From breath-taking scenery to lively nightlife, the United Kingdom is a haven of diverse activity. With world-famous attractions, rich history and traditional cuisine right on your doorstep, it will be difficult knowing where to start – but no matter where you end up, no trip is complete without a cuppa or two.

Salcombe, Devon

We’re talking stunning coastal views, quaint country pubs and hikes that’ll get your heart pumping. Salcombe is a firm favourite when it comes to places to visit in the UK. Located in South Devon, Salcombe is ideal for solo travellers, couples and families. It truly has something for everyone; from its stunning harbour and ample water sport facilities to its famous Gin Distillery and many restaurants.


If you’re looking for scenes that resemble ‘The Holiday’ then look no further. Quaint towns, cobbled streets, rolling hills and a county pub or two added to the mix – the perfect English countryside escape. While trains and buses are frequent, the best way to explore the Cotswolds is by car. A must-see in the Cotswolds is Arlington Row in Bibury. Famous for its pretty little stone cottages, the street is simply stunning. Those wanting to soak up the history, and views, should head to Naunton. The village is surrounded by nature, with some fantastic hilly walks that overlook the village. We can’t not mention the fairytale village of Castlecombe. A popular location for those visiting the Cotswolds; you can make your way around the narrow winding roads before heading to Upper Castle Combe; it’s a must-see.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a city like no other. It’s rich history, hidden gems and spectacular landscape make it a place to remember, no matter your reason for visiting. A city with true charm. No trip is complete without a visit to the world-famous Edinburgh Castle; with over 900 years of history the landmark is the perfect place to soak up the culture this Scottish city has to offer. Some other notable places to visit are Victoria Street, Dean Village, Arthurs Seat and the Scott Monument.

Lake District

Nothing but fields, wildlife and, of course, lakes; the word tranquillity springs to mind. One for the ramblers, England’s largest national park is a haven of walking tracks suitable for complete beginners to those who are a little more experienced. It is also home to the famous Scafell Pike – just imagine those views from the top (or even half way). Splash about in the lakes, get lost in the picturesque villages or just enjoy the peace.

Bath, Somerset

For those who prefer the hustle and bustle but still wish to soak up history, culture and, of course, those picturesque views, Bath is for you. From the Thermae Bath Spa and historic Abbey to the bustling town centre and Royal Victoria Park, Bath is the definition of old meets new. A trip to Bath isn’t complete without a visit to the Pulteney Bridge. Sat proudly on the River Avon, it is one of the most photographed sites in the town and while you are there you can enjoy a stroll amongst quaint cafes and local flower shops.

Aber Falls, Wales

This really is something straight out of a movie. Aber Falls is located in North Wales in the Snowdonia National Park. The hike through the forest to the 37 metre high waterfall is truly magical – but it can be busy so we have steered away from using the word ‘peaceful’. Once there you can either take a swim in the pool below or simply dip your toes into the shallower rock pools. There’s no need to rush back home after you have soaked in the views. The Aber Falls Whiskey Distillery is nearby and offers tours so you can really immerse yourself in the experience.

Well, that will keep us all going for a good few months we think! Now all that’s left to do is decide which one we will be visiting first.

If you decide to make your visit an overnight stay or even spread it over a couple of days, don’t forget to look at travel insurance for the UK. It may seem unnecessary as we have the NHS here to assist with medical emergencies, but most travel insurance policies that offer cover for UK trips will cover things like lost or stolen personal possessions, cancellation of the trip, and the cost of pre-paid, non-refundable excursions. Just be sure to check the policy carefully as cover will differ between insurers and most will require the trip to be a minimum of two nights to pre-booked accommodation.