While London tends to be among the top of travel lists for many, it's easy to forget that there's far, far more to England than London! From the Southeast through the West Country onto Bath and Somerset, maybe even Cornwall at the tip of Land's End, all the way through the Midlands and countless historic towns and picturesque villages, such as Oxford, Liverpool, or Manchester. Views over the Lake District feel like they stretch all the way to the North onto Yorkshire, with its own dales and cities punctuated with castles and cathedrals.
There's never been a better time to visit England, connectivity continues to flourish and the rates of exchange haven't been this favorable for decades. Make the most of your time by getting on the train or joining a coach tour. Get in touch with your English roots or skip the bustling city life of London for the rolling green hills of pub-filled towns and quaint villages.
Planning Your Cruise
England's extensive waterways and rivers have transportation options of their own, but there is not yet any robust tourism infrastructure comparable to river cruising.
If you've got more than a couple of days to explore the country, certainly include a stop to the Cotswolds or any other iconic region of English-ness! If you're visiting only as a stop into London, popular day trips include Bath & Stonehenge, which can also be paired with Windsor Castle.
Pre and post-cruise can be achieved not just in London, but throughout the southwestern reaches of England. Southampton is the main cruise port not only for British Isles cruising, but also a leaping off point for Scandinavian and Eastern Mediterranean itineraries.
What to do in Port
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