It’s no use getting settled on an itinerary through England if you only find out later where each destination is in relation to the others. This is why consulting a map of England is an important step in your trip planning. Here’s a map that shows where the main cities are, in addition to major rail lines, highways, and airports.
Obviously this map is just a starting point – after all, you can’t very well navigate a car by this map alone – so getting your hands on a more detailed England map is the next step. If you’re going to be driving in England, it’s highly recommended that you pick up a map that’s designed for drivers – something with lots of road detail, not just the major highways. In some cases, getting a map of just the region you’ll be driving in is the best idea, since it will be even more detailed. Even if you’re not driving, having a map of England in front of you as you zip through the countryside by train can help you get your bearings.
Learn more about cities in England:
Here are some map options that could be useful for you:
- England and Wales Travel Map – on Amazon for $11.95
- Michelin Map Great Britain and Ireland – on Amazon for $14.78
- Michelin Tourist and Motoring Atlas Great Britain and Ireland – on Amazon for $9.95
- Regional maps:
Of course, if you’re the kind of person who prefers electronic maps – and you’ve got an iPhone – there are maps of England on iPhone apps that you can bring with you as well. These range from offline maps that you download onto your phone and that don’t require any connections (which is good if you’re trying to avoid huge roaming bills) to full-service turn-by-turn direction GPS apps (which are great if you’re driving). In any case, it’s a good idea to have a decent paper map as a backup.
- NAVV UK & Ireland GPS ($11.99) on iTunes App Store
- UK & Ireland iGO primo app GPS ($32.99) on iTunes App Store
- G-Map+EU: UK & Ireland GPS ($29.99) on iTunes App Store
- UK Railway Map ($0.99) on iTunes App Store
- GeospotMe: British Isles ($0.99) on iTunes App Store
map image by Burmesedays