England is a very old country that goes all the way back to Roman time when it was known as Britannia hence where Britain comes from. It’s a rich culture with some of the most interesting historical figures. From the Tudors, to Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth the OG and the current! England is a must visit country for every traveler. From its dynamic countryside, amazing lakes, gorgeous coastlines, historic castles and quirky traditions like chasing a cheese wheel down a hill (yeah that’s really a thing). You will have so much to see and do, England is a country that you need to visit over and over.
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Despite its name this hotel is a beachside escape from the city. Located in Isles of Scilly, Cornwall with views of a secluded cove. Its known for its top-notch service and stylish rooms. It’s a very affordable accommodation considering its amazing location and facilities.
The average rate starts at £135 per night.
Located in Dartmoor National Park this estate is straight out of a scene of Downton Abbey. This estate was built in 1906 and has heated swimming pools, a spa, 18-hole golf course and amazing grounds to walk through. This is a hotel that you are getting so much value at a low cost, plus breakfast is included!
The average rate starts at £200 per night.
This estate is located in Oxfordshire and was built in the 15th century. This manor has French influences and is known for its Japanese ornamental gardens and individually designed rooms. This is luxury at its finest with an amazing two Michelin star restaurant on site.
The average rate starts at £538 per night.
Hands down my favorite person in history! I mean I based my whole master’s thesis on her so yeah, I am a tad bit obsessed! If you aren’t familiar with her history, she was one of the causes of England’s reformation. King Henry VIII was married to Catherine of Aragon and then proceeded with a divorce unsanctioned by the Pope to marry Anne Boleyn. Now why this is important is because the Pope would not bless the divorce, King Henry had to break with the English Church causing England to revert from Catholicism to Protestantism. That happened in 1533 and since then England never reverted back to Catholicism or following the Pope. This turn of events caused the Pope to lose power in Europe as other countries followed suit and experienced their own religious reformations. Anne’s daughter Elizabeth then became the first Protestant Queen and she was the first unmarried. I mean the history hear is so complex and all of these decisions are still felt today! In today’s pop culture multiple tv shows and movies have been depicted on her life such as the Tudors and The Other Boleyn Girl. Safe to say Anne Boleyn is a really underestimated figure in history but she was after religious freedom for her people and just an all-around bad ass in my humble opinion.
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England is known for fish and chips, shepherds pie and blood sausages. Their traditional cuisine leans on the heavier side, but you can find lighter food in most locations. Especially in larger cities they have some amazing options!
An affordable one Michelin star pub located in Marlow. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and opt for a first come first served experience. Bar stool seating with an open kitchen this is a truly immersive experience.
You can get meals for under £30 per person.
Located in Lancashire this is another two Michelin star restaurant that has some of the best food in the country! For dinner they offer an eight-course tasting that is £155 person. Prices are high but the food is out of this world! If you still want to experience Moor Hall go at lunch and opt for a four-course tasting that’s only £70 per person.
Located in Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons this is a two Michelin star dining experience. You can have meals from three, five, or seven courses for lunch or dinner.
Prices range from £120 to £194 per person.
England is on the standard three-pronged G socket like the rest of the UK. It is a standard voltage of 230V and standard frequency is 50Hz. To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.
That everyone is from London is probably one of the biggest misconceptions. Locals say it all the time that everyone assumes they are from London. While London is a large city with 8 million people the population of England is 66 million, so there are LOTS of other places.
England is a safe country to travel through and the people are very welcoming. Big cities run the risk of pick pockets but targeted crimes such as mugging are rare. For more information click here.
England is relatively temperate meaning you won’t have extreme heat or cold making it great to visit year-round. Based on the activities you want to do can affect the time you go. Winter months are great for Christmas markets, and spring is a great time to avoid crowds.
Take a trip into the countryside! Don’t get caught up in just staying in the big cities but rent a car and take a drive through the gorgeous countryside. It’s such an experience and there is so much to see.
England is a part of the UK meaning they are not on the Euro but the Pound. You will have ease of access to get to ATM’s in the bigger cities, smaller areas are cash based.
If you are in the big cities walking and public transportation is a great option. However outside of the cities you will need a car. Part of the fun in exploring England is taking a mini road trip!
Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!
One of the coolest and most unique things to do is go hunting for seashells on a mountain. Yeah, I know your probably like what the actual?? When I heard about this activity, I was like that must be fake, but nope it’s a real thing! If you go to Mount Snowdon which is the tallest mountain in England and Wales, you can hunt for seashells at the top. At one point the mountain was under water so now you can see the prehistoric sea shells!
I have made tons of travel mistakes that were easily avoidable. Forgetting convertors, not packing properly, the list goes on. To make sure you avoid the same mistakes I have made I have complied a list of travel must haves.
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