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Top 5: Day Trips from London

by Allie Moore

Aug 11, 2015

The 17th Century Fan Vaulted Ceiling of Bath Abbey in Somerset, England © Konstantin32 | Dreamstime

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The capital city of England is hardly lacking sights, attractions and some of the world’s best pubs, but the fast-paced urban life can get a bit daunting. When you feel like you have overdosed on Londontown, a trip to the English countryside is the perfect antidote. The following locales make the best day trips from the bustling metropolis.

 

Bath Abbey in Somerset, England © Mark Eastment | Dreamstime 8517825

Bath Abbey in Somerset, England © Mark Eastment | Dreamstime

 

Bath

Jane Austen fans flock to this town approximately two hours west of London to explore the settings for some of the author’s novels. The city was named for the ancient open-air Roman baths that still exist today.

 

Stonehenge, United Kingdom © Ronald Callaghan | Dreamstime 12038994

Stonehenge, United Kingdom © Ronald Callaghan | Dreamstime

 

Stonehenge

Frequently found on bucket lists, the stone sculpture (dating back millennia) arranged in a meticulous order is an excellent bus trip from the English capital.

 

Windsor Castle, United Kingdom © Areinwald | Dreamstime 34799973

Windsor Castle, United Kingdom © Areinwald | Dreamstime

 

Windsor

Home to the majestic Windsor Castle, this town is a must for lovers of all things royal. The picturesque interior and gardens are open to visitors who long for a fairytale feel.

 

St. Johns College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom © Dennis Dolkens | Dreamstime 15671504

St. Johns College, University of Cambridge © Dennis Dolkens | Dreamstime

 

Cambridge

Approximately 45 minutes outside of London sits the charming college town of Cambridge, home to the university with the same name. Take a private tour down the river and learn more about the town’s history and architecture.

 

Colchester, United Kingdom © Flock784 | Dreamstime 27847468

Colchester, United Kingdom © Flock784 | Dreamstime

 

Colchester

As the oldest town in English history, Colchester is full of various styles of architecture as buildings have been built and maintained throughout centuries.

 

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