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United Kingdom Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Top 20 Most Popular Cities in the UK for...
Read quick profiles of each of the Top 20 UK Cities for visitors to see why people keep coming back again and again.
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
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?
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.
Power Adaptors - Get Plugged In With The...
You only need adaptor plugs to use dual-voltage US appliances in the UK. Find out how to tell if your appliance is dual voltage.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
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
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.
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 Oxford Like a Local
Oxford is only 60 miles from London and a great day trip destination. Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
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's Hot for Kids at Edinburgh 2015
Family entertainment and children's theater on the Edinburgh Fringe. See what's hot in 2015 for junior theater-goers and little party animals.
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.
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.
Ya Gotta Laugh - Best of Comedy on the Fringe.
Check out the comedy highlights heading for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
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.
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.
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. .
How to Get to from London to Bath Like a Local
Bath is 115 miles from London and a great day trip or short break destination. Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
Festival Survival Guide
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.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
Top ten tips to planning your first trip to the United Kingdom. What you should think of when planning a trip to England, Scotland or Wales.
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.
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.
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.
Public Nudity is Legal in the UK, Sort Of
Find out about Nudity Law in the UK and about nudity on unofficial nude beaches
Chow Down for Christmas in These Great...
Have Christmas Dinner (or Christmas Lunch) in an English Pub. Find out which pubs are recommended for Christmas Lunch in England this year.
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.
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?
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.
Plan Your Visit to Windsor Castle
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.
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.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
The Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom
My personal pick of the Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom, inspired by a new poll that picked the wonders of the world
Controversy Courts the Grand National
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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.
How to visit Shakespeare's Hometown from London
Direction to get you from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How to Get to Manchester from London like a Local
Manchester is 202 miles from London and an important center for museums, architecture and the BBC. Here's how to get there and what it will cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coming to the UK? Don't Leave Home Without...
Find out about UK medical services for visitors. What medical services are free and which must you pay for.
Travel from London to Cardiff like a Local
Heading for Cardiff for a sports event or a university term? Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Easy Directions to Windsor from London and from...
Travel directions to travel from London to Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. It's an easy trip with plenty of options.
Plan a Visit to 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.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
What are Bank Holidays and How Will They Effect...
National holidays are called bank holidays, in the United Kingdom. Find out how they got that name and what impact they might have on your vacation.
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.
Travel Solo in the UK - It's Easy and Fun
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.
How to get to Plymouth, England
Travel directions from London to Plymouth by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources consider all your travel options.
Victorian, Dickensian or German - The UK's Best...
Traditional Christmas Markets are springing up all over the UK. Here are the best Christmas markets in the UK and when and where to find them.
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.
How to get from London to Canterbury
The walled, cathedral City of Canterbury is just 60 miles from London. Its Cathedral Quarter makes an excellent day trip. Find out how to get there.
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.
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.
Travel Directions - How to Get to Nottingham
Details of how to get from London to Nottingham by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
New Rules Mean Longer Waits for UK Weddings
Rules for getting married in the UK have changed. Find out why the Home Office has added extra waiting periods and how you can marry in the UK.
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.
Scotland's 5 Remarkable UNESCO World Heritage...
Scotland's five UNESCO World Heritage sites are remarkable and varied - perfect for planning a rewarding itinerary for your visit.
How to Get to Norwich
Use these information resources to compare transportation options and plan your trip to Norwich, capital of East Anglia..
How to Get to Edinburgh from London
How to get to Edinburgh from London. Use these resources and travel directions to plan your trip.
Edinburgh Fringe - the Greatest Arts Festival...
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was once simply the Edinburgh Festival fringe. Now it has taken over as the biggest, open arts festival in the world with more than 3,000 shows and events to choose from.
Traveling to York is Easy - Why Not Try It?
Travel directions for the popular city of York from London. Whether you drive, take the train or a coach, what you need to know is here.
Listen, Do You Wanna Know a Secret? Here's How...
Travel Directions London to Liverpool with different transportation options. It's easy. All you need is...patience, and these resources, to get there.
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
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.
How to get to Victorian Margate
Travel directions from London to Margate. Find out how to get to this seaside town by car, bus and train.Plan your trip with these resources.
Hassle-Free Camping at 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.
See These Now at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Cheat's Guide to Real English Places You...
The Home Counties, East Anglia, The West Country. You won't find them on official maps yet they're distinctive English destinations with lots to see.
September Festival and Events Roundup
UK Festivals and Events for September. Read about great music festivals, sports events, boat races,literary festivals, heritage festivals, Highland Games and some wild and wacky events.
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.
How to Get to Leeds from London
Travel directions London to Leeds. Use these information resources to compare transportation options and plan your trip.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - A Little Bit of...
Read a review of the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe at Edinburgh's Waldorf Astoria -Caledonian Hotel. A little bit of Paris in Scotland.
10 Facts About Dinner with the Queen of England
Queen Elizabeth II hosts two state banquets a year. Find out what goes on behind the scenes at a Windsor Castle State Banquet
Hogmanay All Over the Place
Read about where to find the best Hogmanay - New Year's Eve in in Scotland
Secret Passages and Hidden Lanes Hide York's...
Take a walk along York's secret passageways and hidden lanes to find its secret medieval world.
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.
Suggested Itinerary: England Travel Plan West...
What should you do on a break in the UK? This 4 day itinerary - expandable to up to 8 days - zeros in on some of the best attractions west of London.
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.
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
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.
How to Get to Wimbledon - It Takes More Than...
Looking for a Wimbledon ticket? Find out the four ways to get one - you may not be too late.
The Lake District at a Glance
The Lake District National Park is Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter country. It's also the site of England's highest mountain, biggest and deepest lakes.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
Dreamy Vacations in Historic Buildings You Can...
Read about unusual vacation rentals in the United Kingdom. Find out how to stay in a castle, a romantic gatehouse or the turret of a Tudor mansion for less than the cost of a hotel. Find out where to find a vacation rental through the National Trust or English Heritage.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
How to Order a Balti Meal
What is Birmingham Balti Cooking? Birmingham is the birthplace of Balti. Find out what Birmingham Balti food is all about and how to order a Birmingham Balti restaurant meal.
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.
10 Great Reasons to Plan a United Kingdom Trip
Destination United Kingdom. Why choose a destination in England, Scotland, Wales or the UK Offshore Islands for your next vacation or holiday
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.
Great British Cheese Festival - Sample Great...
The Great British Cheese Festival on the grounds of Cardiff Castle, is a celebration of British Cheese, real ales, ciders and perry.
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.
How to get to Swansea from London
Details of how to get from London to Swansea by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
Indoor Water Parks Are Year Round Family Fun in...
Indoor water parks around the UK make warm summer family fun possible all year long.
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.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
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 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.
Crossing the English Channel by Car? You Need a...
If you are planning to drive between England and France through the Channel Tunnel, be prepared with a Plan B
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.
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,
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
Eurostar High Speed Trains Through the Channel...
Eurostar high speed trains provide rail service through the Channel Tunnel between Europe and the United Kingdom. Learn how to travel with Eurostar and where you can travel from. Read about what a trip on Eurostar is like.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
A traditional Welsh farmstead in Llyn Y Gabair,is dwarfed by the mountains of Snowdonia in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Page 3.
Average Temperatures in Wales (Celsius)
Wales Weather Averages Celsius. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
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.
How to Travel to the UK from Paris and Northern...
Travel between Paris, Northern France is so easy that I am always surprised more visitors don't combine the UK and France in their travel plans.
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.
Pet Travel - Quick Facts for the UK
Pet Travel UK - Find out about traveling with a pet in the UK. How to bring your dog or cat to the UK, advice sources of advice and information on UK vets, dog-friendly hotels and accommodations in the UK.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
Cornish Microclimates Mean All-Season Gardens
Palm trees and subtropical plants florish in the gardens of Cornwall - all year round. These top Cornish gardens can be visited in all seasons.
October Festival and Events Roundup
October is a party in the UK. Celebrate this month with food, beer, music, literature, heritage and harvest festivals all over the UK.
How to Get to Derby Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Derby by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Global Chains for Budget Travelers
Cheap hotel chains offer cheap, clean and decent accommodations. When you're touring, sometimes price trumps style.
How to Get to Sheffield, England
Travel Directions from London to Sheffield Use these information resources to compare all your transportation options and to plan your trip.
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.
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.
Discount Passes to Save Your Vacation Bucks
These top UK Discount Passes for UK attractions will help you keep your vacation or holiday budget under control.
How to get to Newcastle from London
Travel directions London to Newcastle-upon-Tyne by train,bus, car and air. Use these information resources to compare costs and book your trip.
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.
How to get to Stoke-on-Trent from London
Find out how to get to Stoke-on-Trent from London and how to get the best deal for your tickets.
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.
The Brits Can't Cook - A Fresh Look at Ten...
So you think British food is just horrible? Time to have another look at what you think you know about Britain.

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