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This is England

England is a small yet mighty country brimming with culture, history, and charm. London, the jewel of England’s architectural crown, reigns supreme over the south and enjoys a close proximity to the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath. Elsewhere, Oxford and Cambridge encompass intellectual grandeur; York’s Gothic abbey exudes a ghostly ambience; and coastal gems such as Brighton, Dover, and Cornwall offer family-friendly attractions and the chance to visit Britain’s beaches. Whether you want to experience the bright lights of London, the tranquil beauty of the Lake District, or the deep-rooted history of English cities, England’s cultural diversity offers something for everyone.

Top 10 attractions in England

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

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An archaeological marvel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world’s most enigmatic tourist attractions, Stonehenge draws up to 1.3 million visitors annually. The site itself—a circle of gigantic stones standing in the heart of the English countryside—is made even more impressive by its mysterious history. Although Stonehenge’s original purpose remains unknown, onlookers gather to admire the 3,500-year-old structure and ponder its astronomical, spiritual, or even supernatural meaning.More
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Tower of London

Tower of London

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From medieval torture to grim executions and infamous royal prisoners, the Tower of London has long found itself at the center of the city's dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the historic castle has served as a Royal Menagerie, Her Majesty's prison, an execution site, a royal observatory, a Royal Mint, and a military storehouse over the course of its existence.More
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London Eye

London Eye

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The London Eye offers unparalleled views of central London's world-famous landmarks from its prime location on the Thames River waterfront, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The gigantic, 443-foot-high observation wheel was built to mark the millennium in 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular paid attractions in the United Kingdom.More
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SEA LIFE® London Aquarium

SEA LIFE® London Aquarium

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Located in a colonnade-fronted, early 20th-century County Hall building (the former headquarters for the Greater London Council), the SEA LIFE® London Aquarium is one of Europe’s aquatic museums with 14 themed zones. Marine-life displays include walk-over glass shark tanks, transparent tunnels where sea turtles swim overhead, and kaleidoscopic coral reefs. Visitors also love the penguin exhibit, where it’s possible to observe adorable orange-beaked gentoo penguins waddling on land and swimming gracefully underwater.More
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British Museum

British Museum

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Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.More
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ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo

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The world’s oldest scientific zoo with a history dating back to 1828, the ZSL (Zoological Society of London) London Zoo remains one of the city’s most popular family attractions. The zoo’s myriad animal residents include over 750 species, from mighty lions to cute penguins to creepie crawlies.More
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London Natural History Museum

London Natural History Museum

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Housed inside a gigantic Victorian-era edifice, this treasure trove of a museum holds 80 million specimens, including fossils, minerals, bones, insects, and taxidermy. Visitors can come face to face with a huge animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex at the Dinosaur Encounter exhibit, see a live leafcutter ant colony at work at the Creepy Crawlies gallery, and experience the sensation of the earth’s shaking at the earthquake simulator.More
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Roman Baths

Roman Baths

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This first-century Roman bathhouse complex was a meeting point for patricians who came to bathe, drink the curative waters, and socialize. The baths fell out of use with the Roman exodus from Britain but were rediscovered and excavated in the late-19th century. Explore the Great Bath, which is filled with steaming, mineral-rich water from Bath’s hot springs.More
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Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

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Few landmarks epitomize central London as perfectly as Big Ben, the iconic clock tower of the Houses of Parliament that's officially known as Elizabeth Tower after Queen Elizabeth II. Heralding Great Britain's political nucleus in Westminster, Big Ben stands as the striking centerpiece of the Thames waterfront and is backed by the historic Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament.More
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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world that is still used by the monarchy. Since William the Conqueror built a wooden fortress here over 900 years ago, this has been a royal palace and residence. Despite its daily use for royal business, much of the palace is open to the public and well worth a visit.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in England

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Such a memorable day!
Joy_G, Oct 2021
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
It was a great way to see a few special pieces of a England.
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A Great Trip to See the English Countryside
Stephen_G, Sep 2021
Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Tour from London
Very enlightening tour if you want to see what England looks like outside of London.
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Southampton’s Historic Nautical Past
Carolyn_Y, Nov 2021
Walk the Secrets of the Titanic
We were particularly excited to see and hear about the people of this area particularly the launching area of the Mayflower ship to the new world, and Plymouth colony.
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Sites were amazing, tour guide even better
Roberto_L, Oct 2021
Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London
Also, I got to see arguably the best preserved Magna Carta original letter!
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Great day trip to Stonehenge!
Beverly_G, Oct 2021
Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath Trip from London
Felt odd to see Roman ruins in England, felt a bit surreal but thus was the reach of Rome.
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Best day trip ever
Candace_B, Sep 2021
Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door half day trip
The sites you get to see are just stunning, I couldn’t believe I was still in England with the Crystal blue sea, just took my breath away.
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Beautiful England
Katie_T, Mar 2020
Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
He was so passionate about sharing little pieces of English life and history.
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Great tour and excellent guide
Alexandra_G, Jan 2020
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
Is a full day tour that allows you to see three important spots of England.
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Great tour
Suzanne_D, Dec 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
It was a really good tour and a great way to see some other cities in England.
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Wonderful! High recommendation.
Jane_V, Nov 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
Was in London for a week with a friend and wanted to see some of the countryside — And notable sites along the way.
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Amazing Trip
Dorothy_M, Oct 2019
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
I was able to see a lot of England in one day.
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Most Magical Place Ever!
hulamom23, Oct 2019
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
You get to see actually sets, costumes, props, great interaction etc.
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The best sites
Companion01676059624, Oct 2019
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
If you only have one day to see the south of England choose these sites .
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Rock and Roll
NLAxeman, Sep 2019
London to Stonehenge Shuttle Bus and Independent Day Trip
The history comes alive although I never had time to see all the exhibits.
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Excellent Tour of English Countryside
Anthony_J, May 2019
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury and City of Bath Tour
Everything was handled making it easy to enjoy the four attractions.
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Excellent visit to Shakespeare’s Birth house and other great attractions
BeatrizMamede_R, May 2019
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
In one day we managed to visit lovely postcard places in England: Warwick Castle, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford.
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A most memorable trip to a most...
beeston, Apr 2018
South Downs and Seven Sisters Full Day Experience from Brighton
Amazing English countryside!
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This was a long day - but for someone...
kjb_wonderland, Sep 2017
Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath Full Day Trip from London - max 10 people
This was a long day - but for someone who was only in England for less than a week it was the perfect way to see a few key sites in a day.
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This was our first time in England...
Ccfnurse, Jun 2017
London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option
This was our first time in England and the perfect way to see all the sights.
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One of the best tours we ever had...
Marley B, Jan 2018
Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London
He told us history, tales of the English monarchy, as well as updated us on all the info.
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