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Destination of the Year 2023: The United Kingdom
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Travel + Leisure's 2023 Destination of the Year: The United Kingdom

Oh, how we’ve missed our neighbor across the pond. The Crown and Ted Lasso sustained us — and The Great British Bake Off kept us well-fed — but at long last, it’s time to go back.

Our editors and contributors have crossed England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland in search of what is truly great in the U.K. right now: the innovative chefs, groundbreaking galleries, majestic landscapes, stylish hotels, and cozy pubs that make the nation more inviting than ever. In the following stories, you’ll find experiences that have stood the test of time, as well as fresh reasons to visit in 2023. Cheers to that!

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