England’s long hisory and pervasive culture spread worldwide throught the English language and colonialism make England a poplular tourist destination, particularly in London.
Lists of tourist attractions in England.
- Abbeys and priories in England – The two largest abbey ruins in England are Fountains Abbey and Furness Abbey, the first of which received 348,749 visitors in 2009. Other notable abbeys include Whitby Abbey and Battle Abbey.
- Aerospace museums in England – Aviation has played a major role in the development of English society and there are many museums across the country to show for this. The Imperial War Museum network is a significant body within this field.
- Amusement parks in England – Amongst the most popular amusement and theme parks in England are Pleasure Beach Blackpool, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor and Chessington World of Adventures (all of which have ranked within the 20 most visited theme parks in Europe).
- Anglo-Saxon sites in England – There are very few surviving Anglo-Saxon building in England however countless artifacts from the age can be seen in museums across the country.
- Aquariums in England – Some of England’s larger and most visited aquariums include the Blue Planet Aquarium, The Deep, the National Sea Life Centre and Oceanarium Bournemouth.
- Art museums and galleries in England – London’s National Gallery and Tate Modern both received in excess of 4.7 million visitors in 2009,other notable English art galleries include the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and the Walker Art Gallery.
- Beaches in England – England, being part of the island of Great Britain is home to vast numbers of beaches, the nations favourites are often cited as being in Devon and Cornwall although the northern towns of Blackpool and Scarborough are also famed seaside resorts. Other famous beaches in England include Chesil Beach, Fistral Beach and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast.
- Casinos in England – England isn’t famed for its casinos, however other forms of betting are popular throughout the country. There has long been talk of the construction of a Las Vegas style ‘Super Casino’ in England.
- Castles in England – The Tower of London is the most visited castle in England (with 2,389,548 visitors in 2009).Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Windsor Castle, Lindisfarne Castle and Warwick Castle are also amongst England’s more notable castles.
Festivals in England – There are festivals and carnivals year round in the UK catering to every possible music and cultural genre. The Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest street festival in the world, the Carnaval del Pueblo is Europe’s largest celebration of Latin American culture whilst events such as Creamfields, V Festival, Glastonbury Festival and the Reading and Leeds Festivals tend to attract younger generations of people.