A little country with an illustrious history, England’s dynamic cities, sleepy villages, lush green moorlands and craggy coastlines create a rich cultural and natural landscape. Whether wolfing down tasty seaside fish and chips, downing a pint in one of London’s oldest pubs or stepping into the past at one of the country’s imposing castles or cathedrals, use our map of England below to start planning your trip.

You won’t be short of things to do in this diminutive but diverse country: catch an Elizabethan performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, then go for a wander along the Southbank for some of the capital’s most exciting cultural offerings. If you’re keen to escape the city, seek out tiny coves along Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula, where 100ft cliffs and arches of serpentine rock lend a dramatic backdrop to excellent swimming. Or head north: slip through the gates of York and explore a grand medieval city.

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Cities of the North: Newcastle

Cities of the North: Newcastle

If you want to understand Newcastle you first need to understand its place in the world – that is, a long way from anywhere. The next major city is Leeds, tw…

04 Sep 2018 • Thomas Rees insert_drive_file Article
Cities of the North: Manchester

Cities of the North: Manchester

Manchester. So many clichés to answer for. Cottonopolis. The rainy city. Madchester. The place that invented the computer, votes for women, socialism and the w…

17 Aug 2018 • Susie Stubbs insert_drive_file Article
Podcast: England's Northeast - sea shanties, folk culture and audio tales

Podcast: England's Northeast - sea shanties, folk culture and audio tales

Do sea shanties have a voice in 2018? The coal mines, keel boats and whaling parties that brought them into being may be long gone, but Northeast England's shan…

17 Jul 2018 • Rough Guides Editors volume_up Podcast
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