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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.
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.
Wondering where to stay in London? From luxury to mid-priced to budget accommodation here are recommended hotels, B&Bs and hostels.
Traveling solo isn’t always easy. Exploring London solo this time around I discovered how Monograms can ease the way for you.
It is not only possible but also enjoyable to explore the spectacular landscapes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye without a car.
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.
A Solo Travel Society member captured a photo that shows Edinburgh, Scotland to be full of charm and beauty, even on a dreary, rainy day.
A Solo Travel Society member visited the Beatles monument in Liverpool, England and had her photo taken by a friendly stranger.
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!
Two Solo Travel Society members, two different trips, two big thumbs-up for the history, landscapes, and friendly people of Scotland!
While enjoying a scenic walk on a recent trip, a Solo Travel Society captured this photo of the rugged coastline of Northern Ireland.
A Solo Travel Society member enjoys the view and the mystery of Stonehenge in this great travel photo taken in Wiltshire, England.
Join me as I explore the food of Wales by taking a food walk, dining at a Michelin Star restaurant, and diving into a cooking class.
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.
Two solo travelers visiting Hay-on-Wye, Wales at different times are equally charmed by the galleries, cafes, winding streets, and many, many bookshops.
After 8 days hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way, this Solo Travel Society member wholeheartedly recommends it for active solo travelers.
This view took my breath away. En route to dinner in Penarth, Wales, I wandered out along the pier and captured this photo of the water and sky at sunset.
Salisbury and Stonehenge come highly recommended by two Solo Travel Society members from different countries who visited at different times.
The Solo Traveler Artist in Residence shares her perspective in these images of London, a city she returns to again and again.
According to this Solo Travel Society member, a visit to the Bath Christmas Market makes a great day trip full of local arts and food in a glorious setting.
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.