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

Loch Awe

Must Visit Places on a Scotland Road Trip

When it comes to incredible green landscapes, historic ruins, friendly locals and some damn good whisky, nothing really compares to Scotland. Take a road trip through the northern gem of the UK and don't miss these ten outstanding places.
13th August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

A Quick Guide to the 11 Edinburgh Festivals in 2019

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.
9th August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Festivals Photo Guide

20 Photos that prove Edinburgh is the worlds Festival City!

Billing yourself as 'The Worlds Festival City' might be a big claim to live up to, but with only the Olympics and World Cup selling more tickets than Edinburgh Festivals they do just that. A quick guide to the August festivals in the Scottish capital.
1st August 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

My favourite places to travel in England

Cities, beaches, pre-historic fossils and incredible architecture... don't skip these amazing places in England.
30th June 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Durdledoor

Road tripping Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

One of my favourite parts of the UK and a breathtaking road trip is the Jurassic Coast linking Dorset and Devon. Picturesque villages, clear waters and 150-million years of history await...
14th June 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Old meets new in Manchester

Why you should visit buzzing Manchester, England’s new global gateway

If you think Manchester is just football, pubs and shopping malls you have it all wrong. From free museums to theatre trips with a side of culinary, cultural and historic highlights thrown in, Manchester is literally buzzing right now.
16th May 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Cinque Terre

12 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)
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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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