This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea.
— William Shakespeare



Further reading

Although most of us travel with a smartphone in our pocket, having a guidebook in your backpack never hurts! Here are some useful ones about traveling in England:



He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: “What is it about the English countryside — why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?
— Dodie Smith