20 Places in England Beyond London

If you visited London, loved it (who doesn’t?) and figured you were now an expert on England, I hate to break it to you, but… you aren’t! Here are some more English places where you can truly enjoy the English culture:

1. Newquay

Nestled in beautiful Cornwall, Newquay is the surf capital of England. During the summer it attracts the young crowd cheering for the surfers attending the Boardmasters Festival.

2. Bakewell

Bakewell is a cute little town located in the Peak District. It’s famous for the Bakewell tart, which comprises of jam, frangipane and almonds — a treat!

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3. The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is one of the most expensive areas in England. The ancient villages are unique, as they’re built with the local yellow limestone. As you drive along the roads, the rapeseed fields are a sight for sore eyes.

4. Liverpool

It’s the hometown of one of the greatest bands in the world: The Beatles! You can also get a taste of the distinctive Scouser accent here.

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5. Bournemouth

Bournemouth lies in the south of the country, specifically the Jurassic Coast. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the sun and the amazing landscapes. Try to visit the city during the Bournemouth Air Show to be mesmerized by the famous Red Arrows.

6. Cambridge

Home of the famous university bearing the same name, Cambridge is full of history and has great architecture. Make sure you go punting on the River Cam.

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