Visit England, a journey between historical heritage and beautiful landscapes
England is known all over the world for its royal family, its cosmopolitan capital, its fish and chips or its traditional tea. However, this island has much more to offer. From the cliffs of Cornwall to the menhirs of Stonehenge and the green hills of the Cotswolds, there is no shortage of places to visit in England, and this island surrounded by the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea is full surprises.
London, a dynamic metropolis to discover
Visiting the capital of the United Kingdom, which is composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an absolutely must-do activity when visiting England. The city can be visited over several days, in order to understand all its facets. In London, it is easy to go from the lights of Piccadilly Circus to the greenery of Hyde Park, or from the elegant facades of Notting Hill to the stalls of Camden market. It is also possible to stroll along the Thames River, which allows you to discover some of the places to visit in England, such as the Millennium Bridge or the Tate Modern Museum. The famous Big Ben and Westminster Abbey are also worth visiting. Not forgetting to attend the famous changing of the royal guards in front of Buckingham Palace, which remains an emblem of English culture.
The seaside town of Brighton
Any Englishman will tell you, if you're wondering what to visit in the south of England, Brighton is one of the first destinations that comes to mind. This seaside town located south of London, on the English Channel coast, has indeed many assets. Its large beach is ideal for swimming, at least for those who are not too cold, and lends itself well to romantic or family outings. The Brighton Pier, a pier that juts out into the sea, allows you to enjoy attractions and rides with a retro look while standing in the water. The city's cobblestone streets as well as its restaurants and bars also make it a must-see stop for relaxing in a charming setting.
Oxford and Cambridge, a studious atmosphere in a privileged environment
The cities of Oxford and Cambridge are known throughout the world for the quality of education of the universities they host. It is also worth noting that these cities are worth a visit, even if you are not a student. You can visit the university gardens, the libraries, or walk through the alleys of the historic centers to fully appreciate the architectural heritage. In Cambridge, don't forget to take a boat ride on the River Cam, while watching students practice rowing on the water.
The Cotswolds, the real English countryside
Both green and hilly, the English countryside has a real charm that is not to be overlooked. It attracts more and more visitors, English as well as tourists from the 4 corners of the world, thanks to its bucolic landscapes and its small picturesque villages. The Cotswolds, a beautiful region located in the west of the island, fits well with this image. Its hills covered with flocks of sheep and its typical English cottages have earned the Cotswolds the "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" label.
Stonehenge, mysterious stones to discover
Very well known in England and by history buffs, the town of Stonehenge is home to a monument with a mysterious origin: menhirs of more than 4 meters erected in a circle more than 3,000 years ago. An enigma that fascinates many scientists and historians, who do not know how the stones could have been transported and placed at Stonehenge. This UNESCO World Heritage Site allows visitors to take a real trip back in time and see one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in Europe.
What to visit in southern England: the wild and beautiful coastline of Cornwall
The Cornwall region, located in the southwest of England, is characterized by its endless moors, clear-water coves, sheer cliffs and small fishing villages. It is therefore a destination not to be missed by those who love the great outdoors. Hikers and history buffs alike will find plenty to do here, whether they choose to walk for several days along the sea on the South West Coastal Path or follow in the footsteps of King Arthur by visiting Tintagel Castle. These coasts even allow you to try scuba diving or surfing, especially in Newquay where you will find the waves of the Atlantic. And after the effort, the traveler can easily comfort himself in one of the many restaurants serving seafood caught the same day.
Coming to England
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How to get to England
Go to England from Noumea
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Average flight time:
The shortest flight time for a Noumea to England trip is 23 hours. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.
It is 10 hours earlier in Noumea, New Caledonia than in England.
When to go to England
What is the best time to visit England?
The best time to go to England is :
- Summer period: The most favorable months in terms of climate to visit England are May, June, July, August and September. It is during this period that the temperatures are the warmest to visit the whole country.