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England


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England is a great place to visit and explore. Tourists retain a boundless capacity to surprise, charm and excitement. England has always had a history and heritage to be proud of and a glorious regional diversity from coast to hills and festivals to good stuff-with few parallels.

The English do heritage amazingly well. There are first class museums all over the country (many of them are free). England museums and galleries – several of them ranking among the world’s finest – are full of treasures trawled from its imperial conquests.

England’s largest National Park has 16 major lakes, scores of mountains, and the country’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. Southern England’s greatest expanse of wilderness is perfect for all hikers and riders. Visit one of London’s most majestic buildings, the Houses of Parliament. Don’t miss Northumbrian Castle, symbols of a turbulent past and medieval gardens.

Avebury Stone circle has a raw appeal and are more accessible than Stonehenge which should not be missed. See the Hadrian’s Wall path, you can walk or cycle the length of this atmospheric roman monument, which snakes its way for 84 miles over rough sheep-strewn country side. Music Festivals are every summer weekend where you see anything from folk to trance on Greenfield sites nationwide. If you love surfing then Newquay is the place. The beaches strung along the Northern Coast of Devon and Cornwall offers great breaks.

Canterbury Cathedral is the mother of church of the Church of England, this cathedral is famous for its shrine to the murdered archbishop, Thomas A. Becket, and the tales that are woven about the martyr’s tomb.

Tower of London pictured above, has 900 years of history as a royal palace, prison, place of executions, arsenal, jewel house, and zoo. Fee to get in is 22 pounds.

Buckingham Palace, pictured above above, is one of the few working palaces remaining in the world today. During the summer, you can tour 19 spectacular State Rooms. These rooms are magnificent as they are decorated with great treasures and paintings from Rembrandt, Rubens, and Canaletto. Plus, on the outside, you can watch the changing of the Guard.

There is so much to do and see in England and not enough space to write it all in one article.

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If you are into history, this is the place to be. From West Minster Abbey, the Tower of London, the tomb stone of Anne Boleyn to Big Ben, you will love it here. I know I did. Highly recommended visit.

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