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From London to Yorkshire, Explore the Picturesque Landscapes and Dramatic Coastlines of England

Posted by Elly Jupp on 04/12/2015

Whether you’re a resident or visiting for the first time, it’s difficult not to be taken aback by the picturesque landscapes and dramatic coastlines that structure the beautiful country of England.

The rich history and heritage is the blood pumping through the veins of her towns and cities, from the museums and galleries of London, to the rural charm of the Yorkshire Dales.

Here are just a few to inspire your next getaway.

Coastlines, countryside’s and cream teas, if your idea of bliss is traditional treats enjoyed within tranquil surroundings, then there are endless reasons why Devon is the right holiday destination for you.

Want to find out for yourself? Check out a 7 day Devon Delights, a new two-centred tour which takes in some of the best parts of the wonderful county. Visit the RHS garden at Rosemoor, see the dramatic North Devon coast, explore the gentle southern coast by steam train and boat, meander through the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and much more, all from some  wonderful hotels in Barnstaple and Torquay.

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With brooding moors, green dales and dramatic coastline, the landscape of Yorkshire is just one element that makes it so special – added to the rich history, and the friendly attributes of the locals, it really is no wonder that it’s named ‘God’s Own Country’

Discover Yorkshire! Spend time in York’s magnificent Minster, visit some of the multitude of museums, stroll through the narrow streets and little alleyways that make the city of York such a pleasure to explore. Try a steam train ride across the dramatic North Moors, a visit to Castle Howard and an evening floodlit cruise through the city.


From bustling city centres of museums, galleries and iconic monuments, to lengths of open parks and other greener hues, London has something for everyone.

As one of the world’s most visited cities, whether you’re looking to emerge yourself in great British culture during a London Weekend, getting a taste of the West End with a theatre day excursion or just fancy a bit of a shopping spree, you can be sure the English capital has it all to offer.

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The Lake District
One of our most popular UK destinations is The Lake District in Cumbria, Northwest England.

This outstanding example of British landscape covers an incredible 885 square miles, as well as being the most mountainous with 100 peaks over 2,000 feet. It’s also home to sixteen different lakes, one of these is Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. It’s long, narrow body of water stretches over 11 miles.

Find out more about this fantastic destination with 10 facts about the Lake District.

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If you are looking for a unique, beautiful and romantic destination for your city break, then look no further than Bath.

It’s fantastic city centre, historic monuments, museums, galleries and natural Roman spas have all lead to it being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Consider a fantastic weekend break to Bath and Bristol and stay at the Aztec Hotel and Spa and then a guided tour of Bath, the SS Great Britain in Bristol, a harbour cruise and a visit to Claverton Manor to see the only museum dedicated to Americana outside the United States.

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There are plenty more glorious towns and cities to be celebrated in England – next time you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not consider the beauty on your doorstep.

Elly Jupp is a writer and author for The Wood Travel Group. The Wood Travel Group is celebrating over 45 years in the Travel Industry. They are an ABTA bonded travel agency. You can visit them at