The United Kingdom in brief

The United Kingdom is made up of four nations: England, Scotland and Wales (which together form Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. The official language is English, but Gaelic, Welsh and Irish are also spoken in some areas. The capital of the United Kingdom is of course London. With a surface area of about 240 000 km², the United Kingdom has a low-lying landscape with a thousand contrasts and many islands (nearly a thousand) most of them in Scotland. The United Kingdom is also known for its rich heritage spread throughout the country and for its cosmopolitan cities with their rich international culture. Thanks to regular Air France flights to this destination, discover a unique culture: "the British Spirit".

What to do and see in the United Kingdom

In England, don't forget to visit London. Elsewhere, discover the fabulous spectacle of the north-eastern coast and the Cotswold Hills. Also visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Stonehenge, the Tower of London and Canterbury Cathedral.
A remarkable, contrasted land, Scotland swings between modernity and tradition. You should visit Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and the unmissable Loch Ness. You can also visit a whisky distillery and buy clothes made from the highest quality wool.
Wales, also known as the "land of castles", has more than 600 fortresses classed as historic monuments. A land of legends, where you can follow the trail of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician in the Cardiff castles, from Castell Dinas Bran which held, according to legend, the Holy Grail, Oqmore, Caernarfon and many others. For nature lovers, visit the national parks with their remarkable landscapes.
In Northern Ireland, discover fortified cities such as Londonderry or other popular sites including the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge on the Causeway coast. You can also visit one of the oldest distilleries in the world, the Old Bushmills Distillery.
With Air France's regular flights to the United Kingdom , you can enjoy a unique stay in a charming historical land.

Preparing your journey to the United Kingdom