Visitors on their first trip or their hundredth journey overseas will find England a wonderful place to visit. Even though one may hear languages from all over the globe here, this is partially because the language barrier isn’t an issue for those who know English. Visitors visiting England for their first trip may just be interested in seeing a few of the country’s most famous landmarks, such as Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey, and Knightsbridge in London. They may also wish to stop at a university town. Among the activities tourists may choose to partake in are hiking on the moors, exploring the nooks and crannies of lovely communities, and researching their English ancestry. The top locations to visit in England have something to offer tourists of all interests and backgrounds.
1. The Lake District
The Lake District, located in Cumbria in northwest England houses the biggest national park in the U.K. The hilly area is popular for outdoor activities, including hiking and mountain climbing. Specialists estimate that more than 15 million tourists go there annually due to its popularity as a tourist attraction. The park houses Scafell Peak, England’s tallest mountain, and Windermere, the country’s largest lake. Others may take leisurely strolls through the valleys while reflecting on the poetry of William Wordsworth, an author from the 19th century, or ride a steam train through the picturesque area.
2. Saint Ives
St. Ives may have been a fishing village in the past, but it is now Cornwall’s sole port because of its coastal location. You may find Cornwall in the southwestern part of England. This attractive town with a population of approximately 12,000, is a popular vacation destination. In 2010 and 2011, people gave it the title of Best U.K. Seaside Town. To navigate the steep, winding, and cobblestone lanes surrounded by charming buildings that house stores and art galleries, you will need comfortable shoes.
Cambridge is a historic city tourists may find around 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of London. It is the location of the University of Cambridge, which students rank among the best educational institutions in the world. Locals established it in 1209, and now its students account for over 20 percent of the city’s total population of 123,000. After viewing the university, tourists may take a boat ride on the River Cam, see the Fitzwilliam Museum with its massive collection of antiquities, or stroll over the Mathematical Bridge, which some argue is superior to the bridges in Venice. All of these activities are available nearby.