The best day trips to take from London
Why leave London?
"With excellent transport links and many tours to book, getting out of the city for the day is a great way to enhance your UK adventure"
"The Queen's home, Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied castle in Europe, and there is so much more to see"
"The mysterious and remote 5,000 year old monument has to be seen to be believed"
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"This will already be on every Harry Potter fan's radar, but the tour is as just as fun for those with only a passing interest in wizardry"
"The whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its proximity to Stonehenge makes combining the two easy"
"Tour the famous castle and university — where Stephen Hawking, C. S. Lewis, and Bill Clinton studied — before cruising down the Thames"
"The birthplace of Shakespeare is a must for lovers of literature, but this charming riverside town is filled with beautiful restaurants, gardens, and markets too"
"The picturesque villages that make up the Cotswolds are straight out of a postcard"
"Another famous university city, "punting" along the River Cam and soaking up the history is the perfect way to see it"
"The village of Bampton is home to the real-life Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, and boasts many other recognizable sights from the hit drama"
"The dramatic white chalk cliffs seperate the lush South Downs National Park and English Channel, and the vibrant seaside city of Brighton is nearby"
"You might be leaving the country, but the French capital is only a 2-hour train ride away and can easily be visited in a day. Au revoir!"
"A longer train journey than the one to Paris, but set off early enough and Scotland's capital city is on your doorstep too"
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