Wild and uncommercialised Northumberland garden
2. St Peter Ad Muram, Bradwell, Essex
The Saxon chapel of St Peter's at Bradwell stands on an areaof outstanding natural beauty in a remote corner of Essex
3. St Donats Castle, Glamorgan.
Charming 13th century castle with gargoyles, crenellations and turrets
4. Stonehenge, Cornwall
Notthe original monument, but a quirky replica built in the back garden of Ed Prynn's bungalow in Tresallyn Cross, a mile from St Merryn.
5. The Shell Grotto, Margate
2,000 square feet of undergroundmaze lined with 4.6 million shells evoking Indian fertility symbols and Cretan Corn Goddesses.
6. Crosby Beach, Lancashire
The site of Another Place, Antony Gormley's collection of 100 life-sizedsteel men dotted along the beach.
7. Dungeness, Kent
A beautiful beach made up from one of the largest shingle formations in the world.
8. Muncaster, Cumbria
Muncaster's fully fortified 12thcentury castle shares its 77 acres of 18th century gardens with 200 resident owls.
9. Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk
Site of Maggi Hambling's striking sculpture – a four-metre high steel sculpture of twointerlocking scallop shells – commemorating Benjamin Britten.
10. Holy Island of Arran
Unlikely venue of white Buddhist domed temple
Visiting England: The Best Places to Go
Of course, you wantto know which regions of England to visit during your trip — and to find the best cities, towns, castles, cathedrals, gardens, and countryside that England has to offer. Note that England isn't thatlarge, so you can base yourself in London and take day trips to many historic cities and towns in other parts of the country.
East and Southeast England include an abundance offascinating castles, famous gardens, and picturesque towns. Canterbury is one of the most historic cathedral towns in England. Tourists have been visiting Canterbury's magnificent cathedral since...