England

At a glance

England's incredibly rich history has impacted much of the world through the far reaches of its former empire. A visit to the storied island offers a glimpse at its history and traditions through ancient villages, medieval castles, prehistoric structures, and leading museums. Such a history is set alongside the vibrant, ever-evolving British culture, making it one of the most diverse places in the world.

London attracts millions of visitors a year, while its famed universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) draw exchange students from all around the world.

The beautiful English countryside has been romanticized and immortalized by great writers for centuries. Its lovely meadows, hills, and lakes are dotted with quaint villages that seem frozen in time.

Why cyclists love it

  • Diverse countryside
  • Coastal areas with dramatic cliffs and charming seaside villages
  • Inland areas that boast vibrant green farmland
  • Rolling hills perfect for cycling
  • Mild weather

Tour spotlight

The Cotswolds and Stonehenge
This iconic trip includes World Heritage sites of Stonehenge, Bath and Blenheim Palace. Come along this stunning journey, starting at the historic Oxford University and continue through some of England’s most beautiful and historical landmarks. While on this tour, you’ll stay the birthplace of William Shakespeare and visit numerous villages and valleys within Cotswolds.
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Fast facts

Language: English
Currency: British pound
Population: 51,446,000
Size: 50,346 square miles (130,395 square kilometers) - about the size of Louisiana
Border countries: Scotland and Wales
National tourist office: www.enjoyengland.com