennia. Home to some of the most famous museums, theaters, parks, and monuments in the world, you could easily spend weeks here just sightseeing. Anglophile or jetsetter, England has much to offer on your next vacation.
Tours Joining an organised tour is a great way of seeing and learning about the vibrant, diverse and historic mercantile and maritime city of Liverpool which, in 2004 became one of UNESCO's world heritage sites. Perhaps the most popular of all of these tours is the Magical Mystery Tour dedicated to the places and history of the world's greatest rock and roll band, the … [Read more...] about Liverpool’s Top Tourist Attractions
The Cotswolds is an area of England, to the northwest of London and just east of Wales, characterised by its rolling hills, picturesque valleys and yellow limestone. For over thirty years people have enjoyed walking this area as a way to learn and understand its secrets as evidenced by the creation of the Cotswold Way, a long distance footpath and National Trail. It … [Read more...] about 5 of the Best Walks in England’s Cotswolds
It seems to me that Slough is not very well advertised in terms of tourism. In fact, lots of people have never heard of Slough, despite it being only 22 miles from London. For those that live in the UK, it is known as a place to do business, with connections to London and the Slough Conference Centre. Or, it is known as a place to pass through, being so close to Heathrow, the … [Read more...] about Things to Do in Windsor and Slough, England
Most visitors to the UK normally head straight to London and spend a few days there before perhaps fitting in a couple of other major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Whilst all of these cities could keep you entertained for years, there are numerous other beautiful cities dotted around England that are so packed with beauty and history that you would be crazy … [Read more...] about Canterbury Travel and History