The north western
Moving southwards and the brilliance of England's natural beauty continues. The high rocky crags of the Peak District rise from rugged moorlands of heather and peat that are intercut by lushly pastured and wooded dales. Tucked in amongst this vastness are many attractive stone hamlets and villages. An outdoor adventure at all levels is to be had here. The great university counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire not only offer the visitor great natural treasures but also the opportunity to experience two of the most oldest and prestigious universities in the world. The southern counties diverge into more natural variety. From the fens and sandy beaches of the counties of East Anglia, Norfolk and Suffolk to the hop fields of Kent and undulating countryside of Sussex, England's scenery changes but certainly does not disappoint. Beauty is abound.
To the south east lie Devon and Cornwall. In scenery Cornwall is as varied as England itself. Cornwall is host to grand harbours, stunning castles, old smuggler's coves, mysterious moors, beautiful beaches, great surfing, Arthurian legends as well as a mild, sub-tropical climate which has led to the region being referred to as the 'English Riviera'. Devon is a large rambling county that also offers great scenic beauty, long sandy beaches, rocky coves, daunting cliffs, sparkling estuaries, picturesque fishing villages, old-world harbours, and the beautiful National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
Moving back eastwards one encounters the equally beautiful county of Somerset with its stunning countryside as well as historic gems such as the Roman city of Bath and Wiltshire, which continues with both scenic beauty and historic interest with such unrivalled monuments as Stonehenge.
Eventually one arrives in London. A city with a history of 2000 years, London is unrivalled for its history, great castles, stately homes, palaces, themes parks, museums and shops. The restaurants are world famous and the parks are incredible. And as if that isn't enough it will host the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
England is certainly a place to behold. This is only a sample of what it has to offer. What a time to visit!