Vacation Rentals in England
England is one of the top destinations for North American travelers, but many never get beyond London. There is much more to see and do in England. Visit the Cotswolds, Cornwall and Devon, the Peak District, the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales. The cities, villages and countryside are stuffed with great vacation rentals (holiday cottages).
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England has 48 counties that have been grouped into nine regions. We have used the official regions, but have separated out the Cotswolds and the Lake District, popular tourist areas.
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Cities in England
London: "Swinging London" says it all. This is one of the best cities in Europe, full of art, history and fun.
Bath: The center of Georgian Bath is perfectly preserved. You will also find remains from the Roman settlement of Bath, 2,000 years ago. County - in Somerset
Cornwall: Cornwall is the western-most region of England, stretching out from Devon into a narrow point of land surrounded on three sides by ocean. Lovely coastal villages, great hiking, good restaurants. Counties - Cornwall, Isles of Scilly
Devon: Devon, part of the West Country, has a beautiful coastline on both the north and south. It also has a spectacular moor, Dartmoor, in the southern part of the county. Counties - Devon
Dorset: Dorset is close to London (2 hr drive) and has a lovely, long coast stretching from Lyme Regis in the west to Bournemouth and Poole in the east. Counties - Dorset
Somerset & Wiltshire: Somerset has a moor (Exmoor) and a small bit of northern coastline, plus beautiful rural areas. Wiltshire is a flatter area, with the large Salisbury plain in the center. Counties - Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol
Cotswolds & Glouchestershire: Two hours west of London, between Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds are full of beautiful stone villages with a variety of well-priced vacation rentals. Counties - Gloucestershire and parts of Oxfordshire
Oxford & Oxfordshire: From the Cotswolds on the western edge to the Chilterns on the eastern edge, including the university town of Oxford.Counties - Oxfordshire
South East: This is the sunny side of England, full of gardens, historic sites and beautiful rural areas. Counties - Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Isle of Wight
Channel Islands: Not officially part of England, the Channel Islands are off the coast of Normandy France. The main islands are Guernsey and Jersey.
West Midlands: This beautiful area, part of the Heart of England, is most famous for its Shakespeare Country and waterway canals. Counties - Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
East Midlands: The area most popular with travelers is the Peak District, a mountainous national park in Derbyshire. Counties - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland
East: The eastern part of England, north of London, with seaside areas, then flat rural areas, leading to the Thames Valley and other areas near London. Counties - Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire
Cumbria and the Lake District: The Lake District, a National Park in the north-west of England, is a small area full of lakes, hills and valleys - great for exploring, walking and hiking. County - in Cumbria
Yorkshire and the Humber: Historic cities, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the dramatic North York Moors. Counties - North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding, South Yorkshire
North West: Northern England, from Manchester to the border with Scotland, and the Isle of Man (not including Cumbria and the Lake District). Counties - Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man
North East: Hadrian's Wall, ancient castles, the Norman Cathedral in Durham, coastal walking and more. Counties - Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear
Note: The Isle of Man, an island between Great Britain and Ireland, is not officially part of the United Kingdom, but we have listed it here in our North West category.