UNITED KINGDOM TRAVEL GUIDE

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Exciting cities, wild and beautiful landscapes and more pubs than you can poke a stick at, this charming part of the world has given us so much history and culture.


Get some travel inspiration from popular articles then dive into some of the best cities, countries, and regions of the United Kingdom.

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Guide to the 3 Best Newcastle Christmas Markets for 2023 in Newcastle UK

Not the weather, or the economy, in fact, nothing can stop the tradition of family outings to the Newcastle Christmas markets of Newcastle Upon…

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65 Fun Facts about the Angel of the North, England

Here are 65 fun facts about the Angel of the North that I bet you didn’t know. From its X (twitter) account to its…

12 Best Cultural and Historical Places in England to Visit

When you travel and write full-time for a living, you get to know the parts of the world that have the most intriguing cultural…

Best Hadrian’s Wall Walks, Tours and Accommodation

Discover the best-preserved parts of Hadrian’s Wall, the best Hadrian’s Wall walks, tours, accommodation, camping, cycling, history, and more in this comprehensive guide to…

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How to Buy Premier League Tickets If Not A Member? 6 ways to buy EPL tickets [2023]

Traveling to England and want to catch an English Premier League game but are not sure how to buy Premier League tickets if not…

Why You Should See Newcastle’s Angel of the North Statue

Is Newcastle’s Angel of the North statue a lump of scrap metal by the side of the road or a towering guardian of our…

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Top 12 Things to Do in Allendale Northumberland

Close to Hadrian’s Wall in the Northumberland borderlands is the fascinating and friendly Allendale Village (or Allendale Town). A staycation in Allendale is full…

Scotland

Scotland is the northernmost country of Great Britain, sharing a border of almost 100 miles with England to the south. Ireland is only 13 miles across the Irish Sea from Scotland.

A dramatic and breathtaking landscape of lochs, rivers, peaks, mountainous highlands, 790 islands, broad valleys, and southern lowlands.

From early hunter-gatherers to neolithic villages, chiefdoms, pre-Christian ritual structures, Pictish, Gaelic, Viking, and Norse cultures – the early human history of Scotland is still visible today and makes for a fantastic trip of exploration!

As a difference in wealth between the Highlands and the industrializing lowlands grew, Highlanders adopted tartan and the Great Highland bagpipe.

Celtic culture and festivals are enduring in Scotland, as are symbols such as Saint Andrew’s Cross.

Isle of Lewis: Mystery and History

From its neolithic ritual stone circles to its Norse mill and kiln, Brochs, Blackhouses, Harris Tweed, and Highland Coos, this is an island chock…

Amazing Standing Stones of Callanish

Everything you need to visit the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Read about the best…

Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

Whilst the scenery is spectacular and the cities intriguing, it can be hard to know what you simply must-see if your time in Scotland…

Northern Ireland

Hostility between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland was part of a larger set of political machinations by Kings and Popes in England, Scotland, and continental Europe.

Violent civil wars arose from the tensions of colonization and the different Christian religions practiced by those identifying as English or Scottish.

A part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland remains a separate political entity from the rest of Ireland.

The culture of Northern Ireland has symbolized and emphasized a deliberate way of defining Protestants from Catholics.

The Murals show the battles waged and the martyrs created during the ‘Troubles’ civil war.

These are progressively being painted over as new generations choose to live without the reminders of the recent violent past.

Music, poetry, mythology, and folklore – not to mention football – continue to be strong traditions that thrive in the 21st century.

10 Best Northern Ireland Landmarks for History and Culture

More than just wild scenic beauty, Northern Ireland has a rich cultural history that is apparent once you visit the most important northern Ireland…

Self-guided day trip to Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick’s Grave

It’s just not possible to read about the history and culture of Ireland and Northern Ireland without invoking the ghost of Saint Patrick and…