It’s no secret that we at Expedia love travelling around the UK. From Wales to England, Scotland to Northern Ireland, every single part of the United Kingdom has something to explore, be that gorgeous countryside, fantastic culture, or stunning seasides. We’ve rounded up some beautiful photos from Instagram to inspire you to get out and explore the UK even more in 2018!
1. The causeway Coast, Northern Ireland
One of the most beautiful road trips in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast is worth spending at least a few days. Check out the best Portballintrae hotels to get you started!
2. Arundel, west sussex, England
Sometimes the most beautiful places happen to be not that very far from home. Last weekend, we got to explore Arundel, a charming town where its 11th-Century castle holds pride of place. On our last day there, the sun made an appearance and we took advantage by taking a stroll (albeit a muddy one) in the countryside surrounding Arundel.
Visit the 11th century castle in Arundel, or just wander around the charming town; either way, you’ll fall in love with this West Sussex spot. Check out hotel deals in Arundel here!
3. The north coast 500, Scotland
This route around Northern Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of the UK… and if you go in off-season, you can have the route nearly to yourself! Check out the top hotels in Inverness to get you started.
4. york, England
Perhaps one of the most charming cities in all of England, York’s famous Shambles street is a must-see for locals and foreigners alike. Check out these top hotel deals in York to plan the perfect stay.
5. Snowdonia, Wales
If you’ve never been to Snowdonia, 2018 should be your year. All that natural beauty is just waiting to be explored! Check out our top Snowdonia National Park hotels to get you started.
6. Stirling, Scotland
This small Scottish city makes for a fantastic weekend getaway. Take a look at our best Stirling hotels to start planning your trip!
7. Stonehenge, England
How stunning is seeing the sunset at Stonehenge? Check out the best hotel deals in nearby Salisbury to start planning your own photoshoot.
8. Belfast, Northern Ireland
There’s nothing like a pint in a traditional Belfast pub. Make sure to research the best Belfast hotels before you go!
9. Chester, England
There’s so much to do in Chester; it’s perfect for a weekend away when you need a break. Check out our best Chester hotel deals here!
10. Tenby, Wales
This charming seaside town is perfect for a long weekend away. Check out the best Tenby hotels here!
11. Durdle Door, Dorset, England
Perhaps one of the most beautiful spots in all of England, there’s plenty to do along the Jurassic Coast. Start your trip planning by checking out the top Dorset hotels here.
12. Durham, England
One of many of England’s top cities for history buffs – you can’t go wrong with Durham Castle. Make sure to take a look at our best Durham hotel deals!
13. Brighton, England
Nothing beats Brighton on a sunny day (especially when you get a sunset like that). Plan a trip to Brighton in 2018 by checking out our best Brighton hotels!
14. Portmeirion, Wales
Anyone else want to explore this stunning town? Make sure to take a look at our top Portmeirion hotel deals here.
15. Rye, East Sussex, England
One of the more “insta-famous” spots on this list, Rye is truly picturesque. Check out some of the best Rye hotels to plan your trip!
16. Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Steeped in history and legend, this part of Northern Ireland is fantastic for history buffs and hikers alike. Check out our Downpatrick hotel deals here!
17. Culross, Fife, Scotland
Known as one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland, it's hardly a surprise that the Royal Burgh of Culross, pictured here by @onlytoff is so often used as a film and television location, including for Outlander. #LoveFife #Fife #Culross @outlander_starz #Outlander #Scotland #LoveScotland #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland
Doesn’t Culross look absolutely dreamy? Make sure to check out our best Fife hotel deals here to plan your 2018 adventure.
18. London, England
Because there’s always something new to discover in London… make sure to check out our best London hotel deals here!
This list is just a taste of all that can be explored in the UK… where do you want to go?