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Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site in Wiltshire

Tourism plays a significant part in the economic life of England.


Cultural and heritage tourism

Englase of its history, particularly in London (see Tourism in London).

Canterbury Cathedral.

Heritage Cities in England

Robin Hood Statue, Nottingham.

Other places in England are also of historical interest. The city of Manchester is the 2nd most visited city in England after London[1]. Many foreign tourists also visit the neighbouring countries Scotland and Wales – see tourism in Scotland and tourism in Wales.

Domestic tourists, and foreign tourists who have specific interests in art, music, history etc, also visit the following:

  • Birmingham: A major city, with an orchestra, major exhibition venues (NEC, ICC) and art galleries. Of historical interest for its significant role in the industrial revolution, the childhood home and inspiration of Tolkien, the UK's Shopping Capital, and boasting the longest stretch of nightclubs in England.
  • Hadrian's Wall: The Roman wall built by order of the Emperor Hadrian.
  • Hereford: A cathedral city, famous for the chained library in the cathedral, and the Mappa Mundi
  • Ironbridge: The cradle of the industrial revolution and the site for the legendary Iron bridge.
  • Manchester: A major city, famous for the Hallé orchestra and many museums and art galleries, a classic example of buildings from the Victorian era. Also well known for the Manchester Ship Canal. Home of Manchester United F.C., world famous football club, the host city of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Manchester is also known for being the world's first industrialised city. Also noted for its shopping, cuisine and nightlife.
  • Leeds: A base to explore the historic county of Yorkshire. It is popular for shopping, nightlife and museums, including the Henry Moore foundation.


England also has some unique natural environments, and has a significant Ecotourism industry:

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