"Just close your eyes and think of England" Queen Victoria
A journey through England is a journey through history. You can lay your hands on the ancient megaliths of a 5000-year-old stone circle, or walk the battlements of a medieval fortress; visit the sites of the legend of King Arthur, the sonnets of Shakespeare and the palaces of monarchs – past and present. Then fast forward to the future and you are admiring 21st-century architecture in Manchester, or exploring the space-age domes of Cornwall's Eden Project. From the Roman remains of Hadrian’s Wall to London’s incomparable theatre scene, England is full of astounding variety. In the cities, the streets buzz day and night, filled with tempting shops and restaurants, and some of the finest museums in the world. Whilst quaint countryside English villages and classic seaside resorts offer over 1,000 years of history and layers of culture and intrigue. There really is something for everyone, whether you are 8 or 80, going solo, or travelling with your friends, your children or your grandma.