Wales Anglesey Sunset at Ynys Llanddwyn island
England Lake District Two sheeps on pasture at sunset
England Costwalds village of Broadway in snow

The four countries of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – are all fine destinations in their own right, each offering an intriguing mix of individual culture and shared history.

For how much longer they stay together is up for the debate – Scotland came perilously close to independence in a 2014 vote – but together they make for a wonderful chance to experience all sides of the UK.

From the remote wilderness of Scotland to the valleys of Wales, England’s countryside to Northern Ireland’s Giant Causeway, the United Kingdom’s historic countries are all worth visiting in their own right. Dive in.

  • Scotland

    Scotland

    Highlands and Islands
    Nowhere does wilderness quite like Scotland...
  • Caithness

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  • John O'Groats

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  • Thurso

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  • Edinburgh

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  • Dumfries and Galloway

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  • Hebrides

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  • Isle of Mull

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  • Isle of Jura

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  • Isle of Islay

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  • Shuna Island

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  • Isle of Barra

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  • Isle of Lewis

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  • Isle of Skye

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  • St. Kilda

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  • Isle of Rùm

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  • Isle of Eigg

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  • Isle of Arran

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  • Oban

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  • Speyside

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  • Cairngorms National Park

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  • Loch Ness

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  • Caledonian Canal

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  • Inverness

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  • Orkney Islands

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  • Isle of Arran

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  • Glasgow

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  • Fort William

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  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

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  • Aberdeen

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  • Balmoral

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  • Morvern Peninsula

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  • Loch Linnhe

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  • Sound of Arisaig

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  • England

    England

    Rolling countryside and special cities
    Compared to its European neighbours, England might seem pretty small and lacking in cultural charm and culinary expertise...
  • Dorset

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  • Cornwall

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  • Cumbria

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  • Easton

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  • Dartmoor National Park

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  • Devon

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  • Exmoor National Park

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  • Herefordshire

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  • Lake District

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  • North York Moors

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  • Peak District National Park

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  • York

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  • Tyne & Wear

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  • Shropshire

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  • Somerset

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  • Northumberland

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  • South Downs National Park

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  • Yorkshire Dales National Park

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  • Wales

    Wales

    History, hills and Hiraeth
    Wild Wales is the perfect place to get away from it all and explore nature...
  • Brecon Beacons National Park

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  • Monmouthshire

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  • Pembrokeshire

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  • Powys

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The United Kingdom Travel Specialists

Encounter Walking Holidays

Self-guided walks in South West England & Wales
Destinations England, Wales
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Macs Adventure

Active adventures at home and abroad
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Open Road Open Skies

Cycling and walking adventures
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Active, Biking

Wandering Aengus

Walking holidays in the Lake District & beyond
Destinations England
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Sherpa Expeditions

Self guided holidays & baggage transfer service
Destinations The United Kingdom
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Biking

Scot Mountain Holidays

Self-guided & guided activity holidays in Scotland
Destinations Cairngorms National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Camping, Biking, Winter Sports, Horseback Riding

Ticket To Ride

Bike rental & transport in the Highlands
Destinations Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Active, Biking

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Self-guided biking in England & Wales
Destinations England, Wales
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking

South Downs Discovery

South Downs Way walking holidays
Destinations South Downs National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

EasyWays

Specialists in Scotland walking holidays
Destinations Scotland
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Albion Trails

Walking holidays around Hadrian’s Wall
Destinations England
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

VIP Wales

Guided & self-guided walking holidays in Pembrokeshire
Destinations Pembrokeshire
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Walking Holiday

Midtown Farm B&B

Ideally located for Hadrian's Wall
Destinations Cumbria
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Family, Active, Walking Holiday

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