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ENGLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

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Welcome to my England Travel Guide – on this page you will find links to all my travel related posts about England. This includes where to visit, what to see, tours and tickets to buy, books to read and lots of resources and inspiration for your trip.

England is the largest country in the UK and if you are flying into London will be the first country you arrive in. Although I love London there is so much more to England than just its capital city though choosing where to visit can be overwhelming.

This guide will help you decide which destinations in England to visit so you can plan your trip and itinerary and include the places that most appeal to you.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND

To help plan your trip to England it is useful to understand a little of the geography and the locations of the best cities, areas and attractions to visit.

England is divided into 9 geographical regions.

These are (from north to south) the North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West, South East and London.

These regions are further divided into 48 counties.

The largest county in England is Yorkshire and the smallest is Rutland.

The largest cities in England (after London) are Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol.

With a population of approximately 56 million England has more than 84% of the total UK population living within its borders.

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ENGLAND?

If you are wondering when is the best time of year to plan your visit to England it may depend on a number of factors. The weather in England varies with the seasons and the number of hours of daylight also changes throughout the year.

England experiences its warmest and lightest days in the summer months of June, July and August and the colder, darker days during December, January and February.

The temperatures also vary as you move further north in England with London generally a few degrees warmer than the North East for example.

For more information to help choose the best time of year to plan your visit to England read my in-depth article – ‘When is the best time of year to visit the UK?’ which examines each season as well as detailing popular events on a month by month basis.

WHAT TO SEE IN ENGLAND

With so many historic and interesting cities, quaint towns and villages, ancient monuments, cathedrals, palaces, castles, stately homes as well as beautiful countryside to visit choosing exactly what to add into your travel itinerary when visiting England can be tricky!

Below you will find inspiration as well as detailed guides and more to help you decide not only where to visit but also how to plan the perfect trip.

I have divided my travel guides into sections to help you with your planning.

TOP ATTRACTIONS, CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

REGIONAL GUIDES

In these articles you will discover the best things to do in each of England’s 9 regions.

For an overview of each region, its location (including a map) read the introductory guide for all 9 regions before diving into each region in more detail.

GUIDES TO AREAS OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

Many visitors to England have one or more of these regions on the wish list.

Each of these guides will provide you with the best information about each area including best things to do and see, where to stay, how to get there and more tips to help you plan your visit.

ENGLAND CITY GUIDES

Choosing which of England’s cities to visit when planning your itinerary can be overwhelming.

These travel guides to the best cities to visit including information about the best things to do and see, itinerary suggestions, where to stay, where to eat and how to get to (and around) to help you plan your perfect city visit.

BRIGHTON TRAVEL GUIDE


MANCHESTER TRAVEL GUIDE


GUIDES TO PLACES OF HISTORICAL INTEREST

If you are particularly interested in history you will discover many places of historical significance in England. This includes castles, palaces, ancient ruins and monuments and more.

In this section you will find my articles dedicated to places of historical interest in England.

GUIDE TO TUDOR SITES IN ENGLAND


ROMAN RUINS IN ENGLAND


ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS FOR ENGLAND

Coming soon!

WHERE TO STAY IN ENGLAND – ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

There is a vast range of accommodation to choose from in England. In order to help you find the best accommodation I have created detailed guides based on personal experience, customer reviews, location, facilities and price.

Whether you are looking for the best priced quality hotels in England, budget accommodation, boutique hotels, luxury accommodation, an AirBnb or even a castle to stay in you will be able to find the very best option for your trip, travel style, group size and budget in my accommodation guide for England.

Click here for a range of accommodations in England

TRANSPORT OPTIONS IN ENGLAND

There are a variety of transport options you can choose to get around England including using public transport such as trains or buses.

Hiring a car and embarking on a road trip around England and the UK is a popular choice or if you are pushed for time there are regional flights available.

You can find out more about the different transport options in my transport guide to the UK.

Complete guide to using the UK train network.

Complete guide to driving in the UK

TIPS FOR VISITING ENGLAND

Planning your visit to England for the first time and wondering what to expect?

BEST DAY TOURS AND TICKETS FOR ENGLAND

You will find various day tours recommended in each of the destination travel guides for England.

Below are just a selection of some of the tours offered by Get Your Guide (an online marketplace where tour operators list available tours for destinations worldwide)

TRAVEL BOOKS FOR ENGLAND

There are a wide variety of travel guidebooks available for England and the UK. Below are a selection of travel books for England.

For my full selection of the best UK travel guide books read my dedicated article here.

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