England Sightseeing

Southeast

London

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London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. To the lover of history no city can be more exciting. Every street, every building has a story to tell. Central London can be said to have three main areas. The city is the oldest, with its Roman walls, its Norman Tower of London and its fascinating narrow streets. The second area is Westminster, with its Royal Palaces, its Abbey and its government offices. While the West End, the third area, is the setting for fine shops and entertainment.

London Cruises
These are unique sightseeing tours on the famous River Thames, which flows through the heart of London.  An excellent way to see some of London's greatest landmarks and historic sights.


Outskirts of London

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There are countless places of interest to visit just a short distance from the city itself. For example, the eleventh century Windsor Castle, now the Queens weekend residence, or Hampton Court Palace, built in 1514 by Cardinal Wolsey and later given by him to Henry VIII.

Oxford
Oxford is Matthew Arnold's city of "dreaming spires" and is a university town par excellence, its streets dominated by the stone-built walls and quadrangles of its ancient colleges and, in term-time, by flocks of black-gowned undergraduates on foot or riding bicycles. You could also visit the quaint village of Woodstock. Blenheim Palace, richly furnished and containing many treasures, stands adjacent to Woodstock in a large park, which is always open to pedestrians. The building was designed in 1707 for first Duke of Marlborough and the park was landscaped by Capability Brown. In 1847 a famous member of the family, Sir Winston Churchill, was born here.

 

Central

Birmingham
Birmingham is Britain's second largest city and is situated right in the heart of England. Friendly, bustling and thriving, Birmingham is one of our most visited cities and welcomes visitors all year long. Whether you come to Birmingham on business or pleasure, you will be delighted by the variety of things to see and do. Home to the famous City of Birmingham Orchestra, and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham is a city of world-class culture. Discover Birmingham's history in the museums and art galleries, stroll through it's center and enjoy the diversity of shopping, from well known department stores to intriguing shopping malls and street markets.

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Cotswolds
Cotswolds is one of the finest areas of unspoiled countryside in England. It has a distinctive character all its own, created by the use of local honey-colored stone in its buildings and abundant dry-stone walls. It is the Cotswolds villages, though, that are the jewel in the Cotswold crown. The villages of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Painswick and Bourton-on-the-Water are world famous, but smaller villages like Stanton, Snowshill, Bisley offer true `local' character.

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Northwest

Manchester
Greater Manchester was the world's first industrial region. Its heritage is very much the story of working people - their design, inventions, innovations and products. Music, sport, festivals, carnivals and general revelry have always been an integral part of The People's Story and established Manchester's fame for a warm welcome. The area is unique with 30 museums and galleries - 60 miles of canals - 6 massive steam engines - 15 textiles collections - 42 traditional markets - thousands of acres of parks and countryside.

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Chester

When it comes to beautiful cities, Chester is one of the best and should be on every tourist’s 'must see' itinerary. The city comfortably ranks for charm alongside the cities of London, York, Bath and Edinburgh.  Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, much of the Roman influence remains and Chester's city walls are the most complete in Britain. In every corner of the city you are confronted with history, from the Roman amphitheatre, to the medieval half-timbered buildings. Chester Cathedral was founded as a Benedictine monastery over 900 years ago and attracts hundreds of thousand visitors per year.

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Southport

Southport is situated just 20 miles north of Liverpool on the coast.  It has beautiful beaches, stunning architechture and one of the oldest piers in the U.K. along with excellent restaurants, pubs and world class golf courses. The Botanic Gardens Museum has displays on the local shrimping industry as well as other local and natural history exhibits, a Victorian parlour and a doll collection. The Atkinson Art Gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints, and 20th-century sculpture. Steamport Transport Museum is possibly the largest center of its type in northwest England.