Holidays in England - a guide for foreigners
England is a small, compact country that offers more for tourists than almost any other country in the world. It has an incredible historical heritage that is preserved and protected; countless festivals, royal pomp and ceremony, and numerous visitor attractions ranging from theme parks through to beautiful gardens.
The cities such as London, Bath and York offer a huge number of places to visit - many such as museums and art galleries have free entry.
The falling value of the pound has made England a real value for money destination for people from countries with a stronger currency, such as the Eurozone. For many tourists, shopping trips to England are very worthwhile, stock up on bargains to take home.
There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer from the usual hotels, to Bed & Breakfast and self-catering holiday cottage accommodation. Holiday cottages are ideal for stays of a week or more. They provide a comfortable home from home and are especially suited to families with children or groups of people.
Find out more about self-catering accommodation in England
The weather in England
Many people from abroad are under the illusion that it always rains in England. Certain counties on the east side of England, such as Essex, are drier than Lebanon.