England Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

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our top 20 recommended destinations in England

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London

England

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capital of United Kingdom, largest city in Europe with many iconic landmarks

York

Yorkshire

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walled medieval city, famous for its Minster and narrow, cobbled streets

Bath

Somerset

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beautiful Georgian spa town with elegant terraces and ancient Roman baths

Lake District

North West England

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national park with dramatic mountain landscapes, peaceful lakes and market towns

Oxford

Oxfordshire

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famous university city, known as the "City of Dreaming Spires"

The Cotswolds

Heart of England

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area of rolling hills and picturesque villages, with great country pubs, not far from London

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

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famous university city with magnificent buildings, lively pubs, restaurants and punting on River Cam

Canterbury

Kent

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historic cathedral city, centre of the Anglican church and UNESCO World Heritage site

Liverpool

Merseyside

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proud city with rich maritime and musical heritage, former home of The Beatles

Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire

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historic market town, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare

Cornwall

South West England

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England's most westerly county with strong Celtic influence and spectacular coastline

Birmingham

West Midlands

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city with strong industrial heritage, rejuvenated centre and extensive shopping

Bournemouth

Dorset

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seaside resort with seven miles of sandy beaches, award-winning gardens and plenty of water sports

Torquay

Devon

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Devon seaside resort with iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina

Brighton

East Sussex

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popular year-round south coast seaside resort within easy reach of London

Eastbourne

East Sussex

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popular Victorian seaside resort

Harrogate

Yorkshire

    New Forest

    South East England

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    beautiful area of heathland and mature forest

    Newquay

    Cornwall

      surfing capital of Britain

      Peak District

      Heart of England

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      National Park between several major cities

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