England and Wales Tourist Map – Europe

England and Wales map by Google, adapted by bugbog. The map is not zoomable.

England and Wales Travel Guides

Why holiday in England or Wales?

This little region with a big history offers a wide range of things for a tourist to see and do, from culture to nature, old to new, silly to serious, whatever suits you – except serious sunbathing or skiing.
London has a world class arts and culture scene with superb museums, galleries and theatres in settings of great age and historical reference, while the rest of this small land spills over with historic buildings, traditional villages and lovely gardens and parks.
The countryside is easily accessible by car and ranges from dramatic moors to bleak mountains to big soft beaches; a walker’s delight and not bad for drivers too, if they stick to the smaller roads.

However! England’s expensive – especially London hotels – the weather is often lousy and unpredictable, and public transport, especially rail, is expensive, while some sections of the tube (London’s underground rail system) are shabby and overheated – the tube was built long, long ago when users were few.

Wales is more about dramatic castles and spectacular, green countryside, epitomised by the marvellous Conwy Castle in one of the finest medieval fortified towns in Europe and Snowdonia National Park, a spectacular and popular area for superb climbing and hiking

The United Kingdom – which is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has 5, 000 years of history and a brilliant variety of things to see and do, culture to nature, old to new, silly to serious, whatever suits the tourist, apart from serious sunbathing or skiing.