As we know Stratford-upon-Avon was home to one of the greatest playwrights ever, Shakespeare. From his birthplace to the famous cottage of his wife Anne Hathaway, this beautiful part of the country is the ultimate destination for brushing up on your classic British sayings of which Shakespeare coined “for goodness’ sake” and “wild goose chase”, among others.
For a really authentic British experience, why not run to the top of Whitby’s 199 steps (known locally as the “Church Stairs”), up which Bram Stoker’s Dracula ran shortly after arriving in the North Yorkshire town. Visit during Goth Weekend in November for a real taste of British eccentricity. Just don’t forget to pack your top hat.
City of Bath
Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. Honey-coloured stones have been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows.
York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. The Monk Bar gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th-century Plantagenet King Richard III.