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

Literacy lovers hideouts: Breathtaking libraries worth travelling for

If books, grand architecture and incredible public spaces bring you joy then these libraries worth travelling for should take centre stage on your travel plans.
3rd August 2020/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: The best place to party for New Year’s Eve?

From flames burning at the torchlight procession, to a celebrity led midnight party – Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the best NYE parties in the world!
27th January 2020/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Reasons to visit the Falkland Islands (as part of your South America itinerary)

Looking for reasons to visit the Falkland Islands? From wildlife to wild vistas, the archipelego is a unique adventure to add to a South America itinerary.
14th December 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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 December 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

20 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2021

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2020 Europe trips and discover these incredible 20 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
28th November 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Reasons to visit Durham City and County, the quintessential English getaway

The city of Durham is the ideal British escape. A grand UNESCO Cathedral, impressive castles, afternoon tea and interactive museums in the perfect package.
28th November 2019/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.
20th November 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

The best museum in England? Why Beamish in Durham is a must-visit

The Living Museum of the North, Beamish is an amazing place where history comes alive in an interactive way. It is hands down the best museum I've visited!
16th November 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

London 101: 101 Bucket List things to do in London

Rooftop bars, incredible museums, hidden history and quirky hotels, here is your London bucket-list with 101 things to do in London.
19th April 2019/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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