If you are planning an overseas vacation, this may be the ideal time to visit England. However, if you wish to go outside of the period in which the Olympics are being held, there are still many attractions to see and things to do.
There are many attractions which are associated with England and which are known all over the world. Among the more famous ones are Big Ben, Harrods, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the Globe Theatre. There is something for everyone in an English vacation.
If you are interested in gardens and parks, England has some of the more celebrated gardens worthy of a visit. Many of these are designated heritage sites and boasts acres of beautiful gardens and a historical house or two. Among the more famous houses which could be included in your itinerary is Chatsworth House with over 300 years of gardening. Sissinghurst Castle Garden is another must see for garden lovers. It is known to be among the most romantic of English gardens and is the most visited. Its White Garden is world famous.
Stonehenge is probably the image best associated with England. It is located in the English county of Wiltshire and is probably the best known attraction located outside of London. It is a prehistoric stone circle which is believed to have been constructed around 3100BC. There continues to be a mystery as to why the stones were placed in the pattern in which they exist. It is widely believed that it was a center for pagan worship. It continues to be a much loved site in England.
For nature lovers, the Lake District and Windermere Lake is a must see. It is the largest natural lake in England and is 2 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep. The countryside surrounding Lake Windermere offers serious hiking opportunities for nature lovers. The area is also associated with well known children’s author and artist Beatrix Potter.
It would be inconceivable to visit England without sampling the various attractions in London. If you have a taste for high end shopping, a visit to Harrods is in order. If you wish to visit the various art galleries and museums, then the British Museum houses possibly the best Egyptology and the largest African collection in the world. An additional plus is that the visit is free.
England as a travel destination can offer many attractions which can make your vacation a most memorable one. If you do visit England for your vacation, you will be pleased to know that it has one of the best train networks in the world and so you will be able to travel around the country using the train in addition to other modes of transportation.