Essentially England
For England Lovers Everywhere

What is in your mind if you hear someone speak of England?

Mysterious, mist-shrouded stone circles? Roman villas or proud castles? Quaint villages of mellow stone? A cricket match on a village green? A lavish afternoon tea? Or do you see a bright, vibrant metropolis with busy streets, shops, restaurants, clubs, galleries and theatres?

Whichever it is, you'd be right.

The British Isles - of which England is the largest part - boast stunning landscapes, more than 5000 years of history, top hotels and restaurants, a thriving art scene and modern, buzzing cities. But this country also has a quirky, unexpected side. It has castles and ruins galore, unusual buildings, glorious parks and gardens, traditional festivals and events and truly wonderful regional food.

Why not check out what this beautiful country has to offer?


Everything you need to know to plan a successful business trip or holiday. Travel information from visas to weather, from airports and ports to means of getting around and suggestions where to eat and drink and shop with reviews of old English pubs and traditional English restaurants.

England Travel Tips

Escorted England Tours


When you're in England, you can stay wherever your fancy takes you. Hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price brackets. Holiday cottages give you even more scope to explore unusal places to stay and holiday parks or camp sites make an excellent base for an active holiday with all the family.

England Holiday Cottages

Glamping in England


Whether you prefer the Tudors or prehistoric stone circles, whether you want to explore Norman castles or Saxon fortresses - you've come to the right place. Explore different periods in history, or find ideas for the perfect holiday or amazing days out. Explore English counties - one at a time. 

English History

Ideas for England Holidays

Things to do in England


Take a new look at English food. Check out the wonderful, regional foods, look up old favourites in the extensive recipes section or eat your way around our food festivals.

Regional Foods & Festivals

Traditional English Recipes

Turn your visit into that one special memory by sharing my love for this country's quirky side. So go where your whimsy takes you and do things you've never attempted before:

  • Stay in a lighthouse or drive a steam train.
  • Follow the invading Romans across the country.
  • Solve an ancient murder.
  • Join a shin kicking contest.
  • Walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters from books or films.
  • Eat your way around the country if your waistline can handle it.

Or just sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Come with an open mind and discover the unexpected.
We will be here to welcome you!