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England travel stories, activity recommendations and visitor information
From the bright lights and big city attractions of London and Manchester to oddball countryside attractions and blissful rural scenery, England offers a lot to travellers of most persuasions.
Grumpy Traveller has plenty of suggestions for anyone taking a holiday in England – including sampling fine rums and whiskies at London’s specialist hotel bars and a pub crawl through time in Nottingham.
In the Peak District, you can climb Mam Tor or go underground in the Castleton caves. Meanwhile, sports fans may be more interested in Manchester’s National Football Museum or a tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
That selection is just a teaser, however. There are plenty more England travel stories on the site, and they’re all linked to below.
Has another great railway hotel makeover worked out? Disclosure: I was invited to stay at the Amba Charing Cross for review purposes by the hotel’s PR agency. Both accommodation and a meal forRead More »
According to the World Travel Awards – the travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars – the top destination in Europe isn’t one of the great Italian cities, the Greek Islands, or a buzzy hubRead More »
For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts fromRead More »
Why York? The layers of history pile on thick in York. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and various warring royal claimants have left their mark on a city that, for a long time, was the deRead More »
The welcome Bags are leapt on by silly-hatted porters at the bottom of the steps to the neo-classical portico, but the vibe inside the Xenia is thoroughly modern. Vivienne Westwood tapestries hang on theRead More »
The birthplace of the Beatles is a model for urban regeneration – and packs in some excellent museums too. Why Liverpool? This is not the England of unremarkable regional cities, dulled into interchangeabilityRead More »
After years of ambivalence, I attempted to connect with the county I’ve far too many links to. Feet, ankles and then shins sink into the moor’s squelchy mud soup, each step an excessiveRead More »
Museums can be incredibly boring. Especially if you’re not very interested in old ceramic pots or trudging through room after room of religious art. But not all museums are full of dusty coins inRead More »
Britain’s most infamous ‘plague village’ has a harrowing tale of exceptional self-sacrifice to tell. In the graveyard outside the Eyam Parish Church is the chunky, box-like tomb of Catherine Mompesson. For her husband,Read More »
From Windsor Castle to Schloss Neuschwanstein, 19 of the greatest castles from around the world. Look at a road map of Britain – or indeed Europe – and you’ll see a castle every fewRead More »