Luscious landscapes, lively cities and quaint villages with country cottages and stately homes illustrate the vast cultural variety that characterises the different regions of England.
Areas in the South-East of England such as Kent are home to lovely blooming green gardens, as well as historical manners, palaces and castles; most notable is the famous Leeds Castle. In contrast, the South-West is lined with immense rugged coastlines, beautiful countryside and picturesque fishing villages, serving some of the freshest seafood in the UK. There is no better place to enjoy a Cream Tea than Cornwall, which produces deliciously rich clotted cream to pair with a scone.
Famous university cities Oxford and Cambridge are situated in the centre of England, and mix the traditional with the modern. Grand colleges, punting on the river and cream teas are mixed with a lively bar and club scene. Located nearby is the Cotswolds, an area renowned for its dreamy nature and idyllic villages that are perfect for a quiet weekend filled with leisurely strolls down narrow streets and afternoon tea in divine cafes.
The North of England has many vibrant cultural metropolises such as York, an ancient walled city with bustling shopping streets, and Liverpool, which in 2008 was named the City of Culture. From its days as the main docking station, to its major role in the Swinging Sixties, this city contains a great mix of history and culture, and continues to be an important destination for music fans.
Moving away from urban environments, the mountainous Lake District and Peak District are two of the most famous National Parks in England. They offer breath-taking views which can be admired either on foot or from one of England’s famous heritage railways that throwback to yesteryear. The varied green landscape holds many hidden gems making it the perfect location for nature lovers and avid walkers.
The hotels in England vary according to their location. The bigger cities in England offer modern hotels such as those from international chains, whereas, in rural areas, especially near the coast, you are likely to find smaller charming hotels. Alternatively, you can also find lovely superior country house hotels for something more luxurious. Whatever your requirements, we will do all we can to find the perfect accommodation for you and your clients.
Due to its status as one of the most famous prehistoric monuments, it is perhaps surprising that so much about it remains a mystery to this day. The fascinating structure was built over many hundreds of years by thousands of people and can be seen from miles around.
This unique, picturesque tidal island in Mount’s Bay Cornwall is a civil parish with buildings dating back to the 12th Century. It is linked to the town of Marazion by a granite manmade causeway, and can be accessed on foot or by boat. Once atop the summit visitors can look round the castle and discover its fascinating history.
All the rooms in this magnificent classic Victorian mansion are still decorated in the high-Victorian style as they would have been when occupied by the Charles family. Visitors can explore the grand family rooms and the comparatively modest servant quarters, before venturing into the colourful gardens and tranquil woodlands.
This charming Elizabethan village transports visitors back to times gone by with its gleaming white cottages and ancient fishing harbour. Its winding cobbled streets are almost completely pedestrianised, with the exception of sledges and donkeys used to transport goods to the village.
The magnificent royal residence was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since then Windsor Castle has been the residence of 39 monarchs and the diverse tastes of the castle’s royal occupants is evident throughout the lavish interiors. Today it is the favourite weekend residence of the Queen and is the largest inhabited castle in the world.
One of the leading examples of early English architecture, Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, famous for having the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 123m tall. The spire, however, is not its only claim to fame, as the cathedral also contains one of four remaining copies of the Magna Carta and displays the world’s oldest working mechanical clock.
Take in the magnificent mountain scenery, romantic secluded bays and atmospheric wooded areas on the Windermere Lake Cruise. All cruises make stops at popular local attractions located between the various piers, and the cruise ships offer amazing views, from both an indoor and outdoor seating area.
This beautifully intricate cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. The current building was completed in 1400 and is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world. The cathedral has several notable features such as an early set of misericords, an astronomical clock and the largest continuous vaulted ceiling in England.
This multiple greenhouse complex consists of two biomes: The Rainforest Biome and The Mediterranean Biome. Visitors can explore the world-famous indoor biomes to discover the spectacular range of plants, and the diverse environments and climates needed to facilitate their growth.
The former summer home and rural retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was built between 1845 and 1851. The house was designed by Prince Albert in conjunction with architect and builder Thomas Cubitt to resemble an Italian Renaissance palazzo, because the climate and panoramic views were reminiscent of the Bay of Naples.
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