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This is England

England is a small yet mighty country brimming with culture, history, and charm. London, the jewel of England’s architectural crown, reigns supreme over the south and enjoys a close proximity to the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath. Elsewhere, Oxford and Cambridge encompass intellectual grandeur; York’s Gothic abbey exudes a ghostly ambience; and coastal gems such as Brighton, Dover, and Cornwall offer family-friendly attractions and the chance to visit Britain’s beaches. Whether you want to experience the bright lights of London, the tranquil beauty of the Lake District, or the deep-rooted history of English cities, England’s cultural diversity offers something for everyone.

Top attractions in England for Spring

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

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An archaeological marvel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world’s most enigmatic tourist attractions, Stonehenge draws up to 1.3 million visitors annually. The site itself—a circle of gigantic stones standing in the heart of the English countryside—is made even more impressive by its mysterious history. Although Stonehenge’s original purpose remains unknown, onlookers gather to admire the 3,500-year-old structure and ponder its astronomical, spiritual, or even supernatural meaning.More
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Tower of London

Tower of London

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From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the historic castle has served as a Royal Menagerie, Her Majesty's prison, an execution site, a royal observatory, a Royal Mint, and a military storehouse over the course of its existence.More
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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world that is still used by the monarchy. Since William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress here over 900 years ago, this has been a royal palace and residence. Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open to the public and well worth a visit.More
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Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

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Few landmarks epitomize central London as perfectly as Big Ben, the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament that's officially known as Elizabeth Tower after Queen Elizabeth II. Heralding Great Britain's political nucleus in Westminster, Big Ben stands as the striking centerpiece of the Thames waterfront and is backed by the historic Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament.More
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London Eye

London Eye

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The London Eye offers unparalleled views of central London's world-famous landmarks from its prime location on the Thames River waterfront, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The gigantic, 443-foot-high observation wheel was built to mark the millennium in 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular paid attractions in the United Kingdom.More
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. Access for the public is limited and exclusive but worthwhile for those who arrange a visit.More
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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

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With its Gothic towers and central bascule flanked by dramatic suspension bridges, Tower Bridge is both a remarkable feat of engineering and one of London’s most instantly recognizable landmarks. The famous bridge is a popular subject of London postcards, leading many to mistake it for London Bridge, which is actually the next one upstream.More
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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, with a legacy dating back more than 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey is among London’s most historic landmarks. The Gothic church is best known for hosting headline-grabbing events involving the British royal family, such as the Queen’s coronation, Princess Diana's funeral, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.More
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St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

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An architectural masterpiece with a magnificent dome, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of London’s most recognizable sites. The 17th-century cathedral boasts a rich history as host of the jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.More
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Thames River

Thames River

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Flowing right through the heart of central London, the Thames River offers a dramatic backdrop to the city's famous skyline with landmarks lining its shores. Walk along the riverfront from Westminster to Tower Bridge and you'll pass London icons such as the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, and the London Bridge.More
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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square—the living, breathing, and beating heart of London’s West End—plays an integral part in local life as a site of celebrations, protests, performances, parades, and public gatherings. Overlooked by grand, stately buildings such as the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, this vast square is dotted with iconic fountains and statuary. Most famous among them is the 144-foot (44-meter) Nelson’s Column, which commemorates a British naval victory over France and Spain, and is guarded by four oversized bronze lions.More
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Roman Baths

Roman Baths

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This first-century Roman bathhouse complex was a meeting point for patricians who came to bathe, drink the curative waters, and socialize. The baths fell out of use with the Roman exodus from Britain but were rediscovered and excavated in the late-19th century. Explore the Great Bath, which is filled with steaming, mineral-rich water from Bath’s hot springs.More
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Anfield Stadium

Anfield Stadium

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Anfield Stadium, home turf for Liverpool Football Club, is hallowed ground for fans of the Reds. The 54,000-capacity venue not only hosts matches, but also contains the Liverpool FC Story, a museum chronicling the club’s history, and the Steven Gerrard Collection, comprising memorabilia relating to the former captain.More
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York Minster

York Minster

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This cavernous medieval cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Focal points include the 16th-century stained glass Rose Window, which was painstakingly pieced back together following a fire in 1984, and the soaring central tower, the top of which offers panoramic views of York.More
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London Bridge

London Bridge

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Though often confused with its grandiose neighbor Tower Bridge, London Bridge is, in reality, more functional than fancy. It does, however, have a long history, with its first iteration having been erected by the Romans way back in AD 50. No visible trace remains of the original bridge, nor of the handful of structures that replaced it, including the one that became the subject of that famous nursery rhyme. Though the current 1970s-built concrete version is not quite as eye-catching, the views it offers of Tower Bridge are hard to top.More

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Top activities in England

Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
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Warner Bros. Studio Harry Potter Tour with Superior Transport from London
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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London with Admission
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
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Fully Guided Tour of Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Inner Circle Access of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock Day Tour from London
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
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Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London
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The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
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Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
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Recent reviews from experiences in England

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Great Tour!!!
Bessie_K, May 2022
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
Guide Lesley was wonderful, incredibly knowledgeable about all the attractions as well as on the history of England and entertaining too!
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Great way to get to major sites, wish we had more time
Katie_S, May 2022
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
Full day coach tour to see some of England’s iconic sites: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath.
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Great day trip!
Jess_D, Apr 2022
Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
It’s nice to be able to see other parts of England.
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Loved it
Simonia_S, Apr 2022
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London with Admission
It’s a great way to see a lot of England.
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Great tour
Tony_V, Mar 2022
Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise
He took us to all the top attractions in London and pointed out many interesting facts and his knowledge was on point of the history of England.
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A delightful day trip
peter_b, Mar 2022
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
A stress-free way to visit four memorable venues of England.
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Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath….the perfect day.
Sandy_K, May 2022
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
This is the perfect way to see Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath.
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A picture perfect day
Melinda_H, Apr 2022
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 12 persons)
Going to Yves Berry to see more stone formations, going to the Lacock and then ending the picture perfect day at Castle Combe.
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Appreciating the Cultural Landscape of England
Kathryn_W, Apr 2022
Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswolds. Small guided day tour from Bath (Max 12 persons)
We were able to enjoy the cultural attractions at our leisure.
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Fantastic tour!
liz_r, Apr 2022
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
It’s hard to see so many special places in England but they made our short time worthwhile.
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Wonderful experience!
Nipun_M, Apr 2022
Windsor Castle Half Day Trip from London
I was surprised to see that Windsor has their own products in the castle shop (beautiful cookie tins, tea and chocolates etc.
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Get out of the city — Experience the gorgeous East Sussex countryside
Suzanne_L, Mar 2022
Full-Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London
See the English countryside/seaside!
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A Great Trip to See the English Countryside
Stephen_G, Sep 2021
Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Tour from London
Very enlightening tour if you want to see what England looks like outside of London.
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Beautiful England
Katie_T, Mar 2020
Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
He was so passionate about sharing little pieces of English life and history.
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Great tour and excellent guide
Alexandra_G, Jan 2020
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
Is a full day tour that allows you to see three important spots of England.
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Wonderful! High recommendation.
Jane_V, Nov 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
Was in London for a week with a friend and wanted to see some of the countryside — And notable sites along the way.
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Amazing Trip
Dorothy_M, Oct 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
I was able to see a lot of England in one day.
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Most Magical Place Ever!
hulamom23, Oct 2019
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
You get to see actually sets, costumes, props, great interaction etc.
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Rock and Roll
NLAxeman, Sep 2019
London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
The history comes alive although I never had time to see all the exhibits.
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Excellent Tour of English Countryside
Anthony_J, May 2019
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour
Everything was handled making it easy to enjoy the four attractions.
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