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British Life and Culture

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Tourism in England and the rest of the UK

Please note: We have mainly written about England, as that is the country within the UK where our students live. We would be very happy for schools and visitors to send us information we can add to our website on Wales and Scotland.

Tourist attractions in England

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the UK — worth approximately $127.9 billion. It employs more than 1.5 million people (7 percent of all employment) in hotels, restaurants, pubs, travel agencies, museums etc.

Mass tourism in England began in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the Victorian period. Seaside holidays were particularly popular.

Buckingham PalaceAbout twenty-five million people now visit England every year. They come from all over the world. Nearly all of them start in London, and some never go out of that great city.

People visit England for many reasons. Some return to discover their family roots having originated from here. Others come to see the wide variety of historical buildings or to sample the heritage and traditions that we have so much of.

CountrysideEngland has much to offer,wonderful and very different countryside from region to region and also a wide variety of culture.It is also often used as a stepping stone to the rest of Europe as we are so close and travel is easy.


There are the beautiful university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, the wonderful Dorset coast, and the Lake District, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

Where do the English spend go for their holidays?

Tourist attractions in England (Places to visit)


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