Category: England

England travel planning tips and photos

15 Best Day Trips from London for First Timers

Bath is one of the best day trips from London
Visiting London for the first time is exciting. Having a few extra days planned to explore the places surrounding London, is even more exciting for me. After visiting this busy city, I have come to appreciate a few easily accessible places that will make your trip to England memorable. Come along with me as we explore my favorite day trips from London.

15 Best Places to Visit in the Cotswolds

Lower Slaughter is one of the best places to see in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are England’s most beautiful area. Rolling hills hide tiny quaint villages with houses made from the local yellowish color stone. Small, peaceful streams flow thorough these idyllic places creating unbelievably quaint settings. I believe that everyone coming to visit London should plan on taking time to visit the Cotswolds. Come along with me as we explore the best places to see in the Cotswolds.

15 Best Day Trips from Cambridge, England


Cambridge is my favorite day trip from London. However, Cambridge in itself is a beautiful location to explore for more time. From some of the oldest buildings in Europe to beautiful museums and parks, Cambridge offers so many things to see and do. If you have a few more days in the Cambridge area, you can also explore some beautiful places within easy driving distance. Come along with me as we explore my favorite day trips from Cambridge, England.

11 Quaint & Beautiful Churches in England

The Holy Trinity Church in Stratford Upon Avon is a beautiful church in England
Old quaint churches abound in the English countryside. Most English small towns and villages have an old church in the middle, since the church has always been the center of town both in location and in the life of the town. All the village churches have the village graveyard surrounding the church. Churches are connected with the beginning, middle and end of life all over the world and in particular in almost every corner of England. I like exploring old churches and look at inscriptions and tombstones as they give me a tiny impression of old moments gone by. Come along with me as I will show you my favorite small and quaint country churches I visited in England.

London First Timer: London Tower to St. Paul’s Cathedral Tour (with map)

London provides so many attractions for the tourist that anyone can be easily overwhelmed. However, the Tower Bridge area is beautifully connected to other famous landmarks via a walking path near the Thames River. Iconic places like the Tate Museum, London City Hall and St Paul Cathedral can be visited together by following an easily followed walking tour. Come along with me on a beautiful walking tour of London’s Tower Bridge area.

10 Best Places to Visit in Liverpool, England

Many tourists are drawn to the attractions of London and the South, but one thing I’ve learned from my travels across the UK is that the North of England offers just as many sights and sounds — without the swarms of tourists. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the City of Liverpool. Boasting charming coastal scenery, historic streets, lovely people, and great food, this city on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary offers an authentic British experience.

10 Beautiful English Manor Houses

Manor houses, mansions, stately homes or simply large country estates abound in the English countryside. England has lots and lots of old mansions scattered in remote countryside areas, surrounded by beautifully groomed grounds, lakes, rivers and forests. These beautiful places that have been featured in many movies, are filled with history, intrigue and lots of gossip. Visiting any of the large English manor houses requires some planning, but your efforts will be rewarded by a very relaxing and insightful visit. Let’s explore together my favorite English country estates.