Vacation in the UK – Visit the Queen's own realm
During a vacation in the UK, you can visit a wide variety of places connected to British royalty. Visit stunning gardens where once Victorian nobles walked, enjoy cream tea in one of the many fashionable cafes dating from times gone by, or simply stroll along cobblestone streets in picturesque, quaint towns.
Starting your UK vacation in London
London is not only the capital of the country but also the travel hub from where you can reach any place in the country by bus or train. Before setting out to explore famous and hidden gems, take some time to see what London itself has to offer travelers like you.
Sights not to be missed
- London Eye: This giant Ferris wheel gives you a first great overview over the city and the opportunity to take some stunning photos.
- Westminster Abbey: A lively church with outstanding choir music during services and last resting place of such famous people as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
- Cauldron Pub: A must for Harry Potter fans. Brew your own magical potion during this magical experience near Elephant and Castle tube station. A real insider tip!
Best vacation regions in the UK
Cornwall and Somerset
If you have always been fascinated by the myths surrounding King Arthur and his knights of the round table, you should visit these two counties in the UK. The ruins of Tintagel Castle in North Cornwall are now owned by Prince Charles himself but are also considered by many the place where King Arthur was conceived.
Somerset is said to be the place where Arthur's castle Camelot once stood. Today you can still visit places like Glastonbury of Avalon, Avebury, where the village stands in a prehistoric stone circle, and of course the most famous of all standing stone circles; Stonehenge.
Visit a whisky distillery and have a wee dram of scotch, stroll alongside the shores of Loch Ness and try to spot Nessie or take a boat tour through the impressive Falkirk Wheel. Scotland has a lot to offer travelers.
- Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies: After your boat trip on the canal and the exciting journey through the Falkirk Wheel, (a kind of Ferris Wheel for boats) walk down the canal paths and visit the Kelpies – huge modern statues of the legendary Scottish water horses that seem to burst out of the earth.
- Firth of Clyde: This bay in the south-west of Scotland is famous for its birdlife and the opportunity to watch whales and dolphins when they swim by close to the shore.
- Not far from here, you can find Dunure Castle standing proudly at the coast and overlooking the sea.