UK Day Experiences

The UK is full of fascinating, unique, local things to do, if only you know where to look. Whether on the bustling streets, markets and alleys of London, or the wide-open moors and brooding mountains of the Scottish Highlands, the British Isles is actually one of the most culturally diverse, historically fascinating and physically beautiful travel destinations on earth, even if it is so often overlooked.

Throw in a population of dedicated artisans, explorers, foragers and hosts, and you have a local aspect to life that is so rewarding to explore when you get off the beaten track with a local in the UK. From exploring whisky bars in Glasgow to discovering the secrets of the East End in London, seeking the Scottish ‘Big Five’ around Fort William to hiking along the magnificent Cornish coast, with Not In The Guidebooks we put you in touch with local people who are passionate about showing off the very best of the UK.

Perfect for those looking to throw in a memorable, unique thing to do on their staycation, or those simply looking for something different to do over the weekend, our UK day experiences help you discover our home with fresh eyes and come away seeing Britain in an entirely new light.

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  • The Scottish Big Five Tour

    8 Hours Scotland

    Head out with your expert local driver/ guide, Ian, on your own privately chartered safari in the majestic Scottish High..

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    £125 per person
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  • Hidden Gems Food Tour of York

    2.5 - 3 hours England

    Dig beneath the surface of York's food scene, and discover some of the best-kept secrets in the city on a food tour that..

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    £60 per person
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  • Locals Love: East End Food Tour

    3 hours

    Get under the skin of Shoreditch on the longest-running food tour of East London, and discover the local hotspots, the t..

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    £65 pp
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  • A Foraging and Dining Experience

    1 day Wales

    Immerse yourself in the natural landscape like never before, as you explore the stunning coastline and learn to forage f..

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    £134 pp
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  • Explore the Wild North Cornwall and Devon Coast

    1-8 hours England

    Get out of the house and into the fresh, clean air of Devon and Cornwall, discovering dramatic coastlines, stunning trai..

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    £25 pp
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  • Forage for Botanicals and Create Your Own Gin

    6 hours Scotland

    In your own private group of 4 to 6 people, immerse yourself in the flavour and aroma of botanicals with a local forager..

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    £180 pp
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  • Guided Eco Train Tour from Belfast to Derry

    9am - 7pm Northern Ireland

    Join Marti and explore Northern Ireland by train, on an eco-tour that goes on the iconic coastal route from Belfast to D..

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    £60 pp
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  • Sunset Surfing Experience

    3 hours England

    There aren't many feelings as magical as floating in the incredible landscape of Cornwall's coast as the sun dips behind..

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    £47 pp
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  • Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour

    2.5 Hours Scotland

    Get to know Scotland's most famous drink on a unique tour of the West End of Glasgow, as you escape the city centre to d..

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    £65 pp
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  • Gin Tour of London In a Classic Mini Cooper

    2 Hours England

    This 2-hour blast around town covers the history of London and gin in an iconic classic car, regularly stopping off to e..

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    £349 per car
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  • Coasteering at Croyde Bay

    2.5 Hours England

    Truly immerse yourself in the rugged coastline landscape of North Devon, and experience the thrill of coasteering, of na..

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    £38 pp
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  • Guided Walk in Ambleside

    6 Hours England

    Explore the stunning Lake District with a local expert and barefoot enthusiast. Learn to navigate the tops and build yo..

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    £150 pp
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  • We source the best authentic, local experiences

    • Explore the country and places that most tourists don’t see
    • Find hidden gems & activities that really interest you

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    • Our local partners have a share in the success of our business
    • All our experiences support local communities, wildlife and environment

    Private modular experiences to build your own itinerary

    • Create your own itinerary with as much or as little activity and relaxation as you want
    • There are some options for you to join a group for part of your trip

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