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UK Travel Guide

Four countries in one small package. Staycations are as popular as ever and this guide will help you find the best trip without even needing to fly anywhere.

What you'll find in this guide:

Top UK short breaks

Facts about the UK

UK travel guides

Top UK short breaks

  • London city breaks

    London city breaks

    See the sights of London with your choice of attraction and hotel in one easy package.

  • London theatre breaks

    London theatre breaks

    Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the stage and book a dazzling London Show, packaged with a stay in a nearby hotel.

  • RHS garden breaks

    RHS Gardens breaks

    Escape to an oasis of natural beauty and discover a world of horticultural wonders at RHS Gardens.

  • Heritage breaks

    Heritage breaks

    Dive into fascinating British history, marvel at the architecture and enjoy jaw-dropping displays.

What time zone is the UK in?


What currency do they use in the UK?

Pound sterling GBP

What language do they speak in the UK?


Facts about the UK

Made up of four countries in total – England, Northern Island, Scotland and Wales – the UK is a mix of many cultures from all over the world, making it greater than the sum of its parts in many ways. That's all without even mentioning the Channel Islands which offer sunny pockets of fun away from the British mainland.

There's so much history as well – from the 5,000-year-old neolithic ruins of Skara Brae on the Orkney islands, to the remains of Hadrian's wall which once defended Roman-occupied England from the raiders of northern Britain.

Then there's the more recent history of the Royal family, which you can see as far north as Balmoral in Scotland, or at Sandringham in Norfolk. Not forgetting Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle either.

The Good Trip Index

The UK ranks 20th on the Good Trip Index

This score is calculated based on Sustainability, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Press Freedom, Quality of Life, LGBTQI+ Rights and Animal welfare

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