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United Kingdom Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts

Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for United Kingdom, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

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Capital London
Language English
Time Difference 0 hours
Currency Pound Sterling
Voltage 220v

The United Kingdom is an ancient land and wonderfully diverse nation, showcasing a melting-pot of cultures and a fascinating royal heritage. From its cities to its coastlines, the variety of backdrops is extraordinary, and it is these distinct regional quirks that make it so enthralling. There are plentiful farms, gardens, castles, country estates and national parks scattered across this ‘green and pleasant land’, while the major cities are crammed with urban gems. Jump into the great outdoors with a rural escape to Perthshire, discover the glorious art scene of Edinburgh, or soak in the spectacular sights of London on your luxury escape to the United Kingdom.

Outdoor Adventure

We invite you to discover a glorious playground in the Scottish glens, a place of terrific scenery and outdoor pursuits. Pick from shooting, horse-riding, tennis, off-road driving, falconry, cycling, fishing and more, with experts on hand providing first-class tuition. Gape at Perthshire’s spectacular landscapes of lush forests, bleak moorland, tranquil glens and tumbling waterfalls. Head out to the Highlands into sweeping areas of wilderness, home to majestic red stags and circling ospreys, looking out for the remarkable, age-old trees that give Perthshire the apt nickname of the ‘Big Tree Country’.

Arts & Theatre

A treasure chest of culture, London is home to over an impressive 850 galleries in total – the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery are just a few highlights. The Globe Theatre hosted Shakespeare’s first performance in 1599 and today, London remains renowned for its West End theatre - there are over 200 shows to choose from daily. One of Edinburgh’s greatest attractions is The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, held every August. Classed as ‘the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom’, by the festival’s director, and showcasing outstanding performers from across the globe, experience the sounds of poetry, music and comedy at this world-class cultural event.


The United Kingdom is home to some truly glorious golf courses. Our featured property in Perthshire, The Gleneagles Hotel, houses an impressive three of Scotland’s top championship golf courses within its staggering 850 acres of land. The glorious PGA Centenary Course was designed by icon, Jack Nicklaus, while the challenging King’s Course has played host to no less than eight Scottish Opens. Surrounded by lush highland greenery, The Queen’s Course has been played by some true golfing legends. Head to the Par 3 Wee Course for a nine hole warm up, or perfect your game at the world-class PGA Golf Academy.

History and Heritage

In London, explore the past of the country’s treasured monarchy, visiting Buckingham Palace or marvelling at the crown jewels in The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the land’s varied past in the British Museum, or visit the fascinating Churchill War Rooms, an underground complex used as a Second World War command centre for the British government. Edinburgh is a charming city that flawlessly combines centuries of history with a cosmopolitan offering of stylish bars and restaurants. Begin your city tour from Edinburgh’s medieval castle – a perfect viewpoint to glimpse the contrast between the Old Town’s cobbled streets and the New Town’s Georgian elegance.

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Travel Planning
Elegant Resorts can advise you which hotels have helicopter landing facilities, should you require transporting to your hotel in this way.


July and August is generally considered to be the height of summer with long daylight hours, however, as with the rest of the UK, England’s weather is precarious and can change frequently.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for United Kingdom.

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Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit

In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: Additional sources of information include:,,, and, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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