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By Rita
On: 13th September, 2017

Scotland from the Sea

  • The Scottish Islands

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.

Telephone Box in the Snow

By Annie
On: 24th August, 2017

Christmas is Coming

  • The Scottish Highlands
  • The South of England
  • London
  • Cork

Without trying to come over all Game Of Thrones; Winter is Coming... But luckily for you your dedicated UK & Irish experts have rounded up the best of the best for holidays over Christmas. Whether you are looking for an exclusive-use property to celebrate with your loved ones, a hotel…

By Annie
On: 9th August, 2017

Walking Tours

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • The Lake District
  • Dublin
  • Northern Ireland

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…

By Annie
On: 20th July, 2017

Last Minute Merchant

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare
  • England

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…

By Annie
On: 12th May, 2017

Fantastic Films

  • The West Country
  • The Scottish Highlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • The North of England

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…

By Annie
On: 29th March, 2017

Explore the Emerald Isle

  • Ireland

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…

By Annie
On: 22nd February, 2017

Literary Legends

  • London
  • The Cotswolds
  • Northern Ireland

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…

By Annie
On: 16th January, 2017

What's Hot in 2017

  • London
  • The Heart of England
  • The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare

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…

By Annie
On: 4th May, 2016

Family Friendly Travel

  • London

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…

By Annie
On: 9th March, 2016

Action & Adventure

  • The West Country
  • The Lake District

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!

By Annie
On: 19th February, 2016

Affordable London

  • 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.

By Annie
On: 28th January, 2016

Far from the madding crowd

  • The Heart of England
  • The West Country
  • The Scottish Highlands

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.

By Annie
On: 12th January, 2016

Where we've been in 2015

  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
  • The Scottish Highlands

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…

London Thames Winter
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By Nick
On: 1st October, 2013

Thanksgiving London Style

  • UK
  • London

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…

Winter in London
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By Nick
On: 1st October, 2013

Christmas in the UK – Activities, Events and Entertainment

  • UK

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

Mexican Food
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By Tom
On: 18th September, 2013

Oba! Latin Culture Hits London

  • UK
  • South America

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…

Landscape, Scotland Islands
Image of Nick Newbury

By Nick
On: 18th September, 2013

A Selection of Boutique Hotels in the UK

  • 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...

Oxford
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By Nick
On: 23rd August, 2013

Top 5 Things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

So, you've got three fabulous days off and you're just not sure how to spend them? Look no further, we've come up with a list of top 5 things to do this Bank Holiday weekend, guaranteed to bring heaps of fun and excitement!...

Fireworks

On: 1st August, 2013

Fabulous Fireworks - Bonfire Night Events in the UK

  • UK

Remember, remember the 5th of November. Here's our picks of the best firework displays and events to celebrate this years bonfire night...

Carved Halloween Pumpkin
Image of Nick Newbury

By Nick
On: 1st August, 2013

Halloween in the UK: The Ultimate (Trick or) Treat

  • UK

There are so many fantastic attractions and events happening in the UK this Halloween. From spooky caves to gruesome tales, our favourite spots are guaranteed to provide your family with a BOO-tastic Halloween experience...

Oxford cityscape
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By Nick
On: 23rd April, 2013

Enjoy English holidays this St George's Day

  • UK
  • Oxford, the Cotswolds & Bath

In honour of St George, patron Saint of England, we've hand picked some of the weird and wonderful English holidays which make England at times quirky but always memorable! Also, check out our Twitter feed (@OriginalTravel) to find out how you could win a glorious afternoon tea for two at…

Loch ness
Image of Nick Newbury

By Nick
On: 12th March, 2013

Enjoy an Egg-Tastic Easter Holiday with the Family

  • Europe
  • UK
  • Oxford, the Cotswolds & Bath
  • Chester & Snowdonia
  • Scotland

Have you ever thought about a last minute Easter holiday with the family around our fair Isle? look no further than our fave four locations within a short bunny hop of our hubs:

London city center

By Dominique
On: 25th October, 2012

The Ultimate 'James Bond Day' in London

  • London

Skyfall is set to be THE movie event of the year and in our homage to all things 007 here is a taster of our London offering for the Secret Agent in you.

On: 4th October, 2012

Original Travel & Country House Wedding Venues

We're very excited to announce that Original Travel is partnering with Country House Wedding Venues!

London Westminster
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By Nick
On: 6th June, 2011

Top Ten UK Activities During The Summer Holidays

  • UK

Whilst enjoying an early summer (and holding our breath that it lasts), we've realised what a wealth of wonderful activities there are much closer to home. Here are a few UK activities and events happening during the summer holidays. Do let us know if there are any more you've spotted.