England is a country of contrast, with big cities and stretching countryside spaces. There are lovely golden beaches, pretty parks and woodlands just a short drive from museums, historic houses and modern entertainment venues, and there are relaxing spas just moments from lively nightclubs and bars.
England has traditional pubs where you’ll be greeted by friendly faces, and romantic restaurants where the emphasis is on a luxury dining experience. You can grab a tray of fish and chips from a coastal resort, or treat yourself to afternoon tea in Yorkshire. The hills of Cumbria are home to sheep, deer and a variety of birds, whilst seals and dolphins live in the waters of Northumberland.
National Trust properties are amongst the most popular English attractions, and are dotted throughout the country. National Trust membership entitles you to visit places ranging from Sissinghurst Castle to the Farne Islands and from Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, to the Big Brother House, for a set annual or lifetime fee. Meanwhile, there are a whole host of independent attractions to explore and enjoy.
Learn about England’s rich and interesting history, and follow in the footsteps of greats like Shakespeare, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth and members of the Royal Family. Enjoy boat rides, hot air balloon rides and rides aboard steam trains that rush through mile after mile of English countryside.
For domestic travellers and overseas visitors, English hotels have a wealth to offer from comfortable rooms to leisure facilities that include bars, swimming pools, gyms and their own landscaped gardens. No matter where you stay, or how long you’ve got, you’ll find that a break by the coast or a stay in the country can be nothing short of perfect.