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As the biggest part of the United Kingdom, England is bordered to the north with Scotland and to the west with Wales, whilst France sits a mere 18 miles away across the English Channel. England is a diverse and exciting country with plenty crammed into this little sceptred isle. Although mainly a flat land, Englandís topography ranges from the famous white cliffs of Dover, rolling hills and stunning scenery to bustling towns, villages and cities. Englandís national parks, including Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Lake District, the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, the New Forest, the Broads and Northumberland cover approximately 7% of the country and encompass some of the most beautiful scenery written about by poets and bards over the years.

London, the capital, is one of the major international cities of the world. It is a fast paced, vibrant and animated city with as much modern interest as historical. The time honoured landmarks of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square now sit side by side newer attractions such as the Millennium Dome, the London Eye and the Tate Modern. With more museums and galleries that you can shake a stick at, markets brimming with everything you could imagine, an incredible nightlife and social scene London is an amazing city. However, the rest of the country is just as dazzling with other major cities including Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and Birmingham. The city of Bath boasts stunning Georgian architecture and two thousand year old Roman baths, whilst Stratford-upon-Avon is a shrine to the bard and ancient structures stand proud at Stone Henge and Avebury.

Being an island, there are also plenty of sea side resorts, the most famous being Blackpool with itís landmark Tower, Golden mile and Pleasure Beach. On the South Coast is Brighton with itís domes and Royal Pavilion and Bournemouth with itís miles of clean sand. The most mountainous areas of the country are to be found in the north and west. Indeed, the Lake District with itís stunning mountains, moors and hills is where to head for some of Englandís most amazing scenery. Separated from the tranquil, heather covered Yorkshire Dales by the Pennines known as the backbone of England, you can experience England as itís most wild and romantic. With itís long history, stunning natural and cultural scenery plus the vibe of 21st century modernity, England is a unique and fascinating place to go.

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