Upon arrival into the UK, you must present a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa...Travel Health
There are no endemic diseases in the United Kingdom and no vaccinations are required to..Local Currency
British money is based on the decimal system – there are one hundred pence to each..Weather
The climate of the UK is best described as humid-temperate. The weather is notoriously..Local Customs
Most residents of the UK are friendly and polite and tolerant of visitors. The UK's..Languages
The UK has two official languages, English and Welsh. The latter is spoken only in Wales..Transport Options
International airports are located throughout all the countries that are part of the..Local Food
British food is famous for being on the unhealthy side, perhaps the most notable aspect..Local Timezones
In the winter months, Britain operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). However, British..Dutyfree Limits
Visitors over 18 can bring the following into the UK without paying duty: • 200..
London is the capital of England and Great Britain (comprising of Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland and England..East Midlands Information
East Midlands consists of the six counties of Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leisestershire, Northamptonshire..East of England Information
Just to the north of London, the region known as East of England is made up of Norfolk and Suffolk, Bedfodshire..England South East Information
South East England has something to offer everyone. Visitors can enjoy the relaxed settings of the many famous cities..England South West Information
Only an hour and a half away from London, the South West Region of England transports visitors into a world of superb..England's North Country Information
From the great heritage cities of York and Chester to the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall, National Parks and rugged..Heart of England Information
The Heart of England, also known as the West Midlands has several distinct and fascinating regions guaranteed to keep..INDEX OF ALL regions AND LOCATIONS
International airports are located throughout all the countries that are part of the United Kingdom. There are over 15 international airports, Wales has only a single international airport, while England has over a dozen including one of the worlds busiest airports, Heathrow. Airport security in the UK is among the most stringent on earth and passengers are well advised to arrive early to allow sufficient time to pass through security checks for international flights. A large number of international carriers service the UK.
International visitors are also able to arrive by train via the channel tunnel and it is also possible to transport private vehicles by train into the UK.
Domestic air travel has not been common in the UK until relatively recently with the advent of a couple of low cost carriers which have made it a feasible option compared to other modes of travel. Many have opted for other modes of transport given the relatively short distances between major centres. The exception to this is from the south of England to Scotland, or obviously across the sea to Northern Ireland.
Train travel in the UK is via a very large privatised network of track and services. The quality and service of these varies considerably, and the options are many and varied. It can be a daunting task to figure out a plan of attack to travel by train however in most cases it is faster and cheaper than car travel. Northern Island is obviously not part of the overall network and is instead connected to the Republic of Ireland's transport network.
Car hire is a great option in the UK because of the relatively short distances involved. Remember to take care if you are not used to driving on the left and be aware that in London the traffic can be terrible. Roads in the UK are variable in quality from modern high speed highways to winding potholed country roads. There are very few toll roads in the UK however petrol is very expensive compared to other parts of the world.
Bath - the Roman city Learn everything about Bath from its historic landmarks like the Roman Baths and Pump Room to..Northumberland Information
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of castles; more are..Cambridgeshire Information
Start in the famous University city of Cambridge, noted for its historic colleges, museums, bookshops and punting...Cumbria The Lake District Information
From 16 sparkling lakes and England's highest mountains, to sheltered valleys, heather moorlands and salty seascapes..Oxfordshire Information
Oxfordshire is a rural retreat, known worldwide for its beauty, character and charm.It has a diverse mix of cities..Liverpool Information
Liverpool - discover a city of culture Learn everything about Liverpool from its historic landmarks like Albert Dock..Brighton Information
Brighton - a city by the sea Learn everything about Brighton from its historic landmarks like Brighton Pier and the..Greater Manchester Information
Manchester is a unique city, described as original, edgy and happening the city in the north of England is a mix of the..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS
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