Unrivalled theatre, literature & architecture…
With one of the richest traditions of theatre and literature in the world, incredibly diverse countryside, exciting cities and picture postcard towns and villages, isn’t it time you explored England?
Occupying an area of 129,720 square kilometres, England is home to more than 48 million people. Stretching from the Lake District in the north to the Channel Islands off the south coast and from the rolling hills and green hedgerows in the east to the wild magic of Cornwall in the extreme southwest, England offers a huge diversity of landscapes. During the 18th century, England developed a huge empire that stretched from America to India and encompassed Australia and Canada. The country was also one of the key players in the Industrial Revolution when steam power, steam trains, coalmines and water power suddenly changed the means of transport and production. The world’s first industrial cities appeared in the British Midlands.
England has an unrivalled legacy in the fields of theatre, literature and architecture. Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Dickens appear on English literature courses worldwide and Shakespeare’s plays are enjoyed by countless numbers of people – whether in the bard’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon or in their local town hall! Stately homes and fine churches and cathedrals dot the country. Because of its colonial past, England is a veritable treasure trove of masterpieces from every age and every continent. Unmissable destinations in England include the cosmopolitan, chaotic city of London; Stonehenge – the most famous prehistoric site in Europe; the town of Bath with its famous Roman Baths and its elegant, honey-coloured Georgian architecture; and the breathtakingly pretty gilded stone villages of the Cotswolds, an upland region northeast of Bristol. Other attractions include the city of York, the Lake District and the university town of Oxford. Partake in afternoon tea in Shrewsbury, sample fish and chips in Brighton or enjoy a pint in Plymouth. England offers a range of unforgettable experiences – each one entirely different from the next.
From fashionable London shopping to medieval castles in Oxford, Bath and York; country pubs and villages in the Lake District to the rugged coast of Cornwall; prehistoric Stonehenge to royal palaces, historic houses and modern museums. Let us help you take care of your next holiday in England right here on Vacation Book. Book your hotel, car rental, and vacation packages, so you can discover the beauty of this ancient land.