Little Venice in London
The neighborhood near the city with rows of houses by John Nash extends around Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union Canal. The canals used to be used to supply the metropolis and were used by many barges. Today you can take boat tours here and drive all the way to Camden Lock. In this part of the city you can visit the zoo and wander through the alternative center with small workshops and shops from the 80s. Every Saturday and Sunday there is a weekend market in Camden Lock, just off Regent’s Canal.
Hampstead Heath in London
In this London recreational area, picnics are held on weekends and visitors can take walks through forests and lakes. The view over London is excellent in good weather. A visit to the village of Hampstead south of the landscaped area is also interesting. In one of the famous pubs the visitor should definitely drink a bitter or lager.
Wimbledon in London
Wimbledon is around 20 km from the city center and is primarily famous for the annual tennis tournament of the same name. There is also a small tennis museum on Church Road, a windmill museum, and a toy and doll museum.
Kew Garden in London
The park is actually called “The Royal Botanic Garden”, is 121 hectares and extends along the Thames in south-west London. Some historic buildings are on the area and the huge yet graceful greenhouses are sights in themselves. The landmark of “Kew Gardens” is the 50 m high, octagonal Chinese pagoda designed by the architect William Chambers.
Hampton Court Palace in London
Great Britain’s most beautiful Tudor estate is located approx. 22 km from the city center near Richmond upon Thames. The west facade is still preserved in the Tudor style, the east wing was redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in the Renaissance style. You can visit the clock courtyard with its gate tower and the astronomical clock, as well as a large hall with a decorated beamed ceiling and state rooms with paintings by all the great European painters.
This forest is more famous than almost any other in England. This is where the legendary Robin Hood and his gang of outlaws are said to have taken refuge while he stole from the rich to help the poor. Indeed, in the Middle Ages, the oak and birch forest was a hiding place for criminals. Robin Hood, however, has meanwhile degenerated into a pure fantasy product and some of his comrades-in-arms like Brother Tuck and Marianne are probably fictitious. The Sherwood Forest used to cover most of Nottinghamshire. During the industrialization, however, so much was cleared in the region that only a small part of the forest remained.
North York Moors National Park
This moor landscape impresses with its blaze of color and is a true paradise for hikers. The eastern border of the moors forms the steep coast to the North Sea.
Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is located between the industrial cities of Manchester, Sheffield and Derby. The oldest national park in England is mainly used as a recreational area and offers both raised bogs and sandstone cliffs and wooded valleys, in which there are small villages that are connected by hiking trails.
Yorkshire Dales National Park The Yorkshire Dales
National Park is a wild and romantic landscape with castles and ruined abbeys. It is a kind of high plateau and is crossed by deeply cut valleys. The three main valleys Swaledale, Wharfedale and Deepdale together form the Yorkshire Dales, recognized as a national park since 1954. The area is great for hiking and is home to some interesting folk museums and old breweries.
The Lake District with its fascinating mountains and its huge lakes is a true picture book landscape. The blaze of color gives the scenery an almost unreal look. It is one of the most popular holiday regions for the English, even if hardly any foreign tourists get lost in this north-western corner of England. You can still go hiking, cycling and boating here, and many poets dealt with the romanticism of the landscape in their works.
The Norfolk Broads to the east of the city of Norfolk are a marshland, criss-crossed by the rivers Yare, Waveney and Bure, covering almost 600 square kilometers. The Norfolk Broads are the largest wetland in England and provide a haven for endangered bird species. The area is also one of the most popular holiday destinations. The broads were not created naturally, but rather through the cutting of peat by the Romans, Saxons and Normans. Over the centuries, the dug trenches became up to 4 meters deep and filled with water when the sea level rose in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Botanic Gardens The Cambridge Botanic Gardens are beautiful gardens. On walks, however, you should be careful not to deviate from the marked paths, as the park is home to all kinds of plants and poisonous snakes (adders).
The Isle of Wight
On the Isle of Wight in the southeast of England lies Osbourne House, the beautiful summer residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The island is also traditionally a popular holiday and bathing resort for the British, the scenic highlight of which are the needles protruding from the water at the western end of the island.
The island offers a varied landscape. There are beaches, coastal footpaths, forests, meadows and mountains that are ideal for walking and hiking. In the south-east there are subtropical plants, on the south coast there are vertically sloping chalk cliffs and gorges.
The New Forest is approximately 375 km 2 of wooded area between the River Avon and Southhampton, one of the largest natural forest areas in England. William the Conqueror had his royal hunting ground here; his deer protection laws still apply today. Limestone Mountain Range A limestone mountain range forms the coastline in Dorset. The cliffs on the Isle of Purbeck west of Bournemouth are particularly impressive. Isle of Portland This island is south of Weymouth. It is known for its sandstone, from which St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the UNO building in New York were built.
White Cliffs of Dover
The chalk cliffs at Dover are the steepest and most imposing cliffs in England. It is believed that Shakespeare set the cliff scene in King Lear here.
Margate Sandy Beach
The miles of sandy Margate Beach have made the city one of England’s most popular seaside resorts. The Margate Caves (limestone caves) with the Shell Grotto (mussel grotto) were artificially created over a thousand years ago and the magnificent mussel mosaics are probably over 2000 years old.
The county of Kent offers beautiful gardens, small villages on hills and hop-growing areas.
County of Sussex
The county of Sussex is characterized by a flat coastline with many sandy beaches. At Eastbourne, however, steep cliffs fall almost vertically into the sea. The land is mostly flat, only the range of hills of the South Downs, a little further inland, offers a change: it runs parallel to the coast and offers pastureland for countless sheep.
The long pebble beach on the imposing coast of Eastbourne with rugged chalk cliffs and endless green spaces is a fantastic sight. About 3 miles east of Eastbourne, on the beach at Pevensey Bay, William the Conqueror set foot on English soil in 1066.
South Devon Coast
The south coast of Devon is one of the most important holiday areas in England with its small bays and steep cliffs. The nature lover can take long walks on the South Devon Coast Path.
Large municipality of Torbay
The large municipality of Torbay is also called the English Riviera. As the places on this bay are protected by hills, the climate here is Mediterranean. Sub-tropical plants grow, there is a blue sea and an often cloudless sky.
Dartmoor National Park
The national park in Devon is 777 km 2 in size and has a lot to offer: it is a paradise for hikers, there are ponies for children to touch, as well as overgrown hills and babbling brooks. Dartmoor is also the land of legends and scary stories, but on sunny days nature presents itself in all its beauty.
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor National Park is the smallest national park in England. The moor landscape is varied. It is flat in the south, then becomes hilly and on the Bristol Channel, sheer cliffs eventually plunge into the sea. When hiking, you will often come across red deer or the semi-wild Exmoor ponies. But you can also cross the park on horseback or just go fishing there.
Cornwall is the westernmost and southernmost point of Great Britain. It is also the westernmost county in England. You will find an attractive climate and, above all, a unique landscape with small rivers, cliffs, fjords, sandy beaches and romantic villages. The Cornish language belongs to the family of the Celtic languages and the residents of Cornwall are now placing more emphasis on this regional peculiarity; in the meantime the language had died out. In the north there are rather steep coasts with small bays, in the south a fjord coast with inlets that extend deep into the country.
The peninsula lies south of the Helford River and is the southernmost point of England. There are many hidden bays here and the tourists hope for a bathing paradise, but the climate is often quite rough.
The Bodmin Moor is the third raised bog in the south west of England. It is only 16 km in diameter, making it the smallest wilderness in the region. The city of Bodmin is located in the southwest of the moor.
Magdalen College in Oxford
Magdalen College in Oxford has a huge garden and park. The Cherwell River flows through the park and the visitor can spot deer and admire the setting with the beautiful college and its clock tower.
Hadrian’s Wall in Northumbria National Park
The 117 km long Hadrian’s Wall in Northumbria National Park is one of the oldest strategic structures in the country. It was built around the year 120 by the British Romans on the orders of Emperor Hadrian to protect against the northern English tribe of the Picts and to fortify the northern border of the Roman Empire.