With so many amazing English sights to visit… where do you start?
Unfortunately, many visitors to England make a beeline straight for London and miss out on seeing anything else. However, if you do this you will be missing out on many of the other treasures that the country has to offer. In this article, we are going to specifically talk about the north of the country. People from outside the UK may have heard of these places but will struggle to put them on a map. In fact, many people in the south of England may feel the same way! So, without further ado, we will take a look at just four must visit English sights in more detail.
Let’s start off with the ancient city of York. Certainly one of the treasures of the north, you will love getting lost in the winding streets. At the centre of it all is the grand York Minster, the cathedral which you can ascend to the top for panoramic views over the city. The city also has old city walls which have been preserved. The museums are also top-notch, with the Viking Centre particularly standing out. And when you are ready to relax, there are more than 365 pubs, so you could potentially enjoy a different one each day of the year!
One of the most well-known cities in the north, Manchester has a cosmopolitan centre which has improved a great deal over the past few years. Take a trip here and you will be greeted by many excellent bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel is a great place to stay if you are travelling here. It is also world-renowned for its two excellent football clubs.
Arguably the greatest band of all time The Beatles originated from this city, and there is no doubt that Liverpool has made the most of it. The best place to go to learn about the story of the Fab Four is at the Beatles Experience which talks about their meteoric rise to fame all over the world. As for the rest of the city, the Docks area has been regenerated and restored greatly in recent years to become a trendy and stylish area.
So far, we have only talked about cities, but some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country is located in the north of the country. The Lake District is a stunning national park made up of high peaks, quaint towns, and, of course, serene lakes. There are many outdoor pursuits which you can enjoy during your time here including hiking and biking. However, the best time of year to visit is away from the summer months as it tends to get very crowded. Expect plenty of rain while you are here, but in some ways, this only adds to the appeal.
Hopefully, this article has gone some way towards dispelling the notion that there is nothing to enjoy in England beyond London. Simply head up to one or more of these destinations, and you will see that there are plenty of amazing English sights to discover and enjoy.
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