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These are the top 20 things to do in England - according to Lonely Planet

There are countless beautiful and intriguing places around the world to visit, but one of the best destinations is a lot closer than you realise.

England has been named one of the world's top countries for travellers in 2020 by leading travel authority Lonely Planet. The country was named in the Best in Travel 2020 guide this year - the annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead - and was second only to Bhutan in South Asia. Renowned for its wonderful coastline and natural beauty spots, England has plenty to offer for a memorable holiday. Here are the top 20 unmissable experiences in England, as recommended by Lonely Planet.

Liverpool is a city with an impressive cultural heritage, but it has an ongoing program of urban regeneration that is transforming the centre into one of the most attractive cities in northern England, offering lots to see and do

9. Liverpool Museums

Liverpool is a city with an impressive cultural heritage, but it has an ongoing program of urban regeneration that is transforming the centre into one of the most attractive cities in northern England, offering lots to see and do
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Famed author William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in 1564 and many landmarks liked to his life can be visited around the Tudor town, including his birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Company

10. Stratford-upon-Avon

Famed author William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in 1564 and many landmarks liked to his life can be visited around the Tudor town, including his birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Company
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Founded in 1951, the Peak District was England's first national park and offers 555 sq miles of sprawling countryside to explore, with many idyllic villages in its midst

11. Peak District

Founded in 1951, the Peak District was England's first national park and offers 555 sq miles of sprawling countryside to explore, with many idyllic villages in its midst
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This traditional tearoom was established in 1919 and has been dishing up delicious speciality cakes, sweet treats and tea for more than 100 years, and never fails to have a line of eager visitors queuing outside its doors

12. Harrogate Afternoon Tea

This traditional tearoom was established in 1919 and has been dishing up delicious speciality cakes, sweet treats and tea for more than 100 years, and never fails to have a line of eager visitors queuing outside its doors
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