The UK is the most culturally diverse and progressive country in Europe and is home to some of the Europe’s most popular attractions, events and sights. Further to this the our NHS Trusts partners are all ideally located for low cost and effective travel across the UK as it’s served by excellent road and rail links to all the major cities and locations nationwide.
The UK is well served by an extensive and effective rail network that joins all the country’s major cities. London to Manchester is just under 3 hours and Manchester to Edinburgh is only 3 hours travel time. It is therefore possible to reach Scotland, Wales and Southern England within a few hours travel. Train travel costs are reasonable in the UK so long as journeys are booked in advance of travel and can be reduced further by purchasing a rail travel card.
The motorway facilities in the UK mean it’s possible to reach cities across the UK within a few hours’ drive. All of our NHS Trust partners are located next to the main motorway that serves the UK and so provides travellers with access to all areas of the UK quickly and easily.
The international city of London is only a short train journey from most locations in the UK thanks to a new high speed rail link which means the world famous attractions of Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace can be visited during a day’s travel. The ideal way to visit the nation’s capital would be to take an extended weekend and enjoy the museums, theatres and nightlife that only London can provide.
The national park of Snowdonia, an area of outstanding natural beauty also home to the highest peak in England and Wales, Snowdon is accessible from all parts of the UK within a few hours’ travel. The area boats a many lakes and mountains and is the ideal destination for keen climbers or walkers.
The north Wales coast is also a unique place to visit and boasts numerous cycling trails and some of the country’s best beaches and windsurfing destinations.
Explore North West England
Other notable cities in the UK include the recent European Capital of Culture Liverpool, which is home to the Albert Dock, Everton FC and Liverpool FC as well as the Walker Art Gallery and Aintree Racecourse which is the venue for the world’s most famous horse race The Grand National as well as the Roman city of Chester which is famous for its Roman walls and covered rows which date back to medieval period.
Scotland and its natural beauty and historic castles are also easily accessible either by road or rail. The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a popular visitor attraction due to its Castle and is world famous for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. Further afield in Scotland are the Highlands and Islands of the Outer Hebrides as well as the Glens made famous in the Braveheart and Highlander films.
Travel to South England
The southern areas of England have numerous natural and historical attractions too great in number to mention here, all of which can be visited within a few hours’ travel time. Stratford, the home of Shakespeare is only a short journey, where it’s possible to watch one of the bard’s most famous plays in the surroundings of some of the UK’s oldest playhouses.
Also within a short journey are the culturally significant World Heritage site of Stonehenge or the educational hubs of Oxford and Cambridge.