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There is no better way to enjoy the glorious English countryside
and scenery than renting a country cottage in 2017 or an apartment
in a city. England has a very varied landscape and many
beautiful areas such as the Lake District, Sussex, the Home
Counties, the Cotswolds, Herefordshire,
East Anglia, The
Isle of Wight, Devon and
to name but a few areas.
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largest country in the island of Great Britain, It is triangular
in shape. The old Latin name was Anglia. It occupies the entire
island east of Wales and south of Scotland.
eastern side is bounded by the North Sea. The border in the
north with Scotland extends from the Solway Firth in the west
along the Cheviot Hills to the mouth of the Tweed on the east.
The bottom part of the triangle fronts the English Channel
and the Strait of Dover along the southwestern and southern
coast of England with the
north and west are generally mountainous with the principal
highland region being the Pennines. The country has many beautiful
areas, The Lake District, Sussex, the Home Counties, East
Anglia, Devon & Cornwall to name but a few.
climate varies on average from 4 degrees C to 18 degrees C.
England covers 130,410 sq km (50,352 sq mi), equivalent to
57 per cent of the area of Great Britain.
capital city is
(The host city for the 2012 Olympics)
and other major cities are Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool,
Sheffield & Bristol. Major seaside resorts are Brighton, Blackpool
London host of the 1908, 1948 and 2012 Summer
Olympic Games & 2012 Paralympic
SEE LONDON VIEWS OVER 50 PHOTOS OF LONDON CLICK HERE
St Pauls Cathrdral and the Millenium footbridge
has the highest level of population of the three countries.
There are holiday areas throughout the country and a wealth
of history to discover.
good with an excellent motorway network (that is Free and
only has a few tolls - river crossings, section near Birmingham
etc) although in the peak holiday periods in summer some of
these become very congested. Connections to mainland Europe
are excellent with the Channel Tunnel (direct passenger trains
from London to Paris or Brussels) and Dover being the busiest
cross channel car ferry port in Britain.
of Portsmouth is the Isle of Wight and the Scilly Isles are
located off the coast of Cornwall. Cuisine is very good and
England is famous for its pubs. You can normally eat very
well in a pub and enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine
or two with your meal.
Counties of England:
Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire,
Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon,
Dorset, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex,
Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire
with the Isle
of Wight, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside
Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside,
Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland,
Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset,
South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and
Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire,
VIEWS OF ENGLAND OVER 50 PHOTOS OF ENGLAND
is the capital of England and Britain and will be the
host city to the 2012 Olympics. It is a vibrant, bustling,
multi-cultural city steeped in history. With a population
of over 7 million. It is divided by the River Thames with
numerous bridges to cross.
has something to offer everyone with over 30,000 shops
in bustling shopping centres with all the major stores,
specialist shops and markets (like in Camden, Notting
Hill or Brick Lane), stately homes and houses, cathedrals
and churches, tranquil green parks and a zoo, over 300
museums and art galleries and a superb choice of over
6,000 restaurants, hotels b&b's and self catering accommodation.
As well as all of these there are the cinemas in Leicester
Square and Theatre land in Shaftsbury Avenue and surrounding
The London Eye
to visit: Buckingham
Palace (The Royal family's main London residence), The
London Eye, British Museum, The Tower of London, Regents
Park and zoo, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey,
Westminster Cathedral The National Maritime Museum, The
Royal Albert Hall - the home of the Prom concerts. ( The
capital also has 400 live music venues, catering for everything
from opera to Brit pop), The new Wembley stadium, Houses
of Parliament, Madame Tussaud's and London Planetarium,
Hampton Court Palace, The London Dungeon and of course
the world famous black taxi cabs and red buses.
London is well served by the Underground (Metro - Subway)
railway and fast train direct train services to Wales,
Scotland and via the Channel Tunnel to Brussels and Paris.
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Congestion Charge Click
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standard electrical voltage in England / Britain is 240
v AC, 50HZ. A three square pronged adapter plug and/or
electric converter for appliances is required.(As used
in Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Singapore and Malaysia)
Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used
in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked
mobile or a mobile with no sim card. Also
Ambulance - Coast guard - Fire Police
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Area: 130,395 Km2
Drive on the LEFT
Driving Tips (information supplied by Holiday Autos)
Built-up areas: 30 mph single
carriage ways: 60 mph dual carriage ways: 70 mph motorways:
and driving: Blood alcohol
limit is 80 mg.
on the left and only overtake vehicles on the right.
roundabouts, traffic coming from the right has priority.
sure you understand about double and single yellow line.
is illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving.
long as you hold a full licence in your own country and
have done so for at least a year, you can drive on British
are shown by 'M' plus a number on signs. There are no
toll charges to pay on British motorways except the M4
Severn Bridge into Wales, the Humber Bridge near Hull,
the M25 Dartford Tunnel and part of the M6 (M6 Toll approx
a 20 mile stretch north of Birmingham).
and avoid the M25 'London Orbital ' and the M5/M6 in Birmingham
during rush hour times (0800-0930 and 1630-1800) as these
can be extremely busy
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