It is said that the people who enjoy England the most are the locals themselves. That being said, England still ranks among one of the best travel destinations in the world. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the country has more than enough sights, attractions and activities to charm and delight all sorts of travelers. England has always had a history that is one to be proud of – right from its ancient history to the dawn of the Great British Empire, England has remained at the very center of civilization for millennia.
For all its fuss, power and popularity, England remains to be a small country on the edge of Europe. England is the largest member of the United Kingdom and it covers about 130357 sq. kms. This makes England almost the same size as the State of New York. However, the population of England (more than 50 million people) is more than twice of New York.
England might be small in its size, but it never remained on the sidelines. Invaders and settlers have arrived and settled in the country for hundreds of thousands of years and the presence of a fantastic landscape, a great history and a rich culture creates a dynamic pattern which allows England to evolve and compete with the biggest superpowers even today.
For generations, England’s main attraction has been its historic legacy – right from the ancient Stonehenge to Hadrian’s Wall to St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Tower of London, not forgetting the countless kings and queens and castles that lie in between. The injection of life in the recent times coupled with this rich historic legacy has transformed England into one of the greatest travel destinations in Europe that offers excellent tourist infrastructure, all sorts of attractions and friendly people.
The nation is considered to be a living museum of ancient delights, bustling cities and sprawling landscapes. It is also known to be a melting pot of cultures. Any trip to England is also known to be immersed in culture. City life is best experienced in places like the capital city London, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Those looking for country delights should look at the Peak District, Norfolk and Cotswolds.
Another popular attraction in the country is its magnificent nightlife. Tourists can choose from classy nightclubs, typical pubs, old world inns, trendy cafe-bars and microbreweries. With more than 16000 nightlife spots in London alone, it is easy to imagine the kind of parties that awaits those who plan to visit the country.
Apart from a fantastic nightlife, the country also offers all sorts of restaurants, cuisines, hotels, resorts and motels to choose from. May to October is considered to be the peak season and accommodation options are known to disappear by the day.
There are a number of activities to choose from as well while visiting England. Some of the most famous things to do in the country include trekking the Yorkshire Dales, exploring Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s home town), enjoying the capital city of London, visiting Stonehenge, driving through the idyllic villages and the beautiful countryside and boating on the Lake Windermere, located in the heart of the iconic Lake District.
Most international flights into England land at the London Heathrow Airport, believed to be the fourth busiest airport in the world. The airport also offers all sorts of connections to other cities, thereby making travel from the capital to other parts of the country quite easy. The road and rail networks are also known to be extremely safe, comprehensive and convenient modes of commute.