England In Honour Of St George’s Day

It is St George’s Day today, in honour of England’s patron saint, so I thought it would be good to big up my home country.  England features everything from vibrant cities and historic towns to stunning countryside and rugged coastlines.

If you are planning a trip to this country in the United Kingdom, there are many parts worth visiting…

The North

There are a lot of great places to visit up north, from the bustling cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle to the breathtaking Northumberland coast.

A sight that I always enjoy seeing is the River Mersey on a blue sky day, with the sun illuminating the New York-like buildings on Liverpool’s waterfront.

The attractive buildings on Liverpool's waterfront

Historic cities such as York and Chester always attract the tourists and are brimming with cobbled streets and Medieval timber-framed buildings.

If you find yourself in Manchester, do not forget to check out the suburb of East Didsbury, which has lots of cute independent shops and quirky cafes.

East Didsbury

The Midlands

The big cities of the midlands include Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester, but the smaller cathedral city of Lincoln also deserves to be mentioned.

Lincoln is worth visiting for its medieval history. A walk up Steep Hill, recently voted as Britain’s best street, is a must. Along this cobbled street (which, in case you did not get this from the name, is really steep!) you will find second-hand book shops, vintage clothing, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.

Steep Hill in Lincoln

Lincoln is part of the county of Lincolnshire – England’s second largest county after North Yorkshire.

Outside of Lincoln, the majority of this county is rural and features an abundance of fields that can be seen for miles, due to the flatness of the land. But further out into the Lincolnshire Wolds you will find rolling hills.

An abundance of fresh produce is never far away and at this time of year there are lots of fields filled with bright yellow rapeseed.

Rapeseed fields in Lincolnshire

The South

Southern England is home to the capital London, which needs no introduction, and plenty of other picturesque and interesting locations. But, I am going to move further down to the gorgeous Cornish coast.

Famous for its rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches and delicious seafood offering, this part of England is something special. Whether you want a quiet Cornish fishing village or a buzzing town such as the UK’s surfing capital, Newquay, there is something for everyone.

What are your favourite parts of England?

 

6 Comments

  1. April 23, 2012 / 21:38

    wow, this looks gorgeous. i seriously miss England

    • April 25, 2012 / 19:47

      Hi Sienna, thank you! England has a lot to offer I reckon :-)

    • April 25, 2012 / 19:44

      Hi Daphne, aww the Cornish coast is unbelievably beautiful. Hope you get to visit :-)

  2. April 24, 2012 / 03:03

    I love so much about England but my favourite city is York. I first visited in 1977 when I married my Yorkshire husband there. I have been back a number of times since and just love walking down the shambles, visiting the York Minster and strolling the Roman walls.

    • April 25, 2012 / 19:43

      Hey Darlene, York must have been a lovely place to get married! Everybody always raves about this city :-)