United Kingdom Travel Guides & Information
Essex is England's hidden treasure, with 350 miles of coastline, bustling market towns, picturesque villages and countryside. The nightlife is brilliant and the cuisine fresh and tasty.
History, culture, shopping, adventure, fine dining and fun for all ages can be found in and around York. Come and enjoy world class museums, art galleries and theatres, theme parks and country walks.
My Destination Bristol will guide you to the best attractions from the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge to the street art...more »
Signs of Edinburgh's long and fascinating history are prevalent all over. There are opportunities to discover more about Scotland's capital city at the many museums, galleries and historical landmarks.
The United Kingdom is a giant jigsaw puzzle. And it is made not from just the four pieces of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but thousands and thousands of tiny fragments, from the shimmering White Cliffs of Dover to the wild splendour of the Scottish Highlands, and from the jagged shards of Snowdonia National Park to the stone forest that is the Giant’s Causeway. This is a beautiful country, both in nature and personality, and how well you understand it will depend on how many of its pieces you slot together: the longer you stay, the clearer the bigger picture will become.
The capital cities are bursting with life and activity, from the vibrant riverside paths of London’s South Bank to the relaxed atmosphere of Cardiff Bay, and from the jolly crowds at the Edinburgh Festival to the rambunctious, Guinness swilling locals in the pubs of Belfast.
But, there’s far more to discover outside the big cities. Explore the glorious British countryside and its landmarks with a brisk walk in the Brecon Beacons, a jaunt along the Fife Coastal Path, a journey to the Giant’s Causeway or a day trip to Stone Henge. Delve into history in Derry, admire the gardens at Powis Castle, follow the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail or take a Roman bath in Bath.
Bask in the splendour of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, hit the waves on Cornwall’s beaches, relax in the afternoon sun in Tenby or hit the shops in the centre of Glasgow. And, if you feel peckish after all that exploring, there’s plenty to choose from; from Michelin stars to fish and chips, cream teas to Welsh rarebit, Irish stew to haggis, neeps and tatties. Dig into a hearty plate of bangers and mash, help yourself to a Glamorgan sausage, take a bite of some Scottish shortbread or sit down for a traditional Sunday roast, with all the trimmings.
Did you know
- The people of the United Kingdom drink more tea than any other nation.
- The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes.
- Placing a postage stamp bearing the monarch’s head upside down on an envelope is considered an act of treason. Defacing or destroying anything bearing a likeness of the monarch is illegal.
- In 1945, a flock of starlings landed on the minute hand of Big Ben and put the time back by five minutes.
- At its peak, the British Empire stretched over one quarter of the earth's surface.
Destinations in United Kingdom
"Once you step onto the road, and you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to" - J.R.R. Tolkien