Quick Guide to United Kingdom

From the rolling Yorkshire Dales to the bright lights of London, from the maritime splendour of the south coast to the ancient castles of Scotland, the UK is one of those countries that you can truly say has absolutely everything.

Fab holidays for:

Cups of tea, Royal families, City breaks, Scenic countryside

Main Airports:

London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Liverpool

Did you know?

There are 27 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK.

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Top UK Cities

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There are many cities to stay in during your UK break, below we've detailed five of our favourite places for a UK holiday.

London
The capital of the United Kingdom, London is brimming with things to do from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament.
Manchester
Manchester might not share the fame of London, but it's a city with a buzz. There's lively nightlife here along with attractions such as the Manchester Museum.
Liverpool
Famous for being the home town of the Beatles and Liverpool FC, you can even buy a ticket called Rock 'n' Goal tour which teaches you about the famous band and iconic football club.
Edinburgh
There's always something going on in Edinburgh, whether it's the Edinburgh fringe Festival, a trip to Edinburgh Castle or the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Oxford
It's not just the world-famous university here. Oxford is full of pretty buildings, mixing medieval charm and the vibrancy of a modern city together.

Our Top Tips for United Kingdom Holidays

No UK holiday is complete without a trip to London, one of the world's most multicultural and vibrant international cities. From the stunning old landmarks of the Big Ben clock tower, Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral to the buzzing nightlife of Soho and shopping Mecca of Oxford Street, there is something for everyone in the nation's capital. However, if you really want the full UK experience on your cheap holiday, then you should definitely rent a car and take a short road trip around the country. As a comparatively small nation with good road links, you can be sampling haggis in Edinburgh in the morning and then standing at the foot of the angel of the North in the afternoon. With so much regional variety, you'd be mad to miss out.

When to Go to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is perfect for a relaxing break at any time of the year. Whether it's skiing in the Highlands of Scotland during the winter, surfing and sun worshipping on the Newquay coast in August or simply strolling around the shops and theatres of central London, there is something for everyone all year round. However, the time of year that will give you the most freedom to explore the world famous British countryside, taking a trip to York to visit the nearby Yorkshire Dales for instance, is around June and July. During these months, the weather will give you a good blend of low average rainfall and relatively warm temperatures, meaning that you can get outside and explore this rich, vibrant country for all its worth.