I'm going to England from around October 18 to November 20. I'm wondering what to prioritize in the earlier part of the trip, when there is relatively more daylight, possibly some autumn color, and more things are open. For example, I know Blenheim Palace closes October 28. Along these lines, we would save London till the absolute end, because we like museums and those are fine no matter the weather.
I realize I still have more research to do, but I'd appreciate it if some folks could point me in the right direction of potential regions to visit in the earlier part of our trip. We like the outdoors, history, and fancy estates. It'd be great to see some autumn leaves if it's not too late by the time we get there.