LONDON'S BEST DAY TRIPS
As the world's greatest city, London attracts around 30 million tourists from other countries every year. However, there's plenty more to England than the world famous – London. If you wish to witness and check out prehistoric monuments, pristine parks or posh castles outside the capital, Ezigo Holiday team is always ready and pleased to provide the best day trips service for each of our customers.
LONDON COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England which takes about 2 hours from London City Centre toe by car. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons. Visit Stonehenge and take the opportunity to witness the mysterious stones – one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which was built about 5000 years ago.
City of Bath – World Heritage Site in South West England was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It is famous worldwide for its imposing architecture and Roman remains, Bath is a vibrant city with over 40 museums, good restaurants, quality shopping and theatres. As one of the most beautiful towns in England, this ancient town known as home to natural hot springs, historic Roman ruins, Georgian architecture and honey coloured stone houses.
The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
Located only 2 hours from the city of London, Cotswolds is a wonderful place especially for nature lovers as it offers breathtaking landscapes and fabulous gardens to explore. It is also home to some impressive manmade structures, most of which were built for royalty such as Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Estate, which is open to the public. On top of that, Cotswolds has breathtakingly stunning villages while each one has its own flavour, most of them share a similar aesthetic thanks to the gorgeous Cotswold stone they are cut from. Some of the prettiest villages in Cotswolds includes Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and more.
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. The easiest way to reach the stunningly breathtaking English village is by car which usually takes about 2 to 3 hours journey. Explore Bibury where it is known as the most beautiful village of England simply because it looks straight out of a painting. In fact, Bibury is not only popular as a tourist spot but also setting for films too. Bibury's famous trout farm is also surprising lovely – you can catch your own dinner, and it's connected to a cafe. On top of that, Bibury is also famous as Emperor Hirohito's favourite place in England and as the home of the Birtwistles.
Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England. Located only an hour away from London, Bicester Village is home to more than 160 boutiques of leading brands, each offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price all year round. On your visit you will find everything from chic restaurants to creative pop-ups and art exhibitions – plus a range of VIP services for an effortless shopping experience.
Oxford is a university city in south central England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With a population of approximately 155,000, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom. Discover Oxford, the beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture that is actually small enough to cover on foot. In the city, you will find ancient and modern colleges, interesting museum and galleries as well as plenty of parks to relax. The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world and it is also known as the "City of Dreaming Spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. It is home to two hotels, a cluster of historic cottages, iconic architecture, a spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire known as the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends. Every year The Queen takes up official residence in Windsor Castle for a month over Easter (March-April), known as Easter Court. During that time The Queen hosts occasional 'dine and sleeps' events for guests, including politicians and public figures and presides over Investiture ceremonies at Windsor Castle throughout the year
Stratford-upon-Avon also called Stratford is a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands which is also the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It introduces you to a market town with more than 800 years of history, containing not only many buildings that survive today and would have been familiar to Shakespeare, but also a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure, accommodation and shopping experiences.
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068 located in Warwick – a county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River. The castle has survived the changing fortunes of history and remains one of the most well-preserved. A visit to the castle also takes you through the beauty of the landscaped Capability Brown gardens, down into the mediaeval vaults and into the private residence of the Earl.
The striking gateway to England, the White Cliffs of Dover have stood loyally throughout invasions and two world wars. Movie buffs will also enjoy seeing Dover Castle – a medieval fortress that portrayed the Tower of London in Hollywood film ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’. The cliffs are world famous. The soft, white chalk is rare geologically – It is a very pure form of limestone. The White Cliffs of Dover are England’s most spectacular natural feature.
Canterbury Castle is a Norman Castle in Canterbury, Kent, England. Canterbury Castle was one of the three original Royal castles of Kent (the other two being Rochester Castle and Dover Castle). They were all built soon after the Battle of Hastings, on the main Roman road from Dover to London. Canterbury Castle is part of a public park and opens to the public
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire in England approximately 50 miles north of London. Most sights can be easily reached on foot as Cambridge is mostly pedestrian-friendly. It is a city of crocuses and daffodils on the Backs, of green open spaces as well as cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square and also home to the prestigious University of Cambridge which was founded in 1209. Cambridge definitely has many interesting tourist spots to offer such as The Fitzwilliam Museum, River Cam, Ely Cathedral and more.
Greenwich is a borough in London, England, on the banks of the River Thames. Known for its maritime history, it is home to the Cutty Sark – a restored 19th-century ship, the huge National Maritime Museum, and the classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College. Greenwich is one of the most historically rich areas of London that can be reached by riverboat or it is just 10 minutes away from London Bridge by train.
Countryside Tour Route Suggestion
Stonehenge - Windsor Castle
Bath - Stonehenge
Stonehenge - Oxford
Oxford - Cambridge
Oxford - Stratford upon Avon - Warwick Castle
Oxford - Cotswolds
Oxford - Bicester
Bicester - Bibury
Bibury - Cotswolds
Stratford upon Avon - Port Meirion
Dover Cliff - Canterbury - Greenwich
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