Where to begin? London is not just the biggest and best tourist destination in the UK, it’s one of the best in the world too. Oozing history, culture, prestige, style, and everything else in between, this city should not be missed. Shop til you drop on Oxford street, stuff yourself silly with fish and chips, catch a West End show, get a glimpse of the Queen at Buckingham Palace, hear Big Ben chime at noon – the list is endless!
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Another of England’s popular seaside resorts, Brighton has a thriving student population as well as a large gay community, lending the town a relaxed, bohemian atmosphere. All the usual seaside attractions are here including a golden sandy beach, promenade and pier bursting with amusements and shops, and the interesting architecture of the Royal Pavilion. The town has a real buzz in May during the Brighton festival, England’s answer and close rival to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Often voted as one of the top cities for quality of life in England, Exeter also has plenty to offer the overseas visitor. Another city with Roman origins, Exeter is surrounded by city walls – although sadly now incomplete, they can still be viewed at various points. There is also an impressive cathedral with the longest unbroken stone roof beam in the world, and plenty of medieval churches, underground passages, and squares to explore.
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In the sunny south west corner of England lies Cornwall, a remote seaside region full of breathtaking scenery, historic towns, villages and buildings, and arguably the tastiest snack in the world; the meaty, peppery , potato-y Cornish pasty! Watch the waves crash along the South West Coast Path, which runs along the entire peninsula, see the spooky offshore fortress of St. Michael’s Mount, or examine some otherworldly exotic plants in the futuristic domes of the Eden Project.
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The historical city of Bath dates from Roman times and is world famous for its hot springs; the only place in Britain where you can indulge in natural hot springs. As well as the many public baths and the original, 2,000 year old Roman Baths, there are also many exquisite examples of Georgian architecture – the sweeping Royal Crescent is unmissable. There are many leafy parks to lounge in once you’ve finished with the baths too.
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Salisbury is a cathedral town, and boy does it have a spectacular cathedral. Built in the 1200s, it boasts the highest spire in England and is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns. There’s plenty more to see in the town too – Old Sarum, the original site of the city with evidence of habitation as early as 3,000 BC, is a must. Not too far away is Stonehenge, a neolithic monument and iconic landmark of England.
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The pristine town of Windsor with its stunning medieval castle is still regularly visited by the Queen and the royal family, who use the castle as their private residence away from London. The nearby Eton College is where many of the family members (as well as the best of the best of British society) are educated, and both are simply stunning complexes to wander around. Windsor is surrounded by typically English rolling countryside, just begging to be explored.
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