The United Kingdom packs 4 different countries into its borders which mean that visitors will have a wealth of options during any escorted tours to Britain. Each country, although sharing many common bonds also has many uniquely interesting factors, flavours and cultures to explore as you visit each one. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom packs 4 different countries into its borders which mean that visitors will have a wealth of options during any escorted tours to Britain. Each country, although sharing many common bonds also has many uniquely interesting factors, flavours and cultures to explore as you visit each one. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom and in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, each has an impressive capital city.
Tours to Britain might consist of a string of city breaks, including the capitals, with plenty of sights and history to absorb during each leg of the journey. Alternatively, you may be hoping to see some of the UK’s famous countryside and there are plenty of highlights that could be included. Wonderful stretches of coastline, rolling hills, dramatic mountainous landscapes, lakes and forests provide wonderful backdrops for all Britain escorted tours.
Despite the United Kingdom being relatively small compared to some countries, there is still a lot to see and do during a visit or holiday.
London – Perhaps one of the biggest UK attractions is the capital city of London. There is so much to take in here that you could easily spend a week or so making sure you see everything. From historical buildings and landmarks to fantastic shopping and great entertainment, London could be a holiday all on its own!
The Rest of England -There are plenty of other English cities and towns (with far too many to list here) to enjoy if city breaks are your main concern but if you want to experience some country life during your group tours to Britain you certainly won’t have a shortage of options. Ancient monuments and sandy beaches give way to green valleys and hills in almost every direction. In the north west of England, there is the world famous Lake District, in the south west, the Cotswolds.
Castles – If you love castles, you won’t be disappointed in the United Kingdom. Some of the highlights are Caernarfon and Conwy castles in Wales, Warwick and Windsor Castles in England and Drum castle and Edinburgh castle in Scotland. Over in Northern Ireland, Carrickfergus Castle is probably the best example.
Mountains – When it comes to mountains, you are spoiled for choice in the UK! In Scotland of course there are the Scottish Highlands, which incorporate several different ranges including the Cairngorms and the Grampians. In Wales there are peaks in both the North and South, with the range in Snowdonia dominating the north west of the country and the Brecon Beacons in the south. England also boasts some impressive mountain ranges, including, the Peak district and Lake District as well as the Pennines and Chilterns to name just a few.
So, whether it’s sightseeing, shopping or something a bit more adventurous (walking, climbing, hiking, sailing) the United Kingdom, in all its corners, has something to offer everyone. There are many different ways to see the country from hotel breaks, camping trips and of course escorted tours to Britain.