There is a lot of do and see in England besides London! While London has a lot to do, it is fun to get out of the city and take some day trips. You can do all of these in one day if you are driving or on an organized tour, however you can easily break it up into different trips and still have very active days. Each destination is completely different from each other and not too far from London.
Visit the residence of the Queen in the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world! The grounds are stunning and you can also go inside to visit the State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, the Drawing Gallery and St George’s Chapel. You can explore on your own or book a tour to take you around. They also have the changing of the guards throughout the day.
A typical visit usually lasts around three hours, so it won’t take up your whole day and is just an hour away by car or 30 minutes by train from London. The cost to enter is £19.20 for adults and £11.30 for children.
Built by the Neolithic people between 3000 BC – 2000 BC, it is one of the most famous sites in the world. Archaeologists believe that it could have been a burial ground, astronomical clock or religious temple while others opinions are extreme as believing it was left there by aliens! You can also check out the Neolithic houses, which are situated outside the visitor center and see how people lived during that time period.
It is approximately a two-hour drive from London or you can take a train to Salisbury which will take about 90 minutes. Advanced booking is required and it costs £14.50 for adults and £8.70 for children.
One of the most popular things to do in Bath is to visit the Roman Baths, which were built on a natural hot spring, as a bath house in 70 AD. At the time, the Romans believed this magical steaming water was a gift from the Gods. During your visit, you can also treat yourself to a dip in a Thermae Bath Spa. The general entry to the Romans Baths cost £14.00 for adults and £9.00 for children.
Since is it a small city, you can walk everywhere and explore different attractions such as the Royal Crescent, the King’s Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the Holburne Museum. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat and wander around the beautiful city, admiring the landscape and architecture. There are also special events and festivals throughout the year that you can attend. If you want to stay overnight, there are hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts that you can stay in, that wont break the bank (hotels tend to start at about £80 per night).