United Kingdom

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United Kingdom — The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each brings its own particular flavor, from cosmopolitan London and offbeat Edinburgh to quaint Cardiff and newly resurgent Belfast. Discover the best of each region with our United Kingdom Travel Guide.

Why Go

For the gorgeous countryside, world-class museums, charming villages, and history at every turn.

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You Say Grenada, I Say Granada: 8 Pairs of Cities that Sound Alike, but Are Totally Different

July 21, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing ... Read More »

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Hotel Hot Air Balloon Packages

July 08, 2014

Groups of between ten and 16 can book a sunrise or sunset ride and get a bird's eye view of Gleneagles Hotel's 850-acre estate and the surrounding countryside. Read More »

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Rethinking Souvenirs: 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Travels Home

May 27, 2014 by Whitney C. Harris

A big part of the travel experience is bringing a piece of it home, so you can remember where you’ve been long after you've returned. We recommend skipping the ... Read More »

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Slideshow: 10 Micronations Around the World

April 25, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

Whether established as a joke, to make a political point, or purely by accident, these 10 micronations across the world show that, if you don't like your own ... Read More »

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10 Micronations around the World

April 23, 2014

Artist Lars Viks established Ladonia, in Sweden, in order to accommodate his two giant driftwood sculptures: Nimis and Arx Read More »

United Kingdom Advice

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“If you're traveling in the fall or spring, be aware of Daylight Savings time, which can impact flight itineraries.”

Alex Schechter Assistant Editor

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