General Information

England, the largest country in the United Kingdom, borders Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.  It is known to be one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the world, with its remarkable history, many attractions, and well established infrastructure.  Wherever one looks there are grand buildings, ancient churches and interesting museums.  England has a variety of people, religions and cultures.

Despite being an island, England is easily one of the most accessible countries on earth to get to.  With its international airports including the world's busiest, Heathrow Airport and excellent ferry connections, getting to this great country is not a problem.  The best time to visit is in the summer months between June and September when the daylight hours are long.  Winters tend to be cold and damp, and generally not the prettiest time to visit, however snowfalls can be magical.  The northern and western parts of England generally see the worst of the weather, while the south and southeast are warmer and dryer, particularly around London and Brighton areas.

Transport within England is easily navigable and a train ride through the English countryside is a highlight and something every tourist should undertake.  England is a compact country in which you are never far from the next town, and therefore the next pub!  

England is steeped in history with there being some area's that have hardly changed in two centuries.  From colourful cottage flower beds and lovingly tended inner-city allotments to the serenely landscaped estates of grand English houses and botanical gardens, England has something for everyone.

Activities in England

There are many activities and attractions in England.  Some of the major sights include the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Oxford’s university colleges, Salisbury Cathedral and the Brighton Royal Pavilion.

Tourists can also enjoy hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities around the country, with easy walk and cycle paths.

England has some great beach resorts like BrightonBlackpool and Bournemouth, as well as top surfing beaches like Newquay.  The nightlife is never dull in this country with its pubs, old inns, trendy cocktail bars, café-bars and nightclubs.

England also has some unique natural environments, as part of its Eco-tourism industry:

  • Eden Project in Cornwall
  • The Lake District, a national park with hills and lakes, including Windermere, the largest lake in England
  • The Peak District, a national park in Derbyshire
  • Dartmoor and Exmoor, national parks in Devon
  • The New Forest, a rural forest park in Hampshire
  • The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site in Dorset and Devon
  • The Broads in Norfolk
  • The National Forest, covering parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire
  • Center Parcs, a European network of rural holiday parks, dotted all over the country

Please see the activities directory for more information on what is on offer.

Accommodation in England

England offers a wide variety of accommodation options from Bed & Breakfasts, Self-catering units, camping, Hotels to staying in grand old Castles.  Please see the Accommodation Directory for more information on what is available.

Business Directory

The England Information Directory offers a broad range of information on accommodation, activities, restaurants and businesses in England.  Please view the Business Directory for more information, or add your own free business listing

There are approximately 16,000 bars and pubs in London itself, while restaurants serve an ever increasing number of exotic dishes thanks to the country’s multicultural input.