England'south most pretty destinations

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 1:14 PM

This year there are a few other reasons to celebrate. MORE: ten incredible British islands you've never heard ofSpring rainEarlier in the week, Queen Elizabeth II marked her ninetieth birthday -- an event celebrated across England and the rest of the UK.

England'south most pretty destinations

The day commemorates the death of England'south patron saint, a legendary dragon slayer who wasn't actually from England.

This year there are a few other reasons to celebrate.

MORE: ten incredible British islands you've never heard of

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Earlier in the week, Queen Elizabeth II marked her ninetieth birthday -- an event celebrated across England and the rest of the UK.

It also falls on the same day as the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest ever Englishmen, William Shakespeare.

Celebrations will get space across the nation this Saturday.

London'south Trafalgar Square will be turned ruddy and white to match the English flag as crowds collect for a Shakespeare-themed St. George'south Day festival.

Parades will be held in cities including Birmingham -- the event at W Bromwich is the world'south biggest unofficial St. George'south Day party -- and Nottingham.

Elsewhere, in quieter corners, the Sunday will shine and rain will (probably) fall, as the English calmly carry on living in one of the most beguiling places on the planet.

Click though the over gallery to look some of the country'south best destinations.

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