United Kingdom

United Kingdom travel guide, including current news, inspirational articles, useful tips, independent reviews and beautiful photos.

Skeabost Hotel exterior

Skeabost Hotel, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Remember the film Highlander? If you fancy visiting the island where much of the filming took place the Skeabost Country House Hotel on Skye is the perfect place to escape to.
Scottish Bagpiper at Glen Coe, Scotland

Scotland, more than Haggis and Bagpipes

Scotland may be “north of Hadrian’s Wall” but there is little doubt it is part of Britain well worth the effort of visiting.
White cliffs of Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight – Britain’s own island in the sun

The Isle of Wight can best be described as Britain’s Own “sunshine island” with temperatures and sunshine amongst the best to be found in the UK.
London phone box

UK’s rudest and most welcoming cities revealed

In which UK city residents regularly forget to say thank you, and more than half fail to smile at passers-by? Research of 4,000 Brits reveals.
Slipway Living Room: another angle

Review: Sail Lofts Self Catering Apartments, St Ives, Cornwall

On the look out for a little luxury and as many mod cons as possible, Sharron Livingston visits the Sail Lofts, 5* self-catering accommodation in St Ives, Cornwall.

X-Ray Scanner to replace body search at UK airports

A body scanner has been introduced at Manchester airport to speed up travellers' passage through security. Using the machine means that passengers will no longer have to take off their coats, shoes and belts.
Royal Caribbean: Harmony of the Seas

Brits don’t tip on cruises says Royal Caribbean cruise line

Royal Caribbean cruise line is evaluating on-board tipping arrangements because British passengers are put off by having to pay gratuities to staff.

Jane Austen Festival in Bath

The Jane Austen Festival will be making its annual return to the city of Bath this September to celebrate the popular author’s writing, life in Bath and all things Regency.
British Airways tails

World Travel & Tourism Council: APD should be scrapped

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the revised UK Airport Departure Tax will discourage long-haul travel.

Low-cost airlines are revolting against the ‘unfair’ Air Passenger Duty

Low-cost airlines are revolting against the 'unfair' Air Passenger Duty - a so called Green Tax - claiming that it makes routes uneconomical.

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