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United Kingdom

Your UK travel guide

Comprising four countries, the United Kingdom is a nation brimming with history, charm and an unbeatable sense of humour. Despite the often dreary weather, the UK is made for those who love the outdoors. The English countryside is a rambler’s dream, featuring rolling hills, grazing sheep and idyllic pub pit stops. Wales offers a more remote experience with hidden beach coves and sweeping valleys, while Northern Ireland is famous for the Giant’s Causeway, a surreal geological wonder that has to be seen to be believed. Scotland – with its rugged mountains, extraordinary wildlife, magical lochs and Fairy Pools – arguably packs the biggest punch when it comes to scenery.More

UK culture and traditions

The immense history of the UK seeps into almost every aspect of the nation’s culture. Events connected to the royal family continue to draw huge crowds of patriotic locals and international visitors alike, while other traditions range from the whimsical to the downright eccentric. In any major UK city you’ll have your pick of international cuisines, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t sample local food: beer-battered fish and chips is a delicious English staple, and Scotland boasts world-class seafood. The UK enjoys a thriving arts and music scene, from theatre at London’s West End to comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, and sport – from football and rugby to cricket and horse racing – is a big part of the nation’s cultural make-up.

UK countries, cities and towns

Film & TV

Bringing Winnie the Pooh to Life in 'Christopher Robin'

We speak to director Marc Forster and voice-actor Jim Cummings about bringing Pooh to life