Comprised of England, Scotland, Wales (together known as Great Britain) and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is an island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. Each of these nations are fine destinations in their own right. Embark on a journey to this tiny country jam-packed with art, history and culture since the medieval times. Discover magnificent churches, world-renowned museums and long-lasting traditions.
London, the famous capital, is the usual gateway with a wealth of charming landmarks and fun-filled activities to keep one occupied for weeks. Venture beyond the prestigious Tower of London, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral and immerse in the hustling bustling Borough Markets and Spitalfields Market for the amazing vibes. Head north to Scotland for the elements of the highlands and the lochs, and beyond which where an alluring blend of ancient heritages lies.
The summer months of June – August is the busiest time for Scotland; the local school holidays and most festivals coincide with the longest hours of daylight and generally warmer weather (although can be unpredictable, especially in the highlands). Unfortunately, it’s also midges (little biting insects) season in the countryside so do be prepared with repellent! To avoid the crowds, consider travelling in the shoulder months of April, May, September and October, when the temperatures are still mild and there’s more colour all around from the spring blooms to autumn foliage.