19 April, 2019
14 April, 2019
The UK fuses bucket-list attractions with stirring landscapes and ancient history. Trips here can be about snapping selfies outside Big Ben and riding the London Eye. Or, they can take you to the haunting Druid circles of the Lake District, the crumbled castle towers of the Welsh Marches, the wave-splattered surf bays of Cornwall, the snow-dusted mounts of the Scottish Highlands, through towns topped by medieval keeps, over pastoral plains peppered with thatched farmhouses, and even out to the salt-caked coastline of Northern Ireland. It's endless! If all that has stoked your wanderlust, there's great news. Cheap flights to the United Kingdom from Australia are on offer from a whole host of airlines. Some even go direct, taking just shy of 17 hours from departure to arrival.
London is a cutting-edge global city that's bursting with things to do. You could drink ales in breweries in bohemian East London, see the sights of Westminster, or catch a ferry up the Thames.
The United Kingdom takes a turn for the wild up in the Scottish Highlands. Pack the tent and the boots and prepare to be alone amid the fells and bagpipe-echoing valleys here.
Head off the beaten path to the south coast of Wales, where gold-sanded bays unfurl under craggy headlands crowned by Iron Age forts.