Destination guide

Awesome adventures in United Kingdom

From the craggy fells of the Scottish Highlands to the electrifying cityscape of London, the wave-battered shores of Wales to the thatched-cottage villages of middle England, the United Kingdom is filled with amazing places. Whether you come to hike the misty ridges of Snowdon or the Peak District, to uncover tales of Romantic poets and ancient Roman warriors, to tread haunting abbeys or cuddle up in fire-crackling pubs with a real ale and some British fish and chips, United Kingdom holiday rentals are you're ticket this fabled isle.

Things to do

An Eton Mess of history in the United Kingdom

Britain is the Sceptred Isle, awash with tales of kings, queens, warrior tribes and fierce Celts. Glimpses of its past rise with the mighty castles of Warwick, Bamburgh, Conwy, Windsor – the list goes on. Visits to those will leave the little ones lost in a world of knights and medieval battles. In Bath, the relics of Roman rule can still be found in the famous thermal spa, just as they can in the museums and the lichen-spotted stones of Hadrian's Wall. And there's a deeper past, mysteriously oozing from Stonehenge, or in the prehistoric village below the green grasses of Skara Brae on the far-flung Orkneys.

Activities

Going off-track in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom might be small, but it packs in a whole load of wild and wonderful landscapes to explore. Lovers of the great outdoors could seek out United Kingdom holiday rentals in the Lake District, where potholing and hiking along the rocky trails of Scafell Pike mingle with beautiful motorcycle touring routes. Others might prefer the roaring seascapes of Wales and Cornwall, which mean surfing and kayaking. Others will love the New Forest, with its heaths, bird watching and ancient woodlands. Then there's Scotland, it's snowy highlands a place to wild camp and ski, even.

Weather

All 4 seasons of fun in the United Kingdom

The UK follows a 4-season pattern, with wet, cold winters and – also occasionally wet – summers that run from June to August. If you're eager to break away from big cities like London and Manchester to a United Kingdom holiday rental in the countryside, you might be better waiting for the warmer months, while hiking conditions tend to be good for spring – in May – and autumn – in September and October, too. The likes of December, January and February require an umbrella and usually bring snow to places like the Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia and the Peak District.

Natural features

United Kingdom – all sorts of nature

The United Kingdom has just about as many natural reserves as it does regional accents – that's loads. Scotland's Cairngorms crown the Highlands in the north, a land of wide valleys and deep lochs, topped with mountain peaks like Ben Macdui and Ben Avon – hitting over 1,300 metres. Wales picks up the mountain mantle, offering the chiselled slopes of Snowdonia towards the north and the Black Mountains in the south, leading down to the high cliffs and dolphin-ringed shores of handsome Pembrokeshire. Staying on the coast, Cornwall and Devon are known for their sandy coves, fossils and surfer-ready waves, while the Norfolk Heritage Coast has dunes and wetlands and bird-watching reserves aplenty.

Where to stay around United Kingdom?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 91,321 holiday lettings near United Kingdom. From 27,464 Cottages to 34,153 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover United Kingdom area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in United Kingdom?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in United Kingdom. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • England: 70,173 holiday homes
  • Cornwall: 10,229 holiday homes
  • Saint Ives: 1,799 holiday homes
  • London: 11,894 holiday homes
  • Devon: 9,205 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in United Kingdom! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in United Kingdom?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in United Kingdom with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint Ives: 1,799 holiday lettings
  • London: 11,894 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth: 2,294 holiday lettings
  • Whitby: 1,796 holiday lettings
  • Tenby: 1,352 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to United Kingdom?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in United Kingdom are:

  • Anglesey (VLY): 1,359 self catering accommodations
  • Anglesey Airport (HLY): 1,374 self catering accommodations
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR): 11,522 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in United Kingdom?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in United Kingdom. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,088 holiday rentals
  • Peak District National Park: 2,076 holiday rentals
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 9,909 holiday rentals
  • New Forest: 1,605 holiday rentals
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo: 1,519 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around United Kingdom listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around United Kingdom

England
70,173 holiday rentals
Wales
10,688 holiday rentals
Scotland
9,657 holiday rentals
Northern Ireland
748 holiday rentals
Normandy
8,671 holiday rentals
County Donegal
369 holiday rentals
County Galway
745 holiday rentals
County Dublin
743 holiday rentals
County Sligo
216 holiday rentals
County Kerry
1,004 holiday rentals
County Wicklow
102 holiday rentals
County Clare
344 holiday rentals
County Cork
506 holiday rentals
County Mayo
306 holiday rentals
County Limerick
130 holiday rentals
County Cavan
36 holiday rentals
County Leitrim
65 holiday rentals
County Wexford
249 holiday rentals
County Meath
83 holiday rentals
County Roscommon
35 holiday rentals