51 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

51 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
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Coventry
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Coventry
— 2 nights
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London
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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John O'Groats
— 2 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
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John O'Groats
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
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Fort Augustus
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Oban
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Manchester
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Coventry
— 2 nights
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London
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London — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, then explore the world behind art at Banqueting House, and then hunt for treasures at Camden Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tate Britain, then get curious at Science Museum, and then make a trip to Harrods.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to London is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in London reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Coventry.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Coventry — 1 night

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, then examine the collection at The Coventry Music Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Coventry tour planner.

Getting from London to Coventry by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Coventry sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Birmingham — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and then get in on the family fun at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, then examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coventry to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coventry.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Coventry — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, then admire the striking features of Coventry Cathedral, then go for a walk through 22 Bayley Lane Coventry, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Lychgate Cottages, and then walk around Coombe Abbey Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coventry day trip planning site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Coventry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

London — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London travel route planner.

You can take a train from Coventry to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to York.
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Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

York — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Go for a jaunt from York to Ripon to see Fountains Abbey about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aberdeen.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Aberdeen — 3 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aberdeen: Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven), Balmoral Castle (in Ballater) and Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum (in Johnshaven). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Peterhead Prison Museum, see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and snap pictures at Wellington Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Clava Cairns, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the activities along River Ness.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip website.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Inverness, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to John O'Groats.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

John O'Groats — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by The Gallery at John O'Groats, don't miss a visit to John O'Groats Signpost, then get great views at Duncansby Head, then relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, make a trip to Mary Ann's Cottage, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dunnet Bay Distillery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Seadrift Visitor Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read John O'Groats travel planning site.

Drive from Inverness to John O'Groats in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Kirkwall.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Kirkwall, Mainland — 2 nights

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Park Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on Orkney Uncovered. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, admire the striking features of Skaill House, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kirkwall using our trip planner.

You can drive from John O'Groats to Kirkwall in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to John O'Groats.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

John O'Groats — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get great views at Duncansby Head, stop by The Gallery at John O'Groats, get advice or help at Seadrift Visitor Centre, then don't miss a visit to Mary Ann's Cottage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to John O'Groats Signpost, relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then enjoy the sea views from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, and finally stroll through Dunnet Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the John O'Groats tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kirkwall to John O'Groats in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

On the 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Clava Cairns, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On your second day here, get your bearings at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the activities along River Ness.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip planning site.

Drive from John O'Groats to Inverness in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Drumnadrochit — 2 nights

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of St Ninians Church, then stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, then steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and finally identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit vacation planner.

Drumnadrochit is just a short distance from Inverness. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Augustus.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Fort Augustus — 2 nights

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 4th (Thu), take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, then trek along Hillside Path, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, take an in-depth tour of The Clansman Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Augustus travel route website.

Fort Augustus is very close to Drumnadrochit. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Fort William — 2 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, then take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort William holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Fort William takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Glencoe.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 8th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then stroll through Glencoe Mountain, and finally hike along West Highland Way.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Glencoe trip itinerary builder tool.

Glencoe is just a short distance from Fort William. May in Glencoe sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oban.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Oban — 2 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 10th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Nether Largie South Cairn, admire the natural beauty at Arduaine Garden, and then see majestic marine mammals with Seafari Adventures. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, and finally don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oban road trip tool.

Drive from Glencoe to Oban in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Stirling (The Queen Anne Gardens & Stirling Castle). And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and get curious at Glasgow Science Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

You can drive from Oban to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and then explore the galleries of Walker Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, examine the collection at National Football Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Take a train from Glasgow to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coventry.
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Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Coventry — 2 nights

On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, then examine the collection at Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum, then examine the collection at The Coventry Music Museum, and finally play a few rounds at Hearsall Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sir Frank Whittle statue, contemplate the long history of Coventry Cathedral, admire the striking features of Lychgate Cottages, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 22 Bayley Lane Coventry.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coventry trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Coventry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

London — 3 nights

The Square Mile

See some other sides of London: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coventry to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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