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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.

Bath is an array of Roman and Georgian architectural treasures, earning the entire city Unesco World Heritage Site Status. The Roman Baths is one of its most popular sites, featuring hot springs that bubble up at a toasty 46C

5. Bath

Bath is an array of Roman and Georgian architectural treasures, earning the entire city Unesco World Heritage Site Status. The Roman Baths is one of its most popular sites, featuring hot springs that bubble up at a toasty 46C
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Stretching across six counties, the Cotswolds is glorious collection of picturesque walking and cycling trails, pretty villages and thatched cottages, and was awarded the status of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966

6. The Cotswolds

Stretching across six counties, the Cotswolds is glorious collection of picturesque walking and cycling trails, pretty villages and thatched cottages, and was awarded the status of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966
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Built between AD 122 and 128 on the orders of the emperor Hadrian, this impressive wall stretches across 73 miles from coast to coast and served to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire

7. Hadrian's Wall

Built between AD 122 and 128 on the orders of the emperor Hadrian, this impressive wall stretches across 73 miles from coast to coast and served to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire
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Another popular university city, Cambridge's ancient colleges sit surrounded by green meadows, lending it a more tranquil appeal that its rival Oxford.  Visitors can wander around the buildings and enjoy the charmed setting

8. Cambridge

Another popular university city, Cambridge's ancient colleges sit surrounded by green meadows, lending it a more tranquil appeal that its rival Oxford. Visitors can wander around the buildings and enjoy the charmed setting
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