England, a green and pleasant land, is the largest and most populous country in the United Kingdom alongside Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

On the one hand, the urban bustle, modern architectures, and exciting technological innovations make England’s capital and largest cities a true cosmopolitan center of our time. On the other hand, England also abounds with historical sites, cultural attractions, spectacular coastline, and dramatic natural scenery.

Things To Do In England

England can be divided into three regions, with both historical and scenic categorization. Most likely, you will fly to London (South) and then you will make your way up North and West to Scotland and Ireland.

  • Northern England – regarded as one of the most scenic and breathtaking scenery between Wales and Scotland
  • Middle England – mostly rural and green plains
  • Southern England –  city of London and the territory along the English Channel

Top Cities to Visit in England

Listed below are the nine of the most popular cities in England. You may want to visit at-least a couple of them. London is great but the English culture and England as a whole is incomplete unless you see her from multiple perspective.

  • London — the largest metropolitan area in Western Europe, with a rich range of attractions just like New York City and Tokyo
  • Birmingham — England’s second largest city in the country’s heartland; great for shopping
  • Brighton — Regency seaside resort and university town with quirky shopping, good food, rich culture and eclectic gay nightlife
  • Bristol — vibrant music scene, lovely historic buildings and an attractive waterfront, with many festivals to enjoy in the summer
  • Liverpool — booming cosmopolitan city, famous for its grand landmarks, and world-changing music heritage
  • Manchester — the north’s cultural, sporting, entertainment, shopping and media hub
  • Newcastle upon Tyne — great nightlife scene and warm and friendly “Geordie” inhabitants with lovely and unique accents and vocabulary
  • Nottingham — the “Queen of the Midlands” is home to Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, and Nottingham Castle
  • York — ancient capital of Yorkshire, with Roman, Viking and Medieval architecture

Famous Landmarks in England

England has many outstanding landmarks and sites of interest. Listed below are the most notable and popular ones.

Hadrian’s Wall

The Romans built this ancient Hadrian’s Wall. It’s a 87 mile long stone wall to protect the then Roman province of Britannia from the northern English and Scottish raiders.

Isles of Scilly

A magical archipelago of tiny islands off the south western coast of Cornwall.

Lake District National Park

A glorious mountains, lakes and woodlands; the land of Wordsworth.

New Forest National Park

One of the few remnants of the great oak and hornbeam woodland that once covered southern England.

North York Moors National Park

With heather-clad hills, woodlands, impressive sea cliffs and secluded beaches, this area is one of the true English gems.

Peak District National Park

A rugged moors and hills in the north, secluded dales and limestone escarpments in the south.

South Downs National Park

The gentle rolling chalk downs of southern England, which culminate at the coast in massive white cliffs.

Stonehenge

An iconic Neolithic and Bronze Age monument; as mysterious as it is famous.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

A charming, picture postcard villages set in some of the finest landscapes anywhere in Britain.

May 13, 2018 9:46 pm Published by

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