England: what to see beyond London


What to see in England beyond London, itinerary through the state of the United Kingdom, including the main places of interest, including the cities of Bath, Oxford and York.

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Castles and megastores, forests and futuristic architecture, millenary works mixed with craftsmanship and design in the varied, cosmopolitan and rich in tradition and culture which is that of England.

It is one of the four constituent states of the United Kingdom in Europe located in the central-southern part of the island of Great Britain which is the largest and with the largest number of inhabitants.

The name England originates from the people of the Angles, a population of German origin who had settled there during the fifth and sixth centuries. The capital of England is London rich in history and a cosmopolitan city.

In addition to the capital London, there are many other places to see in England.

What see

Bath it is located in the county of Somerset, in the south west of England. It was founded by the Romans around 40 AD, as a spa, although some archaeological finds testify that, probably the sulphurous waters that flow under the city, had already been used for a long time before.

In the Middle Ages it became an important center of the wool industry and, in the eighteenth century, under George III, the city underwent a harmonious transformation, thanks to the construction of elegant Georgian buildings, in particular The Royal Crescent, a residential complex, built between 1767 and 1774, formed by a series of buildings arranged in a semicircle, designed by John Wood the Younger, and Il Circus, another example of construction inspired by classical-Palladian architecture, designed by the architect John Wood the Elder.

It was in this period that Bath became a popular holiday resort frequented by the English aristocracy, the famous English writer Jane Austen also stayed in Bath from 1801 to 1806, and described through two of her novels, the social life that the families of the English aristocracy they led you there in the early nineteenth century.

Near the Roman Baths stands an Abbey, built in the Gothic style in the 17th century on an earlier Norman cathedral.

The city of Bath has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cotswolds is a hilly area located in the center of England, its territory extends mainly in the Counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and in part also in the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

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The Cotswolds have been declared an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty, a British recognition that certifies the areas of particular landscape and naturalistic importance of the United Kingdom.

The typically English landscape, dominated by gentle and verdant hills, enchanting villages characterized by ancient stone houses with harmonious gardens, among bushes and creepers, churches and old houses of charity, evokes an atmosphere of other times.

Oxford, located in the county of Oxfordshire, is famous for its university, one of the oldest and most important in Britain.

The city, of late medieval origin when it was a Saxon center, acquired importance with the Normans and already in the XII century it began to be mentioned as studium.

The city of Oxford is very interesting from an architectural point of view, among the buildings of the university there are typical medieval buildings dating back to the time of its foundation, and remarkable examples of English Gothic.

The Romanesque-Gothic Christ Church Cathedral serves as the chapel of the University College of the same name, and is also the cathedral of the city of Oxford.

York is located in the county of North Yorkshire, is famous for its Gothic cathedral, with the medieval central tower, from whose top you can admire a beautiful panorama of the city and its ancient walls.

Lake District it is a mountainous region located in the north-western part of England, characterized by beautiful mountains with lakes and woods, part of a unique landscape, which inspired the writings of some important English poets of the early 19th century.

Durham is a city located in the north east of England.

The old part of the city, with its Norman Cathedral and its 11th century Castle, is located on a rocky hill, almost entirely surrounded by the Wear River, in an enchanting position, with ancient bridges crossing the river and the ancient historical center.

Beyond London: Places to visit in England (April 2024)

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