Many people that visit England will simply fly in to London, take in all of its magnificent sites and then fly out again. What a shame this is. Whilst London is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world, there is so much more to see in England. Furthermore, with it being such a small country it never takes too long to get anywhere.
If you are wondering where the best places to visit in England are, then check out our top three here.
Just an hour from London, Cambridge is a beautiful city famed for its world leading University. Indeed the university buildings are magnificent and many are open to visitors allowing you to get inside and soak up some of the history of this renowned establishment. Cambridge is also famous for its punting experiences and no trip to Cambridge would be complete without having a go at punting on the River Cam!
In the north of England the town of Harrogate is the perfect setting for a leisurely few days. The town is just the perfect size to stroll around with some great boutique shops and plenty of fantastic places to grab some great food and drink. Harrogate is also blessed with lots of open space; the vast Stray is the ideal place to grab a picnic and have a lazy afternoon and Valley Gardens is a lovely place to stroll around with an ice cream and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers.
The biggest city in the north, Manchester is a buzzing place with plenty going on for visitors. It has some fantastic museums including The Imperial War Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry and the National Football Museum. The quirky northern quarter has some brilliant bars and restaurants and the city has many great live music venues. Shopping in Manchester is first class with large department stores like Harvey Nichols and Selfridges as well as the indie Afflecks where you can pick up some one off items in its boutique stores.