Destination guide

Visit the United Kingdom

Prepare to explore an age old civilization in the beautiful lands of the United Kingdom. On the island, you can find beaches, mountains, sprawling cities, and more. If you take the time to see every country in the UK, from England and Wales to Scotland and Northern Ireland, you’ll need a comfortable home away from home to rest. Book a United Kingdom vacation rental and enjoy all the comforts of home in between your British excursions. Pack your walking shoes and your umbrella, and see the wonders that await in the United Kingdom.

Things to do

Journey through the United Kingdom’s history

The UK is packed with museums. If you want a place that covers a wide variety of subjects, head to the National Museum of Scotland to learn about the natural world, science, history, and even fashion. For a more scenic education, visit the Roman Baths in England, and learn about and appreciate the incredible architecture. Take the time to visit the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to experience 72 acres of stunning beauty. If that’s not enough, take a trip to Folly Farm in Wales where you can enjoy family fun at this incredible theme park.

Activities

Live the high life in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is packed with adventure. Journey to London and take a thrilling speedboat tour through the Thames River, or take an educational tour and journey through the most exciting parts of London, including the best pubs. London is a global economic hub, so you’ll also find a truly unique shopping experience. Head to Edinburgh to catch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning military performance you’ll never forget. While you’re there, take a walk through the Royal Mile and Old Town to see beautiful gothic architecture and other historic sights.

Weather

Enjoy seasonal climates the United Kingdom

You may have heard that it’s always raining in the United Kingdom. While that’s not the entire truth, rainfall is plentiful year round from the middle of summer to the dead of winter, so bring your umbrella. You can avoid most of it by sticking to the east coast, but you’ll probably still experience a wet day or two. Temperature, on the other hand, varies widely from season to season. With freezing winters and hot summer days reaching up to 95 degrees, the best time to visit is typically during the fall or spring.

Natural features

Explore the greens of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, with rolling hills and plains of green as far as the eye can see, to the clear ocean waves. Beautiful beaches line the coast like Woolacombe Beach in Devon. In the summer, the Scottish Highlands are covered in grass while the winter months blanket them in gorgeous sheets of white snow. For an absolutely stunning view you will never forget, make sure you visit the Highland Boundary Fault, where you can literally see the dividing line between the Highlands and the Lowlands.

Where to stay around United Kingdom?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 93,336 vacation rentals near United Kingdom. From 27,941 Cottages to 34,823 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near United Kingdom for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • London: 11,935 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh: 2,067 vacation rentals
  • Scotland: 9,786 vacation rentals
  • Central London: 6,684 vacation rentals
  • England: 71,657 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in United Kingdom! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in United Kingdom?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in United Kingdom:

  • London: 11,935 rentals
  • Edinburgh: 2,067 rentals
  • Glasgow: 489 rentals
  • Isle of Skye: 379 rentals
  • Inverness: 924 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to United Kingdom?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in United Kingdom are:

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR): 11,542 vacation rentals
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 633 vacation rentals
  • Anglesey (VLY): 1,433 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in United Kingdom?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in United Kingdom. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,912 rentals
  • Bath (QQX-Bath Spa Train Station): 1,159 rentals
  • Hyde Park: 8,016 rentals
  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,156 rentals
  • London Bridge: 9,900 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.

Explore destinations around United Kingdom

Scotland
9,786 vacation rentals
England
71,657 vacation rentals
Wales
10,984 vacation rentals
Northern Ireland
826 vacation rentals
Normandy
8,658 vacation rentals
County Cork
505 vacation rentals
Galway
760 vacation rentals
County Kerry
999 vacation rentals
County Dublin
626 vacation rentals
Co. Clare
578 vacation rentals
County Donegal
403 vacation rentals
County Mayo
303 vacation rentals
County Wicklow
254 vacation rentals
County Sligo
218 vacation rentals
Co. Waterford
107 vacation rentals
County Kilkenny
56 vacation rentals
County Wexford
245 vacation rentals
County Limerick
139 vacation rentals
County Tipperary
97 vacation rentals
County Cavan
32 vacation rentals