Travel Guide United Kingdom

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Spend your active breaks in the United Kingdom. Experience numerous adventures while exploring the versatile country during your adventure holidays. The UK offers activities from hiking, cycling, and lots more. Get to know the lost places of the Scottish Highlands, the romantic scenery of Cornwall or the exotic metropole London. Enjoy the cultural wealth of historical buildings and country gardens, picturesque little villages and exciting cities.

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Sightseeing in London

The City of London is probably the most famous destination in Great Britain. Places of interest like London Eye, Globe Theatre, London Dungeon or Buckingham Palace attract millions of visitors every year.

London is almost like several towns in one: the theatre district of the Strand, the metropolitan business hub of Canary Wharf, the trendy side streets of Camden Town and Brick Lane, and the shopping mecca of Oxford Circus and Covent Garden. 

The spectacular cityscape of ancient and modern buildings is visible from a trip along the River Thames. By foot or boat, it is a great introduction to this lively city.

England

But London is not the only place worth visiting; England is a popular destination for hiking, walking and cycling. The beautiful vast landscape alongside the coastline can be explored on numerous routes on a relaxed pace. The climate on the island is oceanic and highly influenced by the Gulf Stream. South England benefits from the warm stream and impresses with mild and warm weather which gives the coastal towns almost a Mediterranean feel.

Campaigns to open up the British countryside have resulted in a rich network of well-marked public footpaths and bike trails. This includes the southwest coastal path along the cliffs of Devon and Cornwall, which offers views of coves and beaches and ranks among the best in the world. Take a break during your tour and go for a swim in the warm sea.

The character of the landscape changes as you travel North. Here the countryside gets more hard-edged, with a range of hills called the Pennines creating a rocky backbone to Britain. The national park Lake District is a beautiful place for hiking, the routes leading through the rugged mountains are challenging but rewarding. In Oxford, Cambridge and York you can learn about the cultural history of the country while exploring the greatest architectures. 

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England

With its British charm, England invites you to spend your active breaks in its diverse landscape. From vast meadows ...
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Scotland

While thinking about travelling to Great Britain you should not forget to visit Scotland. Especially for outdoor fanatics, Scotland is the place to be. Wild coasts, rugged mountains and vast fresh water lakes, known as lochs are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.

The Highlands are home to some of the most stunning scenery, wildlife including eagles and ospreys, and a wide range of outdoor activities, from canoeing to skiing. 

There are hundreds of islands to explore, each possessing its own appeal and unique beauty. 

You can also live through Scotland’s culture and history by visiting one of the beautiful castles and the capital, Edinburgh. Scotland’s history reaches far back and demonstrates it proudly - the country is dynamic, creative and its people are heartwarming. After a long day out in the Highlands, you will be spoilt with an enthusiastic friendliness.  

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Scotland

The country is ideal for active holidays and challenges hikers on tours to the UK’s highest mountains or over the ...
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Wales

„Bore da!“ Steep rugged coasts and soft mountains are the perfect environments for outdoor activities in Wales.

Wales was the first country in Europe to create a footpath along its entire coastline. It can be walked in stages to enjoy the glorious views and rich variety of seabirds. 

Follow the footsteps of King Arthur through the Snowdonia Mountains, explore the most beautiful cliffs and beaches of the British Isles in North Wales, go surfing off the coast of Llyn and get your mountain bike and your walking shoes muddy while being watched by uncountable flocks of sheep. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, is no longer covered by the smog caused by the Industrial Revolution but an urban highlight with rich culture and a fable for rugby.

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Wales

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Northern Ireland

The landscape of the northern part of the island offers many opportunities to go on walks or biking tours and explore the 500 km (310 mi) coastline. Go on hikes and discover the Sperrin Mountains, the Antrim Plateau or the Mourne Mountains. The largest lake of the British isles - Lough Neagh - invites those who are interested in flora and fauna to spend a lovely time there. The legendary lake is the scene of one of the many legends that exist in Northern Ireland. During your active break, you will stumble across the mythical culture of the island on your tours and learn about their importance for the locals.

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Northern Ireland

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England

With its British charm, England invites you to spend your active breaks in its diverse landscape. From vast meadows with thousands of miles of walking trails to the vibrant metropolis - England offers a diversity of activities.

Isle of Man

Graceful countryside, friendly folks and many activities to choose from: Isle of Man is a favorite place to be amongst active travellers. Eager to get some travel suggestions? This travel guide allows you to easily plan your perfect jaunt to Isle of Man.

Northern Ireland

With its rich cultures from both Ireland and the United Kingdom and its picture-perfect landscape, Northern Ireland enchanted outdoor enthusiasts on discovery trips, relaxing retreats and accelerating adventures.

Scotland

The country is ideal for active holidays and challenges hikers on tours to the UK’s highest mountains or over the almost 800 islands.

Wales

For outdoor sports enthusiasts, a stay in Wales offers unique experiences in unspoilt nature, as one fifth of the country is divided into three national parks and five regions of outstanding natural beauty.
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