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While some countries spend a fortune coming up with fancy marketing campaigns, ours is right there in the name. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (to give it its full title) may not be great in terms of size, but this diminutive collection of islands anchored off the west coast of Europe most certainly punches above its weight in terms of attractions to enjoy on a luxury holiday. There's heritage and history in spades; spectacular scenery, coastlines and cityscapes and culture - both contemporary and traditional - that makes the UK at the same time a throwback and one of the most progressive countries on the planet.
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Tailor Made Holidays and Tours in the UK: the Detail
With the benefit of local knowledge, Original Travel is developing a network of superb suggested (and completely tailor made) itineraries around the British Isles, starting with the capital and cultural hub, London. Further afield, narrowing down what's on offer to a list of highlights is mighty difficult, but any visit of more than a few days should consider including the majestic Scottish Highlands, some quintessential English rural scenes, the mysterious Neolithic ruins of Stonehenge and the Georgian elegance of Edinburgh or Bath. Chuck in some Roman ruins, an ancient cathedral or castle or two, a monument to Britain's industrial heritage and one of the many sporting highlights of 'the season' and there's a luxury holiday as diverse as you could wish for to any country, anywhere. Great, indeed.
Did you know
- There are only 34 km between England and France
- About 75% of UK's land is used for farming
- The River Thames has over 200 bridges and tunnels along its course
- The tube system is the first and the largest in the world