Watch a Play
When you’re in Shakespeare’s native land, you shouldn’t miss the chance to watch some of his world-famous plays – such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice – at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which is located in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.
There are, of course, a myriad of other classical and contemporary plays that travelers can watch, since England is home to a great number of theaters.
If you want to experience how people watched plays during medieval times, you can buy tickets for open-air theaters such as the Globe Theatre, the Minack Theatre, and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Tickets are usually cheaper there, and you’ll get a chance to see the actors up close.
You can also visit London’s theater district for a great number of shows. Your trip to England will definitely not be complete without watching even a single show in the city’s legendary theaters.
Go hiking or biking
If you enjoy taking nature trips, then hiking and biking are the best ways for you to explore the natural beauty of England. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the cities, and enjoy discovering the wonders of nature on foot or on two wheels.
One of the ideal places to go hiking or biking is the Lake District National Park. Here you will find an extensive biodiversity of terrestrial and aquatic animals living in the woodlands and lakes. Guided tours are offered to both local and foreign visitors.
If you don’t wish to walk but have no bike of your own, there are a lot of bike rental stations that you can find. You can get information from the Forestry Commission, which can also provide you with a list of several biking routes that you can take.
When you get tired of hiking or biking, you can take a short break by enjoying a warm cup of tea at one of the tea shops found near the lakeshores.
Try horseback riding
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be a medieval horse-riding knight in shining armor? If your answer is yes, then here’s your chance to get a bit of taste of that life – by riding a real steed!
When in England, try horseback riding at the Cumbrian countryside. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just a novice or a seasoned horseback rider; you can take horseback riding lessons under a program that matches your skills.
There are a lot of stables and horseback riding services available to tourists. The staff and tour guides are also very friendly to travelers who wish to learn how to ride horses.
Once you’ve have already gained sufficient horseback riding skills, you can take a trip to the beautiful woodlands and lakeshores – a fun way to learn hone your new skill while enjoying a holiday in England.
Watch an exciting football game
Football (also known as soccer) is the most popular game in England, which is not only the birthplace of the game, but also home to some of the best football teams and clubs, such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
If you’re a huge football fan, then you shouldn’t miss the chance to see your favorite team compete live. The best place to watch a football game is the Wembley Stadium, which is located in London.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 90,000, and caters to locals and tourists alike. Take this chance to feel the excitement of the crowd as your favorite football players compete.
Aside from being able to cheer your team, you’ll also enjoy the great facilities of the stadium. With a building budget of over £798 million ($1.2 billion), the Wembley Stadium definitely provides the world’s best football-watching amenities, and the perfect setting for a most unforgettable football-watching experience.
Take a boat tour
England has numerous scenic places best explored by boat. There are boating tour services available, with water vehicles ranging from canoes and yachts to cruisers, all catering to travelers who wish to tour the canals, lakes and rivers of England.
Some of the most famous boating routes include the Thames River, the Lake District, and the canals of Bath. Here you can enjoy the serenity of the waters while witnessing the beauty of nature and of the metropolitan areas.
You can book a reservation for two, which is perfect for a romantic tour; or you can hire a cruise boat for a family gathering on a special occasion. Enjoy the time on board with your family, friends and colleagues while the cruise boat takes you to some of the most scenic places in England.