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Cheap Flights to England

England is a country with thousands of years of history that include the Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon and Norman periods, resulting in countless ruins dotting the rolling hills of the south which contrast with brooding moors of the north. The remains of Hadrian's Wall frames the country's northern border while the ruins of Tintagel Castle are a highlight of its southern coast. Cheap flights to England allow visitors excellent value for their travel dollars as they enjoy the history and culture first hand.

Flights to England

London has three major airports, and most flights to England land there. Heathrow Airport (LHR) is a major hub with four terminals and shops, restaurants, lounges and pubs. Travel to any part of the country is simple with buses, Tube trains, taxis or rental cars. A taxi ride from Heathrow Airport to central London will cost $60 or more and take around an hour.

Birmingham Airport (BHX) is also a major travel hub and makes a good choice for destinations in northern England. A taxi ride from the airport to the city center lasts 20 minutes and costs about $40; trains, buses and rental cars are also available.

Attractions in England

While London draws its share of visitors with the Tower, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the British Museum, it's worth venturing outside the city to enjoy the wealth of history and natural beauty that characterizes the whole country. Fascinating Stonehenge awes visitors with its 5,000-year history. The Lake District in Cumbria offers bucolic meadows and dramatic hills that rise from clear, blue lakes. Cornwall has sandy Porthcurno Beach, castle ruins and a breathtakingly jagged coastline.

In the heart of the country, Stratford-On-Avon presents a market town edged by canals with swans and narrowboats in addition to its draw as the birthplace of Shakespeare. Nearby, Warwick Castle offers an educational trip through English history with dioramas depicting castle life from the medieval period to the modern age. Flights to England landing in Yorkshire will show visitors a land characterized by forlorn moors, stone villages and charming seaside towns like Whitby.

Travel Tips in England

England's weather is not nearly as rainy as New York or Paris; sunny days characterize much of the summer in the southern part of the country with temperatures in the high 60s and 70s. Visitors taking cheap flights to England during winter may see rain and snowstorms, making an umbrella and stout overcoat necessary. Temperatures average in the 40s from November to March.

London has countless festivals, parades and food celebrations during the year. May Day celebrations often include musical parades with colorful characters like the Hobby Horse in Cornwall. A favorite sporting pastime is golf, and world-class courses can be found throughout the country.

It's hard to find a dish more quintessentially English than fish and chips. Fresh North Sea cod and thick-cut French-fried potatoes pair with malt vinegar and mushy peas. In London, two orders will come close to $16 although the price is less outside the city. Another favorite is afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream and jam, and small sandwiches or cakes for around $20 per couple.

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