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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north-west, the Celtic Sea to the south-west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but it takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in AD 927.

The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law—the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world—developed in England, and the country’s parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations.

UK Government
Directgov the official UK government website for citizens
English Heritage
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood
BBC News England
Get the latest BBC England news breaking news, in-depth features, analysis and debate plus audio and video coverage from the English regions
Natural England
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings
The England Tourist Board
Here you will find hundreds of ideas for exploring and enjoying England.

Other places and informational links for England:

London is the start and finish point for most international tourists. It offers countless museums and historical attractions. To truly experience England, however, you must venture out of the hustle and bustle of the capital and see what the rest of England has to offer.

There are many outstanding landmarks and sites of interest as well as places for walking in the country, which may be called hillwalking or fellwalking in some areas – The Romans built the 87 mile Hadrian’s Wall to protect their English outpost from northern raiders. The Isles of Scilly are a magical archipelago of tiny islands off the south western coast of Cornwall. Glorious mountains, lakes and woodlands describe Lake District National Park, the land of Wordsworth. New Forest National Park is one of the few remnants of the great oak and hornbeam woodland that once covered southern England. With heather-clad hills, woodlands, impressive sea cliffs and secluded beaches, North York Moors National Park is one of the true English gems. Peak District National Park has rugged moors and hills which form the northern spine of England. South Downs National Park is the gentle rolling chalk downs of southern England. Stonehenge, the iconic Neolithic and Bronze Age monument; as mysterious as it is famous. Yorkshire Dales National Park is a charming, picture postcard villages set in some of the finest landscapes anywhere in Britain. The Pennine Way (463km) and Coast To Coast Walk (309km) are the best-known long-distance walks. There are public footpaths and public bridleways all over the country.

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Dichroic Glass jewelery
by contemporary glass artist Nathan Sylvester
Double Glazing, Conservatories, Soffits, Fascias Chesterfield
Polar Windows, conservatories, double glazing and soffits and fascias specialists in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, bespoke conservatories, windows and doors supplied and fitted all around Chesterfield and Derbyshire
Keep Fit with Kelly, Aerobic Dance
Unisex aerobic dance classes in Dorset and Hampshire, England.
Manchester Irish Festival
Now established as one of the biggest Irish Festivals in Europe.
Nacel English School London
Nacel English School London has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, enabling the students to learn in an environment that contributes in a positive way to language development.
Northamptonshire County Council
Information about Northhamptonshire County
Sessile Oak
Bespoke Carving and Quality Timber Framed Buildings, Roofs and Extensions
Stanion Primary School
A school for 4 to 11 years old. Located in Northhamptonshire County
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, delightfully restored 5 mile steam railway in Yorkshire, UK. Steam trains throughout the year.
Efficiency Solutions Ltd
Specialises in home and small business PC security for the Poole, Bourmemouth and surrounding Dorset and Hampshire areas.
HoneyPotGifts, gifts and presents for all occasions, for your loved ones, friends, family, relatives and colleagues.
Painters and Decorators in Manchester
Established painting and decorating company operating in the Greater Manchester area.
Superior Decorating
Painters and Decorators in Sussex.


The Department for Transport is the government body responsible for overseeing transport in England. There are many motorways in England, and many other trunk roads. Bus transport across the country is widespread as well. The red double-decker buses in London have become a symbol of England.

There is a rapid rail network in two English cities. The Transport for London serves a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. It incorporates the oldest section of underground railway in the world. The Tyne and Wear Metro, also locally known as the Metro serves Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland.

England has extensive domestic and international aviation links. The largest airport is London Heathrow. Other large airports include Manchester Airport, London Stansted Airport, Luton Airport and Birmingham Airport.

While there is ferry transport by sea, both local and international, water transport is very limited. The Thames is the major waterway in England.

England offers the usual Western assortment of sleeping options. While the rooms are generally comfortable, rooms at the lower end of the price scale may be small and usually come without air conditioning, cable TV, coffee machines, and other amenities. In very inexpensive accommodation, for example in dormitory style hostels, towels and soap may not be provided. Most hotels that provide breakfast will offer a choice between a full english (see above) or continental. The continental normally consists of bread rolls, croissant, cereal, pain au chocolat and cold meats such as ham and salami. Beverages such as fresh fruit juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate are served too.

An American In England
I put together this site to answer basic questions Americans may have about their move to England. I hope you find it a good site for students as well as business professionals and even for extended-stay travelers.

Directions by City or Zip (Postcode)

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