How to book your ferry to England
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More About England
England attracts numerous visitors each year with its diverse culture, varied landscapes and rich history.
Many tourists stick to London with its many free museums and world famous monuments like Big Ben but England has a lot to offer you besides the capital. Don't just stick to London next time you visit.
There is plenty more to England than the capital city. The best way to explore it? In your own car of course.
Don't forget England is the home of Manchester - birthplace of Oasis and home of two of Europe's greatest football teams as well as the world famous university towns of Oxford or Cambridge.
England Travel Guide
Everybody knows about England, the land of Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, the Royal Family, Big Ben and a thousand other famous sights. But did you realise all of those things are in the London? There is plenty more to England than the capital city and the best way to explore it? In your own car of course.
Don't forget England is also the home of Manchester - birthplace of Oasis and home of two of Europe's greatest football teams as well as the world famous university towns of Oxford and Cambridge. And then of course there is the English countryside full of rolling green hills and dotted with pretty villages - the perfect place to enjoy a traditional English tea of scones with jam and clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches.
England is also a country full of history. There can be few countries in the world that have been occupied, and in turn occupied others, as England. The Romans, the French, the Vikings, they were all here and left their imprint on the culture and monuments of the land. But don't forget also that England is the home of Democracy as we know it. Concepts that were exported to France and then on to America. And of course England was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the first factories which shaped the economy and the way we all live today.
There can be few countries in the world that have been occupied, and in turn occupied others, as England
Travel in England
There are many ways to get around once you are here. England enjoys very good transport links but be warned because some of it can be a little bit expensive. For travellers on a budget or even if you just want to save a few pounds there are plenty of buses and private coaches that go up and down the country to all the major cities. Often you'll find coach stations next to or near train stations and the price is often less than half the cost of a train. Most coach companies also let you book online which can save you a further few pounds too.
If you do want to take a train, make sure you book well in advance as turning up in the morning and taking a train to Manchester or Liverpool could cost you hundreds of pounds. Often as much as a return air ticket to France, Spain or Greece!
turning up in the morning and taking a train to Manchester or Liverpool could cost you hundreds of pounds
If you use the London Underground also make sure you buy a day pass. The more you pay the more regions you can travel in. You will often find that the cost of one single journey underground ticket is the same or even more than a ticket for the whole day. You can buy all tickets from machines but don't be shy if your English isn't great - England is a very multicultural country and you'll certainly hear plenty of accents in your travels. English people also call the underground 'the tube' and an underground station is also sometimes called a 'tube station'.
Of course the ideal thing is to have your own car. It gives you the freedom to truly go wherever you want and actually get out of London. And believe us you'll meet more French, Spanish and Japanese people in the tourist hot spots in the summer than English people anyway. Luckily, taking your car from Europe to England is incredibly easy. Just drive on the ferry and drive off. Make sure your you are covered by your insurance - normally if you have full insurance in the EU you are free to drive anywhere - just drive on the ferry and drive off.
Of course the ideal thing is to have your own car. It gives you the freedom to truly go wherever you want and actually get out of London
The only tricky part is driving on the left - and not forgetting that fact as you drive along an empty country road - believe us it can happen and you get a nasty shock when someone comes straight for you on YOUR side of the road and you momentarily think "What are THEY doing?!"
Places to visit and things to see
We are from Oxford so I guess you might expect us to recommend it but Oxford and the surrounding area should definitely be on your list. Not only is Oxford a beautiful and charming city full of unique architecture but there are many wonderful free museums. There is the world famous Ashmolean where you can see great paintings of the Oxfordshire countryside by John Constable.