The most prominent country in the UK, all that is small about England is its geographical size. Beyond that, it is one of the most vibrant of destinations in every aspect whose beauty and significance can never be encapsulated within a few words. A colorful mosaic of differing landscapes, cities and cultures, England is known for its rich history, eccentricities and antiquated traditions – it is the land of pub goers, tea drinker and lovers of the Sunday roast.
A delectable blend of traditionalism and modernity, England shows pride in its past as much as it embraces the future. It is after all, home to London, one of the biggest global cultural capitals. Other cities in England include industrial capitals such as Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham (which are known to have been the origin of musical stalwarts such as Oasis, Black Sabbath and the Beatles), as well as learning capitals like Cambridge and Oxford, that are abound with a deep, authentic sense of history.
England also boasts a some of the most picturesque and vibrant outdoors not just in the UK, but in all of Europe. With attractions such as Yorkshire’s dales, the Cornwall coast, Cotswolds’ bucolic hills, Lulworth Cove in Dorset, and of course, the Stonehenge, among many others, there is much to explore.
A few facts about England:
- The famous London Tube is the world’s first underground transportation system. It is also the largest underground transportation system in the world.
- The city of York in Northern England is the most haunted city in the world, with over five hundred cases of supernatural encounters reported annually.
- England is known for fighting some of the longest wars, but it also fought the shortest war ever. Fought with Zanzibar, the war lasted all of 38 minutes.