England Lake District Two sheeps on pasture at sunset
England Cornwall ink flowers growing above St Ives premier golden Porthmeor beach
England Cornwall Penzance ST MICHAELS MOUNT

Compared to its European neighbours, England might seem pretty small and lacking in cultural charm and culinary expertise. But get underneath the skin of eccentric England and you’ll discover a place of outstanding natural beauty, ancient history and modern metropolises.

For such a (relatively) small country, England has an astonishing amount of natural beauty. Whether it’s the hills and waterside retreats of the Lake District, the rugged bleakness of the Peak District or coastal views on the South Downs, England’s countryside is perfect for exploring, whether hiking, cycling or simply visiting its villages.

However, if you’re into culture more than nature, England’s cities are some of the world’s most exciting. Everyone knows London is one of the world’s great cities, with outstanding nightlife, music, arts and restaurants, but try exploring a little further. Manchester is renowned for its music scene and nightlife, while Liverpool’s regeneration goes far beyond Beatles tours and football teams.

Ultimately, enjoying a visit to England is about the small things — visiting a pub for a pint of beer, eating a full English breakfast, getting confused by regional accents – but the more you see, the more you’ll enjoy.

  • Dorset

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  • Cornwall

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  • Cumbria

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  • Easton

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  • Dartmoor National Park

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  • Devon

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  • Exmoor National Park

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  • Herefordshire

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  • Lake District

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  • North York Moors

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  • Peak District National Park

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  • York

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  • Tyne & Wear

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  • Shropshire

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  • Somerset

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  • Northumberland

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  • South Downs National Park

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  • Yorkshire Dales National Park

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