Villages of England

Traditional England at its best

>> Beautiful villages


English Areas of outstanding natural beauty

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Hotels in England



National parks in England

Enjoy the great outdoors

>> National Parks



Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps

>> Stratford

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is an attractive coastal town on the Jurassic Coast

>> Visit Lyme Regis

England has a fascinating and diverse variety of places to explore, from castles to countryside, from picturesque villages to mountain scenery, as well as the famous towns and cities such as London, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon.

On England This Way we focus on providing tourist information for the most popular areas and regions of England by looking at the National Parks, the Heritage Sites, the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the popular and most visited counties and the best of the towns, cities and villages - see villages of England for some of the most beautiful villages and small towns across the country.

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Tideswell / Lake District / Arlington Row

Where to go in England?

An 'ideal' itinerary for a visitor from another country wanting to experience all that England has to offer in a relatively short period of time would perhaps include an important historical town (such as Bath, Chester or York), a visit to couple of unspoiled English villages in the region, and a couple of days exploring the countryside in one of the National Parks or perhaps along the coast.

Many international visitors would also include a couple of days in London in a visit to England. You can use our detailed England Map to help with this initial travel planning. Visitors from elsewhere within England won't need to squeeze in so many places and activities and can relax exploring a smaller area!

If you don't know where to start planning, visit 'Places in England' for hundreds of ideas and possibilities. We're confident something will tempt you - and remember every individual place review also has a local map showing other places of interest to visit nearby.

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Dartmoor / Jurassic Coast / Wembury

National Parks

* There are 10 National Parks in England: see National Parks of England

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

There are more than 40 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England: see Areas of Outstanding natural beauty

*** The Jurassic Coast, a Heritage Site along the coast of southern Dorset and Devon, is also a scenic region popular with visitors.

English Counties

Some of the most popular counties that you might visit in England include Cornwall, also in the south-west is Devon, and Dorset: see all counties in England.



Saunton/ Lacock / Lynton

We also have a selection of feature articles broadly related to English history, travel, holidays and trivia - see articles about England

Europe This Way

England This Way is part of a series of travel sites that explore much of western Europe including Italy, France and Spain. See Europe This Way for details.