About England Travel...
My name is Michael and I made England Travel my passion. I’m only half English, but I love this
I grew up in Rome,
Italy and since very young age I have travelled all over the world. Now I
have chosen to live in England.
What will I find in this
Mostly what you won't find anywhere else - well, that's the plan
at least. In building this site I have concentrated on the unknown part of this beautiful country, the many places
that are mostly ignored by both foreigners and English. I have also included a London Travel Guide and the
"classics", as a guide wouldn't be complete without them.
If like me you were not raised in this country, then you know
about England what most people around the world share: not much. Everyone has heard of Queen Elizabeth and her gossiped family, The Beetles,
Sherlock Holmes and the fantastic novels of
This part of the world inherited some intriguing and very dense
history and the hundreds of visitable historical sites scattered all over the place are a testimony of this. In
England it is never necessary to travel far to find something that makes the journey worth while.
The country is filled with man made spectacles such as
stately homes, that are often set in untouched countryside,
which makes the journey to visit them part of the pleasure of the excursion. England is mysterious and at the same
time fascinating; many people far away around the world feel very attached to this land and some like the Americans
or the Australians, look for their roots here.
We have all grown up with English fairy tales, English history,
English literature and English legends: the Royal Family, Queen Victoria (1819--1901) that named an
entire era, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Beatrix
Potter, Robin Hood,
King Arthur, etc.
Castles, cathedrals and stately homes (many of them fully
decorated with antique furniture and all the rest you would expect to find in an antique property) offer a glimpse
of England’s history through buildings that have changed little over the centuries. A lot of the countryside is
untouched, so it won’t take much imagination to go back in time with your mind; this country gives you all the
tools you need. You put in the imagination and the enthusiasm and I’ll guide you through hundreds of journey that
you will remember for the rest of your life.
There are extensive National Parks that offer intact natural beauty and all of them are free to
visit; England travel doesn't have to be expensive. The National Trust offers a series of
memberships and benefits that include free entry to all of the properties (including parks) managed by them,
free parking and much more.
It is also worth while getting a British Heritage Pass, which is only available
to foreigners purchasing from abroad. This pass offers free entry to more than 580 of Great Britain’s most
popular heritage sights... skipping the queue and therefore making your England travel experience even more
In England you can literally go on an outing every single weekend
of the year and for several years, without visiting twice the same place and without ever getting bored. It is sad
to think that 90% of the people that visit England only limit themselves to London, largely ignoring an entire
On the good side, when you get out of the capital you will find
that there are very few tourists (apart from the British), compared with other popular countries, leaving you the
very unusual freedom of enjoying perfectly preserved and maintained natural and historic beauties, without the
downside of being among endless crowds of tourists.
So what are you waiting for to begin your England travel
adventure? Get some cheap plane tickets and fly to one of
England's airports with your family for the time of your life. Make sure to visit the England Travel Practical Tips
page before you go anywhere. Also check out the train times