few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies.
Things to know before visit England
England has mild summers and cold winters. The peak winter months are January and February while July is the warmest time of the year. There is constant rain throughout the year.
Capital city of England, London is a bustling city that is steeped in history. On one hand it has its busy city life with offices, restaurants, skyscrapers and other modern facilities while on the other it has castles, Westminister Abbey, St Paul’s cathedral, Tower of London and many other historical monuments, taking you back in time to the days of Kings and Queens.
Spread over 900 square miles, Lake district national park is a must visit for all those coming to England. It has 12 of the largest lakes in the country with spectacular view of the mountains towering in the backdrop, lush green trees and a vast expanse of water.While in the park visit the Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, small quaint villages of Grasmere and undertake boating trips across Lake Ullswater and Windermere.
Located close to Salisbury, Stonehenge is one of the most pre historic sites in the world dating back to 2500 BC. There is no written record of its origin or the purpose for which it was built but as per scholars it could have been used for ceremonial functions or as a religious center. You must visit the exhibitions at the visitor center and listen to audio-visual to know more about these manmade marvels.
Gods own country- that is what Yorkshire is for travelers and locals alike. A historic town in northern England,it is a UNESCO world heritage site, renowned for Viking and Roman heritage. Immerse yourself in Norman castles and medieval abbeys or simply relish the natural beauty of waterfalls and ancient forests.
Bath is an ideal location to explore England’s magnificent countryside through the Mendip Hills, beautiful Somerset landmarks and Avon valleys. It also boasts of the amazing Roman Baths built 2000 years ago around the hot springs in the city. People flock to this town to feel rejuvenated after taking a dip in these springs. Another spectacular aspect of the town are the honey-colored Georgian Townhouses. About 500 monuments in the city are of historical or architectural relevance giving it a World Heritage status.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to England it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 230V. Sockets are designed to accept square, three pin plugs.