This article was written by Tom Mcloughlin. Read more about Tom in the author’s bio at the bottom of this post.

Since the UK is so diverse and is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it enables visitors to explore the land in a variety of ways. These are three of the most intriguing ways to enjoy your time in the UK in 2016.

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If you’ve chosen the UK, read on!

1. A Weekend Away in a Cosy Cottage

The UK is teeming with miles of coastline as well as hundreds of attractive rivers and numerous lakes. When you combine that with the splendid countryside and endless picturesque villages it means there are endless locations to choose from when it comes to a weekend away in a cosy cottage. Check out for some lovely little homes for travellers.

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You can’t really go wrong no matter where you choose. Some of the most popular destinations include the Scottish Highlands, England’s Lake District and the south coast and the Welsh countryside, which is famous for it’s nature trails.

You’ll find suitable cottage accommodations and self-catering options across the UK for all types of holidays such as romantic getaways, nature tours and family trips. There are secluded cottage options to choose from as well as more mainstream and popular locations.    

2. Do a City Break

The UK is famous for its historic cities and there is such a variety to choose from if you’re planning on taking a city break. You can’t go wrong with popular larger destinations such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Belfast.

Each one of them has its own unique history and is begging to share it with you. These cities are filled with dozens of cultural and historical sites such as churches, cathedrals, art galleries, theatres, museums, and architecture.

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The York Minster

There are also hundreds of smaller cities to explore in each country, which offer a wealth of history and beauty.

Some of the most scenic include Bath, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, York, Salisbury, Bristol, Cambridge, Chester, Lincoln, Newcastle, Brighton, Nottingham, Swansea, Newport, Bangor, Wrexham, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Derry, Lisburn and Armagh.  

3. Take a Campervan Tour

Since there are so many things to see and do in the UK one of the best ways to accomplish it all is to take a campervan tour. This gives you the freedom to travel wherever you choose with minimal amounts of planning.

There are hundreds of accommodation facilities for campervans across the nation and you’ll find it to be a less expensive way to explore the land than booking hotel rooms on a nightly basis. You can hire a campervan in the UK from numerous locations in each UK country and in some cases you’ll be able to pick the van up in one destination and drop it off in another.

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You’ll also find most companies have a wide variety of campervans when it comes to size and amenities. Once you have the keys to a campervan all you really need is a map and a tank full of petrol to discover all of the fascinating sites on offer.

This gives you the independence to travel from the top of Scotland to the bottom of England as well and west to Wales and across the sea to Northern Ireland.  

Author’s Bio:

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 8.54.09 AMTom Mcloughlin is the blogger behind which chronicles his travels around the world, along with tips and advice on how to travel on a budget. You can follow him on Twitter for his latest updates and recommendations.


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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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