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      Start planning your England getaway today with this free vacation guide. Inside you will learn all that you need to know to prepare for the ultimate English adventure.

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    All About England

    It’s time to get your crown ready and discover the magic of England. Explore London, the capital of England, and experience its influence on the arts with a variety of galleries, libraries and museums. Tour or spend the night in ancient castles, visit the ever-popular TV and film locations of Downton Abbey, Bridgerton or customize your own Harry Potter tour. As a bonus, you can extend your travels to the rest of the British Isles – Ireland, Scotland and Wales – quite easily from England.

    The weather in England is temperate year-round. Late spring and early fall weather are mild and offer fewer crowds than during the peak summer season.

    Capital of England:

    London

    Languages:

    English

    Major Airports:

    London Heathrow

    Time Zone:

    +5 Ahead of U.S. Eastern Time Zone​

    Currency in England:

    Pound sterling (£)

    Entry Requirements:

    Valid Passport

    Voltage:

    230-volt (Type F plug, also works with plug C)​

    Best Time to Visit:

    Late spring and early fall.

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    Regions & Areas

    London

    A modern-day metropolis and one of the best cities in the world, London is packed with world-class museums, monuments, cathedrals, palaces, theaters, and pubs across all of its 32 boroughs.

    The Cotswolds

    Stunning quaint villages and market towns built from honey-colored stone. Villages include Chipping Campden, popular hamlet Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bampton.

    Lake District

    Glittering lakes and hills dot the landscape of this area. Mountains to hike, lakes to cruise and sights to see inspired William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

    Dover & Southeast England

    The imposing Dover Castle, famous White Cliffs, lush Sissinghurst Gardens, hill town of Rye and historic site of the Battle of Hastings.

    Historical Adventure of England & Scotland
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    Regions & Areas

    Devon & Cornwall

    Spirited peninsula littered with prehistoric ruins, plus the seaside resort towns of Penzance and St. Ives, King Arthur’s supposed Tintagel Castle, the tip of England at Land’s End and The Eden Project.

    England’s Great West Way

    Based on ancient routes, The Great West Way is a 500-mile touring route between London and Bristol. On this route, you’ll traverse Windsor with its Royal Castle, the beautiful countryside of Berkshire and Avebury amongst others before reaching the historic city of Bath with its Roman history and Georgian & Regency-style architecture before finally arriving in the port city of Bristol, an up and coming city with a great food scene, and a very famous local artist; Banksy.

    York

    Walled medieval town with a grand Gothic cathedral, excellent museums (Viking, Victorian, Railway) and an atmospheric old center.

    Oxford & Cambridge

    Visit one, or both, of the most prestigious universities in England. Oxford, a stately university town with 38 colleges, is also known as the City of Dreaming Spires. Home also to the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace. Cambridge for many is England’s best university town!

    st. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. England
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    Regions & Areas

    Canterbury

    A Cathedral city in the South East of England and the headquarters of the Church of England.

    Portsmouth

    Revitalized shipbuilding city with top nautical sights at the Historic Dockyard, plus Roman ruins and stately Arundel Castle nearby.

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Shakespeare’s hometown and top venue for seeing his plays performed.

    Liverpool

    Rejuvenated port city and the Beatles’ hometown.

    Canterbury, England - A shot looking up one of the many beautiful canals of Canterbury. This city can be found in the South East of England and is extremely popular with tourists from all over the world. Tourists can take punting tours on the canal.
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      Accommodations

      B&Bs

      Relax in the English countryside in a family-owned Bed & Breakfast.

    • The futuristic spires of City of London Square Mile financial district skyscrapers overlooking the River Thames Embankment and Tower of London, UK.
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      Accommodations

      Hotels

      We’ll suggest preferred partner properties with a wide range of options, from old-style charm, historic, and boutique to modern and luxury.

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      Accommodations

      Castles

      Choose from authentic and modern castles to enhance your visit to England.

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      Food & Drink

      Fish and Chips – When one thinks of Great Britain’s culinary offers, this would be one of the staples that come to mind. The chips, or fries for us Americans, are shorter than traditionally found in the States, but much “fluffier,” if you will. The fish will almost always be fresh and generally locally caught.

      Afternoon Tea – A great British institution, Afternoon Tea is a must for your trip! Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves and sweet treats. Enjoyed with a cup of English Tea or a glass of something bubbly if you prefer!

      Pies & Pasties – The British are very fond of these. Cornish Pasties and Shepherd’s Pie would be two of the best known.

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      Food & Drink

      Sunday Roast – So-called because it normally is served on a Sunday but in many pubs around England you will find this on offer every day. Usually consisting of roasted meat, roast or mashed potatoes served with stuffing, gravy and a selection of vegetables.

      English Gin – Although Gin is a growing trend around the world, it has been popular in England for a long time. Gin & Tonic originates from when English people in India, to ward off Malaria, used bitter quinine dissolved in water with added sugar to sweeten it. With Gin added, it was a lot more palatable and tasty so the G&T was born.

      English Beer and Ale – There are many producers of beer and ale in England. Some of them are big international brands but there are many local producers with a lot of the pubs having their own brew.

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      Attractions & Points of Interest

      With geothermal baths, stunning scenery, vibrant cities and historic castles, England has plenty of attractions for every type of traveler.

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      Attractions & Points of Interest

      Landscapes & Scenery

      • The White Cliffs of Dover
      • The Lake District
      • Devon and Cornwall
      • The Cotswolds
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      Attractions & Points of Interest

      Historical

      • Stonehenge
      • Tower of London
      • Hampton Court Palace
      • Roman Baths
      • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
      • Hadrian’s Wall
      • Buckingham Palace
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      Attractions & Points of Interest

      Castles

      • Highclere Castle
      • Windsor Castle
      • Leeds Castle
      • Tintagel Castle
      • Bolsover Castle
      • Warwick castle
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      Tenon Recommends

      London

      • Liz Pinto loves Harrods Tea Rooms for a fun way to spend the afternoon trying teas & pastries!
      • One of Maggie Lunde’s favorite stops is Sketch, great for afternoon tea or one of the four restaurants.
      • Tucked into a very traditional British Hotel located opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, Liz Aungier says Rubens at the Palace is a great place to stay or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea.
      • Hit up Kensington Palace, home of the young royals, for a great royal palace experience and garden tour. Liz Aungier loves the exhibitions there, which have included Princess Diana’s dresses and Royal family photos, some of which have never been published.
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      Tenon Recommends

      London

      • The Tower of London comes highly recommended by Liz Aungier. A great experience for the whole family, it is also a World Heritage Site. Get up close to the Crown Jewels and learn about this imposing fortress in the city.
      • The Tower Bridge Experience is another great one for the family. Learn all about the design and construction of this famous bridge and Liz Aungier dares you to lay down on the glass floor and look down at all the people walking far below!
      • For a great way to see the Cotswolds in an efficient way, Janet Dudley loved Rabbies Cotswolds tour from London.
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      Tenon Recommends

      Plymouth

      • Liz Aungier thinks you should add the Plymouth Gin Experience to your list. The oldest working gin distillery, dating from 1793 in the historic port city of Plymouth, offers a great tour finished off with a tasting, of course!

      Hampshire

      • According to Liz Aungier, the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery is just a beautiful place to visit. Set in the beautiful grounds of an old paper mill, discover the exotic botanicals used to create this world-famous gin. She highly recommends the cocktail making masterclass, which she says is “absolutely great fun!!!”
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      Tenon Recommends

      Cornwall

      • Medieval castle and church, garden, coastal island community dating to the 12th century, Liz Aungier says there’s lots to explore at St Michael’s Mount.
      • For an absolutely one-of-a-kind experience, Liz Aunguer recommends a stay at the Bodmin Jail Hotel. Don’t worry, the rooms are quite luxurious, and you can leave whenever you like.

      Kent/Canterbury

      • Made famous by Chaucer’s Tales of the same name, Janet Dudley thinks this is such a great destination, she recommends the whole thing, but in particular the Cathedral, Leeds Castle, and Hever Castle.
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    Insider Tips

    • Best Time To Visit

      Best Time To Visit

      The weather in England is temperate year-round. Late spring and early fall weather are mild and offer fewer crowds than during the peak summer season.

    • What To Pack

      What To Pack

      The weather in England is temperate year-round.

    • Language

      Language

      English

    • Travel

      Travel

      A valid passport is required to travel to England.

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    Getting Around

    You’ll have a few transportation options to choose from when traveling around England.

    • Car Rentals

      Car Rentals

      Driving yourself around England brings the convenience of personal transport and allows you to control what you see and how long you spend at each location. They drive on the left side of the road in England. An international driving permit (IDP) is not required to drive a rental car in England, but you will have to have a valid US driver’s license.

    • Train

      Train

      England is very well connected by rail and it is possible to tour around totally by rail both to city and rural locations. Choose between standard rail services or choose an overnight sleeper train for a different experience!

    • Private Driver

      Private Driver

      Hiring a private driver offers another way of getting around England without the hassle of maneuvering the roads. It also adds an extra element of personal service to your vacation. With Tenon, you can choose to have a private driver for your entire trip or just a portion of it.

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    Special Events

    • London Fashion Weeks – February and September
    • Queen’s Birthday and Parade – Every June
    • Summer Solstice from Stonehenge – Every June
    • Wimbledon – Every June / July
    • Notting Hill Carnival – Every August
    • Bonfire Night – November 5
    Ribblehead viaduct Yorkshire England
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    • Road Trips

      Why You Should Hire a Private Driver in England

    • Travel Tips

      The Difference Between the British Isles, United Kingdom & Great Britain

    • Travel Tips

      18 Need To Know British Slang Terms

    • Travel Tips

      How to Plan a Trip to England, Ireland and Scotland

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