10 Things to Do in England That You Shouldn't Miss

November 15, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

England in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Theme Parks. Discover best things to do in England with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Alton Towers

Farley Lane, Alton ST10 4DB, England +44 871 222 3330
Excellent
43%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Alton Towers

Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort - there's so much going on, the fun never stops! England's largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy including X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest, Gloomy Wood, Katanga Canyon and CBeebies Land!

Reviewed By 59jessy2018 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

My partner booked this trip as a last minute getaway for us. We stayed at the Alton Towers Hotel Resort- our room was nice, clean and comfortable. The food was ok- but arrived cold and way overpriced. On arrival was very excited about going to the theme park in the morning- however, this is where lot's of things went wrong. Queue for Wickerman 2 hours, then closed just as we were about to get on due to technical faults. We then went to ride on Nemesis, queued for over an hour and again, closed due to technical fault, we then went to ride on Rita, queued for 2 hours and again, closed for 30 mins and then reopened with only a few carriages. Skyride was closed, so ended up walking 6km! However, the one saving grace was Smiler- fantastic ride , expected queuing time and was the highlight (the only highlight to our day!). We went back today, again Wickerman closed and so was Thirteen (because it was too cold?!). Really really disappointing . Having travelled a long way and spent a lot of money we are both very disappointed and decided not to turn our tickets in to annual passes. The only 2 good things about the park- fantastic staff and the Smiler ride! I know it wasn't only us complaining as we heard so many people complaining throughout our stay. I understand technical difficulties happen and safety is paramount, I also understand it is the beginning of the season for the park.. however, I really feel those who were affected by the numerous technical difficulties over the past few days, sky ride not working and missing out on lot's of rides should be refunded or at least given some vouchers or a chance to fast track the rides on another date.

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1EZ, England +44 871 222 1234
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Reviewed By philipiouk - UK

We had a really good day out but that’s not to say this park doesn’t have issues.
We would have paid over £100 for 2 adults and 2 young children, fortunately we were saved by Tesco Clubcard.
Initial impressions were good, there were loads of staff on the ticket desk. We then went through security with mental detectors and bag searches; initially I felt reassured by this however it was clearly not there for security and instead there to sniff out picnics. If only they were so rigorous in finding the cannabis people were openly smoking around the park.
Once inside we had a good day. Barely any queues. Some of the new rides are well thought out and exceptional like Wallace and Gromit. It’s just a shame the park looks an utter mess and Shambles. It’s a hotch-potch of rides, concrete and metal work. The grounds are not great. I would also argue there aren’t enough rides to justify the high price.
Which brings me on to the final negativity - the price of food n drink. Rip-off doesn’t even come close. When you’ve already spent so much on admittance you don’t expect to pay £2 for a small bottle of Pepsi.
We had a good day but this was mainly down to going on clubcard and the park being empty. We would have been disappointed had this not been the case.

3. Windsor Castle

Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England +44 303 123 7304
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and offers an extraordinarily rich and varied day out. Throughout its history, the Castle has been redecorated, enlarged and rebuilt. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. Your ticket to Windsor Castle includes entry to our exhibition Waterloo at Windsor.

Reviewed By Not-too-picky-in-CT - Farmington, Connecticut

The highlight of the visit are the Apartments. We did go through Doll House display as the line wasn’t long, albeit i didn’t find it very interesting. We went late in day so it wasn’t crowed. Got a great tourist picture of my daughter with one of the palace guards. Wonderful place to just wonder around within the grounds as well.
Being an American, the British history mostly goes right over my head, but still enjoyed the visit.
Somewhat expensive but a must see if in Windsor.

4. Chester Zoo

Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH, England +44 1244 380280
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Chester Zoo

We're the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 15,000 animals and 500 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. With 1.9 million visitors every year, the zoo is an all-year round, full-day visitor attraction for everyone. We're open daily from 10am, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Car parking is free and on site. Facilities for disabled visitors, including self-drive electric scooters and wheelchairs.

Reviewed By 90Daisy - Hardington, United Kingdom

Well presented zoo, the animals appear to be contented and happy. Loads of attractions with a new boat trip through the Islands area. Loads of good, interactive fun for children. The food was expensive and unspectacular ie a small punnet of pales fries with runny cheese and peppers £5.95 odd!! A cheese burger £5.50, cold bun and small, skinny burger. Take your own food but otherwise fabulous day out - wear comfy shoes!

5. National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England +44 844 815 3139
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

National Railway Museum

For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Reviewed By AlexDragon

Great displays and loads of interesting things to see even if you’re not a train spotter!
Had a Japanese bullet train. Some of the massive old steam engines were amazing to see how big they are when standing next to them.
Royal carriages and loads of other things to see.
Worth a visit if in York.

6. Warwick Castle

Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU, England +44 871 265 2000
Excellent
48%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Warwick Castle

Imagine a totally electrifying day out at Britain’s ultimate castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine.Where ancient myths and spell-binding tales set your imagination alight, and your hair on end. Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. It could only be Warwick Castle.

Reviewed By Erika B - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed visiting the castle, we arrived at 10 am and managed to stay all day. I think the car Park should be free though. Friendly staff and entry price was reasonable at £9.50 each because we paid in advance, but I wouldn't pay full price. Because the weather was not brilliant, it wasn't busy. We didn't go to the Dungeons this time . Food at the castle reasonably priced and they have a pizza and pasta all you can eat at I believe £11 a head but we brought a picnic and there was lots of picnic tables around the grounds. Our favourite part was the peacock Gardens and the Time Tower. Stunning views and a really good day out. Would recommend.

7. The Cavern Club

10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE, England +44 151 236 1965
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is the cradle of British pop music, the place where the Beatles musical identity was formed. Today's Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top places to visit. The three venues - the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub - showcase not only the incredible legacy of The Beatles, but also new up and coming bands and established artists. Discover for yourself the evocative spirit of this legendary venue and experience the unique and powerful Cavern sound performed live on stage every afternoon till late in the evening.

Reviewed By StephBB1210 - Scarborough, United Kingdom

There is no disputing the nostalgia and atmosphere associated with this venue, but a number of factors dampened our enthusiasm: long queues, overcrowding preventing a view of the stage( apparently there were 4 Beatles but we could only see one) and the warm up act was simply dreadful.
One off the bucket list but will be in no rush to return

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, England +44 20 7747 2885
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

National Gallery

The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.

Reviewed By Amy A - Stroud, United Kingdom

Fascinating exhibition, interesting themes well followed through with good range of examples by Pre-Raphaelite and later artists. Helpful audio-tape. Only downside was paucity of seating: just a couple of benches positioned at sides with paintings not in view; NG's usual portable folding seats were not available though requested.

9. Stonehenge

Amesbury SP4 7DE, England +44-370-333-1181
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Stonehenge

One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough-cut stones, some more than 20 feet high, arranged in two concentric circles.

Reviewed By Adelle S

It was a vey cold day in London. Once you get to Stonehenge, it will be even chillier. There were still snow on the ground when we got there. The kids had a blast having a snowball fight that I was afraid they missed the beauty and the mystery of Stonehenge.

10. The Roman Baths

Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ, England +44 1225 477785
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.

Reviewed By ToniD5 - Suffolk, United Kingdom

Really interesting place, enjoyed it :-) The audio devices they issue are really useful and the kids found it fun.

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