We drove down a country lane, passing lush, green hedges that were almost as high as our car.

The road narrowed before going over a tiny, medieval-looking bridge. We waited for an oncoming car to cross. The driver waived his thanks, and then we drove over the quaint canal.

Above us, a private helicopter prepared to land at a country club. It might have been David or Victoria Beckham, who were reported to have a multi-million dollar estate nearby. It could have been a member of the British royal family, simply flying in for tea.

This was, after all, the Cotswold District of England. Its rolling green hills and villages are adored by the rich and famous.

It also attracts plenty of American tourists, keen for a taste of jolly old England.

The United Kingdom is the third most popular tourist destination for Americans, after Mexico and Canada.

And the best time to visit England might be this summer. That’s because the British pound, compared to the U.S. dollar, is near an all-time low.

Ten years ago, 1 British Pound cost $1.65 US. On May 31, 2019, 1 British pound cost $1.26 U.S. In other words, the British pound has dropped about 24 percent over the past ten years.

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