Picture-perfect and packed with history, England is a delightful country to explore. From its rolling green hills to its beautiful coastlines, the country is small, making it easy to get around to see its many magnificent tourist attractions.
It’s capital, London, is a cosmopolitan, buzzing city with over 2,000 years of history, evident in familiar landmarks such as the iconic Big Ben clock tower and Westminster Abbey. Outside of London, there’s the picturesque countryside, home to many national treasures including Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, the stunning coastal town of Bath, the Cotswolds, Leeds, The Lake District and the university towns of Oxford and Cambridge. The people are warm and friendly, and the pubs are a fabulous opportunity to meet the locals and see how they live. And the food is glorious, especially the dairy products – you haven’t lived till you’ve enjoyed a scone with clotted cream!
Why visit England
In England, tradition and modern technology live happily together.
History is everywhere, found in castles, old villages and in Stonehenge.
Afternoon tea is an art form and a tradition – not to be missed.
England’s breathtaking coastline includes Cornwall’s beautiful beaches and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
The Lake District’s unsurpassed beauty must be seen to be believed.
English football, cricket, tennis and rugby are all legendary – and great sports to watch live.
This extraordinary, beautiful little country is where tradition is very much a part of everyday life, creativity is a given, and education is revered. Let Thompsons Holidays put together an unforgettable trip to England for you, your partner, the family or a group of friends.Browse our fantastic selection of holiday packages to England and book now.
Things to do in England
With so much to do and see, England really delivers the goods when it comes to holidaypackages. See the sights that tell the story of England’s fascinating history and heritage, discover the beauty of the countryside, the charm of little villages and the excitement of busy cities. Explore the windswept glory of Dartmoor, experience Yorkshire hospitality in York and explore Cornwall’s 12th-century Norman castle.
History aside, there are countless shops and restaurants wherever you go, quaint pubs where you can enjoy a pint of beer and chat to the locals, familiar sights to see that you’ve yearned to visit and exciting attractions, like the London Eye, just begging to be added to your bucket list.
Things to do in England
Visit Stradford-Upon-Avon, the 16th-century birthplace of Shakespeare.
Immerse yourself in the history of England’s oldest and most famous university cities, Oxford and Cambridge.
Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of London from Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.
Explore some of England’s beautiful castles, in Windsor, Leeds and the Cotswolds.
See the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Discover the ancient site of Stonehenge.
Visit Liverpool, the hometown of the Beatles.
Take a cruise in the Lake District.
Travel to see the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
Visit Canterbury Cathedral.
Explore this fascinating country on a tour with Thompsons Holidays. Browse our packages below and get in touch with us to arrange your unforgettable English holiday.
England is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).During the winter monthsEngland is2 hours behind South Africa and in the summer (last Sunday in March to thelast Saturday in October),1 hour behind South Africa.
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