BESPOKE TRAVEL ENGLAND
England has a deep-rooted history that oozes from every corner of the country.
The villages, towns & cities, monuments, castles, palaces and cathedrals have all built up over the centuries and have seen bloody battles, political milestones, religious strife and historic royal occasions. The land, mainly low hills and plains, has experienced human life since the Stone Age and breathes a million secrets. The country and it’s people have an eccentric charm which only adds to the wonderful experience of visiting England. There are some wonderful museums and art galleries to visit from small ones on historic sites, to the larger ones in the main cities. There is a very strong sense of history and culture throughout the country. Whatever it is you would like to see or do in England, our team of destination experts will be able to arrange it for you.
England is full of variety and offers something for everyone regardless of age. Grandparents, children and everyone in between can enjoy a whole host of fun activities and luxurious adventure itineraries both in the cities and the countryside. Days can be spent sight seeing, going on cultural trips, shopping, eating out in world class restaurants, trips to the theater in the heart of ‘theater land’ in London followed by traveling to the countryside and taking trips to the seaside, visiting castles, cathedrals and museums or just exploring deep into the beautiful countryside on foot. England has some fabulous country houses to rent and LTR has the best of those on offer at its finger tips. These are ideal places to base yourselves for a very special family reunion or other celebration.
A trip to England really is like a journey through history but not one that is boring and fusty but an exciting one seeing medieval fortresses, maybe a visit to Stonehenge (one of the wonders of the world and the best known prehistoric monument in Europe), a visit to Hadrian’s Wall (a World Heritage site that stretches 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the most beautiful land in England) and trips to see one of the many historic castles or palaces dotted around the country. Of course it is important not to ignore the modern culture and to enjoy the latest architecture in London and Manchester and perhaps a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall.
If you enjoy visiting gardens, there are some fabulous ones to visit in England, which are part of large estates either still family run or that have been taken over by the National Trust. For those who love the great outdoors, a trip to the Lake District, England’s largest National Park, offers a host of things to do. Home to Scafell Pike, it’s highest mountain and Wastwater, it’s deepest lake. A wonderful place to go and enjoy a luxury adventure vacation. For golf lovers, there are some fabulous golf courses to play on such as the Royal Birkdale Golf Club and Sunningdale Golf Club among many others.
There are glorious stately homes nestled deep in among thousands of acres of stunning, beautifully maintained private land. These have been lovingly restored to include all the luxuries of the 21st Century and offer a perfect base from which to explore the beauty of the English countryside. If you are looking to enjoy luxury travel in England, these are the perfect place to stay.
When is the best time to travel to England?
We are very lucky in England to have four distinct seasons which show the country off in very different ways. Summer remains the most popular time to travel to England but largely due to that being holiday season and the easiest time for families to travel together. The weather is much warmer during the summer months and being further south, England is usually a little warmer than Scotland. The days are longer and BBQs become popular with everyone enjoying balmy evenings outside until the sun sets and the temperature drops. Christmas and New Year are also wonderful times to visit England and then you are able to enjoy cosy evenings in front of log fires as the nights draw in and the weather drops outside. Spring and Autumn are also fabulous times to visit as in Spring the daffodils coming out and the trees beginning to grow their leaves is such a joy after a hard winter and in Autumn there are plenty of cool, clear, crisp days with the sun shining on the golden leaves on the trees. Some tourist attractions are only open during the summer months which is something to consider when planning when to visit England.
Which are the main tourist attractions in England to visit?
This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many wonderful tourist attractions to visit in England. Obviously London has lots to offer any visitor whatever your interests with Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and boating on the River Thames amongst the most popular sites to see. Stonehenge in Wiltshire draws a huge number of visitors each year to visit the most well-known prehistoric monument in Europe. There are wonderful beaches on the south coast in Devon and Cornwall that are well worth spending a day or two at if you have small children. Also, worth a visit is Chester Zoo, Longleat and The Eden project. When we organize our bespoke itineraries we try and include visits to lesser known attractions and sites that don’t have so many tourists and are slightly off the beaten track.
Which is the most popular part of England to visit?
The Cotswolds is extremely popular with its pretty yellow sandstone villages and rolling countryside. It offers the quintessential English experience to anyone visiting with quaint little antique shops, some wonderful restaurants and great gastro pubs. There are some stunning large country houses to rent in the Cotswolds too from where you can enjoy everything on offer in the comfort of ‘your own home’. The Lake District is also very popular although quite some distance from London if you’re arriving into Heathrow from abroad. The scenery is stunning and there are some beautiful walks, the lakes themselves and you can discover the world of Beatrix Potter. Cornwall is extremely popular particularly with those who live in England. There are wonderful beaches and some great surfing but in the summer holidays they can become very overcrowded and the small windy lanes difficult to navigate when driving about.
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