The United Kingdom & Ireland offer fantastically rewarding and diverse holidays from multi-destination cultural tours to romantic city breaks, rural adventures and family fun. You've got historical country houses, royal palaces, ancient castles, stunning landscapes and yes, even world-class food all jostling for your attention on these small isles!
Both UK & Ireland have some really special towns and cities that are worth seeing – from buzzing multicultural London to the beautiful Georgian cities of Edinburgh, Bath and Dublin, the university towns of Cambridge and Oxford and the birthplace of Shakespeare, Tudor Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition to centuries of history, these towns and cities have some of the finest museums, galleries and architecture in the world. The UK & Ireland also have some of Europe's most picturesque natural landscapes. Ampersand favourites include the wild Scottish Highlands and the vast lakes of the Lake District, the picture-perfect Cotswolds and the New Forest – the UK's last open area of unenclosed pasture land where horses and ponies roam freely. The UK & Ireland also boast fantastic wildlife. Go fishing in its rivers, loch and lakes, and ride, shoot or birdwatch to your heart's content in its many national parks, forests and countryside. Rich in urban, rural and gastronomical delights, the UK & Ireland also boast some of the world's best hotels. From grand country house hotels and small charming boutique properties to landmark institutions and luxury 21st century hotels, the UK & Ireland have something to offer everyone.