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.
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.
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.
Visit stylish Manchester, one of the UK’s trendiest cities, where you’ll find chic shopping, fashionable cafes and a proud industrial history.
Stroll through eclectic Ancoats, a corner of the city that offers plenty of character and delicious dining options.
Football is the lifeblood of this northern city and Manchester boasts two of the sport’s true heavyweights. Catch a game or behind-the-scenes tour at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, or head to Old Trafford – home to rivals Manchester United.
The National Football Museum can also be found in the city and houses some of the sport’s most cherished memorabilia, including the ball from England’s victorious 1966 World Cup Final.
A vibrant city all year round, Edinburgh shifts into another gear each August as it plays host to the world’s largest arts festival. Performers flock from across the globe to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with shows packing out the city’s theatre venues, as well as its streets.
Comedy greats, quirky plays and endlessly inventive dance performances all compete for your attention during this cultural extravaganza. Some shows can be enjoyed free of charge, while for others you’ll need to book tickets in advance.
The sweeping countryside makes for ideal walking holidays in the UK. The Yorkshire Dales can be easily reached from Manchester and boasts some of the most impressive scenery the island has to offer.
If you’re after something a little more challenging, try tackling the tallest mountain in Wales – Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia. Climb the 3,559 feet (1,085 metres) to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views out over Llyn Llydaw.
This glistening stretch of water is where the mystical Lady of the Lake is said to have presented King Arthur with his magical sword Excalibur. For those who prefer a more relaxing route to the top, there’s also a charming mountain railway.
One of the most famous British traditions is afternoon tea and nowhere does it better than the tea rooms of the capital.
Take your pick of London’s many venues that host afternoon tea, from the expansive beverage selection at Fortnum & Mason to the decadence and tradition of the Ritz.
Afterwards, head to the West End, London’s ever popular theatre district. Catch a show featuring stars from stage and screen. Then wander along Baker Street, the home of literary detective Sherlock Holmes, or enjoy the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus during a meal at one of the buzzing restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK observes public holidays during Christian celebrations, including the Easter weekend and over the festive period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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