Lists of tourist attractions in England

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Porthchapel beach in Cornwall, a popular surfing destination
Warwick Castle, one of England's best preserved
The Trafford Centre, one of England's largest shopping centres
The world famous Natural History Museum in London
The Glastonbury Festival is the largest open-air music event in the world
The Lake District is England's largest national park
The 'Three Graces' of Liverpool's Pier Head

This article contains specific lists of tourist attractions in England.

Amongst the most popular amusement and theme parks in England are Pleasure Beach Blackpool, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor.

There are very few surviving Anglo-Saxon buildings in England, however countless artefacts from the age can be seen in museums across the country.

Some of England's larger and most visited aquariums include the Blue Planet Aquarium, The Deep, the National Sea Life Centre and Oceanarium Bournemouth.

London's National Gallery and Tate Modern both received in excess of 4.7 million visitors in 2009,[1] other notable English art galleries include the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Tate Liverpool, Saatchi Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Manchester Art Gallery, Tate St Ives and the Walker Art Gallery.

England, being part of the island of Great Britain is home to vast numbers of beaches, the nations favourites are often cited as being in Devon and Cornwall[2] although the northern towns of Blackpool and Scarborough are also famed seaside resorts. Other famous beaches in England include Chesil Beach, Fistral Beach and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast.

England isn't famed for its casinos, however other forms of betting are popular throughout the country. There has long been talk of the construction of a Las Vegas style 'Super Casino' in England.

The Tower of London is the most visited castle in England (with 2,389,548 visitors in 2009).[1] Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Windsor Castle, Lindisfarne Castle and Warwick Castle are also amongst England's more notable castles.

There are festivals and carnivals year round in the UK catering to every possible music and cultural genre. The Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest street festival in the world, the Carnaval del Pueblo is Europe's largest celebration of Latin American culture whilst events such as Creamfields, V Festival, Glastonbury Festival and the Reading and Leeds Festivals tend to attract younger generations of people.

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  1. ^ a b "VISITS MADE IN 2009 TO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS IN MEMBERSHIP WITH ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "The twenty best beaches in the UK". London: The Independent. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2010.