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Area (sq km): 130,410
Population: 60,776,238
Nationality: English
Local Name: England
Language: English,
Welsh,
Gaelic
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 pound = 100 pence
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Capital: London
Dialling Code: +44
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .uk
Religion: Anglican,
Roman Catholic,
Presbyterian
Climate: Maritime
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
GDP: $1.93 trillion
Unemployment: 2.9%
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.30
Major Airports: Birmingham(BHX),
Liverpool(LPL),
London(LGW),
London(LTN),
London(LHR),
London(STN),
Manchester(MAN)

English country cottages

Reserve English country cottages and visit historic cities in England that are romantic, medieval and all together everything you would hope for. Whether touring the English countryside for an educational and unforgettable experience, or just 'getting away from it all' on city breaks, there are charming English country cottages to rent all across this beautiful land.

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral

Visiting Lyme Regis in Dorset, Lincoln in Lincolnshire and Canterbury in Kent might just leave you breathless – and all are accessible from beautiful English country cottages to rent to be found in and around the cities.

Lyme Regis accommodation

The Georgian city of Lyme Regis is a traditional English fishing village home to a port once greater than that of Liverpool. Lyme Regis is in the county of Dorset on the English Channel.

The historic seaside village is known as the "Pearl of Dorset". Book English country cottages or stay in Lyme Regis accommodation and you will learn that the city was originally called only Lyme.

King Edward I and The Cobb

The town received its Royal Charter from King Edward I in 1284 adding Regis to the name. The Cobb is the most famous landmark in the city, in the harbour actually. The Cobb was built during the reign of King Edward I. It is an artificial harbour and because of its breakwater made Lyme Regis into a great shipbuilding port.

Jane Austin stayed in Lyme Regis and cited the city in two of her books. Lyme Regis has a fair promenade lining the sandy beach with many shops and outdoor cafes. The city’s buildings are as beautiful as the day they were built and remain a treasure on the English coast.

It is also worth mentioning that fossil hunting is a popular pastime here on what is called the Jurassic Coast. Search the VillasPeople.com database to find perfect English country cottages that will bring you closer to these historic cities in England.

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln is one of England’s wonderful historic cities and is a must see when you book English country cottages. Situated in the county of Lincolnshire, this amazing city was once as important as London.

Today it is regarded as a prized cathedral city boasting some of the country’s best architecture. Many buildings are Georgian, but the Roman influence is evident in the ancient city walls and the aqueduct. The Newport Arch is the only Roman arch in the world still used for traffic. It was the Normans, however, that would make Lincoln immortal.

Lincoln Imp

The Normans built the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. The cathedral still holds daily mass with an impressive choir singing harmoniously. The symbol of the city of Lincoln is the Lincoln Imp who is perched high over the Angel Choir in Lincoln Cathedral.

The Lincoln Imp alone draws huge numbers of people. The imposing Norman Castle continues to stand guard over historic Lincoln and offers many tours, some into its dungeons. In addition to glorious buildings, Lincoln Christmas Market is superb. Over half a million people shop here each year.

Canterbury Cathedral

In the beautiful county of Kent resides one of England’s most famous cathedral towns, Canterbury. A visit to the St Augustine monastery ruins is a must. St Augustine was the founder of the first cathedral in England and on its place now sits the most glorious Canterbury Cathedral, one of the greatest in all of England. The Canterbury Cathedral is Norman and a perfect example of England’s dedication to awe inspiring religious cloisters.

The tomb of the Black Prince, brother to the Duke of Lancaster, is in Canterbury Cathedral also. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine Abbey and St Martin’s Church have all been recognised by UNESCO.

Chaucer is responsible for putting Canterbury on an international level of fame with his remarkable Canterbury Tales, and the city is a popular destination for weekend and city breaks staying in English country cottages. The Museum of Canterbury is the perfect place to visit to travel through time with the city and learn its celebrated history. This is all at your fingertips from English holiday cottages to rent in Kent.

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