I wanted to do something different this year for Christmas and New Years so I was thinking of taking my wife to the United Kingdom. Nether of us have ever been to Europe...I know that traveling in the summer, especially the UK, is the best time to go, but my wife is in medical school, which means she only gets like three weeks off per year and the stretch from December 21-January 5 is by far the longest. The only other break she gets is a small one in the spring.
So, keeping that in mind, is visiting the UK or Ireland worth it this time of year? If so, do you have any recommendations for places to stay and see? I know a lot of things are closed in the winter because of a lack of tourism but its really the only time we can go. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful. We would be interested in seeing cities as well as some beautiful scenery. Honestly, the scenery is probably more important. Because we would be staying for at least ten days though, we could hypothetically travel to multiple cities in the UK or Ireland. I am open to lots of different ideas! Thanks again for all of your time.