Top 10 Day Trips From London

London is a perfect place for getting acquainted with the whole country. There is a lot to do and to see here and besides that London has a perfect location for some great days out around the U.K.

Stonehenge

Everyone knows about the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge which are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Their appearance and purpose have always puzzled the greatest minds. The stones are located near Salisbury and are undoubtedly worth seeing especially is you are a mystery lover.

Winchester

The city still retains its historical and cultural significance for being once the capital of England. It is famous for Winchester Cathedral – one of the biggest churches in England. To satisfy your historical curiosity visit the City museum. Among other attractions are Jane Austin House and the country’s largest planetarium. 

Canterbury&Leeds Castle

Canterbury is partially famous thanks to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It is also a spiritual base of the Church of England and the home to many more churches and beautiful Leeds Castle. The city offers a lot of attractions to its visitors. You can start from exploring the ancient city center and proceed to museums, galleries and restaurants. It is only an hour and a half train ride from London.

Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the two old university towns in the country.  Thanks to the Gothic style it has gained an extremely beautiful look. Visiting the magnificent chapel of King’s College is a must.  It is one of the brightest examples of Gothic architecture which was founded in 1441.

Oxford

Oxford is an ideal place for those who admire architecture. It is the oldest university in England and this is the place where you can explore the old libraries including the Bodleian. Wander around through narrow streets and enjoy the special spirit of this historic place.

Windsor

Windsor gained its popularity thanks to the Queen and her home – Windsor Castle. It is extremely beautiful and is a great reason to visit the city. There is also a changing of the guard here and the advantage is that you don’t have to stand in the crowd as the process here is more intimate.

Stratford-upon-Avon

This place is well-known to everyone since the school times and everyone knows that it is a birthplace of William Shakespeare. But besides that it is also home for beautiful Warwick Castle. You can explore it and after that relax in the shadows of the trees in its garden.

Brighton

Located only an hour train ride away from London, Brighton has always been popular for being a great pleasure destination. Royal Pavilion is the place you shouldn’t miss, it is claimed to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Britain. After exploring the city’s major attractions drop by the restaurant to have a lunch because Brighton was named one of the best places to eat. If you still haven’t tried traditional fish and chips, here is a perfect chance to do it.

Dover

The city boasts of the busiest port in Britain and the magnificent Dover Castle. Dover is filled with military heritage as it once used to be a fort city. It is also famous for beautiful White Chalk cliffs. It takes about one hour and a half to get here from London.

York

Visiting York is probably a must because the city gives you the picture of typical England with its ancient city walls and numerous attractions including Jorvik Viking Center, York Minster and National Railway museum. Besides exploring the city’s attractions you can also go shopping and bring home some English souvenirs.