We might not have the best weather in the world, but the UK does have some of the most iconic, beautiful and inspirational places to visit.
And a little bit of wind or rain never puts us off from getting out and about to see what this country has to offer. Packed with national parks, vibrant cities and seaside resorts, there is something for everyone.
Experience the beauty of the Lake District, Peak District or the Yorkshire Dales in the north of England, the bleak expanse of Dartmoor or Exmoor in the West Country, Snowdonia or the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales, the Norfolk Broads, Cotswolds, South Downs or New Forest in the south, or the Cairngorms or Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in bonny Scotland, and be inspired to get out walking, sailing and lapping up the amazing views.
Our cities have undergone radical changes in recent years, with many being revitalised with building and development programmes. Old industrial areas have been reborn into leisure and living quarters, for example.
With London the most visited city due to its iconic position as a leading world city, you are never short of things to see and do - from shopping to entertainment, history to art and architecture and, of course, sporting events year round.
In England, you can also head to cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds. Glasgow and Edinburgh dominate in Scotland, and Cardiff is well worth a visit in Wales. And with Belfast now having its very own Titanic Museum, there is much to see and do in the Northern Irish capital. Other popular locations are historic cities such as Bath, York, Chester and Canterbury.
And let’s not forget our magnificent coastline. Here you’ll find traditional beach resorts such as Brighton, Bournemouth and Blackpool to enjoy fish and chips and time on the sands. Outside the resorts you’ll find wonderful beaches, coastal walks and cliffs, and views out to sea from our island nation. Each area of the country has a different look and feel, from the smugglers’ coves of Cornwall to the flatness of east Anglian beaches to the near Caribbean-style waters of the islands off the west coast of Scotland.