Planning a Trip to England

I have always wanted to go to visit England! Ever since I was a little girl, I have been interested in all things English. My husband has suggested I do some research as to great, must see, places to visit in England, but I don't know where to start. I wanted to go for a month (!), but we can't do this, of course. We were thinking of two weeks.


Does anyone have some "must see" suggestions for us, please? I know Thriftyfun is visited by people worldwide, so I'd appreciate all suggestions.

Thank you in advance.

By metroplex from Houston, TX

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May 2, 20120 found this helpful

I went to and typed in " planning a trip to England"
a lot of hits came up on how to plan, where to stay,where to eat, what to see and what not to see. If you look at each of these sites it should give you a lot of information that will make your trip more enjoyable.

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May 3, 20120 found this helpful

I'm from the US, been living in England for 10 years now! I love the history and the natural beauty here. Taking the train is a great way to get around. You can sit back and watch the countryside roll past. One of my favorite places is Cornwall in the south-west, it has beautiful scenery, quaint fishing villages, and ancient ruins. Yorkshire is also worth investigating, lots of history and natural beauty. The city of York is an old medieval town with great pubs and an interesting Rail Museum. You might consider visiting Scotland and Wales while you're here, too. A trip up to Edinburgh in Scotland is always worthwhile.


London is a great city and you could easily spend a month just exploring there, but I'd really recommend getting out into the rest of the country too. So much to see and it's a lot cheaper! Places in and around London I like were Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace) and Hampton Court (Henry VIII's manor house).

It's hard to list all the must-see places! The best way to start would be to decide what interests you most, do you want to explore cities, visit historical sites, tour stately homes, or get out into the countryside? Get a few guidebooks and see what interests you. In many areas you can find a lot to do within a short distance. Good luck and I really hope you enjoy your visit!

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May 3, 20120 found this helpful

I can't believe I just talked about York without mentioning York Minster! It's a beautiful medieval cathedral that you can see from all over town, and one of the largest gothic cathedrals in Europe.


I studied in York, and used to listen to the bells ringing out while walking home in the evenings. :-)

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