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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
10 Women's Travel Shoes that Will Keep You...
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.
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.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
16 Easy London Day Trips
Catch up with Harry Potter on the real London sets for the films. This day trip from London transports you directly to Hogwarts and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
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?
Do I Need An International Driving Permit in...
Find out what is an International Driving Permit (IDP) and whether or not you need one to drive in the United Kingdom.
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.
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 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.
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. .
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.
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
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.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weird Wonderful Fantasy Accommodations for Two...
These weird and wonderful UK vacation rentals are just right for fantastic and romantic fantasy getaways.
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
What's That You Say? 20 British Words You...
The British and Americans each speak English in their own special way. Language can get in the way but understanding how to use these 20 British words and expressions can make things a little easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Customs and Border Controls - Bringing Food...
Tempted by markets? Find out what foods you can bring home to the States from you visit to the UK.
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.
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.
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
By Rail Across the UK - The Fast, Easy Way to...
A British rail ticket price depends on when you buy it, how you use it and when you plan to travel. Here are the main categories of British Rail fares.
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.
Essential Info for Warner Bros Harry Potter...
Essential Facts for Visitors to the Making of Harry Potter
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
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.
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
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.
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?
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
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
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room
Pictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman Baths. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
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.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stations Made Easy - World's First Online Rail...
How to Use Stations Made Easy. Instructions for using Stations Made Easy, a new online tool that is part of Britain's National Rail Enquiries website. Page 2.
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.
UK Easter Egg Hunts and Egg Rolls in 2014
Find out where to go for Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Egg Rolls and family Easter events in the UK
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.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
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 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.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
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.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
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.
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.
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's That Giant Spoon For? A Guide to the...
What ordinary people eat in the UK and how they eat it can cause confusion and amusement for visitors from North America. These tips will help.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
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.
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.
Eurostar High Speed Trains Through the Channel...
Find out how to travel to London on Eurostar From Paris Gare du Nord. Page 2.
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.
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,
Deciphering British Food-Speak
What do you call that? British foods are usually not that different from US and continental foods. It's just the language that's confusing.
Bring Your Biggest Beefy Appetite For Dining...
Scottish grass-fed trencherman steaks and brilliant Scottish fish and shellfish,are all dished up New York style dash in Glasgow's newest restaurants.
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.
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.
Top Dual Voltage Gifts for Travelers
These Travel Appliances are dual voltage for use at home and abroad. Here are the Top 6 Dual voltage appliances for UK Travel
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.
Visit the Real Harry Potter Studios in London
Experience the real sets and props from the Harry Potter films on a Warner Brothers Studios Making of Harry Potter Tour near London.
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.
Put Yourself in the Downton Abbey Picture
Are you catching up with the latest at Downtown Abbey? Highclere Castle isn't the only location you can visit. Plan your trip to more Downton sites.
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.
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.
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.
Bhs, Budget Clothing and Everyday Goods
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
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.
Deliciously Pretty Villages of South England
If your idea of villages in England is that they are picture postcard pretty, incredibly quaint and photogenic, you'll like these in the south of England. Have a look.
April Festival and Events Roundup
UK Festivals and Events for April. Read about music festivals, food and drink fairs, sports events, art shows, flower shows, heritage festivals and hobbyist fairs.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
Alnwick Garden - Quirky, Controversial Must on...
The Poison Garden at the Alnwick Garden is a fascinating - and child-pleasingly gruesome - feature of one of Europe's most interesting new gardens.
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.
Is a Visit to Bletchley Park Really For You?
Is a visit to Bletchley Park a fascinating experience, an obligatory pilgrimage for boffins or an exercise in tedium? Read my contrary point of view.
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.
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.
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.
Things to Never Do in the United Kingdom
Don't say England when you mean Great Britain, or Scotland, or Wales. Nothing irritates the various nations of the United Kingdom more than being mistaken for each other. Page 5.
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.
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
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.
Take a Foodie Vacation at a Cooking School with...
5 of the best cooking schools with rooms in Britain as recommended by Nick Wyke, founder of Looking to Cook.
Enigma - The Secret World of the Code Breakers
Bletchley Park Museum reveals the secret story of the World War II code breakers and the Enigma machines.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
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.
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 Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
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.
London to Derby by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Derby by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
Stay in a Fantasty Castle in England, Scotland...
Find a Castle to stay in. Romantic castle hotels in England, Scotland and Wales.
London to Chester by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Chester by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall. United Kingdom Travel. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle - With Its...
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Edinburgh Airport - What You Need to Know about...
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's capital airport, with about 50 airlines serving 85 destinations.
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.
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.
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.
The RHS Shows Off Everything at Wisley
RHS Wisley, is the place to learn everything you ever wanted to know about how to have an English garden.

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