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England Holiday Visitor Travel Guide

About England

London at Night in England

England is part of the United Kingdom. Its population accounts for more than 80% of the total UK population, whilst its mainland territory occupies most of the southern two thirds of Great Britain. England shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.

The majority of England is surrounded by water, these being the Bristol Channel, English Channel, Celtic Sea, North Sea and Irish Sea. Englands capital is London in the south east which is the largest urban area in Great Britain and the largest urban zone in the European Union.

County Visitor Guide's

We have compiled a visitor guide for each county in England. The county visitor guide includes information about the county including attractions, history, heritage sites, golf courses, etc... and useful contact information.

Bedfordshire Visitor Guide Berkshire Visitor Guide Buckinghamshire Visitor Guide Cambridgeshire Visitor Guide
Cheshire Visitor Guide Cornwall Visitor Guide Cumbria Visitor Guide Derbyshire Visitor Guide
Devon Visitor Guide Dorset Visitor Guide Durham Visitor Guide East Sussex Visitor Guide
Essex Visitor Guide Gloucestershire Visitor Guide Hampshire Visitor Guide Herefordshire Visitor Guide
Hertfordshire Visitor Guide Isle of Wight Visitor Guide Kent Visitor Guide Lancashire Visitor Guide
Leicestershire Visitor Guide Lincolnshire Visitor Guide London Visitor Guide Norfolk Visitor Guide
Northamptonshire Visitor Guide Northumberland Visitor Guide Nottinghamshire Visitor Guide Oxfordshire Visitor Guide
Rutland Visitor Guide Shropshire Visitor Guide Somerset Visitor Guide Staffordshire Visitor Guide
Suffolk Visitor Guide Surrey Visitor Guide West Sussex Visitor Guide Warwickshire Visitor Guide
Wiltshire Visitor Guide Worcestershire Visitor Guide Yorkshire Visitor Guide
Scilly Isles Visitor Guide Jersey Visitor Guide Guernsey And Alderney Visitor Guide

Travelling to and within England


Airports


London Heathrow Airport is England's largest airport, the largest airport by passenger number in Europe.
London Gatwick Airport is England's second largest airport.
Manchester Airport is England's third largest airport.
London Stansted Airport based in Essex, 30 miles (approx.) north of London
Luton Airport
Birmingham International Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport, 7 miles (approx.) south east of Liverpool city centre.

Ferry


Ferries to England run from the French ports of Dieppe, Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, Calais, Boulogne, Roscoff and St. Malo. You can book ferries to England from France with LD Lines, Transmanche Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, P&O Ferries, Speedferries and Seafrance.
Ferries to England from Spain port of Bilbao to Portsmouth, from Santander port to Plymouth or Portsmouth.
Ferries to England from Ireland with P&O Irish Sea Ferries via Liverpool to Dublin, Norfolkline Irish Sea, Irish Ferries and Stena Line.
Ferries to England from the Isle of Man from Liverpool port with the Isle of Man Steam Packet.
Ferries to England from the Isle of Wight with Redfunnel and Wightlink.
Ferries to England from the Channel Islands with HD Ferries and Condor Ferries
Ferries to England from the Netherlands with P&O Ferries and Stena Line
Ferries to England from Belgium with Transeuropa Ferries.

Getting Around



Railway
England has one of the largest railway networks in the world. Trains can be a relaxing way to get around. The railway network includes a couple of picturesque routes through sparsely populated country like the Settle to Carlisle railway.

Driving
England is well serviced by motorways and dual carriageways that cover most of England and connect all the major towns and cities.
Drivers of EU-registered vehicles will find bringing a car into England fairly straightforward. The car must have registration papers and a nationality plate, and the driver must have insurance.

Walking
England has thousands of miles of Public Footpaths which allow free and unrestricted access into every county. British law protects the rights of pedestrians and these established footpaths. Many of these paths cross through private lands, and by statute, landowners may not obstruct the travel of a pedestrian.

Internal Flights
British Airways (BA) and some budget airlines (BMI, easyJet, and Ryanair) fly domestically between the major cities like London, Manchester and Liverpool.

Coaches and Buses
Coaches and buses operate throughout the country, coaches being more expensive but more comfortable and a bit faster. In England, long-distance express buses are usually called coaches, and in towns there are sometimes separate bus and coach stations.

England Facts and Useful Information

Population: 51 million plus
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP) £ Symbol
Capital: London
Electrical Plugs: 240V 50Hz
Languages: English
Time Zones: GMT/UTC 0
Country Dialing Code: +44

English Public Holidays

January 1st (New Years Day)
March 21st (Good Friday)
March 24th (Easter Monday)
May 5th (May Bank Holiday)
May 26th (Spring Bank Holiday)
August 25th (Summer Bank Holiday)
December 25th (Christmas Day)
December 26th (Boxing Day)

England's Most Popular Tourist Attactions

Alton Towers

- Location
Alton Towers is England's most popular theme park with rides and attractions for every member of the family.

Buckingham Palace

- London, South East of England
Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of English royalty since 1837. The Palace stands in around 40 acres of garden. Visit the Throne Room, Music Room, State Dining Room.

Lake District

- Location
The Lake District is one of England's most beautiful regions.

Madame Tussauds

- London, South East of England
Madame Tussauds is the most famous wax museum gallery in the world, with more than 400 life-sized models of stars, famous politicians, royals and sportsmen and the most infamous criminals.

Stratford-upon-Avon

- Location
Steeped in culture and history and set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon was the birthplace of the greatest playwright ever known William Shakespeare.

Stonehenge

- Location
Stonehenge is the most important prehistoric monument in England. There are many theories as to the purpose of Stonehenge ranging from a druid temple for sun worship to a burial ground and even an astronomical calendar. This was a truly remarkable achievement considering it dates from 3100- 2300 BC.

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

- London, South East of England
The Tower of London has been home to every Monarch from William the Conqueror (11th Century) to Henry the VIII (16th Century). The Tower of London is infamous for its prison and for having been the scene of countless executions, including that of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII

Roman Baths

- Bath
Archaeological excavations have indicated that human use of the hot mineral springs at Bath date back at least 10,000 years. In 65 AD the Romans developed a complex of baths and a temple to the goddess Sulis Minerva.

Windsor Castle

- Location
Windsor Castle is one of the Queen's official residences and has been in continuous use for over 900 years. It was originally built for William the Conqueror to guard the approach to London.

York

- Location
The picturesque medieval city of York was second only to London in importance up until the Industrial Revolution. The city, whose 13th century walls are one of the best surviving medieval fortifications in Europe, played a key role in English history.

Booking Accommodation Advice

When booking accommodation in England it is worthwhile checking with the owners or agency what the cancellation charges are, what amount of deposit is required and when the full balance is required, any if added extras need to be paid for, if fuel is included and what previous customers say about the property.