Experience the countryside of Cornwall during your tour of England
If you're planning a tour of England, most people will tell you exploring all London has to offer is a must. While that's certainly the case, you need to do much more than that to see England at its finest. There are many towns and cities in the countryside that are well worth a visit, and that is certainly the case with Cornwall. The southern England county is home to many of the most intriguing towns in the U.K., and whether you're with a structured tour or on your own, there are plenty of highlights along the way.
This idyllic natural reserve located just a short distance from London, but you can barely tell. If you're looking for a place that makes you feel removed stress of the city. Dartmoor is certainly your best bet. And while it's in a relatively remote location, that doesn't mean that it's lacking when it comes to attractions and activities. A protected national park, Dartmoor has a dearth of buildings, but the church of Brent Tor is one that you shouldn't miss. The church itself isn't that impressive, but its location atop a crag standing more than 1,100 feet tall makes it one of the best lookout points in the park. There are a number of other highlights worth a look including the stone circles of Grey Wethers and Bowerman's Nose, one of the most unique rock formations you're likely to come across.
If touring the grounds at Dartmoor has left you yearning for human interaction, you'll find it at Falmouth. Its population of around 21,000 allows you to roam freely through its quaint coastal streets and soak up everything this welcoming fishing town has to offer. Falmouth is also an ideal location for history lovers, as the town's past is evident around every corner. The Church of King Charles the Martyr is perhaps its most famous landmark, and it has stood in Falmouth since the 17th century.
Isles of Scilly
Just off the coast, visiting the Isles of Scilly will be the perfect way to wrap up your tour of England. One of the best ways to explore the islands is by bike. The island of St. Mary's is the only one with a significant system of roadways, and touring the coastal views will surely leave a lasting impression.