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holidaying in england ~ an ideas guide to england

And did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England's mountains green? Well look at it this way, if current figures are anything to go by, itís more than likely. Englandís rich and privileged heritage ensures a respectable 30 million visitors to its shores each year. And thatís only visitors from overseas. The total says nothing of the millions of Scottish, Welsh and Irish holidaymakers England sees flooding over its borders each Summer. So yes, those feet in ancient times really did walk upon its mountains green, although itís fair to assume they didn't arrive here using the same budget airlines. Why do so many of our overseas visitors choose to holiday in England? Well thatís easy: England occupies a fairly meagre 50,000 square miles. Thatís roughly the same size as the state of Louisiana in America or Iceland. And can you seriously imagine either Iceland or Louisiana packing in such far-ranging history and a diverse geography? Whether you are looking for a beach holiday on the English Riviera in the South Of England, a major shopping experience in London, the great Night-Life in the North-East of England, the gentle beauty of the Cotswolds, the lofty, rugged splendour of the Peak District or the Arthurian romance of the Englandís potent West Coast your expectations are likely to have been shaped by a series of iconic images; images like Excalibur, the Battle of Hastings, the White Cliffs of Dover, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, Fish and Chips and Yorkshire Pudding, Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, Wembley Stadium and Old Trafford, Twickenham Rugby Ground and Lands End. So letís start by fleshing those images out Ö

Lake District Holidays

Lying entirely within the wild, craggy, open landscape of Cumbria, the Lake District is One of Englandís few mountainous regions. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the Park.

Devon

Devon enjoys some of the longest coastal stretches in the UK. Famous for its cream tea, the county also lays claim to what many now describe as the English Riviera at Torquay and Paington ~ Devon Holidays

Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are known throughout England and the rest of the world for their rolling, gentle hillsides, their English gardens, thatched-roofed houses and for delightful spa towns like Bath

Cornwall

Steeped in myth and legend, the romantic and eeply magical Cornwall offers an enviable range of beaches and resorts including Newquay, Penzance St Ives and Falmouth. Great for visits to King Arhur's castle at Tintagel ~ Cornwall Holidays

Northumberland

Newcastle - the Angel of the North. If you're looking for great nightlife and great shopping then a week in Newcastle is ideal. Hadrians Wall, the Cheviot Hills and the Scottish Border. A highway to heaven ~ Northumberland Holidays

West Country

Bath, with its world famous hot springs and sumptuous Georgian Architecture and Bristol with its magnificent port are amongst highlights that include historical towns like Dorchester. Seaside resorts can be found at Poole and Bournemouth

Yorkshire Dales

Bronte Country. The characteristic green scenery and upland pastures separated by dry-stone walls and grazed by sheep and cattle is famous for are its 'U' and 'V' shaped valleys

London

No introduction necessary. The number one city break destination in Europe as over 10 million vistors arrive in the capital every year. Attractions include the British Museum, the Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace and London Tower

North East Lincolnshire

The East Coast of England is not only famous for the vibrant fishing industries to be found at Hull and Grimsby but also for the great family enjoyment to be found in its small but delightful seaside resorts

North West England

The North-West of England comprises Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Great for visits to the seaside resorts of Blackpool, Morecambe and Southport, a visit to the Liverpool Beatles Museum

Shakespeare Country

Stratford Upon Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, but the jaw-dropping history of Warwick Castle is still attracting droves of overseas visitors each year. The ultimate English castle experience

Peak District

With its delightful sandstone spa-towns like Buxton and Matlock Bath and their deep, mysterious caverns and lofty peaks, Derbyshire is home to the British Isle's first National Park. From well-dressings to medieval markets - it's all here

Norfolk Broads

England's largest protected wetlands with over 125 miles of navigable waterways making it perfect for a boating holiday. The rustic unspoiled villages and market towns gives holiday-makers a chance to sample local food and good beer

Jurassic Coast

95 miles of spectacular coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks that record 185 million years of the World's history. A World Heritage Site that also takes in Thomas Hardy's mythical Wessex ~ Dorset Coast Holidays

Isle of Wight

Fantastic family holiday island located in the English Channel off the South Coast. As England's most southerly point the Isle of Wight enjoys a warm and sunny micro-climate with beaches, attractions and heritage

East Riding of Yorkshire

Dracula country. Bram Stoker stayed in the Royal Hotel on the western side of untamed fishing village, Whitby while writing his famous novel. The ruinous Abbey sitting on Whitby's East Cliff provides a magnificent gothic reminder

New Forest

The New Forest was created as a royal forest by William I in 1079 for the private hunting of deer and has existed in its present state, almost unchanged, since its appearence during the stone age. Great for more gentle adventure holidays

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