England is home to rolling hills, vibrant cities, historic castles, stately homes, and plenty of wonderful things to do all year round. A perfect travel destination! In this England travel guide, we’ll let you know how many days you need to spend in England, the best places to visit, and all the travel details you need to know along the way.

Arguably, the best time to visit England is during the summer months. Summer in England may not be guaranteed sunshine, but these months offer outdoor activities like hiking and beach days, as well as plenty of festivals. England in June is a popular pre-school-holiday alternative, and the weather is largely warm and bright. You can also celebrate the Summer Solstice at the famous Stonehenge during this month, welcome in the longer summer days, and go to the world-famous Glastonbury Music Festival. If you’re looking for bustling festivals, family fun, and beach days, England in July is a better bet.

Whether you’re after a family-friendly multi-day sightseeing tour of London, or a walking tour of the Lake District, or a historic tour of England’s finest castles, there are plenty of amazing tours and trips all around England.

Top Destinations in England

Discover the highlights of England.

Explore the city of London

Explore the city of London

What can we say about the city of London that hasn’t already been said? From the gruesome Tower of London to the panoramic views from the Shard to the pleasure cruises floating along the mighty River Thames, there’s a lot to love about England’s capital city. It’s challenging to explore London in just one day, so opt for a multi-day tour that focuses on different parts of the city each day. View Tours

Admire historical buildings in Cambridge

Admire historical buildings in Cambridge

Home to one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in the entire world. Cambridge is just a short train ride from London and well worth visiting, especially if you love history and architecture. From the Round Church to the stunning Wren’s Library, there are beautiful buildings around every turn that feel like you’ve stepped back in time. View Tours

Enjoy a walking tour in Robin Hood’s Bay

Enjoy a walking tour in Robin Hood’s Bay

Lying just south of Whitby on the northeast coast of England lies the stunning Robin Hood’s Bay. Spanning six miles, you can easily walk along the bay in a few hours and explore the quaint cobblestone town with some classic fish and chips afterward. Alternatively, tag on more coastal hiking routes or head inland to the North York Moors National Park and enjoy a multi-day hiking adventure. View Tours

When to visit England

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit England.

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England ''at a Glance''

Quick facts about England.


London is the capital of England and a major hub of arts, history, and culture. Many of the museums around the city are free to visit and make sure you carve out time to visit at least one of the seven Royal Parks.


130,279 km². While it’s not the largest country, there are plenty of trains and buses between cities and national parks. Hiring a car isn’t always necessary.


+44. Add the city code after that, for example 20 for London.


The currency of England and the wider UK is the Pound Sterling (GBP). While the majority of the country now works in a contactless, cashless way, some more rural areas and smaller corner shops may have a minimum card limit or still be cash only. However, in London itself, you really shouldn’t need cash.


London Heathrow is the main airport in England and has five terminals. Despite there being five airports in London alone, Heathrow is the biggest one, and even has a dedicated train called the Heathrow Express. The airport is about 18 miles from the city center and takes between 35 and 50 minutes on the train and tube network CODE: LHR CLOSEST CITY: LONDON


England has visa-free policies for some countries, like the US and Canada, where you can stay up to six months in the country without needing a visa. This is much longer than other European tourist visa allowances which are normally around three months. However, it’s always best to check with your embassy to see if your home nation is eligible for visa-free travel to the UK or not.


The official language of England is English. While some regional dialects might prove tricky for tourists, like Geordie in Newcastle, Brummie in Birmingham, or Scouse in Liverpool, they are all still technically English. If you visit Cornwall, you may hear Cornish, which is actually a different language, but isn’t widely spoken anymore.


For all emergencies including ambulance, police, and fire, you need to call 999. If you’re not sure if it’s an emergency and aren’t sure what to do or where to go, you can call the non-emergency hotline, 101, and they’ll point you in the right direction.


The pomp and ceremony around the royal family is something that’s unique in England and brings a lot of tourists to the country. Whether that’s the changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace, or catching a glimpse of a royal in a golden carriage, there are a lot of crazy customs and bizarre ceremonies when it comes to the royal family in England.

How long to stay in England

Read about the ideal duration to stay in England.

FAQs for England

Read the most frequently asked questions and answers about traveling to England below.

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Sustainable travel — How to travel through England responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through England. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any England tour that you purchase through us. Read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

Here’s what you can do to travel to England more responsibly:

  • Carbon offset your transport to England via, e.g., refer to a source that allows for carbon offsetting, such as British Airways’ Act on Your Carbon Footprint initiative. The moment your tour starts in England, and provided that you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • Where possible, use public transport to get around England to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum. There are thousands of routes, especially between major cities and tourist hotspots. You can also get cost-effective long-distance buses like Megabus or National Express if you want to be more eco-conscious on a budget.
  • If you’re planning a coastal holiday, especially in Cornwall or Devon, where watersports and safe waters are a point of pride, consider donating to Surfers Against Sewage, who work to maintain clean waters around the UK and hold big companies accountable for their actions. If you love an active, water-based holiday, it’s these guys who are making that a possibility in England.

England travel tips and insights

  • The weather in England is very unpredictable. We recommend carrying a jacket and umbrella, even during the summer.
  • Although traveling by train is pretty popular in England, avoid the rush hour — especially in the cities!
  • order a pre-paid Oyster card if you are exploring London. The smart card can be used on various forms of public transportation.
  • Make space for some coins. Everything below a fiver is in coins. So, familiarize yourself with the local currency.

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