Things To See in England

With such a selection of attractions on offer we have divided the country into regions and here is a snapshot of what each region has to offer.

Cumbria - The Lake District
The Lake District is home to England's highest mountain and deepest lake and has a literary heritage which includes Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Opportunities abound for days out in the Lake District, whether its walking, exploring the cultural heritage or enjoying the magnificent scenery.

Northumbria has witnessed many dramatic events throughout its history - English Christianity, the invasion of the Roman Empire, medieval border warfare and the industrial revolution - and has lasting reminders of these turbulent times : numerous castles, Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island and stately homes. In modern times, Northumbria can also boast vibrant cities such as Newcastle, Durham and Gateshead - with its most famous landmark 'Angel of the North' as well as peaceful scenic beaches and countryside.

North West
The North West is a region of contrasts: vibrant city life, miles of famous coastline, stunning countryside and heritage. Enjoy the bustling cities of Manchester and Liverpool, take a stroll around the many gardens and stately homes in Cheshire. Step back 2000 years to the Roman city of Chester or enjoy local fayre in the market towns of Lancashire.

The land of the white rose, Yorkshire was once a kingdom in its own right. It offers a huge choice of things to see and do. Many famous people including Captain James Cook, Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin and the Bronte Sisters were born in Yorkshire and their legacies live on in the county's many museums and historic buildings.

Heart of England
Home to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the heart of England stretches from the coast of Lincolnshire in the east to the valleys and hills of Shropshire and Herefordshire in the west. It boasts world-class museums, glorious galleries, as well as beautiful countryside, inland waterways and England's premier theme park - Alton Towers.

East of England
Gentle landscapes, magnificent stately homes, gothic cathedrals and traditional seaside resorts all combine in this corner of England, much of which remains unspoilt. A region that has somehow missed the relentless march of time.

One of the most exciting and popular cities in the world offering museums, galleries, historic monuments, state of the art attractions, theatre, shopping and much more. Enjoy the multi-cultural mix, choose from over 60 types of cuisine and browse among the bargains of London's numerous markets. In the summertime relax in one of the capital's royal parks or take time for a coffee at a pavement café.

South of England
The south of England has an abundance of lively cities and towns. From world-famous cities such as Canterbury and Salisbury to resorts such as Brighton and Bournemouth. In contrast, the rich green countryside is a haven for relaxation. Discover unspoilt countryside, tranquil villages and friendly market towns as you explore the beautiful south.

South West England
A region with wonderful diversity, coastline, cities and countryside shaped over thousands of years. Enjoy the Cornish coast with "smugglers dens" and watch today's fishermen bring home their daily catch. This area of England offers the best waves for surfing. Inland you'll find world-famous historic sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire and white horses cut into the chalk hillsides of the county. For city life check out Bath with its Roman spas and heritage and Bristol with it's unique blend of heritage and modern attractions.

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