By Allison Schroeder
Web Content Assistant Manager
From the culture to its landmarks, England is one of the most desirable places for American tourists to visit.
The land is filled with historically rich culture, people, foods, and landmarks that entices the tourists in all of us, especially me. I compiled a list of places I recommend, and one of my good friends recommended, to help you find what should go on your “to go” list.
A beautiful place to visit, Hampshire is home to Downton Abbey’s famous Highclere Castle, alongside Osborne House, Winchester Cathedral, and several museums. Hampshire was also the home of the famous English writer, Jane Austen.
So, whether you are a fan of British literature or not, there are sites for you to see when visiting Hampshire!
Dorset Coast, or otherwise known as Jurassic Coast, is a World Heritage Site located along the English Channel in southern England. Besides the beautiful coastline, you can also visit Corfe Castle and take in the history.
One of my best friends who currently resides in England said this was one of her favorite places to recommend to visitors.
Brighton is one of the places many English head to for a relaxing vacation at the beach. They also have other sites like the Pier, Royal Pavilion, a viewing tower, and museums.
YouTube star, Zoe Sugg, lived in Brighton for a while and had made many other tourists more aware of this spot, but the tourism and local life is great there.
Attention all Harry Potter fans, Watford is home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Inside, you will find everything from the Hogwarts castle, costumes, set pieces, and even sketches of scenes.
This is the ultimate travel destination for all fans of Harry Potter because you feel immersed into the magical world. When in Watford, I highly recommend dining at Nando’s, where you can receive delicious chicken dishes, or vegetarian dishes.
Windsor is a beautiful town to visit and explore because although it primarily consists of Windsor Castle, it also has other sites to see. For instance, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, St. George’s Chapel, Frogmore House, and visit the historic streets and Thames River.
The Windsor Castle was by far the most beautiful castle I had seen in England, but that is to no surprise since it is the Queen’s preferred residence over Buckingham Palace.
If you are an English buff like me, you might know that Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s village has several homes belonging to his family, future wife Anne Hathaway (not the actress), and his mother, Mary Arden. As of 2016, they had actors doing live reenactments of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
There are plenty of other things to do and see in Stratford-upon-Avon, but when in Shakespeare’s birthplace, you must tour it.
An obvious tourist attraction is the city of London. There are many things to see and do in London but beware in a non-pandemic world it was filled with people.
In London, you have plenty of sites to see and a lot of confusion when navigating the city by foot. My top recommendations of what to do and see in London include Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and a river tour where you see the different bridges like Tower Bridge and Millenium Bridge.
Now get to planning your next trip to England with these locations in mind!
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