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About Britain

About Britain

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The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe.

 

South East England & London

South East England is renowned for its beautiful gardens and miles of stunning coastline. Rich in cultural attractions, the region is easily accessible from London, and is also home to gentle rolling countryside, two National Parks, and some of Britain’s driest weather!

South East England & London

Key gateways

Airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Luton, Stansted

 

South West England

South West England is home to eleven Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two National Parks and benefits from a feeling of remoteness and tranquillity which makes it a popular holiday destination.

South West England

Key gateways

Airports: Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Newquay

 

Central England

Stretching from the Cotswolds in the West, to the waterways and coastline of Norfolk in the East, with vibrant Birmingham at its heart, Central England is home to many well-loved, and easily accessibly destinations, including Stratford-Upon-Avon – the birthplace of Shakespeare.

Central England

Key gateways

Airports: Birmingham, East Midlands

 

The North of England

The North of England is home to some of the UK’s most stunning countryside – with The Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District National Park and Northumberland all within this breath-taking area. Beyond the countryside, the vibrant cities of Northern England are where you’ll find some of the country’s most famous football clubs, and once known for their industrial heritage, these are now renowned for their culture, shopping and nightlife.

The North of England

Key gateways

Airports: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Humberside, Newcastle

 

Scotland

Scotland is renowned for its stunning scenery – with 40 designated National Scenic Areas from mountains to islands and gentle countryside. Beyond this natural beauty, Scotland’s cities offer a wide range of cultural attractions, including a wide range of castles and museums, as well as some of the best shopping and dining in the UK.

Scotland

Key gateways

Airports: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

 

Wales

Wales is an engaging mis of country life and urban cool, traditiona dn sophistication. You can stay in a comfy farmhouse or eco lodge, visit country fairs that celebrate our rural heritage or festivals dedicated to food, literature, comedy, music and art.

Wales

Key gateways

Airports: Cardiff

 

Northern Ireland

Just a 1hr 20min flight from London takes you into the heart of Northern Ireland, with its vibrant city life and historical attractions. Head outside the capital, Belfast, to explore stunning scenery, in one of Northern Ireland’s eight designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or one of the other beautiful landscapes.

Northern Ireland

Key gateways

Airports: Belfast city, Belfast international, Derry

 

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