The United Kingdom is a popular place to visit for family vacations, honeymoons and cultural excursions. Cheap flights to the United Kingdom are available from places around the world. From North America you’re likely to fly into one of the major airports, including Heathrow in London or Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. There are a variety of smaller airports as well that may offer more affordable flights to the United Kingdom, such as Gatwick in London or Manchester International Airport. Be sure to check where you are arriving and compare costs for all of the major airports.
Transportation across the main island, which contains England and Scotland, is quite extensive. There is a rail system offering affordable passage between the major cities and a comprehensive bus system. If you have booked United Kingdom flights to major city centers like London and Edinburgh, be sure to utilize the underground railway to get quickly from one point to another.
Traveling to Northern Ireland, which is across the Irish Sea, will require a short-haul flight. There are also relatively fast ferries running between Holyhead (Wales) and Dublin. You can also take a longer ferry ride from Pembroke to Rosslare.
History seems to be around every corner in the United Kingdom, and you will find plenty of interesting architecture, castles and historical city streets dotted across the nations. London and Glasgow are also considered hot spots for shopping and cultural events. Edinburgh holds the Military Tattoo in August of each year, attracting thousands of visitors to this extraordinary show.
Nature and outdoor pursuits are also widely available in the United Kingdom. With affordable airfare to the United Kingdom and inexpensive lodgings such as hostels and B&B's, singles, couples and larger groups can plan adventure holidays in the Scottish Highlands, across the mountains of Wales or through the hills of Ireland.
International cuisine can be found in the major cities, while smaller rural villages tend to serve traditional British fare. There are plenty of fish and chip shops to choose from, as well as exquisite seafood along the coastline. Shopping runs from local stores selling wool items and other handmade treasures to high class, trendy boutiques in the larger cities. All of the major fashion designers have representation in the United Kingdom, and shopping destinations like Harrod's of London offer an unmatched experience. The nightlife is rich in downtown areas. Pubs are open fairly late and offer good entertainment, music and drinks. Clubs in the cities are fashionably hot and feature a wide variety of music to suit any taste.