Cheap Flights to UK make Britain an Affordable Holiday Destination
A vast array of airlines have regular flights to the UK, so search for the most convenient flight times and airfares from all the major airlines. Our cheap flights to the UK make Britain an affordable holiday destination. Find flight and hotel deals and the major sights in the UK. There are also numerous holiday deals to the UK, so be sure to check those out.
Generally, international passengers flying to the UK arrive at London airports-Heathrow or Gatwick, but other alternatives are Stansted and Luten Airports, both are about an hour's drive from London. London's City Airport is another option, but generally caters for business travel to Europe and New York. Other major airports in the country include Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast International, and Bristol.
If you prefer travelling on an organised tour or want to take advantage of the current travel deals, we have a vast array of holiday deals to the UK, so be sure to check those out.
Travel to Britain This Year
Britain's long eventful history and heritage are major attractions, along with the beautiful countryside, the culture, fashion, sports, food and drink. It's a land that absorbs you with dramatic contrasts, old and new, town and country, pageantry and sport. If you decide to travel to Britain this year, you'll find good value in the many free museums and galleries, walking trails, as well as the passes available for transport, shows, and heritage sights.
London, a Grand City
Jump on the red double-decker buses in London, or hail a black London taxi cab to immerse yourself in this grand cities heritage. Attractions include
Museums - The British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History and Science Museums, Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum
Galleries - Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery
Theatre - Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall
Royal Palaces - Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St James Palace, Kew Palace
Cathedrals and Abbeys - St Pauls, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, St George's Cathedral
Landmark Attractions - Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The Tower of London, London Eye
Shopping - Harrods, Fortnum and Masons, Saville Row in exclusive Mayfair, Soho, Regent Street
They are all central and are landmarks that must be seen.
Britain, A Holiday Destination Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
From London it's easy to explore southern England. Travel through rolling countryside, narrow country lanes, and National Parks to see England's natural beauty. Thatched cottages in cobbled streets, seaside fishing villages, famous seaside holiday spots like Brighton, prehistoric stones at Stonehenge, and the world heritage city of Bath with its Roman and Georgian architecture, are some of the attractions.
Further North, in the heart of England and Wales, explore the famous Cotswold area, with its outstanding natural beauty. Nearby is Oxford, home to the oldest university, steeped in learning, and known as the city of spires in reference to its magnificent university buildings. Stately homes and historic castles, walled towns and cities like Chester are all unique attractions in this area.
Wales boasts the Snowdonia National Park, one of the scenic highlights in Britain, and showcases high mountain passes and deep valleys. The Welsh language is proudly displayed on the road signs, and makes for tongue twisting interpretations. Castles from Norman and Medieval times and visits to underground mines are major attractions in this region.
England North Country is home to the industrialised heart of the country. Cities like Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle are noted for their passion for football, and vibrant city centres. The rugged and bleak Pennine Mountain moors are the backbone of this area, and inspired many tragic and romantic writers like the Bronte sisters. The Lake District is another stunningly beautiful mountainous region in Cumbria associated with other writers like Wordsworth and Beatrice Potter. Popular for hiking and climbing as well as its majestic lakes and scenery, the Lakes District is one of England's top destinations for the outdoor enthusiast.
Scotland, Britain's Rugged Northern Kingdom
Up north into Scotland, to experience a wilder and more rugged and dramatic landscape. Vast wide open spaces, deep lochs harbouring monsters, and a fierce fighting spirit all add to the allure and character of the Scottish people and countryside. Explore old battle sites and noble castles, sample whisky on the Malt Whisky Trail, or haggis from the local clans people, to truly experience Scottish hospitality.
Ireland, The UK's Emerald Nation
Republic of Ireland - known as the Emerald Isle for its lush green countryside, has the Blarney Stone to kiss, Guinness to drink, while listening to merry Irish traditional ballads in a cosy pub. Visit the capital Dublin, one of Europe's most youthful cities, famous for St Patrick Day celebrations.
Northern Ireland is famous for its troubled recent history in politics and religion. The Giants Causeway on the north Antrim coast is most notable for the volcanic geometric pillars, and according to legend where giants walked. The capital, Belfast was home to the world's greatest shipbuilders and is where the Titanic was built. Here you can still visit the slipways, dry docks and headquarters of her ship builders, Harland and Wolff. The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum hosts a Titanic Exhibition.