Life is in the detail

Life is in the detail

Our mission is to understand what you like before we can truly say what you’ll love.

Dominique – Original Traveller. London

Life is in the detail

The Forth Bridge is not only an iconic structure but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Queensferry with one of our local experts for fabulous views of this feat of engineering.

Susie – Original Traveller. Edinburgh

Life is in the detail

Picture perfect villages and bustling market towns nestle in among the rolling Cotswold Hills. Take a trip to a bygone era.

Rita - Original Traveller. The Cotswolds

Life is in the detail

Visit Ireland for rugged coastlines, amazing activities and charming locals.

Annie - Original Traveller. Ireland

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Tailor-Made Experiences Throughout the UK and Ireland

Original Travel UK caters for private clients, special interest groups and corporate groups.

Our Top Experiences in the UK and Ireland

Big Ben, England

England

From cosmopolitan London to the quaint Cotswolds and the rolling hills of the Lake District, England has character, charm and beautiful scenery in spades.

Scotland

Scotland

From the buzzing capital, Edinburgh to the soaring mountains of the Highlands, Scotland offers the full package of vacation experiences to the discerning traveller.

Ireland

Ireland

The Emerald Isle has fascinated visitors for centuries with its gaelic history, beguiling landscapes and notorious nightlife.

The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare

People often visit County Clare namely for the amazing views from the Cliffs of Moher, however the native landscape of The Burren and the city of Limerick are well worth enjoying during your stay.

The West Country

The West Country

For the outward-bound type, look no further than the West Country - watersports and hiking are in the mix here along with a great art and music scene for culture vultures.

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

Head to the Highlands for a trip filled with adventure, history, heritage and of course a whisky or two...

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Travel advice, information and inspiration from the Original Travel UK team.

Explore the Emerald Isle

We think it is the people, their innate charm and their hospitality that sets Ireland apart as a destination to visit. Especially as the Emerald Isle has so much to offer for all ages and interests. Discover the literary tradition dating back thousands of years, try your hand at sports such…

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Literary Legends

The UK is alive with literary history, from Bronte to Beatrix Potter; England has produced an abundance of authors, books and characters loved across the world. This hugely important part of our heritage was often shaped by our beautiful, mystical and rugged landscapes that inspired many…

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What's Hot in 2017

The Original Travel UK team are really looking forward to the year ahead, especially due to all the exciting openings and new excursions happening in 2017. After spending much of last year on research trips across England, Scotland & Ireland we have compiled a list of our favourite new…

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Family Friendly Travel

As a very family-friendly team we understand the pressure of keeping small people entertained and engaged whilst maintaining the integrity of the experience for the whole family! As the summer months approach we wanted to share a few of our favourite child-friendly activities in London and…

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Action & Adventure

Visit the UK & Ireland, with Original Travel UK, for exciting adventures and active experiences to suit all ages! Don't be fooled; the UK is not just about tea, crumpets and croquet on the lawn - let us show you our top picks for action-packed activities with a difference!

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Affordable London

As the capital city of England we understand that London can be an expensive place to visit. Therefore the team at Original Travel UK want to share our top tips for making the most of your time in London whilst sticking to your budget.

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Far from the madding crowd

Need to get away from it all? Look no further than our secluded spots, hidden havens and rural retreats perfect for any family, couple or group looking to get away from the crowds.

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Where we've been in 2015

Whilst maintaining superlative service for all your guests over the past year, we have also made it our mission to scout out what's hot and what's not across the UK & Ireland. As we look to the year ahead, here are our favourite destinations that we visited in 2015 - we believe these…

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Thanksgiving London Style

It may be the coldest time of the year in London but let the festive spirit fill you with warmness. The Brits, although not having traditionally celebrated Thanksgiving, still love to extend a very warm welcome to all our friends across the pond and invite you to wonderful Thanksgiving…

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Christmas in the UK – Activities, Events and Entertainment

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so get in the festive spirit with one of these family-friendly days out...

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Oba! Latin Culture Hits London

If any continent could claim to be hot right now - and we're not talking temperature here - it's Latin America. Peruvian cuisine and Mexican street food have taken London by storm, while two of the capital's most venerable cultural institutions also have Latino destinations as their flagship…

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A Selection of Boutique Hotels in the UK

I believe that you don't have to venture half way around the world to experience something different. To prove it, here are my favourite cool, quirky boutique hotels in the UK...

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Caroline was lucky enough to visit the RHS - Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show 2017 for the Gala Preview on Monday. Take a look at her gorgeous photos here!

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We were lucky enough to visit Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa this week for a quick show round! We are so looking forward to seeing the newest tree house when it is built! The hotel is perfect for anyone looking for rest and relaxation in the countryside - we especially love that you can walk to the beach from the hotel!

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One of Caroline's garden groups is exploring the South of England at the moment and took these lovely shots of the gardens and private lunch they enjoyed yesterday.

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We are so proud to unveil our new website, focusing on travel to the UK & Ireland for travel professionals and agents alike. We hope you find it informative & educational as well as showing you fresh ideas and experiences across the UK & Ireland!

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Caroline was out exploring some beautiful private gardens in Wiltshire & Gloucestershire yesterday and took these lovely pictures!

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We were lucky enough to visit the fabulous Imperial War Museum London last night, for a sneak preview of their new exhibition 'People Power' and for a brilliant (and educational) treasure hunt! IWM is celebrating its centenary this year and has lots of interesting events and exhibitions on throughout the season. It is well worth a visit when in London!

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Spring is the perfect time to visit London with cherry trees blooming across the city. Our favourite places to view these beautiful blossoms, is right outside St. Paul's Cathedral or the Cherry Walk at Kew Gardens.

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This North Coast 500 Video by VisitScotland makes us want to pack up and head to the Highlands! This scenic route of over 500 miles, takes in all the best of the North of Scotland with fairy tale castles, white sandy beaches and ancient ruins at every turn.

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DON'T FORGET!!! Dial into our Family Friendly Webinar this afternoon at 2.00pm (EST) Webinar link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/657237909 United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 Access Code: 657-237-909 If you do not have access to a telephone you will be still be able to join the webinar via the link above, but you may not be able to speak. If you can't make it, but would like a copy of the recording please email Rita@originaltravel.co.uk

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Happy Friday! We've been having a little team photoshoot in the office today, ready for our next Webinar! Listen to our lovely team of travel experts on Wednesday 5th April at 2.00pm EST to learn more about the best destinations, hotels and experiences across the UK & Ireland for Family Friendly Travel. Register your interest with Rita@originaltravel.co.uk (don't worry if you can't join us on the day, if you register we will send you a recording of the Webinar as soon as its ready!)

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See a sneak peak of our latest newsletter, focusing on the wonderful country of Ireland. Susie & Rita visited Cork & Kerry a couple of months ago and fell in love with the beautiful scenery, delicious food and friendly hosts!

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Dominique visited Thyme at Southrop Manor this weekend and we love this detail shot she took of The Baa. This Cotswolds Hotel is perfect for a luxury stay in the countryside. If time permits we would highly recommend enjoying a cookery class in their on-site school.

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