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Why You Should Head to the UK This February

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Why You Should Head to the UK This February

Whether you’re traveling to the UK on a budget or visiting in the winter for no reason, February is the best time to visit for a variety of reasons. For starters, it’s at the tail end of low season that means you can easily find a cheap flight. With a mix of indoor and outdoor fun, this guide will take you through five destinations that will explain exactly why you should head to the UK this February!


Once you land at Heathrow Airport in west London, spend or night or two in nearby Hayes and enjoy some of London’s finest February and Valentine’s Day activities. You have easy access into London from Hayes and if you feel like staying close, visit the London Motor Museum for an exquisite collection of cars that are definitely worth writing home about. For those truly searching for relaxation and pampering, take it easy at the Ki Spa and forget that anything else outside awaits.


Explore Bristol and learn about one of England’s most historic maritime cities. Many people traveling England come here for Brunell’s SS Great Britain and stick around to enjoy wonderful views from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. If you’re looking to stay indoors, visit the nearly millennium-old Bristol Cathedral for a mix of history and beauty that’s really hard to top throughout the United Kingdom!


February is a great time to visit Liverpool, but football fans should keep occupied following two of English football’s most storied clubs that play here. Liverpool’s music scene is still kicking, and those who want a music history lesson should stop by Casbah Coffee Club and The Beatles Story. There are tons of other indoor activities including the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool that will keep you entertained and warm.


Scotland’s largest city is full of fun things to do in February, especially inside. Art lovers will definitely enjoy the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, among many others, and since Glasgow is a famous port city, there’s the exquisite Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. It’d be hard to visit Scotland without sampling some of its fine whiskey, which means visitors will have to stop by the Glengoyne Distillery in Glasgow for an afternoon tour.


Head over to Northern Ireland and top off your UK itinerary in Belfast. Relive the history and grandeur that came with the world’s most famous ship at Titanic Belfast, a museum that commemorates its construction in the city. Visitors can also enjoy the Grand Opera House and the Ulster Museum, with the latter offering free admission. History lovers will have to stop by Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol and have a look at one of the world’s most harrowed prisons.

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or traveling to England and the rest of the UK for the first time this February, these destinations will be a perfect fit to your itinerary. Enjoy your stay, and be sure to tell your friends just how much fun it is to travel during the low season!

About the author

Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.