Welcome to the Holidays in the UK Blog

Holidays in the UK is a blog and travel guide dedicated to the best of British holiday attractions. From our guides to the best hotels in the UK to ideas for things to see and do on your UK holiday - our site aims to promote everything that's great about holidays in the UK and help you plan your UK holiday. Whether you're holidaying in the UK from overseas or just planning on staying in the UK for your annual holiday we hope to inspire you to see past the cliché's and explore the best of the British Isles! Find out more about us...

Weird Names of London

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I used to walk through Little Britain every day on my way to work. Nothing at all to do with Matt Lucas, David Walliams and the hit TV show – its name reflects the fact that once upon a time the Duke of Brittany had his quarters here. It lies between Smithfield and the City; […]

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Top ten things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh offers itself neatly packaged to the tourist – tartan shops, bagpipes, the Castle and haggis for tea – a nice little ersatz taste of Scotland. But to get the most out of the city, you need to go a bit further – wander around the back streets or take a hike up the hills […]

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Educational Adventures for your Children

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Now that the Summer Holidays have drawn to a close it’s worth putting something in the diary for the kids to look forward to. Not as bribery of course (ahem), but to enhance their learning out of school too. Here we have a host of activities across the UK that have an erudite slant!

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A Trip to Smithfield Market

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Sometimes I end up catching an early train that gets into London at a ridiculous hour of the morning – five or six o’clock, too early for anything to be open except the greasy spoon cafes and a couple of hard-working investment banks.

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Luxury Breaks & Retreats in the UK

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We all need a little indulgence now and then, a bit of luxury in our lives.  We all need to step outside our normal routine and experience something different.   But what does the word ‘luxury’ conjure up when thinking of holidaying in the UK?   Five star hotels?  Aristocratic Castles? Imposing stately homes?  Quintessential country houses?  […]

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Street Art Highlights in Bristol

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Whilst you might have been under the impression that street art first saw the light of day in the cultural hub that is London, this form of urban creativity has actually been nurtured and developed in many cities across the UK.

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How to Travel around England during the London 2012 Olympics

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With the eyes of the international sporting community turning towards the UK in a few weeks, excitement is building at the prospect of perhaps the most prestigious sporting event in the calendar will kick into action after years of planning. Now of course the Olympics will mean a lot of different things to different people, […]

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Off Beat Sports Events in London This Summer

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There’s really no escaping it, if you live in London (or didn’t research your travel plans properly and happen to be visiting between 27 July and 12 August 2012!) the Olympic games are going to dominate everything this summer, both in London and further afield.

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Unusual UK Sporting Events

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You may be a fan of the Olympics and simply not have got your mitts on tickets, or perhaps you can’t even stand the thought of the eleven billion pound event and want to get as far away from it as possible. If you’re looking to attend something that is not the London Olympics – […]

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The Best Walks in Northern England

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The North of England has some of the most serene and scenic landscapes in the country and boasts some of the most famous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the rural North was bypassed during the industrial revolution and mass urban migration lead to the countryside being left open for Mother Nature to […]

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Six of the Best Golf Destinations in Wales

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The golfing season is now in full swing – pardon the pun! – following The Masters and many people will be inspired by the recent exploits of players like Bubba Watson in Augusta to head away on a short break to play a few rounds in unfamiliar surroundings.

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Soak Away Your Cares in Bath’s Roman Spas

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It’s the only city in Britain with natural hot springs, and like any city with an important geological phenomenon it was shaped around this unique feature – which also apparently has healing properties. Legend has it that the city was founded on the hot springs in 836BC when Bladud, the 9th King of the Britons, […]

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A Guide to Five of London’s Most Iconic Buildings

The architecture of London forms a fascinating patchwork. Central London is not a planned city, like New York or Paris. In London, each successive generation builds something new that adds to the city’s patchwork. The following is a survey of five of London’s most iconic buildings. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence […]

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