Life is in the detail

Life is in the detail

One of the most beautiful views of London, has to be from the Tate Modern, located on the South bank of the Thames.

Rita Hackforth-Jones. London

Life is in the detail

The Burren is a completely unique landscape; found near the Cliffs of Moher. The land is made up of limestone chunks called 'clints' with vertical fissures in the called 'grikes' and is home to native flora not found anywhere else in the world.

Susie Little. The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare

Life is in the detail

This instantly recognisable fortress dominates Scotland’s capital and gives stunning views of the city and the countryside.

Annie O'Donoghue. Edinburgh

Life is in the detail

Head out of town for a beautiful bluebell walk, a sure sign of spring. One of our favourite walks is in Winkworth Arboretum in the South Downs.

Caroline Charnock. The South of England

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Our Top Experiences in the UK and Ireland

A view of Parliament and Big Ben, England

England

From cosmopolitan London to the quaint Cotswolds and the rolling hills of the Lake District, England has character, charm and beautiful scenery in spades.

Panoramic views from Dugald Stewart Monument, Edinburgh

Scotland

From the buzzing capital, Edinburgh to the soaring mountains of the Highlands, Scotland offers the full package of vacation experiences to the discerning traveller.

A picture of a traditional Adare, Irish cottage

Ireland

The Emerald Isle has fascinated visitors for centuries with its gaelic history, beguiling landscapes and notorious nightlife.

A clifftop view of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher & County Clare

People often visit County Clare namely for the amazing views from the Cliffs of Moher, however the native landscape of The Burren and the city of Limerick are well worth enjoying during your stay.

A view of a Dartmoor sunset

The West Country

For the outward-bound type, look no further than the West Country - watersports and hiking are in the mix here along with a great art and music scene for culture vultures.

A wild stag in the Scottish highlands

The Scottish Highlands

Head to the Highlands for a trip filled with adventure, history, heritage and of course a whisky or two...

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Eight Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in London

London is without a doubt one of the most romantic cities on earth - what ever gets your pulse racing and heart pumping you are sure to find it in our capital, whether its good food, beautiful views, historical buildings or beautiful parklands. Read on for our eight most romantic things to…

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What To Book Now

As the famed saying goes 'the early bird catches the worm' and whilst we are normally huge fans of a spot of spontaneous travelling, when it comes to some of our favourite experiences across the UK, it is true that said early bird really does get the best access, seats and hospitality…

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Romantic Great Britain

Whether your idea of romance is hiking to a beautiful vista, curling up in front of a fire or exploring the stories behind a historic castle, the UK is not short of romantic spots to spend with your loved one. Here are a selection of our favourite romantic spots across the British Isles:

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Why Choose Original Travel UK

We can assist with luxury vehicle transfers, local guides who are experts in their field and stylish accommodation across the British Isles. Most importantly of all, our little black book of contacts means we can open doors our competitors don't even know exist. For exclusive and behind the…

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An Irish City Break

Late in 2017 I spent a couple of days visiting Belfast and Dublin to continue our knowledge and expertise of these wonderful cities. Located only an hour a part, they make for the perfect city break combo filled with culture, craic and a pint or two of the blackstuff.

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Riveted by the Royals?

With series two of the The Crown arriving on our screens and the recently announced Royal engagement, we have serious monarchy madness here at Original Travel UK. Whilst we can't guarantee an invitation to the wedding of the year, there are many opportunities to explore the Palaces and the…

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A Cotswolds Exploration

The Cotswolds are filled with chocolate-box villages and conjure up images of a more traditional time gone by. A hugely popular destination for tourists and locals alike it is a well-known and well-documented region of England. However, we were keen to see some of the hidden gems and…

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A Private Tour of Scotland

Scotland is somewhere I thought I knew well, I have visited countless times in the past and was sure I had soaked up all the key sights. That is until I co-hosted a Rebecca Recommends trip with nine lovely American travel agents (almost all of who had never visited before.) Experiencing…

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Getting into the Spirit of Halloween in the UK

The UK's horrible histories are not just for Halloween; with spine-chilling sites, creepy castles and eerie experiences across the country, we are sure to get you into the 'spirit' of things with the spookiest tours that can be enjoyed year round.

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Our Favourite Experiences

Whilst all our trips are completely bespoke, we do have certain experiences which prove most popular with families, couples and groups! Here below is a (small) selection of our best experiences across the UK & Ireland.

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Scotland from the Sea

To quote Princess Anne 'sailing on a sunny day in Scotland is the nearest thing to heaven anyone will ever get on this earth…' and I couldn't say it better myself. Scotland has some of the best scenery and wildlife in the world and I was lucky enough to experience it all… by sea.

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Christmas is Coming

Without trying to come over all Game Of Thrones; Winter is Coming... But luckily for you your dedicated UK & Irish experts have rounded up the best of the best for holidays over Christmas. Whether you are looking for an exclusive-use property to celebrate with your loved ones, a hotel…

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is set to launch a new feature at Easter, focusing on Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (the 4th film.) Visitors will be able to see the Goblet of Fire in the Great Hall, Tom Riddle's Grave and a model of the Beauxbaton's carriage among other props and costumes, all with special effects, animatronics and demonstrations - this is an exciting development for any Potter fans!

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Susie and Rita are currently visiting the Royal Collection Trust's Royal Mews, which house the royal collection of historic carriages and coaches used by the Queen during state events, such as the State Opening of Parliament. A fascinating exhibition suitable for ages, this is a great alternative (or addition!) to a visit to Buckingham Palace.

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Happy Chinese New Year! London's lively Chinese New Year event attracts over 700,000 people, making it one of the biggest outside of Asia. But whether you are in London over this event or not, Chinatown (located near Soho) is crammed with authentic food shops, bakeries and countless restaurants from spicy Szechan to Cantonese cuisine - making it the perfect place for dinner or to while away an afternoon.

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Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate this day of love we've been thinking about our top romantic experiences in London, that you can enjoy with your loved one, all year round. Read our blog to find out more.

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We are very excited that from April you will be able to travel direct from London to Amsterdam on the Eurostar! This would certainly make for a cool combo Euro trip in 2018...

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As the famed saying goes 'the early bird catches the worm' and whilst we are normally huge fans of a spot of spontaneous travelling, when it comes to some of our favourite experiences across the UK, it is true that said early bird really does get the best access, seats and hospitality options at popular British events. Read our blog for our top events to book now:

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A lovely video of the beautiful Caringorms in the snow. Did you know that reindeer were actually native to the UK but died out in the wild over 800 years ago? However since 1952, a herd have been reintroduced to the stunning Cairngorms National Park, so you can now spot them on your next visit to Scotland!

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Don't forget to dial into our 'what to see when' webinar today at 2.00pm EST! https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/987344469 United States: +1 (571) 317-3117 Access Code: 987-344-469 We can't wait to share some of our hints and tips for travel across the UK & Ireland in 2018.

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Today we went for a team visit to St. Paul's Cathedral with one of our great London guides, James. The weather was stunning and the views from the top of the Dome were exceptional!

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Anyone visiting Scotland in February? The Scottish Snowdrop Festival celebrates these dainty flowers; highlights include displays at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Castle Kennedy Gardens.

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Join us for our next webinar on 31st January at 2pm (EST) which will focus on 'Where to travel when' across the British Isles. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/987344469 United States: +1 (571) 317-3117 Access Code: 987-344-469 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Valentine's Day is just three weeks away - just enough time to book a spontaneous break to one of our favourite romantic spots across the country?

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