The country's biggest city and the capital of England, London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. For more information please refer to our guide covering London
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South of London
Greenwich, The Castles, Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury and Devon
Take a boat up the Thames from Westminster pier (near Westminster tube) and enjoy a guided tour of the buildings situated along the river on your way to Greenwich village. Alternatively you can take the overland train from Charring Cross Station or the Docklands Light rail from Tower Hill. At Greenwich you could enjoy a walk through the park and stand on the Meridian line. If the weather is good you may want to take a picnic basket along or you may fancy a meal in the village. A great day out for all ages!
You have a selection to choose from! Windsor Castle is approximately 20 minutes on the overland train from Waterloo Station. You can go on a tour through the castle and feast your eyes on the beautiful scenery. If you have an entire day to spend in the countryside why not take a train from Victoria Station to Leeds Castle. You can buy an all-inclusive ticket that will cover your train fare, bus ride to the Castle and the entrance. The castle itself is fairly modern but the gardens and the aviary are a must see. Be sure to wind your way through the maze and get yourself in a spin! You could also visit Hampton Court previously home to Henry the VIII and his unfortunate wives. It is about 15 miles from Waterloo. In the summer they have evening concerts - plan ahead and spend a romantic evening in the gardens.
Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath
- Salisbury is the village before famous Stonehenge. It is possible to catch a train from Waterloo to Salisbury and then go on to Stonehenge. You could also take a bus trip if you have a day to see Stonehenge and then move on to Bath. In Salisbury you can see the Salisbury Cathedral - an early English style Cathedral. Spend an hour wondering around and then move on to Stonehenge. Stonehenge
- Strange but wonderful the boulders and how they got there will keep you pondering for hours. Work on this monolithic sight was built around 3000 B.C. and still remains in place. A marvel considering the wear and tear it has been through in over 5000 years. You can pay to go near the boulders and you will also be given a headset for your own personal guided tour. Bath
- visit Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and have some tea in the Pump Room. England's own ancient Rome. The Baths were built in Bath in the first century A.D. The waters from the spring were a treat to te Roman regiments used to warmer climes than those of England. They are dedicated to the Celtic God of and Goddess Sulis Minerva. You can find out more at www.romanbaths.co.uk
Devon - County Devon is home of cream teas, rolling mountains stunning scenery. This is truly English Gentlemen countryside where you will see lovely homes in quaint villages coupled with nice ocean views and countryside walks. It is only a four- hour train trip from Paddington - make a weekend of it but be sure to hire a car to get around.
North of London
Wales, York and the Lake District
Visit the University and take a paddle down the river - try and go while the students are in Uni- more shops are open and the atmosphere is distinctly buzzing.
Cardiff is the capital, renowned for its Millennium Football stadium. Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and you will find a gorgeous countryside. Walk in the Snowdonia mountains and take a trip through the Pembrokeshire reserve.
This is a wonderful little town and warrants at least a one or two day visit. The Cathedral is awe- inspiring. They even offer ghost walks through the town to delight you - look out for the "town criers" and who will tell you where the next group will meet. You will also want to take a walk along the wall that surrounds the town and dates back to the days of the Vikings.
Situated between Manchester and Scotland, the Lake District is England's Alps. Terrific scenery, beautiful lakes and cute country inns dot the landscape. It is a major destination for the Brits on summer holidays for boating, hiking and country living and is much quieter in winter when the weather isn't so welcoming. Do bring warm clothing if visiting during the winter, as it is not uncommon to have snow.