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England, United Kingdom.

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date”.

-William Shakespeare

England, located within the United Kingdom, is home to fragrant English gardens full of roses with all colours, tweeting birds singing their songs and seas of bright green.

Some of the most well-known people come from this little country which borders both Scotland and Wales including William Shakespeare, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Charles Dickens, J.R.R Tolkien, J.K Rowling, Bronte Sisters, Isaac Newton, the list goes on and on. Many of the much-loved novels read to this day were written by English writers.

The Beatles, a world famous 60s rock band were also from England.  The band started their career in Liverpool, before long they were known all around the world and soon became one of the most influential bands of all time.  At their prime fans followed them everywhere and would scream down the streets after them in what was named ‘Beatlemania’.

As summer arrives in England so do many famous festivals, parks and beaches all hold many live music events and concerts which attract visitor from all over the world, one of the most famous and long standing is the Glastonbury music festival, a 3-day festival held in Glastonbury, Somerset.  It is the largest greenfield music festival in the world and hundreds of famous artists perform here each year.

Many say that the festival itself is like going to a whole new country! shows, bands, fairs, stalls, people in fancy dress there is so much going on and so much to see with each field filled with different themed events.

Although the event is held in summer you can’t always guarantee the weather, it has been known in the past to turn into a mud bath with very heavy rain, this however has never stopped the festival goes having fun and many can be seen on the TV running and sliding through it all!

There is a total of 48 counties in England alone including Greater London and the Isle of Sicily, the capital of England and the United Kingdom is London which is situated in the Southeast and although it is a city it is also close to some of England’s most stunning beaches Brighton, Clacton on Sea, Climping and Southend on Sea to name a few.

The flag that represents England is the St Georges flag which is white with a red cross, this is also included on the union jack the flag which represents the whole of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland

Top 5 places to visit in Enlgand

 

Stonehenge

Stone Henge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

Stonehenge is located on the edge of Amesbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. It is an ancient formation of huge stone rectangle blocks stood up high on their feet. Though scientists and archaeologists have some theories of how this amazing formation of stone was constructed the actual truth may remain a secret for the rest of time.

Many people have various beliefs that the site is sacred and has some kind of meaning, each stone weighs upwards of 25 tonnes and stands a staggering 13ft high! The site has an estimated age of around 3000bc and is definitely a great place to visit in England.

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Lake District

Lake District, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

The Lake District is located in Cumbria, United Kingdom. The site is a large mountain range with valleys that are mainly filled with water to form lakes, there are 16 lakes in total with Windermere being the largest with an area of 5.7 square miles. There are around 150 high peaks located here, the highest being Scafell Pike with a height of 3206ft.

The area gets around 18 million visitors a year and is extremely popular for outdoor fanatics, it has 1000s of walking routes, boating hire, kayaking, quad biking, cycling and many more outdoor activities.

The area is well known for being home to the famous Beatrix Potter the writer and author of Peter Rabbit.

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London City

London City, United Kingdom.

London is the United Kingdoms capital city and is home to 8.7 million people at the time of writing this, London is jam packed with places to see such as the Big Ben clock, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, The London Eye and many more.

It is the largest financial city in the world and the most visited city annually; it is a leading city in many global advancements such as professional services, transportation and has the worlds 5th largest GDP and houses one of the worlds most valuable real estates.

The hotel and accommodation in this city is limitless with cheap and cheerful B&B’s to high end luxury rooms available across the city. The cuisine in London is also of an un-limited nature with fast food stores located on most high streets and countless restaurants to choose from such as the famous Restaurant Gordon Ramsay that boasts 3 Michelin stars the highest possible rating.

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Cornwall

Cornwall Beach, United Kingdom

Cornwall, United Kingdom is located on the farthest south west coast of England, there are many beautiful beaches spread around the coast and with the location being hit by the ocean that comes directly from the Gulf of Mexico it boasts the highest temperatures in the UK annually which rarely reach bellow 0 even in winter time.

The coasts of Cornwall are well know for attracting wind surfers, sun seekers and millions of surfers to its beaches through out the year, the most well know being Newquay.

With a population of 555,000 and an a 14.7 million daily visit it’s easy to see the business and financial success is heavily tourist reliant with many hotels, restaurants, local bars, tour buses, tour boats and outdoor activity companies all setting up purely to tap into the tourism market here.

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Peak District

Peak District, England.

Peak District National Park, England is a large area of woodland, lakes and walking routes. It’s a protected area with millions of visitors coming to the site annually to enjoy the green views and fresh air. The park first became in 1951 and aside from it’s name it does not have any high peak mountains but rather rounded hill tops with the highest being around 636m.

The area covers a whopping 555 square miles of land and on of the most interesting facts is about Ladybower reservoir built in 1945, a large dam was constructed in the Village of Derwent and blocking the Derwent River which subsequently flooded the valley covering the village which still sits at the bottom of the reservoir to this day.

A large draught in 1996 revealed the villages remains, footage can be found on YouTube.

The place with the most hotels that is also closet the the centre of the park is Bakewell this location provides a close proximity in all directions and provides high chance of finding vacancy.

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Coasts of England

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach, England, United Kingdom

Bournemouth Beach is located in Bournemouth on the far south west of Enlgand, United Kingdom. The beach is well known for its soft white sand and with Bournemouth being down on the bottom edge of England the sun shines much hotter here than the rest of the UK.

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Newquay Beach

Newquay Beach, England, United Kingdom.

Newquay Beach, Cornwall, is a beach in Newquay on the South West coast of England, United Kingdom. The beach is famous for surfing and hosting various events such as red bull skate competitions. The area was flooded with tourists in camp sites and hotels for the 1999 total eclipse of the sun.

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Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach, England, United Kingdom.

Porthcurno beach, Cornwall is one of the most beautiful beaches in England, with soft white sand and warm seas from the gulf of Mexico the area boasts some of the highest temperatures across the United Kingdom and temperature rarely falls bellow zero even in winter.

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