United Kingdom Travel Guide

Being a Brit abroad sometimes I catch myself missing the diversity of London, the warmth of Scotland or just my home beaches.

The UK may be a small island but it has a rich history, a diverse culture and so much to explore – it is also crazy expensive and as a ex London boy I hope I can share some tips to make your UK travel plans fall in to place.

United Kingdom Travel Basics:

Search Skyscanner for cheap flights to the UK
Find great Hotels in the UK
Get An UK car quote on AutoEurope
Grab the Lonely Planet Guide Book
Find Group Tours in the UK on Viator

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United Kingdom Blog Posts

Cinque Terre

11 Best Places to Visit in Europe this Autumn & Winter

Being back in Europe for winter has its perks. Exploring historic cobbled streets, cool canals and grand architecture without fighting through a selfie stick crowd is well worth the chilly mornings. These eleven places should be making the cut on your agenda right now.
4th April 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Bath England

The best of South West England in 3 Days with Rabbies Tours

Thatched rooftops, stone houses, historic cathedrals and even crystal blue waters against towering beach cliffs. The south west of England is one of the most beautiful and fascinating parts of the country...
4th April 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Weymouth

18 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2018

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2018 Europe trips and discover these incredible 18 lesser known towns and destinations. If Camogli, Silves, Skadar and Mellaig don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
23rd March 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

A Quick Guide to the 11 Edinburgh Festivals in 2018

Edinburgh is the ultimate festival city, hosting 11 different festivals throughout the year. From comedy to science, you are spoilt for choice with all of these incredible events set to the backdrop of one stunning city.
23rd March 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Visit England in Winter

Why you should tour England in the off-season (and avoid summer)

With high hotel prices, crazy long lines for attractions and packed out transport, summer travel in England can be a serious headache. Travelling to England in the off-season might has a lot of benefits.
20th March 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Best Edinburgh Attractions

12 Best Attractions in Edinburgh + 5 Awesome Extensions

If you are heading to Edinburgh you will be spoilt for choice. As well as 12 unique festivals throughout the year there are a ton of other attractions to explore, here are some of my favourites.
23rd November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
London on a Budget

The Best Budget Tips for London like a Local

After five years in London working in hospitality you have to learn the tricks to do London on a Budget, I've finally written down a few of my favourite ways to do this city cheaper.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Festivals Budget Guide

Edinburgh Festivals Budget Travel Guide

The prices in Edinburgh during August can sky rocket due to the Fringe and other festivals taking place. Don't let that put you off though because I have pulled together all the tips to enjoy this epic city without breaking the bank!
26th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

Video: Edinburgh Festivals in 90 Seconds

Edinburgh has 12 festivals throughout the year, but I could only fit five into this quick 90 second video tour. Turn the music up and get ready to see how much the Scottish capital comes alive in August...
5th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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