The land of William Shakespeare and blueberry scones, England is a beautiful and fascinating country in northern Europe. As any Anglophile can tell you, England is an ideal destination for travelers interested in architecture and history. This old and influential country contains some of the most well-known historical sites in Europe, spectacular Gothic architecture, and important museums. For those who enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, England's small towns are also charming destinations.
The capital city of London is known for architecture, shopping, nightlife, and museums. In particular, don't miss the fabulous British Museum, which contains some of the world's most famous anthropological treasures. Art-lovers will be thrilled to visit London's world-class art museums, while theater buffs can book tickets to see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform.
Beyond the capital, England's small towns are a wonderful place to learn more about British history. Consider a trip to the stunning cathedral in Salisbury, the Roman spa at Bath, or Cambridge University. For a beautiful road trip and some light hiking, consider a daytrip in The Cotswolds region near London, or venture north to the stunning Lake District. When out in the country, be sure to stop in at one of England's famous pubs, where you can enjoy a traditional meal and a pint of English bitter. If you love sampling local food, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a traditional high tea, with scones, finger sandwiches, and crumpets.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in England:
-Oxford: The world's oldest university town, Oxford is a jewel of Medieval architecture.
-Canterbury: Best known for its stunning cathedral, Canterbury is a charming small town with spectacular architecture from the Middle Ages.
-Stonehenge: The mysterious ruins of Stonehenge are almost 5,000 years old, and close to the Salisbury Cathedral.
A vacation rental will give you the opportunity to enjoy England to the fullest. Many visitors to London find that a luxury apartment or condo rental can be far more comfortable than a hotel. If you'd like a more relaxing experience in England, rent a cabin in one of the small towns around The Cotswolds, or consider a private beach house or spacious villa along the English coast.