City breaks, walking trips, cultural tours, shopping excursions... hotels in the UK cater for every kind of holiday..
From the cosmopolitan metropolis of London to the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, United Kingdom hotels have something for everyone.
The capital cities of the UK provide a superb starting point for exploring the British Isles. London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast each have international airports covering destinations all over the world. How about visiting for Edinburgh's world-famous New Year Hogmanay celebrations? Just be sure to book in advance as the city's population swells at this time of year. Or visit Belfast's newly opened museum celebrating the building and lasting legacy of the doomed Titanic? You could stay in a plush serviced apartment overlooking the River Taff in Cardiff or perhaps splashing out on a luxurious room at the Ritz or Savoy in London is more your style.
Aside from the capitals, discover where else you should visit to see the UK at its best...
Cities in the north of England are warm and welcoming. Staying at the Malmaison, Intercontinental or Rocco Forte hotels provides a base to explore Liverpool, home of the Beatles and a city recently named Europe's cultural capital. Liverpool's near neighbour Manchester offers some of the best shopping opportunities in the country and a stay at the Marriott hotel is perfect for the Trafford Centre complex. In comparison, Macdonald's hotels in the areas surrounding Leeds and Newcastle mean you can enjoy the buzz of the city in the day and some peace and quiet at night.
The United Kingdom is home to fifteen breath-taking national parks and numerous other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The rugged rocks of the Giants Causeway are a far cry from the picture perfect cottages of south-west England's Cotswolds, but they are equally irresistible.
Traditionally British locations deserve traditionally British accommodation and for this Bed and Breakfasts are ideal. From warm and cosy to stylish and boutique, the UK has a fantastic range of guesthouses. In addition to this, many heritage properties, such as castles and sprawling country estates, have been converted into accommodation providing a truly unique holiday opportunity.
History is at the heart of the UK. Following in the literary footsteps of Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon or Jane Austen in Bath should not be missed. And exploring the imposing cathedrals at York and Canterbury is a similarly memorable experience. When staying in these historically-rich areas, you may not want to spend too much time in your accommodation so opting for good value hotels such as Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Premier Inn would be a sensible choice.
Whether it's a city break, a rural retreat or a traditional seaside holiday, the United Kingdom is overflowing with choices to suit visitors all year round.
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Where to visit in this green and pleasant land? Whatever you are into, the UK can deliver on its promise of a fantastic break...
The United Kingdom is home to a bevy of natural beauties, plenty of family attractions, traditional seaside towns, buzzing cities and rolling countryside speckled with castles, villages and scenes from a Britain of the past. It's difficult to know where to start, but our quick guide to the main highlights will start you off.
Top five attractions
The nation's capital is a stunning monument to the past, the present and the future. Visit world-class museums, ride on the London Eye, tour the Tower of London and see Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. There are green spaces galore and shops to satisfy the most eager spenders. In short, this is one of the most exciting, enigmatic and attractive cities in the world.
Lake District National Park
And then there's England's Lake District, where natural beauty rules. Climb the hills, walk the trails and see the lakes from boats; there are many ways to enjoy this slice of rural Britain. And there is a plethora of excellent pubs when you've finished your daily exertions in the great outdoors.
The Gower Peninsula
It's not difficult to see why Wales claimed Britain's first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castles, villages, churches and wildlife are attractive enough; plonk it all alongside the wild and unspoiled beaches, the dramatic cliffs and the rolling valleys of Gower and you have a truly sublime scene.
Scotland's greatest and most beautiful city has many tales to tell. From the haunting side streets off the grand Royal Mile, to the Royal Palace in Holyrood, to the excellent shops and Georgian architecture of New Town, Edinburgh will suit everyone's tastes. Some of Britain's biggest events take place here, including the Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Just over an hour north of Belfast is this natural wonder. The hexagonal columns that seem to rise from the sea are truly astounding to behold. Whether visitors believe it was the result of an ancient volcanic eruption or the work of legendary giant Finn McCool, it doesn't stop millions flocking to the shore to make this Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction.
Find out about the UK events that are not to be missed...
Take a pinch of flavour from the host nation and you have three excellent events worth attending. These are, of course, only the highlights of a packed calendar of events in the United Kingdom.
Wimbledon; June-July: If you want the quintessential experience, get your strawberries and cream and, go on then, a glass of bubbles, and take your place to see the Wimbledon Championships. Hotels will be very busy in this part of London during the Grand Slam tournament.
Royal Welsh Show; July: This agricultural event celebrated its 50th year in 2013 and nearly a quarter of a million people attended to check out Welsh livestock, taste local produce, and take part in the myriad events that make this one of the best rural shows in the country. Hotels around Llanelwedd, at the heart of Wales, will be in demand during the show.
Hogmanay in Edinburgh; December-January: There's no finer place to say hello to the New Year than the ultimate party host - Edinburgh. The weather might be chilly but her welcome is oh-so warm and you can dance your way to the midnight fireworks with thousands of other revellers listening to some top music acts. Hotels are, of course, extremely busy for days surrounding the party so book as early as possible.