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English, Welsh, Gaelic
Explore the UK and Ireland
Mild weather, mad locals, funny television programmes and ages of bloodthirsty history: that’s Britain in a nutty nutshell. Discover the land that produced both David Attenborough and the Daleks, where cities are buzzing, the beaches are plentiful, and the countryside is both quintessential and quirky.
It’s the land of Dr Who and Harry Potter, tea, tradition and tolerance. England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland make up these patchwork islands. Britain may have left the EU, but it still welcomes visitors with open arms, a cup of tea, and a nice sit down. You can spot seals in the wild when you surf and hike over heather clad moors. If the weather turns and you want to stay indoors, the Royal Family have left a legacy of castles and mansions. Traditional Britain has charmed the world, but are you prepared to see what it’s really like? Book flights and holidays.
The British Isles
We’re not generally ones to blow our own trumpets, but you’ve got to admit that humble old Blighty and the Emerald Isle punches well above its weight in the music stakes. From Oasis to Shirley Bassey, get set to embark on a magical mystery tour of these islands, with our custom playlist to explore your own backyard.
Discover the treasures of Cornwall, from the dramatic landscape to its charismatic villages. Britain’s south-west is truly enchanting. Begin with Newquay’s surfing hot spots, travel a short way south to the mesmerising St Michael’s Mount or north to the breath-taking Bodmin Moor. Otherwise, spend a day at the fascinating Eden Project.
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It’s time to take a quintessentially English break at the Thyme in the Cotswolds. Stay in one of the charming rooms at the Lodge, just next to the Meadow Spa and spring water pool. Wander through the olive groves, play a game of boules and visit the Swan pub – this countryside retreat is a must-visit hamlet. Visit ba.com/thyme #cotswolds #england #greatbritain #englishcharm #villagelife #heritage #luxury #gardens #travel #britishairwaysholidays #thymeengland
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All year round
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