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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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It’s often confused with Great Britain, which is those first three countries minus Northern Ireland. And with England, which is actually only one country. Confused yet? Don’t worry, they won’t even stamp your passport at Heathrow anymore, so you’re pretty much free to travel through all four countries during your stay.

London is the obvious first stop on any UK adventure, and if you’re flying there, we can help you figure out which of its six airports will work best. But with four countries to explore, don’t limit yourself to just one. You can mountain bike through the English countryside, explore the stunning coast of Northern Ireland, or enjoy the quieter charm of Wales, where you’ll rarely encounter throngs of visitors. Whether you’re drinking your way through the Scottish Highlands or hitting every Game of Thrones filming site you can find, we’ve got stories to help you make the most of your UK adventure.

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