England Travel Guides for Backpackers

What is important when visiting Greenwich?

It is without a doubt that Greenwich is the most idyllic centerpiece of the South East of England. However, it being apart of the country's capital  It is most obvious that it is very different from the other areas of East London. The fact that is that it is without a doubt filled with a sort of respectful peace that truly vibrates around the whole of Greenwich. This is what makes it all so different from the rest of East London. The area that is, of course, the focal point of Greenwich is not the newest addition to the O2 […]
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Middlesbrough England Travel Guide

Middlesbrough is an industrial town located in the North East side of England. Earlier, its county was Cleveland, now it is North Yorkshire. If you go on your car, it takes almost one hour to travel to Middlesbrough from New Castle, Sunderland, Bradford and York. There are several worth-visiting points in and around Middlesbrough. The best weather to go there is summer. People who visit this large town cannot forget enjoying at the Redcar Beach and White Water Course. Other worth-seeing surrounding areas are Whitby, Durham, Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland and Stockton-On-Tees. Let’s explore its parks, hotels, famous foods, museums and […]
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Top 4 Cozy Cafes in Brighton, England

Brighton, England is known as a seaside, summer vacation destination. The pier, the seafront promenade, and eating fish and chips on the beach are all fun attractions that have drawn tourists to its shores for decades. But Brighton has as much to offer, in not more, within its city streets, as on the ocean. The best way to experience Brighton as a local is to visit some of the Brighton locals’ favourite spots. This is why I have compiled a list of Brighton’s top four cafés. After living in Brighton for two years, I have learned that Brightonions love a […]
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The Best Of Southport In One Day

Southport is an amazing town in Merseyside in England and it is just 20-30 minutes by train from Liverpool and 1 hour by train from Manchester. It has a great location, so it is really easy to be visited and all the spirit of the town is more like in a resort. So if you are in one of both big English cities you can also have a nice day walking tour to Southport and you can enjoy many sightseeings. Shopping streets If you are coming by train I will recommend you to go out of the train station on […]
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3 Weekend Road Trips From London

London is a great city to enjoy small weekend road trips from, helping you to explore a little more of the U.K. even if you are short on time. Whether you crave idyllic English villages, historical sights or a bit of beach time, or just fancy being outside of the buzzing city lights for a little while, these weekend road trips from London will satisfy your open-road hunger. The Cotswolds Taking just over 2 hours to drive from London, the Cotswolds are a collection of market towns and villages north-west of the city perfect for romantic breaks for two, country […]
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My Top 3 Beaches, Cornwall, England

Returning to England, for me, was an extremely hard thing for me to do. It was the middle of winter, I was leaving behind sunny Australia, and I did not want to go back to real life, even if it is only to save to travel again. Fortunately, I am lucky enough that for me, returning home means going to Cornwall. Which really, in all honestly softened the blow enormously. Cornwall is the most southern county on the mainland of England. Known famously for its sandy beaches, the wild coastline of the west and north coast surf. It has been […]
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Top 7 Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Canterbury

Canterbury is a small, historic city in the South-East of England. Situated in the heart of the British countryside, it’s the ideal country-break destination with the convenience of staying in a town. I moved here in September 2017, ready to start a new life as a student at one of Canterbury’s universities. Although originally just a stopover for me, within two years it became my dream home and it’s where I’m hoping to stay after graduating. The city has many museums, heritage and historic sites to offer, but to give you a more rounded experience I’m going to share with […]
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Must See Music Landmarks in London

Take a musical trip with me to London, England and fill your camera roll with incredible music landmarks you won’t soon forget. It’s no secret that London is home to some of the most influential music icons and locations in the world. Tons of artists have chosen England’s historic streets for breathtaking and iconic cover art and music videos. After seeing some of these musical landmarks for myself I can tell you that they are worth visiting. Whether you like David Bowie or the Beatles you will want to stop and take in the musical history that lies in this […]
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Visit the home of the British Monarch in Windsor, England

Windsor – steeped in British Royal history throughout its buildings and streets, regularly the residence of Her Majesty the Queen and the new home to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage. How to get to Windsor? Windsor is a rather quick train ride from Paddington Station – 17 minutes on the express or about half an hour on a normal train. The express train will take you straight to Slough, followed by a 6-minute train to Windsor and Eton Central where you find yourself in the heart of Windsor and only a 50m walk to the Travelodge for comfortable budget […]
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Lovely little english village in the Kent ; Downe

In this article, I will be telling you everything you can do in the little and typical English village Downe. It is situated in the Kent, southeast of London. It is gorgeous and there are more things to do than you would imagine! Writing about Latin America soon – When I first thought of writing articles for the Writers Agency, already two years ago, I wrote numerous pages about my 8 months trip in Latin America. I don’t know if it was the lack of confidence or of time but I never ended up publishing them. And they stayed on […]
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Visit Hampshire in England

Last summer I spent a lovely holiday in Hampshire. Hampshire to me is that one piece of old England that always made me dream through movies and literature. It is so inspirational for inner searchers, everything sparks your attention and your senses. From nature to narrow streets and villages, from free-roaming animals (cows, ponies, donkeys) to quiet and warm people, far from the rush of everyday life. Nature makes you feel at ease with the rest of the world, and living your day at a slow pace will do so good to your body and soul. The New Forest in […]
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5 Top Reasons to Visit Chichester

Chichester is a quaint, historical city that sits approximately halfway between Portsmouth and Worthing on the south coast of England. With both boutique and high street shops, a plethora of eateries, fascinating architecture along its cobbled streets and frequent transport links to beautiful surrounding countryside, there are so many reasons to visit. I have highlighted five of my most recommended places to see below. 1. Chichester Cathedral Nestled right in the heart of the city centre stands the prominent and imposing architecture of the 900-year-old Chichester cathedral. As well as its impressive appearance, the cathedral hosts many musical soirees throughout […]
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Must See Cerne Abbas in Dorset – historic sites with a US link

As I sat amongst fragrant herbs in the garden of the Cerne Abbas café, I mused to the waitress who served me a pot of tea and Victoria sponge cake, “You must love living here.”  She smiled and replied, “Those born in Dorset, never leave Dorset.” The Cosy Community of Cerne Situated in the lap of England, nestled within the undulating hills of beautiful Dorset downs, is the village of Cerne Abbas.  The wonderfully close-knit community of around 1,000 residents resides beside a labyrinth of pathways, stone dwellings, and medieval magic.  Though thrilled to see an English village crammed with […]
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Unusual things to do in London for the seasoned Londongoer

So you’ve seen Buckingham Palace a thousand times, you’ve been on The Eye (or turned your nose up at its long queues and claimed it’s only for tourists), and you’ve started complaining about the people who walk too slowly in the street or misunderstand on what side of the escalators they need to stand in the Tube. Sounds like you’re becoming a Londoner. I moved to England about a year ago, but even before then, London was a city in which I felt very at home. I still remember the first time I went there as a seventeen year old. […]
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Cornish Coasts and Countryside: Things to do in Cornwall, England

When traveling around England, generally people want to see the big cities; London, Manchester, Liverpool. Yet, England is famous for its beautiful, untainted countryside and Cornwall is one of the most popular parts of England for tourism, where you can see the natural beauty of this country at its finest. Surprisingly, many people have never even heard of Cornwall. This tiny county sits on the Southern most point of England and it only takes 2-3 hours to travel from one end to the other by car. Surrounded by beaches and coastal walks, Cornwall is the perfect summer getaway. I grew […]
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Exploring London and its 5 cozy places (I am in love with)

London. It was love at first sight. I look forward to visiting my “beloved” in the nearest future again. My history with London, England began in 2011 when I decided to study English. I chose the school, I got a visa, I booked a hostel, and I finally took off, not having any expectations. During my next 3 visits and study courses, I discovered fantastic places that hold a very special place in my heart. I would love to share my experience and tell you about my favorite places to visit. If you have already seen these places, I hope […]
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Guildford – A Gem of a City outside London!

Guildford is a beautiful and historic city in the heart of Surrey (south-east England).  Located just a thirty-minute train ride from London, I am often surprised that it does not feature more prominently on the tourist map for visitors to the UK. Guildford is compact, easy to navigate, offers culture, arts, history, shopping, unique places for food and drink and with stunning architecture, alongside a scenic river and delightful parks and greenery, Guildford has something for everyone and provides an alternative to the crowds and congestion of London. Within this article I will highlight some of the key offerings Guildford provides […]
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Cambridge: the home of history, knowledge and – fun!

If you are as much into all things connected with England as I am, you must have thought about visiting Cambridge once or twice. It’s quite a Mecca, both for someone fancying knowledge, education and the power they give and for someone fascinated by architecture and history. So many famous prominent people walked those paved narrow streets that breathing the air they breathed is a must for a thorough tourist. I was lucky enough to become more than a mere tourist for almost a year while studying at Anglia Ruskin University and living in Cambridge in 2014-2015. This was a […]
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North Norfolk: A postage stamp view; culture, beauty & diversity

North Norfolk guide booklet Norfolk shopping bag What is on offer On my visits to North Norfolk, England, I have had the pleasure of sampling some of the best experiences this unique region has to offer. Norfolk boasts 93 miles (150kms) of coastline and 2,400 miles (3862kms) of footpaths to explore. Along with activities ranging from visiting art studios and beach huts, bird watching and photography it has a rich food culture that is as diverse as the region. There are large estates such as the royal families Sandringham and Blickling Hall, home to Ann Boleyn, quaint inland and seaside […]
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Walking the breathtaking coast paths of Cornwall

When visiting the UK it’s easy to be seduced by the breathtaking architecture, dense cultural history and exciting nightlife of its large cities, but if you want to venture beyond the urban sprawls of London, Manchester or Liverpool there is also a rich array of countryside to explore. Cornwall, the county at the very south-west tip of England, boasts rolling fields, dramatic cliff faces, picturesque coves and long clean beaches peppered with abandoned tin mines, quaint fishing villages and strange remnants of its Celtic past. Though part of England it is distinctly separate from its neighbours and signs of its […]
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A fabulous day trip to York

York is a charming historic city lying serenely in North Yorkshire, England. I had never heard of York before moving to the UK for my Master’s Degree, but the moment I got to see its ancient walls and hear its locals speak with a particularly cute Yorkshire accent, I was instantly hooked. My first day trip to York was more than pleasant and here are the things I did during my limited time in this beautiful city. Wander around York’s Old Town For once, let yourself get lost in York! The best time I had in this lovely city was […]
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England for Business : Enjoy London

So here I was at the beginning of the spring: London for a Business trip. So I decided to make the most out of it and find ways to enjoy so that it does not feel so much like work! I have to say I was quite lucky with the weather! Yes, for us Southern European, England has a connotation of rain… However it has been a sunny 2-day stay, and pretty warm for a month of March! You got to be lucky sometimes! I had a great experience, London is always a place I enjoy, whether that be for […]
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A day trip to Whitby, Yorkshire

As a child living in Yorkshire, my family went on many holidays and day trips to Whitby and it’s a place I have wanted to revisit for a long time. International exploration has taken me to different corners of the globe since then and I haven’t been back in around 30 years – until now. This week I drove the two-hour journey from my family home near Leeds to show my fiancé the beautiful seaside town. The drive itself is beautiful and goes through the heart of the North York Moors, offering stunning views on either side of the road. […]
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A journey throughout Cambridge and Oxford

What springs to your mind when you hear about Cambridge and Oxford? Probably you imagine the two old and famous Universities, right? Not to mention some important names in Sciences and Arts such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis and many others. The simple mention of these two cities always made me shudder, and getting to know them seemed something extremally distant and even unreal to me. However, the opportunity knocked on my door when I lived in England for 1 year, between 2015 and 2016. Now I'll share here my memorable experiences in the unforgettable cities […]
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