Life is in the detail

Life is in the detail

Big Ben’s bong may have fallen silent until 2020 but Westminster is still the very centre of royal and political London and an area synonymous with pomp, pageantry and power. Let our specialist guides bring the area to life.

Dominique – Original Traveller. London

Life is in the detail

Located on the northern coast, the Giant’s Causeway is an incredible landscape of geometric columns that were formed as a result of volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Some, however, prefer the story that these stones are the remains of the bridge that the giant, Finn McCool, built linking Ireland to Scotland.

Annie - Original Traveller. Northern Ireland

Life is in the detail

The Lake District recently was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and seeing as the rolling landscapes have inspired countless writers, poets and painters its easy to see why. Our favourite time to visit is during the Autumn as the leaves begin to turn ruby red, burnt orange and gold.

Susie - Original Traveller. The Lake District

Life is in the detail

The Island of Skye is one of Scotland’s well-known islands, famous for its breathtaking scenery and landscapes. Let our local driver-guides take you off the beaten track to discover hidden gems including rockpools clear enough to swim in and our favourite oyster shack.

Rita - Original Traveller. The Scottish Islands

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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

A view of Parliament and 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.

Panoramic views from Dugald Stewart Monument, Edinburgh

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.

A picture of a traditional Adare, Irish cottage

Ireland

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

A clifftop view of Moher

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.

A view of a Dartmoor sunset

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.

A wild stag in 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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Our Favourite Experiences

Whilst all our trips are completely bespoke, we do have certain experiences which prove most popular with families, couples and groups! Here below is a (small) selection of our best experiences across the UK & Ireland.

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Scotland from the Sea

To quote Princess Anne 'sailing on a sunny day in Scotland is the nearest thing to heaven anyone will ever get on this earth…' and I couldn't say it better myself. Scotland has some of the best scenery and wildlife in the world and I was lucky enough to experience it all… by sea.

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Christmas is Coming

Sign in today to our dedicated festive webinar to hear more hints and tips on what to do over the Christmas Holidays.

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Walking Tours

Enjoying a half day with an accredited guide is the perfect way to begin your holiday, wherever you are visiting. Wander through the local area and get your bearings as you explore quaint corners and undiscovered gems - learn how to 'live like a local' with fascinating tales and histories…

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Last Minute Merchant

Whoever said 'failure to prepare is preparation for failure' clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous. While it's all very commendable to plan things months and years in advance, sometimes it's just wonderfully liberating to make a snap decision. Never more so than with…

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Fantastic Films

Guy Ritchie's new film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has its anticipated release this week and whether it's a huge success or a box office flop, one thing is for sure, the rugged Scottish and English scenery where it was filmed will certainly get pulses racing. From the Isle of Skye in…

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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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Annie is very excited to be joining the Rebecca Recommends FAM trip to Scotland next week! Look out for her Scottish hints, tips and pictures as she takes over our social media. If you would like to learn more about what we can arrange in Scotland - take a look at our dedicated pages on our website.

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Congratulations to our friends at The Savoy! The American Bar is superb place to enjoy a tipple or two.

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Did you know the 870-mile Wales Coast Path is the longest continuous coastal path in the world, running the entire length of the Welsh coastline? 2018 is set to be 'The Year of the Sea' in Wales, celebrating their rugged cliffs and wide sandy bays. Our favourite beach is Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, which was also used as the filming site for Shell Cottage in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Learn more about what Wales has to offer here!

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Interested in visiting the UK for the holidays? The team are in full festive spirit and are looking forward to sharing their favourite hints and tips on our festive webinar TODAY at 2.00pm (EST) LOG IN DETAILS: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/796360869 United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 Access Code: 796-360-869

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Starting to think about the Christmas holidays? Tune into our festive experiences webinar on October 3rd at 2.00pm EST to learn fun facts and seasonal product knowledge about the UK & Ireland at Christmas! Please register your interest with Rita@originaltravel.co.uk or dial in on the day with the following details: United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 https://app.gotomeeting.com/?meetingId=796360869 Access Code: 796-360-869

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Congratulations to The Gainsborough Bath Spa and The Goring Hotel; two of our favourite hotels and worthy winners of the AA Hospitality Awards!

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Love this article from The Telegraph, although we would add in a couple of our favourites from TV series such as North Cornwall for any Poldark fans and Northern Ireland for any GOT fans.

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We love this picture of the team this morning out and about at Buckingham Palace! We met with one of our top guides for a quick refresher on Changing-Guard Ceremony and to find out some exclusive hints and tips for our clients.

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Read all about Rita's sailing trip around the Islands of Scotland. Seeing the islands from a different perspective was a brilliant way to experience Scotland and is a perfect experience for anyone looking for a memorable holiday.

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A beautiful day to be exhibiting at PURE Life Experiences. Dominique is located on Stand F16 for anyone looking to learn more about Original Travel UK. Pop over and say hi!

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One of our experts, Susie is currently travelling around Cornwall. Located in the South West of England this charming region is filled with fishing villages, beautiful beaches and inspiring gardens including The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Our website has more information on what to see and do in the West Country!

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Check out our new blog, where the team share their favourite walking tours across the UK & Ireland. Even just a half day with an accredited guide is the perfect way to get your bearings in a new city and learn some cool facts and figures at the same time!

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