Explore England 2021
If you like exploring, England of course is the most wondrous place to do it. With its grand architecture, creatively curated museums, country estates and stunning natural landscape, it’s overwhelmingly rich in things to see and do… which is perhaps why our 2021 edition of Explore England is such a veritable cornucopia!
Our 2021 Explore England is the ideal companion for your English travels, no matter which stretch of the country you choose to visit. Whether you’re looking for recommendations for a trip to the renowned theatres, illustrious museums and lavish hotels in the capital, the hotels and attractions of the South West with its sparkling blue seas, or a heritage filled trip to the north west, we leave no stone unturned in our comprehensive regional travel guides. They feature the best stately homes, museums, vintage railways, beautiful gardens and family attractions in every county.
Not only that, we have more of more in-depth features. In the north, Margaret Brecknell heads to the lesser known Forest of Bowland AONB to take in the rural natural beauty, and Phoebe Taplin follows in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims as she walks the Northern Saints Trail.
Stopping off in Oxford, David McVey walks us through the history of the breath-taking Bodleian Library. Meanwhile, over in Essex, Susie Kearley visits the chilling Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, which was designated as a potential regional government headquarters during the Cold War.
Heading south, Pat Coulter explores the last home of renowned illustrator E.H. Shepard in Midhurst. We take a trip along the winding roads around Cornwall’s coast with John Husband, as he shares his experience on the open-top Atlantic Coaster Bus. Finally, we take a tour of London’s historic Burlington arcade with Richard Payne.
Some of our other favourite features include…
A Grand Estate
If you’re a fan of stately homes, Cheshire is the place to be. We hand-picked some of the county’s finest just for you.
On the Side of the Angel
While perhaps due to its critics, the Angel of the North is one of the best known landmarks in England. Roger Harvey delves into the history and infamous reputation of the sculpture.
Years Sailing By
Eleanor Doughty explores what is arguably Lincolnshire’s best feature: its impressive selection of windmills.
Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast
Neil McAllister visits the aptly named “Sunrise Coast” in Suffolk, which enjoys the first rays of sun every day of the year.
Weekend in Windsor
The Royal Borough of Windsor is allegedly one of the Queen’s favourite getaways. Lucy Dodsworth lets us in on the perfect weekend in Windsor.
Sands of Time
Roger Paine heads to Lyme Regis to unearth the lesser known history of local palaeontologist Mary Anning: the pioneer who turned creation theory on its head.
City Churches Revisited
Providing a dose of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, London’s churches have always been a fundamental part of the city’s landscape. James D. Anderson reflects on their role through time.
Of course, that is not all that’s on offer in our latest Explore England. Discover “one of the loveliest scenes in England” in Kirby Lonsdale. Get acquainted with the supernatural residents of Helmsley Castle.
Discover the town of Kinver through the expertise of a local. And read up on the daunting Mansell Sea Forts.
We know you’ll love Explore England 2021, so kick back and plan your next trip across the country!