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..
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.
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, Europe's youngest capital and one of the fastest-growing cities in Britain...Conwy Information
A classic medieval walled town, packed with historic properties, Conwy is at the head of the stunning Conwy Valley and..Pembrokeshire Information
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only coastal park in Britain. Much of the coast line is owned and managed by..Snowdonia Information
Snowdonia National Park is the mountainous area of north west Wales and includes the highest mountain in England and..Machynlleth Information
Machynlleth is where the Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr established his parliament in the 15th century and the black and..Brecon Information
The market town of Brecon is just an hour's drive north from Cardiff. It is beautifully situated, giving sweeping views..Carmarthenshire Information
Whilst visiting Carmarthenshire you cannot escape its strong agricultural links. Green fields and hills stretch as far..Aberystwyth Information
Aberystwyth is an established holiday resort, which is home to many of Wales' cultural institutions, situated on..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS
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