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In terms of attractions, Kentucky has plenty to offer. If you have a taste for fine bourbon, then a tour of the famous Jim Beam distillery is a must; you'll get to learn more about the history of the building and sample some world-renowned bourbon at the end. Architecture enthusiasts should take a trip to Old Louisville, the historic centre that features a wide range of Victorian era buildings, including Italianate, Queen Anne and Romanesque style structures.
If all that sightseeing wears you out, you can always hop on board the Belle of Louisville Steamboat and simply enjoy the view as you glide along the water. Nature lovers will be right at home here, too; there's a whole host of natural attractions to explore, including Cumberland Gap National Park, Daniel Boone National Forest and just across the state border, there’s the beautiful Ohio State Park.
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The major arrival points for Kentucky are Cincinnati, Lexington and Louisville, none of which has direct flights from the UK...
Cincinnati is the busiest hub and can be reached on flights with Delta via Paris, Detroit or New York with the airline’s partners Air France and KLM. You’ll find departures from the UK regions, as well as London.
American Airlines, US Airways, United and Air Canada also offer connections through their east coast hubs at New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Toronto. Fastest flying times are around 10 hours.
For Lexington and Louisville, US Airways gives the best option with London flights via Charlotte or Philadelphia taking around 12 hours.
Find out how to travel between Kentucky’s three main airports and the tourist destinations around this beautiful state...
Kentucky flights have become very affordable in recent years, which has led to a considerable increase in the number of people travelling to the state. Most flights to Kentucky arrive at either Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) or Louisville International Airport (SDF).
From SDF, you can take either a shuttle bus or a taxi to Louisville. The journey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. From LEX, visitors can take an express bus or a taxi into the centre of Lexington. Alternatively, you can fly into the nearby Cincinnati Airport (CVG), which serves the Ohio city as well as northern Kentucky.
Car hire in Kentucky can be booked in advance, with vehicle collection available at all of the above airports. Hiring a car gives you the chance to tour this handsome state at leisure.
Get a true taste of America with a stay in one of Kentucky’s welcoming hotels...
From city-centre luxury lodgings to budget road-side motels and cabins in the mountains, there’s a huge variety of accommodation in Kentucky, though it has one thing in common: that warm welcome that goes hand in hand with states in America’s south-east.
Kentucky sometimes falls off the map when it comes to definitions of the true Deep South. It’s no matter; the people here are just as friendly, and British accents will lead to all kinds of conversation about the Queen and the Beatles, among many other things.
Accommodation prices are reasonable at any time of year throughout the state, though they spike in May, around the time of the Kentucky Derby Festival, when there’s a huge demand for hotels. Hotels near the Churchill Downs racecourse, and elsewhere in the city of Louisville, where the legendary horserace is held, get booked months in advance.
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