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Touring London
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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen of England, is a fascinating sight and at 11:30 am, there is a change of guards. If you want to check out the palace, admission is 37 GBP ($47 USD), with discounts available for seniors, students, groups, and families. (It's a bit pricey for me so I just enjoy the free ground!)

Visit the Tower of London
Here you can see the Crown Jewels of England, the distinctive Beefeater Guard, and see where some of England's most famous prisoners were held. It is expensive to travel, however, costing 27.50 GBP ($36 USD) and lines are long so plan ahead.

Winding through London
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Visit Brighton
Brighton is a small town for a weekend trip. There are many shops, boutiques, cafes. The lanes are narrow as you walk through the streets, creating an intimate atmosphere. The town is a well-known and popular summer destination for locals, who come here to relax on the beach, enjoy the fleeting summer sun, and hang out at the pier which has amusement rides and some carnival-style stalls. .

Learn in Liverpool
Liverpool has great museums, but the real reason to come here is for the music, or more specifically, for The Beatles. Besides the music, Liverpool has a rich history and fun pubs, so don't sell it short.

Jesus Green, Cambridge, UK
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Check out Chatsworth House
Located in Derbyshire, this wonderful home was originally built in 1549 for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. While there are many beautiful houses and palaces all over the UK, this is one of the most stunning. There is also a wonderful garden and farm to explore.

Oxford University
There are many colleges within Oxford and they are all beautiful. The tour costs a few dollars during your visit, and you can even see where they filmed Harry Potter. I thought they were beautiful, and tourism provided a fascinating history of education as Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world.

Attend Festivals
England is known for its festivals, especially during the summer. Be sure to check out the famous (and muddy!) Glastonbury festival. There are also plenty of big summer festivals in England, so do your research and check out the lineup.

Ye Dolphin pub in Robin Hood's Bay. Traditional English pub very close to the sea on the east coast of England. 

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Stonehenge, located in Salisbury, is one of the oldest man-made structures in the world (it dates back to 2,500 BC!) You can't walk to the stones anymore, but it's quite a fascinating site, especially since we still know very little. That's how they dragged the stones there. The audio tour is definitely worth getting so you can get some historical references to the stones.

Old Trafford
This stadium in Manchester houses a famous club, theater and playground. I highly recommend a visit. The tour is spectacular, and takes you down to the stadium seating, the player's lounge, and even the pitch side dugout. A visit to the onsite museum will also give you some soccer history.

Gaze in awe at Ely Cathedral
Also known as the 'Ship of the Fence', this cathedral is visible everywhere in Alley and around Miles. Originally built in the 12th century, it is renowned for its Romanesque architecture, complete with a stunning entrance hall and an octagonal lantern tower. The Lady Chapel is the largest in the whole of England.

Relax in Greenwich Park
Considered one of London's largest parks, it is also one of the most beautiful – a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many historical sites here, as well as a rose garden, excellent avenues, a tea house, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, a cafe and even a deer park. It is the oldest enclosed royal park in London.

Stonehenge (2006)
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Hike Hadrian's Wall
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, Hadrian's Wall has stood since the second century. It was used to keep the Celts out of Roman England (it didn't work so well). While you can take a brief tour to see the fortifications and ancient wall in many places in the country, if you're up for it, you can even hike the full 135km length of the wall!

Museum Hop
All museums in England are free, and some of them are considered the best in the world. Get your fill of art and history without spending a dollar.