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Discover the best of the UK

Holidays to the UK deliver timeless landmarks, history-filled cities and some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

Head to dynamic London to soak up the energy of one of the world's truly iconic cities, touring legendary landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

In Edinburgh, take a stroll along the famous cobblestoned Royal Mile, visit the city’s epic castle or gaze down in wonder from the top of Arthur’s Seat. 

Make tracks to Manchester for a culture-filled city break. Charming Cardiff makes an ideal base for exploring rolling valleys and national parks.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s rejuvenated capital, Belfast, offers a treasure trove of museums and access to an abundance of natural wonders, including the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway.

Take a look at our UK holiday packages and experience the best of this incredible destination.

Things to do in the UK

Whether you’re after a family-friendly escape or looking to immerse yourself in the country’s rich history, there’s a UK holiday to suit every taste. 

Capital of culture 

It’s easy to see why the UK’s dazzling capital is one of the planet’s most popular destinations.

Catch the Heathrow Express from Heathrow Airport and you’ll be in the heart of central London in just 15 minutes.

Packed with iconic attractions, you’ll find world-leading museums and cultural treasures here, alongside unforgettable dining experiences.

Wander along the banks of the River Thames and you’ll be greeted by some of London’s most instantly recognisable sights, from the crown jewel-filled Tower of London to the nation’s beloved Big Ben.

For a bird’s eye view, hop aboard the London Eye and take in the sights from your own private pod.  

Where to stay in the UK

Active adventures

The UK boasts beautiful and breathtaking stretches of countryside, from the wild Scottish Highlands to England’s stunning Lake District, where vast open countryside gives way to peaceful lakes.

With plenty of hiking and sailing opportunities – and just over an hour from Manchester – the Lake District is the perfect place for an active holiday in the UK. 

If you’re travelling to Northern Ireland, you can chart a course along the Giant’s Causeway with guided tours offering a fascinating insight into this mesmerising landscape, alongside plenty of climbing opportunities.

City escapes

The popular Park Tower Knightsbridge sits on the edge of Hyde Park in London, making it a wonderful base for exploring the capital.

There’s plenty to discover outside of London, from the cobbled streets of Edinburgh to the trendy districts of northern Manchester. Consider spending a week or two travelling between cities to experience the best of each location. 

Lap of luxury

London is packed with accommodation options, some located just minutes from the capital’s key landmarks and most famous sights.

The Langham, an award-winning hotel in Marylebone, is the ideal setting for a luxury holiday in the UK.

This opulent hotel was Europe’s first Grand Hotel, opening its doors to guests in 1865. Soak up the setting and enjoy traditional afternoon tea after a day spent exploring the city. 

All you need to know about the UK

Languages spoken

English is the UK’s official language. However, this is a multicultural nation where you’ll find many different languages from across the globe being spoken.

Public holidays

The UK observes public holidays during Christian celebrations, including the Easter weekend and over the festive period.  

Local currency

The local currency in the UK is the British pound (GBP) or pound sterling, as it’s more commonly known. ATMs are easily found, and credit cards are widely accepted in shops, restaurants, hotels and at key attractions.

Getting around

The UK is well connected by an extensive road and rail network. Buses and trains service most of the major towns and cities while taxis and local public transport can be used for inner city travel. 

More about the UK

Culture 

The UK’s diverse make-up is the recipe for a real richness of culture.

Each country and region has its own distinct identity, history and legends. Wherever you choose to visit, there are plenty of stories just waiting to be discovered.

This is also a multicultural country, with people from all over the world making the UK their home – something that’s reflected in everything from the cuisine to its vibrant music scene. 

Religion 

The official religion in the UK is Christianity, with all denominations found across the nation. Many other religions are also practised here, including Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

The UK’s major religious buildings are among its most impressive architectural feats and are well worth a visit.

History

The UK’s long history is visible in its range of beautiful buildings, from medieval castles to grand stately homes. 

You’ll find Roman history among the ancient bathhouses of Bath, whereas Windsor Castle – the Queen’s favourite weekend retreat –dates back to the 13th century.   

Visit ancient Stonehenge in southern England to explore this mysterious stone circle. Among the oldest historical sites on the island, having been erected between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, its past is steeped in legend.

London’s many museums provide a window into the past, both in terms of the UK and the world beyond. Discover the wonders of the natural world at the Natural History Museum or explore the vast collections of the capital’s British Museum.  

Why we love the UK

“UK holidays have something for everyone. You’ll find unrivalled history in London, fantastic festivals in Edinburgh, or active adventures in the Welsh countryside. The great thing is that because it’s a compact country, you can pack in so much during your time here."

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