England has a wonderful train system. A 90 min train ride from London took me to Bath with its Roman ruins and Georgian buildings. A good base for bus tours to the olde English villages of the Cotswolds like Lacock along with Stonehenge and Avebury Circle. Then the train to Arundel with its gorgeous castle before heading to Eastbourne, a Victorian seaside resort with its beautiful beach promenade lined with floral carpet gardens. Short bus ride to the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head lighthouse. The train to Hastings, where a bus takes you to the battlefield of that town and the ruins of Battle Abbey along with my favorite place of my seven day train trip-the ruins of Bodiam Castle with its surrounding oaks and moat. The train trip to the old smuggler's town of Rye was short where I stayed in the historic Mermaid Inn, built in 1420 on a cobblestone street. The train was easy then to Maidstone to visit Leeds Castle before choo-chooing back to London. I am 50 and did this all on my own. The schedules of bus and train dovetail beautifully and the English train system is wonderfully efficient and easy to navigate.