City Breaks / United Kingdom

City Breaks - United Kingdom

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Birthplace of Shakespeare and the Beatles and  home of both modern parliamentary democracy and the Industrial Revolution, this Sovereign state is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

London the Capital city, has an extraordinary history and a rich cultural scene: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and the Crown Jewels, The National Gallery, Tate and Tate Modern, The Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park and Speakers Corner are just a handful of site to see in this great city. With world-class westend shows,  Soho and a multitude of world famous restaurant London will keep you busy both day and night. 

There are of course many iconic destinations across the UK you may also wish to consider. If you are coming to London for a long weekend you can also easily visit Stonehenge, Oxford, the Cotswolds, Cambridge and Bath all just a stones throw away from the capital.

Edinburgh is the most popular city in Scotland for tourist to visit, Edinburgh Festival plays throughout the month of August which draws huge crowds as does hogmonay and Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile where you'll find wonderful pubs, shops and mimes. But Scotland has a lot   more to offer Loch Ness and its surrounding landscapes, the Scottish Highlands, whisky distillery, and a multitude of castles.

For more information about holidays, tours, day trips and shows in the UK or to book you next holiday or excursion, call our specialists at Diplomat Travel on 020 7730 2201

Useful Facts

General Information

Population: over 65,110,000

Capital: London

Main Cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool

Language: English


International dialling code:
 00 44

Typical flying time: none

Visa Requirements: none

Health requirements: None

Currency: Pound sterling (All major credit cards accepted)



Electricity: 220 volts 

Driving: They drive on the left.