Few towns owe their fame so much to the legend of one resident, but then few men are as famous as Mr William Shakespeare, who hailed from humble beginnings in the English town of Stratford upon Avon. Set on the River Avon, the town is now a living tribute to its famous son, visiting by coach-loads of tourists each day and making a hugely popular day trip from London.
Category: Things To Do
June 7, 2013
For such a small country, England packs in an impressive variety of sights and whether you take a guided tour, hire a car or organize your own DIY trip, a week in England offers ample opportunities to explore the main attractions. Public transport links are excellent with buses and trains connecting all corners of the UK and regular ferries running out to the surrounding islands, so the only problem will be deciding where to go first.
May 31, 2013
England all too often suffers from a reputation for being rainy and gloomy, but when the sun is shining, it’s an idyllic holiday destination. There are plenty of things to do in England but here are a few tips for visiting in summer.
May 23, 2013
On the south coast of England, basking in its picturesque Georgian architecture and sparkling seaside is Brighton. Just over an hour from London by train, Brighton is a magnet for those city-dwellers seeking a glimpse of the sea. It’s also a bit of a cultural hub, home to universities, artists, writers and good theatres, music [...]
May 17, 2013
One of England’s most beloved childrens’ authors, Beatrix Potter has been enchanting readers with her animal storybooks since she published her first book in 1901 and those looking to uncover the landscapes that inspired her artistry will find plenty to marvel over in the idyllic Lake District. Potter and the Lake District remain inextricably linked – the landscape that inspired many of her drawings owes a great debt to Potter, who purchased vast amounts of land in order to preserve it and bequeathed fourteen farms and 4000 acres of land to the National Trust upon her death.
May 10, 2013
With miles of dramatic coastline and world-famous seaside resorts, what England lacks in tropical weather, it makes up for in rugged scenery and seafront entertainment. If you’re choosing to hit the beach in the UK, you’ll be in good company, as many cash-strapped Brits are choosing to holiday on home turf and coastal resorts will be putting on plenty of summertime entertainment to keep the masses happy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or dazzling party hub, these are some of England’s best seaside towns.