United Kingdom for Teens
The United Kingdom is the perfect holiday destination for teens. It’s a country filled with phenomenal culture, history, art, shopping and outdoor adventure. It’s such a magical and mesmerising place that you’ll have a hard time convincing your teens to go back home.
London is the ultimate city for teens. With a new adventure around every corner, a stay in London will be truly action-packed. And there’s a little something to suite every type of teen’s interest.
Hop on the tube or an iconic red double-decker bus to explore historical landmarks dating back hundreds of years like the Tower of London. And cap off your tour by perusing one of the many museums across the city.
Your teens will feel like royalty while discovering the world of the British Monarchy. Your private guide will take your family to admire Westminster Abbey, Prince Charles’ residence, Clarence House, and the crown jewel, Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London residence. If you’re there on the right day, you may even catch the Changing the Guard.
The art scene in London is incredible. For your young culture vultures, the city’s theater scene is second to none. The theaters in the West End rival Broadway and offer a huge variety of shows. Sure to be way more fun and educational than your teen’s English textbooks, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater is a must-see. It’s an authentic reconstruction of his original theater, complete with a thatched roof and open-air pit for the audience.
London also has an impressive collection of galleries and exhibitions just waiting to be explored. Whether your teens are interested in the classics, modern art or even contemporary street art, your art historian guide will lead you to the best spots in town, from the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern to the Wallace Collection, or, even the commercial art galleries in the west end and the streets of Shoreditch.
For foodie teens, the restaurant scene in London is one of the best in the world and Borough Market should be at the top of your family’s list. Borough Market offers fresh produce and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. For the city’s best restaurants discover the streets of Mayfair and Soho, or if you’d like something a little more traditional, try a British classic – fish and chips.
When travelling with teens in the United Kingdom the perfect city break is Oxford. Aside from touring the beautiful University campus, various locations around the city can be spotted in the many “Harry Potter” films. Then, continue on to Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios, home to an incredible array of sets, props and costumes from the films. Your family can also climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and refresh with a glass of Butterbeer.
If your teens are outdoor adventure enthusiasts, we have a treat for you. Scotland’s Highlands offer an endless amount of thrilling activities. There’s hiking, mountain biking, Canoeing, kayaking, golf, fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 wilderness safaris and much, much more.
Head to Cairngorms National Park to meet and feed the UK’s only herd of wild reindeer or explore one of the many stunning and mysterious lochs. View pods of bottlenose dolphins from your exciting RIB on Moray Firth, or search for a certain famous sea monster on Loch Ness.
From the cities to the wilderness, the United Kingdom is an enthralling place for your next family vacation. One that your teens will want to return to time and time again…
Culloden is an evocative place. The site of the last battle on British soil, and the last stand of an ancient royal dynasty whose lineage dates to the Dark Age Kingdom of Dalriada, a visit to Culloden battlefield is a must for keen historians.
Fishing the River Spey
River Spey, Scotland
Enjoy some of the finest salmon fishing in the world along Tulchan Water on the River Spey. Whether you're a novice or a highly experienced angler, the experienced ghillies will ensure that you get the most from your day on the river.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Lake District & Northern England, United Kingdom
Standing on the site of one of the most famous and astonishing discoveries of modern archaeology, the Jorvik Viking Centre in York offers an outstanding chance to journey through reconstructed Viking-Age streets, as they would have been 1000 years ago.
The Lake District
Lake District & Northern England, United Kingdom
The Lake District National Park or "the lakes" as it is affectionately known is a fairly mountainous area in north west England that has inspired many writers and poets such as William Wordsworth.
Midlands & Eastern England, United Kingdom
The city of Cambridge lies on the River Cam and is home to the world famous University of Cambridge and the exquisite architecture of its buildings.
Visit Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker, with its bewitching island setting against a dramatic mountain backdrop, has made it an icon of the Scottish Highlands. It is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses in western Scotland and a wonderful subject for photographers.
4x4 guided reserve tour at Alladale
Explore the 23,000 acres of Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the back of a 4x4 with your expert ranger guiding the way. Take in the beautiful scenery and learn about the conservation efforts of the reserve as you go.
A day in Oxford
There is so much to see in wonderful Oxford - this is 'the city of dreaming spires' and your private guide will show you the highlights. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is packed with history and stunning architecture.
A Round of Golf at St Andrews
St Andrews, Scotland
Follow in the footsteps of legends with a round on the world's oldest and most iconic golf course. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised globally, but the greatest feature of the Old Course is that it remains open to all.
A Royal tour of London
London, United Kingdom
Rub shoulders with royalty and discover the world of the British Monarchy. With your private guide, explore London and learn about all things royal, from official residences to coronations and weddings throughout history.
Perthshire, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Think Gleneagles and golf instantly comes to mind, but a stay at Gleneagles is about far more than that. It is a luxury bolthole surrounded by an adventure playground: rolling glens and the fresh Scottish air just waiting to be explored and breathed in.
London, United Kingdom
In the very centre of the city, Rosewood London is within walking distance to Covent Garden and many other London landmarks. The grand Edwardian building is a sight to behold, and once inside, guests will feel at home in this stylish London residence.
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel
The Balmoral is Edinburgh's 'Grande Dame', opened in 1902 it retains a wonderful old-world charm, but has been given a loving splash of luxury and style by Rocco Forte. With its attentive service, it is the go-to hotel in Edinburgh.
Dormy House Hotel
Near Broadway, Worcestershire
Dormy House is a quintessentially English hotel. A lovingly renovated 17th century farm house that blends country chic with log fires and original panelling. Located moments from the village of Broadway this is the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds.
Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel
London, United Kingdom
Brown's Hotel is a luxury property set in the heart of fashionable Mayfair in the centre of London. Within walking distance are renowned shopping destinations, as well as famous sights including Big Ben and the London Eye.
Isle of Eriska Hotel
Oban, West coast Scotland, United Kingdom
The Isle of Eriska Hotel is located on a private island at the mouth of Loch Linnhe in Western Scotland. Evoking an air of exclusivity, the hotel is surrounded by stunning nature and wildlife, with a vast array of outdoor pursuits and activities on offer.
Intercontinental Edinburgh The George
Located in the heart of Edinburgh The George is a classic luxury hotel, seamlessly blending restored original Georgian features with comfortable, modern furnishings. Perfectly located, Edinburgh's famous sites are moments away.
Cairngorms, Highlands & Islands of Scotland, United Kingdom
Located within the Cairngorms National Park and just a couple of hours from Edinburgh, Killiehuntly is a 17th century farmhouse which sleeps up to eight guests. Perfect for families, the farmhouse is a home away from home with easy access to the outdoors.
Kimpton Charlotte Square
Edinburgh & the Lowlands, United Kingdom
The Kimpton Charlotte Square is located in the heart of Edinburgh close to all of the major sites. This cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of New Town combines historic Georgian touches with subtle contemporary touches and nods to Scottish heritage.
Mandarin Oriental London
Hyde Park, Central London
This elegant family-friendly luxury hotel boasts one of London's best locations. Located in Knightsbridge, with superb views over Hyde Park, and Harrods and a Heston Blumenthal restaurant right on the doorstep, this is the perfect base for a city break.
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