Holidays - England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The culture of England refers to the idiosyncratic cultural norms of England and the English people. Because of England's dominant position within the United Kingdom in terms of population, English culture is often difficult to differentiate from the culture of the United Kingdom as a whole. The Lake District is one of England’s most beautiful regions, inspiring the great works of Wordsworth and holding generations of tourists in its thrall. The lakes are set among the dramatic Cumbrian Mountains and the region is dotted with attractive towns and pleasant dales. The Tower of London has been home to every Monarch from William the Conqueror (11th Century) to Henry the VIII (16th Century). It has also been the site of the Royal mint, the Royal Menagerie and the Royal Observatory. The Tower of London is infamous for its prison and for having been the scene of countless executions, including that of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.Alton Towers is England’s most popular theme park with rides and attractions for every member of the family. Windsor Castle is one of the Queen's official residences and has been in continuous use for over 900 years. It was originally built for William the Conqueror to guard the approach to London.