Wondering what to see in England?
Below, I have compiled a mini-list of the best museums, historic landmarks and other tourist sights worth seeing in England such as the Olympic stadium in London (see information about London 2012 Olympics), along with my top pick attraction in London:
British Museum, City of London
The British Museum in London is without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist places to visit in England and one of the top attractions to visit in Europe. The British Museum is a huge place where you can easily spend 2-3 hours viewing interesting world artifacts such as Greek vases, Egyptian mummies, Anglo-Saxon gold buckles and much more.
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York Minster, North Yorkshire
The York Minster is another of the popular tourist places in England and one of the most beautiful medieval cathedrals you can visit in the UK.
York Minster is located in Deangate in York, and it's a visually stunning church with gorgeous stained-glass windows and interesting objects on display. When visiting the church, be sure to visit York Minster’s underground chamber and the tower to enjoy fantastic views of York.
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is easily one of the most underrated museums in England and definitely worth adding to the list of tourist places in England. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is located in Vyse Street in Birmingham and it’s housed in one of the oldest jewelry factories in Britain.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll find that the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is a great place to learn about Britain’s Jewellery industry during the 1800’s, as well as seeing the original tools and machinery that workers used back then. During the visit you can also get to see a live demonstration of how a snake bracelet is made.
The Beatles Story, Merseyside
The Beatles Story exhibition is located in Liverpool and it’s one of the most enjoyable tourist places in England to visit. The Beatles Story boasts plenty of Beatles memorabilia on display (including wax statues of the fab4) and it’s definitely a popular place among the Beatles die-hard fans.
If you aren't a Beatles fan but are interested to know about England's music scene during the 60’s and 70’s you’ll enjoy learning about one of the most iconic English bands that the world has ever seen!
Roman Baths, Avon
The Roman Baths are without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist spots in Bath and one of the top tourist places in England. If you’re interested in everything Roman, you’ll find a visit to the Roman Baths in Bath a fascinating experience.
Brunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol
The Brunel's ss Great Britain is along the Cutty Sark in London two of the best ship museums you can visit in the country. Sadly, the Cutty Sark burnt badly in 2007 and it’s undergoing a restoration so, the ship is expected to reopen sometime in 2012.
The Brunel's ss Great Britain is definitely worth the visit to Bristol to see this stunning Victorian vessel up-close and its beautiful collection of paintings and ceramics on display. You also get to visit the engine room and the dry dock.
Royal Pavilion, East Sussex
The Royal Pavilion is located in Brighton and it’s another fascinating place worth adding to the list of tourist places in England as you won't find another landmark quite like this one in the United Kingdom. the Royal Pavilion was built in the Indo-Saracenic style so, it somewhat resembles India’s Taj Mahal only with more domes.
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Paultons Family Theme Park, Romsey
England boasts its fare share of amusement parks, though none are more brilliant and outstanding than Paultons Family Theme Park in Southampton. If you’re looking for fun tourist places in England to visit with kids, you won’t find a more enjoyable amusement park to go to than Paultons Park.
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