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Britain is full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and tradition.
Known as Scotland's style capital with its art deco brasseries, stylish shops and cultural centres, Glasgow boasts more than 30 museums and galleries and an annual programme of performing arts and festivals.
Liverpool is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. Awarded European Capital of Culture 2008, it boasts more theatres, museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London.
The city is widely recognised as one of the coolest in Britain. Manchester has reinvented itself as a truly contemporary metropolis, with modern landmarks, excellent art and culture, great bars and world-class hospitality.
Expect something different in this fast-moving cultural city. Newcastle-Gateshead has an energy and excitement that is distinctly, uniquely its own, blending world-class attractions with a history that stretches back over 2,000 years.