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England is the perfect country to spend an unforgettable holiday, attracting over 25 million visitors each year it is well worth a visit. Whether you are looking a relaxing holiday or a well deserved city break there is something for all. Experience the magic of Shakespeare or rent a cottage in Cornwall, spend a lazy weekend drifting through the miles of canals or Norfolk Broads, have a family adventure in a Cumbrian yurt or relax in a cosy cottage hid away in the Lake District. Explore Norman castles and stately homes and discover leafy hangouts and scenic cycle routes. from Stonehenge and Tower Bridge to Eton and Oxford, England is laden with treasured icons of the past. For Fashion, fine dining, clubbing and shopping England is up there with the world's best.
2012 is going to be a huge year for England with the world's sporting elite set to compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Festival and Olympic Torch Relay. There is a calendar packed of cultural events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Dickens Bicentenary.
Welcome-worldwide.com has a wide range of holiday properties to rent and spend an unforgettable holiday in England.
England occupies the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, bordered to its north by Scotland and west by Wales. It also has offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight. The majority of England consists of rolling hills, but is more mountainous in the north.
There are the major rivers the Thames, the Severn, the Trent, the Humber, the Yorkshire Ouse, the Tyne, the Mersey and the Dee which provide a location for various types of holidays including Fishing and boating.
England is packed full of history and was an independent nation up until 1707 when the modern Great Britain was established. It is the largest and most densely populated of the four countries, which make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). Covering an area of 130,395 km² and occupying the south-eastern part of the island of Great Britain. England has a population of approximately 49,000,000 and the capital city is London.
England is famous all over the world for its culture and traditions which have been around for many hundreds of years. When people think of England they often think of mild and fabled land just out of the 1930s, which was home of the country pub, post office and vicarage with people drinking tea, eating fish and chips and wearing bowler hats. They think of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and the Beatles, but there is so much more to England.
English folklore has evolved in England over many centuries and is yet another aspect that influences the Culture of England. England thrives with folklore in all forms such as the traditional semi-mystical Arthurian legends and semi-historical Robin Hood tales, to contemporary urban myths and facets of crypto zoology.
England has so many interesting cities, the six largest cities are;
Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of more than one million. It has many cutting-edge redevelopments and historic architecture, it also has more miles of canals than Venice.
Leeds is located in the north of England and considered to be the UK's favourite city. It has a beautifully restored waterfront and is full of exciting places to visit, things to do, and has top shopping facilities.
Liverpool known for its important maritime history is now classed as a World Heritage city. It is full of culture, excitement and is famous for its Mersey waterfront and The Beatles.
London is the capitol of England and its very name suggests history and grandeur. It is the premier city in Europe in terms of size, population and wealth. What strikes visitors most about London is its sheer size.
Manchester is known as the capital of the north and is one of England's leading cities. Manchester was actually the world's first industrial city. Manchester has many architectural showpieces, including it’s new £150 million glass tower.
Sheffield once famous for its steel is still very much associated with the award-winning movie 'The Full Monty', it boasts everything from botanical gardens to leading sporting venues. Sheffield is actually England's fourth-largest city and contains no less than two universities.
Outdoor. England has many outdoor activities to offer from walking / trekking in the Lake District to sea fishing on the Cornish coast. You could have a day at the horse racing or visit the Grand Prix in Silverstone.
Water sports. Being an island England has miles of coastline. England is a great country for a beach holiday or water sports, there are famous resorts for surfing like Newquay in Cornwall. Scuba diving in England can be a very surprising experience as many divers think there isn't much to see. On the contrary, England's diving has a lot to offer. Given it's maritime history, wrecks literally litter England's costal waters and many are still to be discovered.
Golf. England's golf coast is said to have the finest stretch of Championship golf in the world! England's Golf Coast is home to three of the top-20 and seven of the top-36 courses in UK and Ireland. Three of the links courses are among the WORLD'S top-75!
Welcome Worldwide Holiday Rentals
A great way to get a feel for the real England is to stay in a holiday rental cottage which can be rented directly from owners through the Welcome Worldwide website. You can rent a holiday cottage in the Lake District or a cottage in one of the beautiful fishing villages in Cornwall. Maybe you are taking a we deserved city break and want to rent an apartment to use as a base while exploring London or you would like to rent a log cabin in the forest. Whatever type of holiday rental property you are looking for you will find it on the Welcome Worldwide website.
Welcome-worldwide.com rent out holiday properties all over England. Welcome-worldwide.com can assist holidaymakers with all types of holiday accommodation rentals in England. Holiday letting on Welcome-worldwide.com is done directly with the property owners. With Welcome-worldwide.com you can rent a holiday property suitable for all kinds of holidays: beach holidays in beach villas or beach apartments, city holidays in city apartments, rural holidays in rural houses or B&B’s.