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England United Kingdom

INTRODUCTION About the size of the state of Alabama, England is the largest and most populous constituent country of the United Kingdom, where it's inhabitants make up more than 84 percent of United Kingdom's total population. It has also come to be known for its energetic cities with an abundance of attractions and wild nightlife pleasantly contrasted with a lush and peaceful countryside.

We recognize England as the home of many famous rock stars: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie to name a few. Also, influential writers such as Shakespeare once called this country home.

England is rich in cultural history and continues to maintain great castles and historic homes for visitors to see. Also, Stonehenge, The Tower Bridge, Big Ben and many English pubs are sights and experiences visitors enjoy upon visiting.

Some of the Major towns and cities include:

Amesbury

Bath

Birmingham?

Brighton

Canterbury

Coventry?

Dudley

Leeds?

Liverpool

London

Manchester

Newcastle Upon Tyne?

Oxford

Salisbury

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stoke-on-Trent?

Winchester

Wolverhampton?

York?

HISTORY

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Anyone who spends any extended period of time in England would begin to understand the local fixation on the weather, although it is generally considered to have a mild climate. The least welcoming months for visitors are November to February. It's very cold and the days are much shorter. March and October are better in comparison because they have more daylight, but it can still be pretty nippy outside. April to September are the best months to visit England. Most sights are open and more people are around milling about. July and August are the busiest months for the country and should be avoided if at all possible. Popular cities like Oxford and York, along with national parks and coastlines are unbelievably crowded over the course of these months.

ATTRACTIONS

From historic castles and homes, museums and galleries to nature reserves and parks, England hosts a unique array of incredible visitor attractions.

The following is a list of the top 20 paid visitor attractions in England. You may notice the popularity of animals, gardens and parks or the fondness for culture and history. But most of all, each of these sites are fun and exciting for the whole family!

British Airways London Eye; Tower of London; Pleasureland Theme Park, Southport; Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth; Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, Yorkshire; Legoland, Windsor; Windermere Lake Cruises, Cumbria; New Metroland Theme Park, Newcastle;Eden Project, Cornwall; Chester Zoo; Drayton Manor Family Theme Park, Staffordshire; Canterbury Cathedral;Kew Gardens, London; Westminster Abbey, London; Windsor Castle; London Zoo; Roman Baths, Bath Tatton Park, Cheshire; Stonehenge, Wiltshire; St Paul's Cathedral, London

  • Source: Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions

England 2004

If you are staying in the countryside, you should visit some major cities but also some castles that scatter the land and are magnificent to view.

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