England, part of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offers a wealth of regions to visit in addition to London.
This region of England offers a variety of historical and adventure activities, beautiful landscapes, coasts and cultural sites. Popular stops include:
Brighton, known as Little London by the sea; Bath, a National Heritage City discovered by the Romans; and Bristol, located at the heart of the South West, which is a great base from which to explore the region.
The Devon area has a few university towns, including Exeter, and offers excellent seaside resorts, walking opportunities, historical sites and dolphin spotting. Other towns in this region include Exmoor, Dartmoor, Plymouth and Torquay.
The Cornwall region is an excellent place to enjoy the rugged coast and hang ten on the surfboard. Walking opportunities also abound. Towns to visit include Newquay and St. Ives (surfing spots) as well as Penzance, Sennen and Zennor. Don’t miss stopping at Land’s End, the very tip of England and the must-see Stonehenge, located 2 miles outside of Amesbury in Wiltshire.
Heart of England
The center region of England offers a variety of cultural and historic sites ranging from cities like Manchester and Liverpool to fabled shires such as Nottingham. And don’t forget the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon or the Cotswold region in Gloucestershire.
The north of England offers many excellent stops on your way to Scotland including the university town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the town of York and the Yorkshire Moores, the Lakes District and Isle of Mann on the west coast.
The Lakes District sits just under the Scottish border in Cumbria County. This breathtaking region envelops you with its magnificent lakes, mountains and valleys. If you’re Scotland bound, it’s a terrific and peaceful stop where you can go hiking, climbing or just unwind.