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England Vacation Ideas For All The Family

Aug 1, 2008
Arguably England is one of the most historically rich and interesting countries in the world. Understandably trying to fit all of the fascinating sites into a vacation is a difficult process, especially if travelling with small children who often want to do different things. To help, here are some of the most popular things to do while on vacation in England.

Bizarre Bath is a comedy walk around the historic and entertaining city of Bath. Many people on vacation choose to use the tour as the ideal way to explore Bath whilst being able to laugh until their sides split. It highlights some of the most humorous and interesting sites in the city whilst poking fun at its prestigious residents and history. So if you like your funny-bone to be tickled; be sure to include Bizarre Bath in your England vacation itinerary.

If you are a fan of led tours around cities another great excursion worth including in your England vacation is the Ghost Hunt of York. This spooky tour is great for families as you are led by a ghoulish guide around some of the most haunted sites in the city of York. The expert guides deliver some of the most frightening and spine tingling ghost stories in a theatrical way that captivate the audience. So for the more spiritual amongst you, consider this a way to see the darker side of York.

If you fancy seeing London in a new and unique way Fat Tire Bike Tours offer a great experience. Leading groups of cyclists around the most famous sights in London, enjoyment is ensured as you will see the sites but without the stress of public transport. As always the guides can give information on the sites that are both informative and educational. For those looking for a healthy alternative to the usual sightseeing, this is a great addition to any vacation.

For those who are fans of the art world the National Gallery is must see site in the heart of London. Housing one of the greatest collections of European art anywhere on the planet the seminal works contained will amaze and enthral all visitors. Thankfully, there is no entrance fee for this wondrous attraction..

One of the classic inclusions to any vacation of England is a visit to the Tower of London. This castle, a seat of royal power for centuries is still a fabulous example of medieval design and remains a symbol of Britain. With daily shows from the Beefeaters on the various beheadings and executions, visitors are sure to leave with an enhanced knowledge of this fascinating site.

If history is your thing then a visit to Tintagel Castle is a must see site on any vacation. In Cornwall it is located on the coast and is a castle that has been in existence since the thirteenth century. Additionally the site has links with King Arthur as it is believed to be the home of the mythical Camelot. While this is mainly due to the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth and most likely untrue, it remains a tourist destination that thousands flock to each year.

Hopefully these vacation ideas will enrich your trip to England and help you get the best from your time there. With such a wealth of attractions these are only a small sample of the plethora of historical and activities within the country. But if you are travelling to English shores, this list can at least help to understand the very best that England has to offer.
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Travel expert Thomas Pretty looks into some of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK and why they should be included in any England vacation itinerary.
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