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, […]
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.
I was extremely doubtful when my partner first suggested we went for a holiday in the Lake District. He’s gets annoyed if he’s stuck inside for too long and I prefer a hot beach and a cocktail to British drizzle. I was even more alarmed when he said he wanted to rent a self-catered cottage […]
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 […]
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 […]