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England travel guides

Our specialists have a deep-seated knowledge of England, from the many highlights and historic sights of its capital to its rural villages and quaint pubs. Our travel guides for England aim to help you get the most out of your trip by offering planning and preparation advice.

Starting in London, we can give suggestions if you want to discover the metropolis without the crowds, uncover its best food experiences or see its lesser-known sights like a local. We also give you tips on heading out of the city to discover some of historic England's great cathedrals, the rolling hills and bucolic villages of the Cotswolds and the poetry-inspiring scenery of the Lake District.

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Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for England. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Uncover ancient Britain beyond Stonehenge
    Roman Baths, Bath

    Uncover ancient Britain beyond Stonehenge

    Uncover ancient Britain beyond Stonehenge

    Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric site in Britain, but it’s not the country’s only ancient attraction. Discover the limits of Roman power at Hadrian’s Wall, a Stone Age barrow near Avebury and Bronze Age cairns featured in Outlander.

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  • How to experience London like a local
    Portobello, London

    How to experience London like a local

    How to experience London like a local

    Take some time to go a little deeper and discover the London that locals love with Audley specialist Andea. Experience vibrant nightlife, historic parks and unusual vantage points to get a new perspective on this dynamic and complex city.

    10 min read

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  • Food highlights of the UK & Ireland
    Afternoon Tea

    Food highlights of the UK & Ireland

    Food highlights of the UK & Ireland

    The cuisine in the UK and Ireland suffers from an unfair reputation. Specialist Jackie talks about her fondest food memories, including a whimsical afternoon tea in London, foraging in the Irish countryside, and a picnic with smoked salmon in Scotland.

    9 min read

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  • Historic England: exploring London, Oxford and Bath
    Big Ben and Whitehall, London

    Historic England: exploring London, Oxford and Bath

    Historic England: exploring London, Oxford and Bath

    Audley UK and Ireland specialist Elizabeth explains why she’s gripped by England’s history — especially its royal history. She recommends her preferred places of interest for a historic tour of England, from palaces and cathedrals to sites in Oxford and Bath.

    11 min read

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  • A tale of three cities: London, Paris and Rome
    Eiffel Tower, Paris

    A tale of three cities: London, Paris and Rome

    A tale of three cities: London, Paris and Rome

    How do you make the most out of Europe’s trio of classical cities when you’re pushed for time? We asked our England, France and Italy specialists to create their dream two-day itineraries for time-limited visitors

    7 min read

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  • 20 Festivals in Europe worth visiting
    Gelato, Italy

    20 Festivals in Europe worth visiting

    20 Festivals in Europe worth visiting

    From small village fairs to sophisticated, city-wide fêtes, Europe boasts a calendar of festivals to satisfy almost any interest. Discover new varieties of gelato in Florence, party all night in Paris and attend a Regency-era ball in Bath.

    7 min read

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  • The best World War II sites in Western Europe
    Dover Castle

    The best World War II sites in Western Europe

    The best World War II sites in Western Europe

    In many ways, World War II still shapes the cities and landscapes of Western Europe. Here are a handful of the war’s most compelling sites, including the beaches at Normandy, a naval headquarters in Liverpool and a secret tunnel under Naples.

    9 min read

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  • Luxury vacations in Scotland and England
    Loch Ness

    Luxury vacations in Scotland and England

    Luxury vacations in Scotland and England

    Stay in a manor house, dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, cruise Loch Ness in a luxury motorboat and get exclusive after-hours access to Dunvegan Castle. Our UK specialist Jackie describes the indulgent touches you can add into your trip to Great Britain.

    8 min read

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  • 6 reasons to visit Europe in autumn
    Barolo, Piedmont

    6 reasons to visit Europe in autumn

    6 reasons to visit Europe in autumn

    From hiking among the heather in the Highlands of Scotland to truffle hunting in Greece to French wine harvest fêtes, Europe is really at its best in autumn. Here are six reasons to visit after the summer crowds have gone.

    7 min read

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