This research by Whydo is supported by our readers. We may earn a commission when you purchase through our links. Learn more
Why do people go to England
The UK is one of the most visited international destinations for tourists. If you aren’t familiar with the attraction it presents to visitors, you might be interested in reading the following reasons that explain why people go to England.
To visit heritage places central mentioned in English literature
Most people in the English speaking world are familiar with works of Shakespeare, Keats and Austen etc. Given the importance of English literature in educational systems around the world, many people find a visit to locations mentioned in English literature very alluring. Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare hometown is one of the top tourist attractions in England.
To visit British castles
While royal residences are not completely open to the public, famous historical buildings like the Edinburgh Castle and The Tower of London can be visited by the general public. If you have the money to pay for it, you can also rent a room for a night at one of the country’s many famous haunted castles like Studley Castle in Warwickshire or Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire.
To see where the royal family lives
The fact that Britain has a working and very famous monarchy is one of the biggest attractions for tourists visiting England. The Queen’s current resident, Buckingham Palace opens a few of its halls to visitors every summer and is a top tourist attraction in London. Kensington Palace is a must visit for every Princess Diana and now Kate and Wills fan. Other tourist-friendly royal residences include the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Sandringham House & Estate, the Hampton Court Palace and the Edinburgh Castle.
The world over, brinish departmental stores are renowned for offering quality shopping experience. Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Harrods are shopping havens known for their quality and excellence. From beauty must-haves to home ware, the latest high street trends and even designer diffusion lines, stores like House of Fraser, John Lewis and Debenhams, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason and Liberty provide retail therapy over floors of exquisite collections