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All About England

VisitEngland (www.visitengland.com) is a useful resource. All of England's regions, along with most major towns and cities, have their own dedicated tourism websites providing information. VisitBritain (www.visitbritain.com), the official visitor website, focuses on information most helpful to England-bound U.S. travelers, from practical information to money-saving deals; you can even find out about movie locations. The London visitor website (www.visitlondon.com) can help you book your accommodations.

Gardens

The National Gardens Scheme opens exceptional gardens attached to private houses and private garden squares to the public on selected weekends.

Contact

National Gardens Scheme (01483/211535. www.ngs.org.uk.)

Historic Sites

The British monarchy has an official website with information about visiting royal homes and more. English Heritage, the National Trust, and VisitBritain all offer discount passes.

Contacts

British Monarchy (0207/930–4832. www.royal.gov.uk.)

English Heritage (0870/333–1181. www.english-heritage.org.uk.)

National Trust (0844/800–1895. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.)

Museums and the Arts

The London Theatre Guide, created by the Society of London Theatre, presents what's on and sells tickets. Their half-price ticket booths, tkts, located in London's Leicester Square and Brent Cross Shopping Centre, offer same-day bargains. Culture 24 is a nonprofit site with information about publicly funded museums, art galleries, and historic sights. Tokenline sells gift vouchers for theater tickets.

Contacts

Culture 24 (01273/623266. www.culture24.org.uk.)

London Theatre Guide (0207/527–6700. www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk.)

tkts (0207/527–6700. www.tkts.co.uk.)

Tokenline (0844/887–7878. www.theatretokens.com.)

Visitor Information Offices

In some towns there are local and regional tourist information centers; many have websites. Offices offer services from discounts for local attractions to visitor guides, maps, parking information, and accommodation advice.

In the U.S.

VisitBritain (www.visitbritain.com.)

Health

You can relax with yoga- and spa-based holidays throughout the United Kingdom. Lotus Journeys and Free Spirit Travel offers some good options.

Contact

Free Spirit Travel (01273/564230. www.freespirituk.com.)

Lotus Journeys (0843/170-1747. www.lotusjourneys.com.)

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