The United Kingdom is brimming with world-class cities, picturesque countryside and timeless traditions. Royal heritage, excellent sightseeing, superb museums and galleries, and thriving annual festivals all call out to the leisure traveller who likes a dose of culture. With so much to see and do, you have a good excuse to visit on multiple occasions.
The mere word ‘London’ is enough to start the mind racing with the endless possibilities it presents. After you’ve ticked Buckingham Palace and a Thames river cruise off your list, venture slightly off the tourist trail to places such as Portobello market and pick up all kinds of antique curiosities, knick-knacks and assorted paraphernalia. Make time for the classic English afternoon tea at one of the landmark hotels, or seek out an olde-worlde British pub for lunch. Evenings offer every kind of entertainment from dining at celebrity chef restaurants and musical performances at The Royal Opera House or Covent Garden, to full-on night clubs. But there is so much more to England than the big city, so why not combine London with a hotel in the countryside offering spa pampering, rose-scented gardens and Pimm’s on the lawn for a few days of complete rejuvenation?
Scotland too is steeped in legends, Celtic heritage and the trademark Gaelic spirit. Enjoy unique celebrations in Edinburgh which really comes into its own during the traditional Hogmanay festivities and the world-renowned Festival Fringe. Meanwhile, baronial homes and castles harken back to the country’s grandeur and history. Great to visit, but even better to check-into for a sophisticated house party with your nearest and dearest. After walks through heather-strewn moors and glens, fishing for salmon in the glistening rivers, or enjoying golf on a championship course, spend cosy nights indoors sipping single malts by the crackling log fire, snacking on fresh Loch Fyne oysters and devouring lavish local fare, Haggis included.
No matter what time of year or how many times you visit, there is always something to tempt even the most experienced traveller.
Tempted by what you’ve read? Need a few more ideas about where to go, what to see and how to go about it? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’re always happy to chat through your “wish list” and help you formulate your dream holiday.