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The Top Must-See Attractions in England

Updated March 3, 2020 2.6k votes 261 voters 14.1k views56 items

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List of top places to visit in England. What are the best things to do in England? This list ranks the most popular attractions in England. Though London is England's largest city and most popular for a tourist destination, England offers plenty of things to do beyond the best tourist attractions in London for those looking to experience authentic English culture, tradition and cuisine. 

England is known for it's quaint English countryside such as Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace and where his wife, Anne Hathaway, lived as a child. England is also famous for its stone cathedrals, castles and unique natural environments, many of which are World Heritage Sites such as Durham Cathedral, Stonehenge, and the Jurassic Coast, a collection of seaside cliffs that date back 180 million years. 

England is rich with history that can be found all over the country. The Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset are a popular tourist destination featuring some of the best preserved architecture from Roman history. Once in Bath, stop by the Royal Crescent to see a fine example of Georgian architecture where many notable people have either lived or stayed. Today, students and visitors can be seen lounging in the grass in front of the crescent having a picnic, reading a book or even playing frisbee. 

What are the top attractions in England? Vote up the best sights with this list of must-see attractions in England. 
  • Tower of London1
    Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle...  more
  • Stonehenge2


    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of...  more
  • Buckingham Palace3
    Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the...  more
  • Big Ben4
    Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of...  more
  • Roman Baths5
    The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The...  more
  • Westminster Abbey6
    Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a...  more
  • British Museum7
    The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history and culture, located in the...  more
  • Lake District8
    The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West...  more
  • Stratford-upon-Avon9
    Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies...  more
  • Jurassic Coast10
    The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England....  more
  • Natural History Museum11
    The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from...  more
  • St Paul's Cathedral12
    St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and...  more
  • Oxford13
    Oxford is a city in southern England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With a population of...  more
  • Canterbury Cathedral14
    Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian...  more
  • Warwick Castle15
    Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror...  more
  • York Minster16
    York Minster is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in...  more
  • Windsor Castle17
    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle...  more
  • Cotswolds18
    The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of...  more
  • London Eye19
    The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also...  more
  • University of Oxford20
    The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. While...  more
  • Kensington Palace21

    Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of...  more
  • University of Cambridge22
    The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England....  more
  • Hampton Court Palace23
    Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater...  more
  • Tintagel Castle24
    Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island,...  more
  • Durham Cathedral25
    The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, usually...  more