Made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom may be a tiny country yet it’s crammed with more history, culture and scenery than you can possibly imagine. London, the capital, is the obvious draw. It’s got the hitlist of the country’s most famous attractions – Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament – yet it’s much more than just history and landmarks. London brims with urban sophistication and attitude. Contemporary trends and innovation is everywhere – chow down at hip eateries, see cutting-edge architecture (the Shard) and widen your horizons with its diverse cultural scene. Go beyond London and you’ll find the ancient jostling alongside the modern. In England, time travel to centuries-old cities –Oxford and Bath – and quaint villages, immerse yourself at regal palaces and historic cathedrals. While northern cities such as Liverpool and Manchester blast you with their on-trend vibes and character. And then there’s the scenery. Draw breath at the majestic mountains and lochs in Scotland, gaze in awe at nature’s art at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, hike the sublime Welsh countryside and coastline.
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