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Top 20 Most Popular Cities in the UK for...
Read about the Top 20 Cities in the UK for visitors and see why people keep coming back again and again.
Power Adaptors - Get Plugged In With The...
UK plugs are those used elsewhere in Europe. Learn what adaptor is required for your devices to work.
Tipping in the UK - How, When and How Much
Tipping in the UK - When is Tipping Expected in the UK and How Much To Tip
Which Train? What Time? How Much?
Guide to National Rail Enquiries. Find UK train times and schedules, fares, service updates, station information, maps and more.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
You Might Need a Visa for Your Trip to the UK
Frequently Asked Questions about UK Visas and how to find out if you need one.
Lunch in France on Your UK Tour? Just Drive...
Drive between Europe and the UK in your own car. Find out how easy it is to use the Eurotunnel shuttle through the Channel Tunnel.
12 "Must-See" Places in the United Kingdom
12 iconic, must-see places to visit in the UK- Castles in Wales and Scotland, Shakespeare's England, the towering giants of Snowdonia, mysterious Stonehenge and more.
Discount Shopping in the U.K.: Where to Find...
Read about UK Discount outlets all over the country with links to the best UK Discount outlets in England, Scotland and Wales
How to Get from London to Oxford Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Oxford by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Why Staying Just Outside London Makes Money Sense
A round up of the best places to stay that are within easy reach of London but have plenty of charm and attractions of their own.
How to Get from London to Bath by Train, Bus...
Details of how to get from London to Bath by train, bus and car. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
16 Easy London Day Trips
Visiting London? Try Windsor Castle, a short, easy day trip that's a quick alternative to spending the day in the city.
Sail through UK Customs with This Illustrated...
Find out about United Kingdom Customs Regulations. What can you bring into the UK from the USA? From other EU countries?
Travel from London to Cambridge like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Cambridge by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
How to Save on VAT - The UK Sales Tax You May...
VAT is a tax on most goods and services in the UK. Visitors from outside the EU may not have to pay it. Find out how to get a refund.
Do I Need and International Driver's Permit?
Find out what is an International Driving Permit (IDP) and whether or not you need one to drive in the United Kingdom.
London to Stratford-upon-Avon by Train, Bus and...
Details of how to get from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Just One Plug - That's All it Takes to Travel...
Travel light. It may take just one plug to use your US travel electronics in the UK. Find out how.
9 Best Live Webcams in the UK: See What It's...
The UK is covered in Webcams. These are some of the best webcams for an overview of UK weather, wildlife, traffic, city and village webcams. .
A New Batch of Women's Travel Shoes that Will...
Top picks for the best Comfortable Travel Shoes for women. These travel walking shoes for women are light, smart and styled for city or casual travel. Find out which comfortable walking shoes are the best for your travels.
What Can You Drink in a Pub if You Don't Like...
Learn how to find a pub you'll really like,what to order and how to order it, how Brits do it - fast-tracking through the mysteries of British Pub etiquette.
Know the Rules Before You Send a Present to the...
Sending holiday or celebration gifts to the UK? Check these 10 facts about UK Customs regulations first to make sure your gifts arrive safely, and within the rules.
What is a "High Street" in England?
UK Shopping - Frequently Asked Questions. What is a high street? What are high street shops and what can you buy in them?
How to Get from London to Brighton Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Brighton by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
How to Get from London to Manchester like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Manchester by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
How to Get From London to Birmingham by Train,...
Details of how to get from London to Birmingam by train, bus and car. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
5 Great Views From the Top
Queen Elizabeth I's view from Kenilworth Castle was hidden for 350 years. Now it's one of 5 great historic views from high places to explore.
Can Fido Come Too? Pet Travel Info for the UK
Pet Travel? Find Out about the Pet Travel Scheme in the UK and How to Bring Your Dog or Cat to the UK.
It's Official - Studland Bay Has a National...
The National Trust's official nude beach at Studland Bay in Dorset is a popular and high quality destination for naturists. Find out more about it.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
What does UK travel cost Plan what you can spend on your first UK trip
Public Nudity is Legal in the UK, Sort Of
Find out about Nudity Law in the UK and about nudity on unofficial nude beaches
Some Surprising Foods You Can Bring Home to the...
Tempted by markets? Find out what foods you can bring home to the States from you visit to the UK.
Top Ten English Country Houses to Visit
Read about the top ten English Country Houses. Find Links and Pictures of Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Hatfield House, Hardwick House, Waddesdon Manor, Knole, Longleat,Petworth House and Lyme Park. Find out how to visit the best Stately Homes of England
Travel from London to Cardiff like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Cardiff by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Top Scenic Drives in Britain
Top scenic drives in Britain: Ferne Arfin About.com's United Kingdom guide picks her favorite routes for a scenic drive in Britain. They have great views, natural beauty, charming villages and historic sights. Try one.
Have an All Day Antiquing Spree in One of These
Like antique hunting? If your idea of heaven is spending all day rooting through treasures and plain old fashioned dusty junk, head for one of these.
New Rules Mean Longer Waits for UK Weddings
As the Home Office goes after sham marriages with extra waiting periods for investigations, find out how you can get married in the UK.
Easy Directions to Windsor from London
Details of how to get from London to Windsor by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
UK Trip Planning Aid - 5-Year UK Public Holiday...
5-year Calendar of public holidays or bank holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2014 - 2018.
Festival Survival Guide - Top Tips for the UK...
The Glastonbury Music Festival at the end of June may be the biggest summer music festival in the UK but it isn't the only one. In fact, there are more than 300 summer music festivals in the UK and Ireland. They are huge, excessive and brilliant fun if you come prepared and avoid the pitfalls. These top survival tips will get you to hassle free fun throughout the UK summer festival season.
What's the Best Travel Money to Bring to the UK?
Should you buy travelers checks to use in the UK? Will your card be accepted in shops. Find out the pros and cons of different kinds of travel money.
The Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom
Windsor Castle is nearly 1000 years old and is the world's biggest occupied castle. That probably makes it the world's biggest home as well. Page 2.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
Snowdonia
A traditional Welsh farmstead in Llyn Y Gabair,is dwarfed by the mountains of Snowdonia in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Page 3.
How to Get to Edinburgh from London
Details of how to travel from London to Edinburgh by various forms of transportation. Use these resources to plan your trip.
How to Get to Glasgow
Details of how to get from London to Glasgow by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Plan Your Visit to Windsor Castle
Everything you need to know to plan a visit to Windsor Castle. The world's biggest occupied castle is the Queen's favorite weekend home. Find out what to see and do and how to visit.
Dual Voltage Power Strips Solve Two Travel...
These dual voltage power strips are a great idea for plugged in travelers. They eliminate the need to carry multiple foreign adaptor plugs and solve the problem of too few power outlets in most hotel rooms.
When It's Time to Eat Oysters Find the Best...
When is the best time to eat oysters in England - and where can you find the best?
Bonanza of Free Things to Do in the UK
Vacation fun in the UK doesn't have to cost a bundle. In fact, it doesn't have to cost a penny. Check out my list of 50 fun, free things to do in the UK
What a view! Where to see the Seven Sisters of...
Follow these pointers to find the best views of England's gorgeous, gleaming white cliffs - the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
How to Get to York
Details of how to get from London to York by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavillion in Brighton.Regency Palace is a breathtaking folly. The famous sea-side residence was built for King George IV, and was also used by his brother William IV and their niece Queen Victoria. Page 11.
How to Get Around the UK by Bus and Coach
Find bus schedules, cheap tickets, bus routes throughout the UK. Get on the Buses to save money. UK buses and coaches are the cheapest way to get around for intercity and local UK travel.
Sissinghurst - The Garden of the Bloomsbury Set
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, is an English country garden connected to the ruins of a Tudor castle and the romantic country cottage of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Plan your visit to Sissinghurst with this visitor information.
Make the Most of Solo Travel in the UK
The UK is a great destination for solo travel. Find out why and how to make the most of a vacation on your own in the United Kingdom.
Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge - first opened in 1781 and now part of the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site - spans the Severn Gorge at Ironbridge, the heart of the birthplace of industry. Page 8.
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
Best English Gardens to Visit
England's historic gardens offer great ideas, unique plants and something for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. These are some of the best.
How to Get from London to Liverpool like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Liverpool by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
London to Canterbury by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Canterbury by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
11 Romantic Things to Do in the UK
Looking for romantic things to do in the UK for Valentine's Day, a special occasion or just for the sake of love? Try these UK romantic ideas for inspiration
How to Get to Leeds from London
Details of how to get from London to Leeds by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Hadrian's Wall
Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and settlement, south of Hadrian's Wall. Recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well preserved artifacts from the Roman world. In the superb site museum, set in charming gardens, you can see Roman boots, shoes, armour,jewellery and coins. Page 4.
How to Save on Cheap Eats in the UK
Visitors are often surprised at the cost of meals in the UK, but it is possible to eat well in the UK on a budget. Here are twelve ways to fill up cheaply.
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room
Pictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman Baths. Page 6.
How to Get Last Minute Wimbledon Tickets
If you are willing to stand in line, there are inexpensive Wimbledon tickets for sale every day of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
London to Norwich by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Norwich by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
Stonehenge
Stonehenge-It's Britain's most iconic and mysterious site and we learn more about the people who built it all the time. Page 2.
Going to The Henley Royal Regatta- What You...
Going to the Henley Royal Regatta - Here's the nitty gritty on what you need to know to attend.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
By Rail Across the UK - The Fast, Easy Way to...
Britsih Rail Travel Overview: Unlock the mysteries of buying train tickets, all the different British rail fares and how to find the train you need.
Can I Use the UK's Free Medical Services? What...
Find out about UK medical services for visitors. What medical services are free and which must you pay for.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
Going to the UK? You'll Need this British Post...
Post Codes are vital to most British addresses. A handy tool from the Royal Mail helps you find any post code in the UK.
What are Bank Holidays in the UK?
A list of UK National holidays, called bank holidays, in the United Kingdom. What's open and closed and what are transportation services like on a UK National holiday.
Whitstable - A Salty Oyster Fishery With...
Whitstable oysters have been farmed since Roman times. See the difference between a Whitstable native oyster and a rock oyster and find out when to visit Whitstable to try some. Read about the Whitstable Oyster Festival as well.
Althorp - Princess Diana's Childhood Home
Althorp in Northamptonshire is Princess Diana's childhood home and has been home to her family, the Spencers for 500 years. It is also, since 1997, the private site of her grave.
The British Islands - Britain's Offshore...
All about the British Islands. The Channel Islands are part of Britain but not part of the UK. Read about the unusual and anomalous status of Britain's offshore islands.
Looking for a Yard Sale on Steroids? - Welcome...
Car boot sales in the UK are a cross between a flea market, a swap meet and a giant yard sale on steroids
Crossing the English Channel from Europe -...
How to cross the English Channel from Europe to the UK using Eurostar, Eurotunnel and a variety of ferry services.
East Angia Itinerary - Three to Six Days in the...
Day One of a five day East Anglian itinerary in England visits Cambridge and Ely
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
Top 10 Things to Pack for a UK Music Festival
Top 10 Things to Bring to a Music Festival. Heading for one of the UK's big music festivals? You'll want to travel light but here's a list of the top 10 essentials you won't want to forget.
London to Lincoln by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Lincoln by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Bicester Village - Discount Designer Brand...
Bicester Village is a discount designer brand mall near London and Oxford where chic style and cheaper prices go hand in hand.
British Slang Uses of Grass as a Verb and Noun
: If you watch movies about the London criminal subculture or catch a fair amount of British crime drama
UK Markets - When Shopping is Actually the...
Shopping at traditional UK village and town markets makes a real, sustainable impact on places you visit. And it's fun besides.
How to get to Plymouth England
Details of how to get from London to Plymouth by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Fantastic Facts About York Minster
Fantastic and little known facts about York Minster, England's largest gothic church and one of the largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals in the world.
How to Drive in the UK
UK and Ireland Driving Directions and Tips - Find top tips for UK and Ireland visitors driving in the British Isles.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
Suggested Itinerary: England Travel Plan West...
Day two of a four day west of London itinerary in England visits the historic spa town of Bath, Jane Austen territory, with an optional extra day in Bristol
Finding Medieval York - Walking the Snickelways...
The Medieval, walled city Of York, is laced with secret passages and hidden walkways, called snickelways and ginnels. Take a walk along the secret passageways of York to find the secret world of medieval York.
The Curse on Shakespeare's Grave
Shakespeare's Grave with a curse to ward off being included in the bonfire of the vanities. Page 10.
Book Review: Bare Britain - Guide to the Top...
Nude beach guide for the UK. Read review of Bare Britain - guide to Top Nude Beaches in the UK. Book liberally illustrated with nude pictures of men and women.
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. Page 7.
London to Nottingham by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Nottingham by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
Ten Treasures of the British Museum
What are the most important treasures in the British Museum? That's probably an impossible question to answer. These ten are among my favorites.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
How to Get to Wimbledon - It Takes More Than...
How can you attend Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Find out about the public ballot for tickets and how to queue for Wimbledon tickets on the day.
Roman Top 10 in Britain
The Romans ruled Britain for almost 400 years and left signs of their occupation all over the country. Try exploring some of the lesser known Roman sites in the UK for a fascinating visit.
Bhs, Budget Clothing and Everyday Goods
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
Wimbledon Dos and Don'ts
Learn what to bring and what to leave at home when attending Wimbledon, plus where to buy what you need for Lawn Tennis's biggest fortnight.
Eurostar High Speed Trains Through the Channel...
Find out how to travel to London on Eurostar From Paris Gare du Nord. Page 2.
Balmoral - The Queen's Private Vacation Home
Balmoral Castle in Scotland, is the Royal Family's private vacation home and retreat in the Highlands. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, and honored guests and royal girlfriends spend the summer holidays at Balmoral Castle.
How to get to Margate from London
Details of how to get from London to Margate by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Lyme Park
Lyme Park. United Kingdom Travel. Page 9.
What's My Money Worth in the UK?
The latest exchange rate information and how to find it. What do UK prices mean in your own currency and why are prices given in GB Pounds here.
Can't Resist a Bargain? Then Head for the UK's...
If you love a bargain and fancy a haggle, head for these cities with some of the UK's top traditional markets,
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
Nude Bathing is Back at Holkham Bay
Read about UK Nude beach Holkham Bay. Find out how to get to Holkham Bay nude beach in Norfolk. Pictures of Holkham Bay nude beach but no nude pictures
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
On the East Yorkshire Coast It's About the Birds
More than a quarter of a million seabirds nest on Bempton Cliffs and a new RSPB visitors' center makes them even easier to see and enjoy.
10 Steps to a Perfect UK Tour Itinerary
Plan your perfect UK Tour Itinerary with these 10 easy steps and, what a surprise, good planning gives you loads of freedom.
Knole
Deer at Knole Park. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
What is Pantomime or Panto?
Panto or Pantomime is a British tradition of winter musical comedy for the whole family and is probably the noisiest, rowdiest theatre you can attend.
Anglo Saxon Gold Hunting with a Metal Detector...
Anglo Saxon Gold hunting for hidden treasure with a metal detector in the UK. Find out what is treasure trove, who it belongs to and what you should do if you find a horde of anglo saxon gold.
How to get to Newcastle from London
Details of how to get from London to Newcastle-upon-Tyne by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Most Romantic Spots to Pop the Question in the UK
Some of the most romantic places to pop the question the United Kingdom. Perfect settings for marriage proposals.
Down a Secret Alley An Oxford Pub with a Great...
Read about The Turf Tavern a traditional English Pub in Oxford. Insiders know how to find one of Oxford's oldest pubs, out of sight down a tiny alley. The Turf Tavern was featured in English television's Inspector Morse, Brideshead Revisited and the writing of Dorothy L. Sayers. Find out about The Turf Tavern and eating and drinking in Oxford at The Turf Tavern.
Quick Guide to Orkney - Plan a Visit
Use this all-in-one guide to plan your visit to Orkney. Find out when to go, what to see, where to stay and 5 great things to do when you travel to The Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.
9 Great All Occasion Travel Shoes for Men
9 top picks in comfortable, multi-purpose shoes for a traveling man. Leave your style icon ambitions at home and pack comfy, all-occasion footwear.
London to Sheffield by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Sheffield by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
London to Bristol by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Bristol by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Hassle-Free Camping at UK Music Festivals
The best and biggest festivals always involve camping. If this is your first festival, put aside any ideas you have about waking up to birdsong.
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
13 Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the UK
Kids can have a great time in the UK too. Check out these fun attractions for the whole family.
Top UK Department Stores - A Handy Guide
A handy guide of UK Department stores. Brief descriptions of all the main UK department stores around the country and in London, including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty, Fortnum and Mason, John Lewis, Peter Jones, Fenwicks, Bhs, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser and Debenhams.
The Lake District at a Glance: A Quick Guide to...
A quick guide to England's Lake District National Park, site of England's highest mountain, England's biggest lake and England's deepest lake.
Things to Never Do in the United Kingdom
Britain is an easy vacation destination for US visitors, there are still some things you should never do. Find out what not to do in the United Kingdom
Eat This Now- 8 Shetland Foods You Must Taste
Eat these now. Tastes of Scotland Shetland style -- locally caught shellfish, lamb that grazes on seaweed, local craft beers and the UK's top fish and chips.
Coming in for a Landing - UK International...
Read about other UK airports with Trans-Atlantic flights where you can save money or arrive closer to your ultimate destination.
How to get to Exeter England
Details of how to get from London to Exeter by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Gardening Scotland
Gardening Scotland, in Edinburgh, is Scotland's biggest gardening and outdoor living annual event.
How to Save Money on your UK Trip
Top Money Saving Ideas on UK Travel - save on accommodations, food and drink, sightseeing, shopping and more.
Global Chains for Budget Travelers
Cheap Hotel Chains offer cheap, clean and decent accommodations. Find reliable UK cheap hotel chains for a cheap room in the UK.
English Lit 101 Comes to Life on this 8 Stop Tour
Plan a literary itinerary around the UK visiting landmarks in the lives of a favorite authors including Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, JRR Tolkien, Agatha Christie and more.
Top Ten Year-round Gardens in Cornwall
Palm trees and subtropical plants florish in the gardens of Cornwall - all year round. These top Cornish gardens can be visited in all seasons.
Oxford University England - A Guided Walk
Take a guided walk around Oxford University England. This half day walking tour with pictures is a good way to get an idea of the famous university town.
Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall. United Kingdom Travel. Page 6.
Royal Wedding Who's Who
Picture of one of the bridesmaids for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Names and relationships of all the children in the wedding party. Page 5.
Find the Right UK National Park for Your Dream...
National Parks in the UK. Facts and figures about the 15 National Parks in the UK. Learn all about the National Parks in the UK that protect UK Landscapes and Heritage plus a list of all the UK National Parks in England, Scotland and Wales.

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