Although most visitors will visit London at some point, it’s worth getting out of the capital to get a real insight into the country and it’s important not to forget the diversity that can be found within a radius of just 50 miles.
Whether you are looking for the countryside, the coast, the historic towns or the dynamic cities, there is something for everyone.
For the most beautiful scenery, head to national parks like the Yorkshire Dales or Dartmoor, perhaps for a day trip or a longer stay.
As the UK is an island nation, you can be on the coast within a few hours in any direction. The British coastline is diverse and spectacular, from the beautiful beaches of St Ives to traditional fishing ports like Whitby and seaside resorts like Blackpool and Bournemouth.
The UK is full of historic cities, including Edinburgh and Cardiff with their medieval castles, Bath and York with their Roman history.
Buyers looking outside the capital should visit Manchester and Leeds in the north, Bristol and Exeter in the west or Glasgow in Scotland.
The UK has an impressive musical heritage; see Music in the British Isles.