UK tailor-made holidays
A green and pleasant land, the United Kingdom comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Travel through these countries and travel through time, from the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge and Avebury, via Roman monuments such as Hadrian's Wall and the 1,000 year old Tower of London to the futuristic Eden Project in Cornwall.
The capital London is full of contemporary attractions and a burgeoning arts scene epitomised by the Tate Modern and mass of other galleries. The host city for the 2012 Olympics, regeneration and infrastructure development have made exploring this iconic city easier.
Other cities such as Bath, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle revel in their heritage and contemporary culture whilst Edinburgh and Glasgow north of the border hold their own in terms of cultural attractions and vibrant nightlife.
Discover the outdoors in the Cotswolds, the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast, the Norfolk Coast or the cliffs and coves of the South West. Climb peaks in Snowdonia and bag munros in Scotland. Revel in the beaches of Cornwall and Northumberland or hop to the Channel Islands or Scotland's outlying island groups to see a more traditional side of life.
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Top itineraries in the UK
A self-drive tour is a hugely memorable way of seeing the spectacular highlands and islands of Scotland, with the flexibility to stop when and where you want and to make as many sightseeing detours as you wish along the way.
Travel into the heart of the Scottish Highlands in style and comfort on this elegant train journey that starts and ends in Edinburgh.
There are many islands that make up the Scilly Isles, but only five are inhabited and they all have their own unique charm and character. Delight in the inviting climate, outstanding natural history, empty white sandy beaches and turquoise seas, nature trails and ever-changing views.
Top places to stay in the UK
This grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by magnificent formal gardens and parkland.
Grayshott Spa in Surrey is one of the UK’s few true destination spas. Stays are centred on improving health and wellbeing, with calming treatments, healthy spa cuisine and a complete programme of fitness classes.
Ston Easton Park is a splendid Palladian mansion set in one of the West Country’s most romantic estates.
Where to go in the UK
Gibraltar is a curious corner of the United Kingdom, looming off the coast of Spain. Resolutely British, the Rock as it is known, is an amazing amalgam of influences and cultural associations, with residents speaking both English and Spanish, signposts in English and curiosities including red post …
When to go to the UK
The exciting new additions to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and how they’re set to elevated the experience to true ultra-luxury with the likes of en-suite shower rooms, private dining and free-flowing champagne.
Eurostar will be celebrating its 21st birthday in 2015 and with brand new trains due later that year we review what has become a familiar travel option for so many.
Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show is the essential event for travel inspiration. In its 22nd year, it's the UK's longest-running and biggest travel show, and will take place from 29 January - 1 February 2015 in its new venue at Olympia London in Kensington.
After a four year redevelopment at a cost of £2.5bn, the brand new, Terminal 2 at London's Heathrow Airport opened its doors today to little ceremony, with the first flight - a United Airlines service from Chicago - landing at 05:49 BST.
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