Days Out in England

Country Information

England, birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles, is a country in South Great Britain, bordering Scotland and Wales. The capital, London, on the River Thames, is home of Parliament, Big Ben and the 11th-century Tower of London. It’s also a multicultural, modern hub for the arts and business. Other large cities are Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and the university centres of Oxford and Cambridge. England has a population of roughly 53 million and covers 130,279 km2.