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Win a trip for 2 to the UK

Do you have a Facebook account? Do you have any friends or relatives in the UK or are you visiting here yourself soon? If so you could be in line to win £3000 holiday for 2 just by "checking in" via Facebook Places to any of the UK Top 50 Places or 250 other secret locations.

Things to do

Buttermere, The Lake District Source:© Breizh33 (Flickr)

Destinations

With 16 sparkling lakes and England's highest mountains, this is without doubt England's most beautiful corner and the country's best-loved outdoor playground.

Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's original and only thermal bath spa set in the busy city of Bath, England © Britainonview / Jon Spaull Source:VBimages - 21974131

Art, culture & heritage

The Romans discovered the healing benefits of natural spa waters thousands of years ago, and we're lucky enough to have so many mineral-rich springs in Britain.

Jamie Oliver Source:Coyright Scandic Hotels

Food & drink

Not content with single-handedly saving British school dinners and giving deprived kids a leg up, Jamie Oliver has opened some of the best restaurants around.

Harvey Nichols Source:Still Burning

Leisure & entertainment

Our department stores are recognised around the world for their quality and excellence. Famous stores like Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are bonafide tourist attractions as well as shopping havens.

Video of the month

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Exbury

Exbury is a village in Hampshire best known for Exbury house, built by the Rothchild family and the famous Exbury Gardens. The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site, open daily until 7th November from 10 - 5pm and the steam railway runs every day the gardens are open.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

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Eddie McFish

Head to the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market from 18 November to 23 December to explore over 180 beautiful stalls for that perfect Christmas gift!  Christmas Market

Secret Britain

Accommodation

Spa Treatment Source:whl.travel

Quality assessed spas

As spas are part of the growing health, wellness and pampering industry, the raising of standards and quality assessment is crucial to the future development of English 'health and wellness' tourism.

PLACES TO STAY

Lainston House Source:Charles Roffey

Hotel & Guest accommodation

Whether you like hotels small and simple, or grand and luxurious, you’ll find hundreds to...

Places to stay

Malmaison Source:Robert Stoke

Boutique hotels

They're friendly, unpretentious, a little eccentric and highly individual. Some would say...

Places to stay

Spa at Celtic Manor Source:UK Pictures

Luxury resorts

Indulge in the pure luxury of one of Britain's fine resorts. Set in the tranquil British...

Places to stay

View from inside a tent pitched at Dale Bottom Farm campsite in Naddle Beck, near Keswick in the Lake District, Dale Bottom, Cumbria © Britainonview / Rod Edwards

Holiday Village & Campsites

Traditional British holiday villages offer fun and entertainment for everyone. Holiday, touring...

Destinations & maps

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Manchester

The city is widely recognised as one of the coolest in Britain. Manchester has reinvented itself as a truly contemporary metropolis, with modern landmarks, excellent art and culture, great bars and world-class hospitality.

Durdle Door, Dorset Source:© lovestruck. (Flickr)

Dorset

Dorset offers the 'best of England' - delightful rolling countryside, World Heritage coastline, pretty villages, historic market towns, colourful events and attractions and quality accommodation.

Cities & towns

Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Source:© Andras Jancsik (Flickr)

Belfast

Northern Ireland's capital city offers an ideal location to spend a city break and is perfectly...

CITIES & TOWNS

Three shots of the metallic exterior of Selfridges Source:© Foxy McSlick, Flickr

Birmingham

Birmingham, a dynamic business city, offering a world class cultural scene, a diverse and lively...

HERITAGE

East Gate Clock Tower, Chester Source:© Britainonview / Ingrid Rasmussen

Chester

Ancient, dynamic, traditional, exciting, Chester is one of Britain's best breaks. The city...

HERITAGE

Round Church, Cambridge Source:© huangcjz (Flickr)

Cambridge

Visit Cambridge and explore the historic college buildings, plus a wide range of attractions and...

About Britain

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament Source:Maurice

History

'Britain' itself didn't exist as an island until around 6500 BC. Read how we came to represent a leading centre for world trade and finance.

Autumn Events

DiscountsAnd deals

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The Visitor Oyster Card - A travel pass for all London travel: underground, bus and train.

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The BritRail GB Consecutive Pass - British train travel made easy

BritRail GB Consecutive Pass
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TripAdvisor

United Kingdom advice from real travellers

Q: Where would you find Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate?
A: York. It’s the city’s smallest street
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