When it comes to bucket lists, almost everyone has London mentioned. It is easy to see why London is so popular since it has some of the most popular tourist sites in the world. But there is so much more to England than just London and if you only visit London, you are really missing out. Wondering which are the best places to visit in England?
15 Best Places to Visit in England
We have a great list of places we think you should add to your bucket list for England.
These are places in England that we’ve visited and have fallen in love with and think you will too!
York is a Medieval city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans and has close ties to the Vikings. Walk the cobblestone streets of The Shambles, learn the history of chocolate making in the city and visit a beautiful Gothic cathedral.
Canterbury is located in southeast England and was an important pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Apart from Canterbury Cathedral, you'll find cobbled streets and timber-framed houses throughout the city.
Bath gets its name from the Roman baths that the city is most famous for. Walk back in time and bathe in the mineral springs, check out the mixture of Gothic and Georgian architecture and the beauty of Pulteney Bridge.
An often overlooked city, Wells is one of the most charming places in all of England. Enjoy spending time exploring the gardens of the Bishops Palace, take time to admire the Gothic Cathedral and walk down Vicar's Close, a fully intact Medieval street.
The history of Glastonbury is one that is steeped in ancient lore and a visit here will allow you to see a mix of both historic sites and new age artistry. It is eclectic and unique and certainly something you should experience at least once!
While this is a university town, it really is so much more. We believe Oxford is one of the best places to visit in England because it is so different from every other place on our list. It is full of Gothic architecture, Harry Potter references and there is even a Narnia door.
When it comes to historic churches, nothing is quite like Salisbury Cathedral. It is not just a beautiful church, but it also houses some pretty unique items like the first clock and one of the few copies of the Magna Carta.
The Cotswolds span nearly 800 miles and goes through 5 counties. What these villages have in common is character. With rolling hills as a backdrop, most of the homes in this part of England have one thing in common, the quaint golden limestone buildings.
Even if you aren't a fan of Downton Abbey, you really should take time to visit Highclere Castle. Located in Hampshire, the 5000-acre estate consists of a stately home, grounds and gardens and makes a great day trip.