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Visit England best places! Let me share with you my top 6. Which come from personal experiences of being a British citizen and visiting the top places in England, regularly!

Although Britain is not blessed with tropical weather, it still has cities and towns suaitable for visitors from all over the world. For example, the gothic streets of York to the main stream shopping in the famous London.

Each place offers something unique and different in my eyes. So, let’s take a look into the visit England best places top list.

London

Visit England best places, London.

Ah London, definitely one of my favourites. Looking to visit London? Do it if you want to be amazed by true British culture, from, the Westminster Abbey to the quirky, graffiti saturated streets of Camden.

As you would expect from the capitol of England, visiting London can come at an expense. However, let me share my top things to do in London and the prices that come with the things to do in London.

The Shard

The Shard

Opening Times | Times vary from day to day and months of the year

Prices | Adults on the day = £30.95, advance booking = £24.95 | Disabled Adult/Child (Includes entry for any carer) on the day = £30.95, advance booking = £24.95 | Children (4-15) on the day = £24.95, advance booking = £19.95

An amazing visit if your like your views. This 95 storey cloud scraper is the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the fourth tallest in Europe (you can see where the views come from). Purchase your tickets in advance as this can get booked up. When you reach the top by elevator, you can grab a glass of champers and stroll around this truly great tower.

It is recommended you visit here in summer, to take full advantage of the views on offer.

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Camden Markets

Camden market

Opening Times | 7 days week from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Prices | Free

it’s quirky, cool, different and it has a lot of world wide food stalls to offer. “CAMDEN MARKET IS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE SELLERS, STREET FOOD TRADERS AND INDEPENDENT STORES NEXT TO THE REGENT’S CANAL. OPEN EVERY DAY, WE HAVE OVER 1,000 PLACES TO SHOP, EAT, DRINK AND DANCE IN OUR HISTORIC CENTRAL LONDON LOCATION.”  

Once you have seen the plentiful stores, a great suggestion would be, head to food stalls. They offer mouth watering foods from all corners of earth. They even give it free tasters for you to decide on which dish to go for.

A street photographers paradise, that can be found a little outside of the city. The markets are easy accessed by the London underground tube system.

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Changing the Guard | Buckingham Palace

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Opening Times | All day everyday to view form the outside | changing of the guard is different days and times

Prices | Free

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.

Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high.

The changing of the guard can be a busy with tourists looking to a get a glimpse of this British cultural exhibition,

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York

Visit England best places, Chester.

A favoured city of mine which is why I aim to visit here, a tank least twice a year. Not the largest of areas, but, bursting with history and things to see. Here’s my top three things to in York.

the shambles

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Opening Times | Opened daily from early till late (Shops may vary)

Prices | Free

The shambles is the most famous street in York. It is filled with, shops, cafes and old historic pubs. The Shambles street is narrow, cool and filled with culture. Also, a fun fact, the Shambles has won an award of Google for Britain’s most Picturesque Street. The street can be filled with waves of people taking in the amazing sights. So, just be wary of the crowds if you are going on a weekend. However, for free this is one of the top things to do in York on the cheap.

The Shambles is a minute or two away from the famous Betty’s tearoom. Also, did you know in some sections of the Shambles it is possible to stretch out both arms and touch each side of the street (fun fact).

The Shambles

York’s City Walls

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Opening Times | opened daily at 8.00am and closed at dusk

Prices | Free

If your like me and enjoy a good walk, this should be on your priorities of things to do in York. York City walls walks are perfect for making your way around the outer perimeter of York and taking in some fantastic scenery. The walk is around 3 kilometres long, but don’t worry there is multiple points for getting off the wall. Another top things to do in York on the cheap.

There are four gateways within the walls, each can be passed through or over within the walk.

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Shambles Market

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Opening Times | Opened daily from 7am – 5pm

Prices | Free

“Shambles Market is a historic and vibrant market situated in the heart of Europe’s largest single pedestrianised area. Home to more than 85 stalls, the Market is a one-stop shop for all your daily requirements and special purchases, including beautiful pottery, artisan breads, crafts, handbags, mobile phones, pet foods, army surplus and vintage clothing.” 

Markets are one of my favourite things to venture into, wherever I visit. The Shambles Market does not disappoint. Don’t confuse the word market for the local market you may be used to. The shambles market lives up to the York historic culture, providing brilliant stalls. Also, there has been a market in York since the viking times, since the 8th century.

The markets are situated in a prime location for a cool drink, catching the rays in the summer. Also, the foods on offer here are tasty enough to please any type of foodie.

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Chester

Visit England best places to see, Chester.

 

An fun, lively and historic maze of bars, shops, cafes, restaurants and things to do.

Chester Zoo

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Opening Times | Opened daily from 10am – 5:30pm

Prices | Adults £26.00 | Children £22.00 

Chester Zoo is a UK famous zoo at Upton by Chester, in Cheshire, England. Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 . It is one of the UK’s largest zoos at 125 acres. The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 400 acres.

Chester Zoo is a registered charity founded in 1934. The zoo receives no government funding. It is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 1.4 million visitors in 2014. In 2007 Forbes described it as one of the best fifteen zoos in the world. In 2017 it was named as the best zoo in the UK and third in the world by TripAdvisor.

The reason you should visit Chester Zoo, it is so much fun, for both children and adults. I have visited Chester Zoo a few times and every time is as good as the last, if not better. Let the zoo take you to a real life Lion King adventure.

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Chester Centre

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Opening Times | Opened daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm | Sunday 11:00am – 5:30pm

Prices | Free 

An ancient city of historic walls, breathtaking walks and mazes of shopping. The centre offers shopping, places to eat, street events, accommodation and a great night out. Furthermore, the shopping in Chester caters to all fashions from classy dresses to athletic running gear.

This city is where Roman Warriors once stomped their muscle to war. Now, you get to enjoy the history at your own relaxed pace.

I usually visit here to enjoy a Saturday night with a meal and a few drinks, then a dance of course. Then, on a Sunday grab breakfast at one of the great cafes. Which is followed by a shopping adventure through all the shops on offer. There are lots of things to do in Chester and it offers a great couple days break away.

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Visit Chester Walls

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Opening Times | Opened daily 

Prices | Free 

Chester city walls are a major tourist attraction for visitors to the city. The walls are  roughly a 2 mile round loop of the Chester City centre. The walk is embraced by medieval structures and Gothic architecture. The medieval structures include, Bonewaldesthornes tower, which is connected to the Water Tower. Also, the wall consists of other towers, such as, Phoenix Tower and Thimbleby’s Tower. Overall an amazing walk around Chester and regarded highly as a top thing to do in Chester.

I like to embrace this sweet walk on a Sunday morning, a swift 2 mile walk to work of that breakfast. Furthermore, the walk is great for grabbing some “happy snappy” pics. The Chester City wall walk takes around 30-40 minutes.

liverpool

A great mix of history and modern lifestyle, wrapped up into one of England’s fastest paced cities. Here’s my top 3 things to do in Liverpool.

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Liverpool One Shopping

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Opening Times | Opened daily 9:30am – 

Prices | Free 

Liverpool One, whether your looking to eat delicious food, get a little woozy of cocktails or pick up some new threads, Liverpool One has it all. Within the five districts, over 170 shops, bars and restaurants can be found. Liverpool One is a top place to visit, providing a lively, vibrant atmosphere. The area has a cool mix of quirkiness and style, offering a unique experience for all. Liverpool One also provides a cinema for those looking to relax and grab a film.

I would start the day with some breakfast, make your way through the all the shops on offer, then enjoy teatime with some fine food and a glass of the finest.

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Liverpool’s seafaring story at Merseyside Maritime Museum

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Opening Times | Opened daily 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Prices | Free 

Situated beside the Tate in Albert Dock, this ode to the city’s port provides fun and history for all the family. Explore full-sized vessels and a variety of other ships. Also,a genuine lifejacket from a survivor of the Titanic can be found on display. You’ll also find the International Slavery Museum on the third floor and the National Border Force Museum in the basement.

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A Liverpool walk through history

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Opening Times | at your own leisure

Prices | Free

There are lots of things to do in Liverpool, also, including things to do at weekends in Liverpool. This is why this section is to recommend, not a particular visit, but, a walk through Liverpool. I recommend you stroll through the streets of Liverpool to get a grasp of this amazing city. Let the streets take you back down memory lane to the time of the Beatles. You could take a walk round the world famous Liverpool FC’s football ground Anfield. What ever direction you choose to walk in, you will surely enjoy Liverpool’s hip culture.

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Manchester

Visit England best places to visit, Manchester.

the rock ‘n’ roll of Manchester. Not known for great weather. But, offers a sweet few days visit. Here’s the top 3 things to make the most of your stay in Manchester.

Manchester Christmas Markets

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Opening Times | Usually start November till January

Prices | Free

Do you enjoy Christmas?

If yes or even if no, the Manchester Christmas Markets are a joy of Christmas spirit. The markets boast great food, Christmas stock, coffee stalls and of course Christmas beer bars. The setup is worthy of a place in a Christmas film. The atmosphere is magical and the crowds flock to get a feel of this truly inspirational Christmas spirit. The markets are known for epic, but naughty sweets and chocolate gifts. As well as world famous beers and hot mull wine, tasty!

I love to visit here when the sun has dropped and the Christmas lights are lighting up the glow on peoples faces from the frosty nights. I enjoy the food and then grab a hot blueberry mulled wine, perfect winter nights.

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Manchester Deansgate Locks and Comedy Store

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Opening Times | Usually Dinner till late

Prices for Comedy Store | Standard £24.50 | Student £13.50 

Here you can find ten, old, quirky railway arches. That have been converted into, probably, Manchester’s best bars. The bars offer a place to drink in the day, a restaurants to eat at and then night clubs to party at. They are also a top spot in summer, offering terrace drinking.

The comedy store is also an other world famous icon in Manchester and personally one of my favourites. A ticket for the comedy store gets you 2 hours of entertainment from four comedians. You can also grab pizza here to sit down with and watch the show. Also, are you shy? don’t sit on the front row.

All this is easy accessible from the train station across the road.

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Manchester Shopping

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Opening Times | 9:00am till Late

Prices | Free

Visitors travel from all over the world to shop in Manchester and it’s easy to see why.

Manchester provides amazing shopping centres. such as, the Arndale and the Trafford Centre. These host big brands such Selfriges, John Lewis and more. The shopping caters for all tastes in fashion, similar to Liverpool. Also, there are endless amounts of places to eat and drink within the shopping centres. The shops are a concrete jungle of fashion, shop till you drop!

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lake districts

Must see visit England best places, the Lakes.

The land of stunning walks, suitable for all. The lake districts are on completely end of the spectrum, compared to the fast paced places previously mentioned. Here’s how to make the most of your your stay in the Lakes.

Lake District Ten Lakes

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Opening Times | It’s the wild it doesn’t open or close 

Prices | Free

Do you appreciate natural beauty?

You will appreciate everything the Lake offers!

Let the geology of the countryside amaze, explore the craggy fells, stretch your legs over the miles of colourful hills and finding the cutest, tastiest coffee shops available. Let you camera shoot over England’s largest lake: Lake Windermere. Also, visit the ultra-cool village of Ambleside.

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Scafell Pike

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Opening Times | It’s the wild it doesn’t open or close 

Prices | Free

Scafell Pike or is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells. Climbing this mountain is not one for the faint-hearted. If you looking visit and climb this fun challenge, be sure to check the weather. The weather here can make a climb very tricky.

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Mount Helvellyn

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Opening Times | It’s the wild it doesn’t open or close 

Prices | Free

Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater. Standing 950m tall, this is one of another tough but great challenge. The mountain can be climbed from various footpaths.

I slept on this mountain in an open sleeping bag (no tent) wildlife at its best!

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