England Tourism


Ideal duration: 10 - 14 days

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Best time: April-September (Read More)

Budget: Very expensive

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England Tourism

One of the most popular countries in the world, England is located in Europe. It is also the dream destination for a lot of people for its beauty and grandeur. With a great history behind it, it has a rich heritage and culture. The English countryside is one of the most peaceful places in the country. The most famous historical sites include the old castles on the countryside, Roman sites and the royal palaces. Each city in the country has its own charm.

Regions in England

England is generally divided into three regions based on the historical and linguistic groups, London, South East England and West Country. The English midlands are situated next to the Wales and the Northern England forms the region above Staffordshire. Main cities in England include London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Brighton.

Best time to visit England

April-September is the best time to visit England

The major tourist season is during the spring and summer months when the temperature is hospitable. Most days in the summer season are warm, but not hot and the evenings are cooler. July and August have the maximum tourist crowd, and the streets are buzzing with people. The best time for sports lovers is between May and July when one can watch the Wimbledon or FA soccer games.

Holidify's Opinion

  What's Great?

Heritage. Culturally rich. Good People. Amazing food. Proper transport system.

  What's not so Great?

Too expensive. Rainfall at any hour.

For Whom

Couples, heritage lovers, family, adventure lovers, sports lovers

Stay options in England

An assortment of hotels and hostels are found in England. For budget travellers, hostels are the best option. There are also self-catering cottages where various historical organisations under National Trust allow visitors to stay. Bed and breakfast rooms are also available in the major towns and cities. Some of the popular hotel chains are Country House Hotels, Travelodge and Premier Inn. Camping is another option for staying in England, especially in the countryside.

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The main currency in England is Pound Sterling and Euros are not at all accepted in the country. One must change their Euros to Pound Sterling while travelling from continental Europe. The Bank of England notes are accepted all over UK, but there might be trouble in using Northern Irish and Scottish notes in the country. Most of the shops and restaurants accept credit cards, Visa, MasterCard and the debit cards with Maestro logo.

Exchanging currency is not a problem in England, especially in the main cities and towns. There are various bureaux de change found in cities like London and they are generally located inside banks, post offices or travel agents. One can also exchange their currencies in airports and prominent train stations.

England has one of the most happening nightlife's in the entire world. From traditional pubs to nightclubs, it has everything to offer. The cities with the best nightlife are London, Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Bristol. English are famous for their pubs with cheap beer. The main types of beer one must try in England are lager, bitter and stout.

Most cities and towns in England have markets during the weekdays that sell everything, starting from fresh food to the latest items in fashion. There are also Sunday markets and craft bazaars selling traditional items. The Camden Lock in London is a major attraction for tourists. London can be considered as a leading shopping capital in Europe as it has in store for you everything that you wish for. Covent Garden in London is also a must visit which sells antiques, jewellery and other souvenirs.

England, being a Christian country, celebrates Christmas with grandeur. The entire month of December is full of lights and decorations all over the place. The other major festivals worth visiting are the Glastonbury Festival in South West England, Notting Hill Carnival, Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire and the Chelsea Flower Show. Sports fans can also visit the place during the famous soccer cups.

England is a country with a long history. Julius Caesar conquered it in 55 BC. Roman Emperor Hadriad built the Hadrian's wall to keep the country safe from northern Britain. Eventually the Romans left the land and moved on. The Anglo Saxons invaded Britain in 449 AD and named it Angle Land. King Arthur ruled the country and following that, the crown eventually went to the hands of the son of Ethelred William who was then crowned the king. There were frequent tussles for power. There was also an on-going war with France. England was a major part of the industrial revolution. After that, it played a part in the two world wars, following which it is now the present day England. It is one of the top countries in the world.

England, as a whole, is a very clean country with proper hygiene. Tap water from homes, restaurants and bars are safe to drink. It also has an extensive health care system and in case of medical emergencies one can call 999. The hospitals and clinics are open on all the days of the week. For minor ailments, there are pharmacists who can guide you with the medicines.

The common etiquettes include a handshake as a form of greeting someone. The English people are a bit formal in their approach. Dress code in England is not very strict as people can wear anything they want. But, it is better to dress decently in casuals or formals while going to any public place. Tipping is not that common in UK as in other countries, but is okay if someone wants to tip in the restaurants after a meal or to the cab drivers. The tourists are welcome to leave a pound or two as per their wish.

Make sure to pack your umbrella or raincoat as rains are pretty common here. Also carry an adaptor for your electronic appliances if you are from a non 230 volt country. The emergency number is 999 or 112. England is a safe place to visit and the crime rates are also low. But, while travelling at night, it is better to use licensed cabs or taxis.

The English are very cultured people, and they hold strong to their coherent traditions. It has been accented from the contributions of Asians, Afro-Caribbeans,├ŐMuslims and other immigrants. The official religion is Christianity under the Anglican Church or the Church of England. English is the official language used by everyone in England.

English cuisine and its specialities are famous all over the world, the most popular ones being the Beef Wellington, Steak and Kidney Pie and obviously, sandwich. Though English cuisine has been influenced by other countries like India and Italy, it still has a few authentic dishes like Fish and Chips, Roast dinner, Yorkshire Pudding, Cornish Pasty, Lancashire Hotpot and Ploughman's lunch. One must not miss the full English breakfast consisting of fried eggs, fried bacon, fried sausages, fried black pudding, fried bread, mushrooms, baked beans in tomato, scrambled eggs and toast and butter, accompanied by tea or coffee.


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