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United Kingdom Travel: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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
11 Common Travel Blunders to Avoid in Britain
Find out the 11 most common mistakes first time visitors to Britain make. Then learn how to avoid them.
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.
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.
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.
Sail through UK Customs with This Illustrated...
Here is what you can bring into the UK, Duty Free, when arriving from outside the EU
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
What does UK travel cost Plan what you can spend on your first UK 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. .
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Nudity is Legal in the UK, Sort Of
Find out about Nudity Law in the UK and about nudity on unofficial nude beaches
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 to York
Details of how to get from London to York by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
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.
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 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.
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.
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
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.
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.
Gardens are Free on National Open Garden Day
First National Open Gardens Day is a free treat during National Gardening Week. Visit famous national and private gardens and rare hidden gems, free.
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.
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
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
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.
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.
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
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
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
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.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. Page 7.
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.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Bhs, Budget Clothing and Everyday Goods
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
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.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
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.
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.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
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.
Essential Info for Warner Bros Harry Potter...
Essential Facts for Visitors to the Making of Harry Potter
Eurostar High Speed Trains Through the Channel...
Find out how to travel to London on Eurostar From Paris Gare du Nord. Page 2.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Plan Your Visit to Balmoral Castle in Balmoral
Plan your visit to Balmoral Castle. Look here for Balmoral visitor information about opening hours, admission prices and special tours of Balmoral Castle in Scotland
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.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.
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.
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.
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.
Petworth
Petworth. United Kingdom Travel. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
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.
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.
Lyme Park
Lyme Park. United Kingdom Travel. Page 9.
Average Temperatures in Wales (Celsius)
Wales Weather Averages Celsius. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
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.
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
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
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.
"God for Harry, England and St George!" - And...
Find out about St George's Day and What's on in 2014
How to get to Stoke-on-Trent from London
Details of how to get from London to Stoke-on-Trent by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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.
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.

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