England is the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles. London, on the River Thames, is home of Parliament, Big Ben and the 11th-century Tower of London. It’s also a multicultural, modern hub for the arts and business. Britain itself is a gold mine of “pinch me” moments. From visiting Buckingham Palace, medieval market towns and multi-cultural cities. Discover royal history & architectural treasures, ancient roots, walled cities, literary history and learned traditions.
Devon is a county in southwest England. It encompasses sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks. The English Riviera is a series of picturesque, south-coast harbour towns including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The South West Coast Path follows the coastline, taking in the towering cliffs of the northern Exmoor Coast and rock formations on the fossil-rich southern Jurassic Coast.
Surrey is a county in southeast England, bordering London. Former home of Henry VIII, 500-year-old Hampton Court Palace has grand state rooms, and a yew-tree maze in its landscaped gardens. Waverley Abbey, southwest, is a ruined medieval monastery with a vaulted dining hall. Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village honours Victorian painter George Frederic Watts with a gallery, studios and the ornate Watts Cemetery Chapel.