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The United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
When asked about the best destinations for solo travelers, the United Kingdom inevitably comes to mind.
It is the country I've visited most often and yet never tire of.
It is also the perfect destination for a solo traveler going overseas for the first time. It is different enough to be exciting yet similar enough to be manageable.
So yes, whether you're a veteran solo traveler or a newbie, I think the UK should be on your list.
Solo Travel the UK
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (known informally as the UK) consists of four countries and we have great posts on all of them. To jump to the country of particular interest to you click on the appopriate link below.
- Northern Ireland
Our Most Popular Posts on the United Kingdom
- Affordable London: 32+ Free and Low-Cost Tips
- Best Places to Stay in London: Great Accommodation for Solo Travelers
- Cockles to Cakes: Discovering the Food of Wales
- The Spectacular Isle of Skye Without a Car
- Solo Travel Destination: The West Highland Way, Scotland
- Solo Travel Northern Ireland: 32 Tips for a Fantastic Trip
- Of Gobbins and Giants: Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route
- Easyjet or Eurostar? The Best, Fastest, Cheapest Way to Get from London to Paris
Now here's the entire lineup starting with the most recent.
The Ultimate Solo Travel Guide: Travel Alone & Love It
Travel alone and you travel on your terms. Here’s the ultimate guide with resources, tips, and advice to help you travel solo and love it.
The Spectacular Isle of Skye Without a Car
It is not only possible but also enjoyable to explore the spectacular landscapes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye without a car.
Best Places to Stay in London: Accommodation for Solo Travelers
Wondering where to stay in London? From luxury to mid-priced to budget accommodation here are recommended hotels, B&Bs, hostels and more.
Solo Travel Destination: North Norfolk Coast, England
This solo traveler says that the North Norfolk Coast is a hidden gem that is altogether different from the popular South West of England.
Solo Travel London on a Budget: Top Tips for Free and Cheap
London tips for free, cheap, and unique things to do when you travel solo. Where to stay, where to eat, how to use the Tube, and enjoy London on a budget.
Exploring London Solo with Ease
Traveling solo isn’t always easy. Exploring London solo this time around I discovered how Monograms can ease the way for you.
Solo Travel Northern Ireland: Tips for Belfast and Beyond
I love Northern Ireland! From the cities to the countryside, here are 32 tips to help you solo travel Northern Ireland and love it too.
Solo Travel Destination: Isle of Wight, England
A Solo Travel Society member shares the joy of a solo walking holiday on the Isle of Wight. She enjoyed it so much, she’s now planning one in the Cotswolds!
Solo Travel Destination: Scotland
Two Solo Travel Society members, two different trips, two big thumbs-up for the history, landscapes, and friendly people of Scotland!
Solo Travel Destination: Inverness, Scotland
Inverness, Scotland is the home of the Loch Ness monster. Or, perhaps not. However it is a great destination. Here’s info on how to solo travel Inverness.
Solo Travel Destination: Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Two solo travelers visiting Hay-on-Wye, Wales at different times are equally charmed by the galleries, cafes, winding streets, and many, many bookshops.
Solo Travel Destination: The West Highland Way, Scotland
After 8 days hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way, this Solo Travel Society member wholeheartedly recommends it for active solo travelers.
Solo Travel Destination: Salisbury & Stonehenge
Salisbury and Stonehenge come highly recommended by two Solo Travel Society members from different countries who visited at different times.
Of Gobbins and Giants: Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route
The Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland is… well it has to be seen. This is a wonderful trip for all solo travelers including solo travel newbies.
Solo Travel Destination: East End London, England
Join this Solo Travel Society member on a walk around East End London, to see work from some of the world’s finest street artists.
Solo Walking: the South West Coast of England in Photos
Solo walking is quiet, relaxing and sometimes exhilarating. It’s a pleasure to be alone with one’s thoughts and the surrounding beauty. Have a look.
Solo in London: Shopping
Solo in London? Shopping your priority? Then here are some tips on where to go and where to stay to save your pounds for purchases.
Solo in St. Ives: A Day in Photos
What to do on a rainy day in Cornwall, England? Go to St. Ives. Here’s my day in wonderful hues of grey, mauves, greens and blues.
Solo Travel Destination: Highlands of Scotland
This Solo Travel Society member found the ideal destination for a first-time solo journey, with beautiful scenery, tasty whisky, and friendly people.
Solo Travel Destination: Isle of Skye, Scotland
This Solo Travel Society member says the Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful places she has ever visited. When you see her photos, you may well agree.
The Britrail Option: Riding the rails and protecting pedestrians
Everyone in the UK is much safer when I opt for the train. Here’s how to select, buy and use a Britrail pass.