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  • Big Ben, Parliament, and Westminster bridge
  • Stour river, Canterbury, Kent
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  • Buttermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

England may be expected to be familiar on arrival if never visited before. Certainly the language is a common factor. However, for a small area of land, it is packed with so much variety that it will take time to discover just a small number of unexpected delightful attractions resulting in a yearning to return again and again on a United Kingdom vacation.

The ‘Royal” aspect expresses itself physically through the palaces and other residences of the royal family. This is one of the biggest attractions for visitors.  Idyllic villages, wild moorland, castles, country houses, cathedral spires, the ubiquitous inn or pub, crashing waves against the shoreline which surround the country and the “Englishness” of the people (a vast subject on its own). All exist certainly and the list goes on. 

All of the above is definitely to be found on a UK vacation.  However, because the world comes to England, and especially London, this has left its mark on the overall culture, cuisine and the citizens.

England can be divided most generally into three sections, with deep historical and linguistic roots for each of them. These can be further divided into regions, which in turn consist of counties most of which also have long histories.  Starting with London, the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom, it is a global capital of finance, fashion, entertainment and culture.  You will find the rest of England to be very different, if you only visit London you haven’t “seen England”.  However, because distances are short, you can easily take day excursions to a number of iconic places such as Windsor, Oxford and Cambridge, Brighton, Stratford upon Avon and many others while on a UK vacation package. 

In London, the list of attractions is unending. Consider Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the many beautiful and serene parks all centrally located, a cruise on the River Thames, concerts and performances, the theatre, clubs, amazing museums and art galleries, dining at your choice of restaurant, having a drink at a pub dating back hundreds of years and so much more. 

Outside of London, travelling northward is the Midlands. Perhaps, the name does not conjure up the charm of other regions in England but almost every metropolitan area has something historical or cultural to offer on a United Kingdom vacation. An example of this is Georgian Stamford of which the author, George Elliot waxed lyrically. 

The North has its own distinct character, be it the people or the countryside. Industrial cities live side by side with the wildest and most provocative countryside imaginable. Three areas that epitomize this are the Lake District with its pastoral charm and homage to the poet, Wordsworth, the Yorkshire Dales, home of the Bronte sisters and the North Yorkshire Moors, home of the renowned James Herriot stories.

Other significant places to include on your list while  on an England vacation are Devon and Cornwall with their rustic charm and beautiful coastlines (don’t miss out on the untamed National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor), the Cotswold’s, possibly representing  the essence of the English countryside, the many cathedral cities of Canterbury, York, Salisbury, Lincoln, Gloucester,  Ely, Winchester etc., the Spa towns such as Bath and Harrogate, and the multitude of beach resorts which are dotted around the lengthy attractive coastline.

England has often been stereotyped as being cold, grey and, but this is not entirely accurate. Temperatures rarely get very cold or very hot, and while the country certainly gets rain, it is really not as wet as rumour has it. London alone has lower annual rainfall than Paris, New York and Sydney, and it's not uncommon for parts of the country to go without rain for weeks. Winter and Fall are usually the wettest seasons when the weather is often very changeable and at times quite windy. However, be prepared for unsettled weather at any time of the year and make sure to check the weather forecast if you plan to be outdoors on an England vacation. 

Traditional English dishes still exist such as bread and cheese (ploughman’s lunch), roasts, game pies, oxtail soup and both fresh and seawater fish. Other meals, such as fish and chips, which were once urban street food eaten from newspaper with salt and malt vinegar, and pies and sausages with mashed potatoes, onions, and gravy, are now matched in popularity by curries from the Indian subcontinent, and stir-fries based on Chinese and Thai cuisines. French cuisine and Italian cuisine are also now widely adapted. 

Whatever your interests, England will offer it to you. From energetic pastimes such as hiking or walking to cultural pursuits such as the theatre, museums, art galleries and historical sites, England has it all while on a UK vacation.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

 

Enjoy the Scenery and Greenery While on a Trip to London, UK

 England Tours: After London, Where Next? (Part 1)

England Tours: After London, Where Next? (Part 2)

Off the Beaten Track on UK Holidays (Part 1)

Off the Beaten Track on UK Holidays (Part 2)

Explore Iconic Sites and Their Story, on UK Tours

Discover Stately Homes and Legendary Castles on an England Tour

London is a Museum Buff’s Paradise

The Joy of Shopping on Your London Vacation

Four Perfect Days for Your London Vacation

Unmasking Four Historic Faces of York on a Trip to England

Making Manchester (and Liverpool) a Highlight of Your Northern England Vacation

 More than Robin Hood: Add Underrated Nottingham to Your Trip to England 

 Walking in the Footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II, on Your UK Vacation

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your England vacation on one of Goway's other European tours. You can allso choose from  a  Paris vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from the United kingdom.

 

 

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  • Discover London and the Countryside

    Enjoy London at your pace for four nights before leaving the city on an overnight tour. This small group tour explores Bath, Oxford, and the Cotswolds before returning to London. It's an ideal combination for England first-timers, or return visitors wanting to go beyond its timeless capital city.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 909
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    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please
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  • Highlights of London Getaway

    This short London vacation is a great way to begin a UK tour or simply fill in a stopover to your next destination. Take a day to explore the city’s most popular attractions and see the major sights, then set out to explore Bath, Stonehenge, and Windsor Castle, official residence of the Queen.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 678
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • London to Edinburgh Small Group Adventure

    Starting from London, enjoy historic sites, scenic landscapes, beautiful lakes and quaint towns on this journey which includes stops in Stratford, York and Keswick in the Lake District allowing you to become acquainted with some of England’s most spectacular countryside en route to Edinburgh.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,405
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • London for Families

    Designed to thrill Anglophiles of all ages, this family London vacation explores the sights, history and magic of this great city. Visit the world of Harry Potter, the original Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and take the Original London Sightseeing Tour.
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    5 Days
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    US$ 639
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  • Tale of Two Cities

    Spend time in two of the World’s greatest cites, London and Paris. Also get to know the English countryside with a day tour to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswold’s and Oxford and another tour to the gardens of Govern and the Palace of Versailles.
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    9 Days
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  • Explore London with Air

    This weeklong stay in London is an ideal ‘first timer’s’ visit to this magical city. Take a sightseeing tour, pay your respects to Her Majesty at Windsor Castle, immerse yourself in the mysteries of Stonehenge and Bath, and fill in your spare days with whichever aspects of London most interest you.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,836
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    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • London: Live Like Royalty Touring Castles

    The ultimate London palace tour, this city break is all about the best royal residences both in the city and beyond. Explore Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, and the Downton Abbey village.
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    5 Days
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  • Classic European Sampler: London, Paris & Amsterdam

    Get to know about 3 major European cities with both individual and guided tours. With the history and pomp of London to the sophistication of Paris and the quaint charm of Amsterdam, the many contrasts will bring you much enjoyment.
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    13 Days
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    US$ 2,337
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    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Manchester, Liverpool & Lake District

    Experience history and culture and stay in first-class accommodations on this vacation through the North of England. Visit Old Trafford in Manchester to experience the heart of football fandom, discover the history of the Beatles at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, and venture across lake and over hill in the breathtaking Lake District.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 1,265
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  • Discover London and Wales

    Explore London and the Welsh countryside on this journey through the United Kingdom. Starting in London, you'll see the sights, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, before heading into the Welsh countryside to visit picturesque villages, learn about the poet Dylan Thomas, and admire some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of the United Kingdom.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,290
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    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 14 Day Spaceship Rental Road Trip

    If you’ve never thought about travelling through the United Kingdom and Ireland by Spaceship, now’s the time to start. Pick up your 2Berth – Alpha Spaceship in London and create the road-trip of your dreams.
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    14 Days
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    US$ 599
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic British Isles

    Explore three great capitals of the British Isles, passing from Dublin to Edinburgh to London to look upon the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library, summit towering Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, and see the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Castle in the heart of the United Kingdom.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 1,793
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Classic Discover London Getaway

    Discover London on a quick trip over the pond. Head on the original sightseeing tour to take in the biggest landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace before touring historic pubs and heading outside the city proper to see Stonehenge, Bath, and Windsor Castle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
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    US$ 731
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Classic London & Edinburgh

    A great combination of two classic cities each with its own individual cultural merits. Add to this, visits from London to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and a full day into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and you have an unforgettable week of discovery.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,171
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Over the Channel: London & Paris

    An unbeatable combination - Royal London and Romantic Paris. With hop-on, hop-off bus passes in each city, you can decide what to see. Added to this are two full day tours, one to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and the other to the Palace of Versailles.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 1,699
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    England See Trip Details
  • Corners of Cornwall Back Roads: London to London

    Shrouded in myth and natural beauty, the moors and coastal towns of southwest England are ready to enchant and inspire you. Get out of London and explore the green and rugged landscapes of this delightful country.
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    7 Days
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    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • Devon & Cornwall; A Magical Land of Legends: London to London

    England is a country filled with folklore. This short England tour uncovers some of the myths that have weaved themselves into British history, and help to define the country we know today.
    Duration:
    6 Days
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    US$ 1,013
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • Edinburgh to London: England & Scotland

    Discover some of the wonderful iconic destinations making up England and Scotland including the magical Island of Lindesfarne, the cathedral cities of Durham, York and Lincoln, the Yorkshire coast and wild moors, the Derbyshire Peak District, Georgian Stamford, Royal Sandringham and the colleges of Cambridge.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,814
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ellenborough Park Estate Getaway

    Spend a few days in the English countryside at Ellenborough Park. Located just outside Gloucester, this historic estate dates back to 1533, but is replete with modern conveniences and luxury.
    Duration:
    3 Days
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    US$ 575
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Specialty Groups & Events, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
    England See Trip Details
  • Essential Europe for 18 to 39: London to London

    Sophisticated, historical cities, exceptional countryside and Alpine scenery are all part of this tour. You will visit 6 countries and 9 essential cities and resorts all very individual and different from each other. Why not immerse yourself in the unique culture of Western Europe.
    Duration:
    12 Days
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    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • Europe Express for 18 to 39: London to London

    Experience a wonderful cross section of countries and cites including vibrant Paris, a Swiss mountain resort, Venice and its canals, Munich with its colourful architecture, the romantic Rhine River, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and beautiful Bruges. This balanced itinerary shows the interesting contrasts of this exceptional continent.
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    11 Days
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    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • European Getaway for 18 to 39: London to London

    Enjoy a journey which shows you the very best of Western Europe including sophisticated cities teeming with history and culture, colourful Mediterranean and Alpine scenery and so much more. Within three weeks, you will come to see why Europe is so diversified and alluring.
    Duration:
    20 Days
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    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • European Odyssey for 18 to 39: London to London

    Embark on your own European Grand Tour on this ultimate ‘taster’ itinerary. Travel from London to Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam, sampling the unique delights of each stop.
    Duration:
    18 Days
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    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • Grand European for 18 to 39: London to London

    Really get to know Europe on this 10 country tour leaving from London. Within 28 days, you will experience the true multicultural flavour of this wonderful Continent including historic cities, Alpine mountain scenery, colourful canals, beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and much more.
    Duration:
    28 Days
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    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • Great Britain for Families

    Head on a first-class holiday that’s perfect for the whole family. Begin in London, where you’ll explore the filming locations of the Harry Potter series before heading north to the region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. End your tour in Edinburgh, staying at the hotel where J.K. Rowling completed her series. This vacation combines history, fiction, and breathtaking scenery.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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    US$ 3,513
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Family Vacations
    England See Trip Details
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