Made up of 4 nations, each with its own unique culture, heritage and even historic languages. The UK has something for everyone, with a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. The largest of the 4 Nations, England and home to the capital London is famed for its royal family, fish and chips and epic music and nightlife scenes. Wales, a land of rolling valleys and picturesque countryside is brought to a standstill for its love of rugby. While in the north, Scotland enjoys its own unique traditions and sporting escapades such as the highlands games. Finally, cross the Irish sea and land in Northern Ireland. Where rugged coastlines and wildly different accents greet those who venture to this part of the UK. In reality, it’s a nation made up of 4 unique countries, each one worthy of exploration and commendation due to its own merits.

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the famous landmarks of London and Edinburgh
  • Take a hike in the Lake District / Peak District or Yorkshire dales
  • Drive the North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to route 66
  • Explore the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall
  • Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or climb Mt Snowdon
  • Delve into the historic city of Belfast before venturing onto the Causeway Coast

When to Visit

With 4 distinct seasons – the best time to visit is during the spring and summer months. Spring runs from March to May, Summer from June to August, Autumn from September to November and Winter from December to February. However, even during the warmer months, the weather can still be unpredictable with 4 seasons possible in one day. Scotland and the far north see slightly colder temperatures and more rain. While the south of England experiences the most sunshine and milder climate.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for London & Glasgow.