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Ranging from the Lake District in the North to the Channel Islands in the South, and from the green hills in the East to the rustic magic of Cornwall in the Southwest, England offers a great variety of landscapes. And what to say of its cities, cradles of the Industrial Revolution and of an impressive cultural legacy. England offers to the visitor an incredible variety of unforgettable experiences, each one of them different from the previous one. If you want to learn more aboutTourism in England, please click here.

The archaeological excavations have demonstrated that the thermal waters of the zone have been used by men for more than 10.000 years. In the 65 AC the Romans erected a bath complex and a temple dedicated to Minerva the goddess. By the 18th century, the city became a place of recreation for the English aristocracy, which commissioned architects to remodel the structures. The Great Bath has a Roman paving and is surrounded by 19th century arches. Underground passages allow the visitors to cross the ruins of some of the smaller baths and old heating systems.

York is a medieval city, with walls that date from the 13th century, one of the few remaining European medieval fortifications. Its magnificent cathedral, medieval side streets and the attractive stroll in the shore of the river (full of pubs and bars) make it an ideal place to disconnect of the outer world and enjoy.

This city is birthplace of the greatest writer in English history: William Shakespeare. There the tourist can visit the five 16th century houses related to the author and his family. There it’s possible to found rare pieces of furniture and domestic articles of the Tudor time. Others of the attractions of the city are the Teddy Bear Museum, the Butterflies Farm and the Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre, a museum dedicated to the polished bronze and its history.

Windsor Castle 
One of the official residences of the Queen and the Royal Family, it has been in use for more than 900 years. Originally constructed for William the Conqueror, it guarded the entrance to London. There can be found works of some of the Old Masters like Rembrandt, Rubens, Holbein and Van Dyck, in addition to excellent French and English furniture and porcelain. There is also the doll house of Queen Mary, a 1:12 scale model, complete with furniture, decorations, electricity and running water.

In the 18th century, Dr. Johnson said a phrase that would become famous with time: “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford". This cosmopolitan city has something special for each one of its visitors. A brief description of all the attractions offered by this city could begin by the modern bars in Battersea, the British Museum (one of greatest tourist attractions in the city) and the spicy Caribbean flavor that floats all over the Brixton streets, follow with the attractive street market in Camden, the banking center in Square Mile, the old steel and glass fruit market in Covent Garden and the wharves zone, seat of the London Tower and the Tower Bridge. 
In the outskirts the tourist can visit Greenwich, seat of the Greenwich Mean Time and length 0º; Hampstead, a hoisted suburb and home of many poets, actors and playwrights of all the times; or Wimbledon, seat of the tennis championship of the same name. And these are just some of the many attractions that the city offers. The best thing to do is to leave yourself go by its streets and to enjoy the exciting variety that always characterized London. Click here if you want more information about Tourism in London.

Located in the northwest coast of England, the Merseyside offers a great variety of attractive places for the visitor. Liverpool, located in the heart of this region, is one of the few cities of truly world-wide fame, especially because of The Beatles and soccer. The city also offers an extraordinary tour by its historical legacy, from the Albert Dock to the two cathedrals located in Hope Street. Liverpool has the bigger Anglican cathedral in the world, whereas the Metropolitan cathedral, with a more modern aspect, offers a memorable inner design. In the outskirts is the Knowsley Safari Park, where the visitor can approach lions, giraffes or elephants, and see specimens of little common species. For more information about Tourism in Liverpool, click here.

Famous by its soccer team (Manchester United) and by its vibrant and revolutionary musical scene (the city saw the birth of bands like The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen or Inspiral Carpets, among many others), Manchester offers to the visitor all the glory and splendor of its past as the first industrial city. Among the many attractions that this city offers to the visitor, there’s the exciting nightlife, one of the greater Chinese communities in England, and a great center full of shops, reconstructed after the IRA attack in 1996. For more data about Tourism in Manchester, please click here.

Brighton rises in the South coast of England and is blessed with a sunny and warm weather. Is known as "London-by-the-sea", and in the summer many people enjoy their many facilities (bars, restaurants, clubs, etc) dedicated to leisure. It doesn’t matter what the visitor is looking for, in Brighton surely will find it. Either you want to go shopping (Churchill Square Mall is one of the best options), to take a walk, or to go on a pub crawl, you can always count on find a place where to do it. 
One of the greater attractions is the Brighton Pier, formerly the Palace Pier, an enormous wharf and amusement park. In their outskirts, and throughout the coast, there are volley and basket courts, areas of game, and many bars and restaurants with a view to the sea.

Lake District 
Is one of the most beautiful England regions, and the muse of some of the great works of Wordsworth. Is settled at the imposing bottom of the Cumbrian mountains, with small towns, villages and magical valleys scattered all around.

Stonehenge is the most important prehistoric monument of England. There are many theories about their function and intention: from the ones that say that it was a druidic temple for the adoration of the sun to those which postulate it like an astronomical calendar. Many of the stones were transported from a considerable distance, a true engineering work if it is considered that it was constructed towards the 3100-2300 BC.