England has a long and distinguished history in everything from technology to the arts. It’s easy for visitors to enjoy these achievements, especially in celebrated cities like Manchester, Bristol and, of course, London. Few people visit England without visiting its enigmatic capital. Inspiring icons like the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, along with some of the world’s best museums, should be on everyone’s itinerary. But the cosmopolitan streets and famous sights of London give way to quaint villages and green, rolling hills in the provincial counties of middle England, then into rugged mountain landscapes as you travel further north into the Pennines and the Lake District.

Of course, England is not only about heritage. The country has a finger on the pulse when it comes to food and fashion, and as transport links continue to improve, it’s never been easier to hop around England, from the beaches of the southern coast to the Medieval market towns along the Scottish border.

What to see & do in England

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England has a wealth of things to do and activities to try. You’ll no doubt start your adventure in one of England’s great cities, where arts and culture sit alongside heritage landmarks. But it’s not all history and culture – urban hubs are throbbing with redevelopments, as the outdated is replaced with the ever-more-advanced. Even museums have got in on this push into the future, with interactive displays appealing to...

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Where to shop & what to buy in England

If you’re looking for England’s best shopping, you should head to the big cities, where you’ll find designer department stores, trendy pop-up stalls and all-weather boutique arcades. The variety ensures there’s something for everyone, with plenty of bargains to be had if you browse for long enough. If your feet start suffering from the retail therapy, stop for a quick coffee or even a long lunch before you hit the...

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