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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.
Give These a Miss - 7 British Tourist...
One of the obligatory stops on a tourist visit to London seems to be Harrods. What a shame the store
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.
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.
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.
Before You Leave Home, Remember to Note Your...
British Post Codes are vital to addresses in the UK. Don't over look those numbers and letters at the end of British addresses - or you could find yourself lost
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Customs in the UK - Traditional...
Abundant traditional foods, beautifully presented, make a perfect UK Christmas. Page 2.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Celebrate Christmas in the UK's Best Historic...
Glorious decorations, tasty holiday treats and loads of family fun - it must be Christmas with the National Trust.
Did You Know? - 5 Hogmanay Traditions in Scotland
Did you know that Hogmanay, Scotland's New Year celebration can last for days and has many ancient Hogmanay traditions?
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 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.
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 Best New Year's - Hogmanay Celebrations in...
Read about where to find the best Hogmanay - New Year's Eve in in Scotland
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.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
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.
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.
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?
Christmas Carol Concerts in English Cathedrals
Find Christmas Carols in English Cathedrals. How to find the best English Cathedral Choirs and choirboys performing Christmas Carols in historic English Cathedrals.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Customs in the UK - Boxing Day
Boxing Day, a UK Christmas custom, is the day after Christmas and celebrated in the United Kingdom as a National Holiday. Find out what it's about and how it is celebrated.
How to Attend England's Most Famous Carol Service
Christmas Eve Carols at King's College Chapel in Cambridge is one of the world's most famous Christmas Eve services, broadcast live by the BBC. Find out how you can attend.
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.
10 Christmas Market Favorites
Nothing beats a Christmas market for original gifts, tasty food and drink and family fun. Ferne Arfin picks 10 new favorites the UK.
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.
A Harry Potter Fanatic's Guide to Visiting the UK
Take a Harry Potter Studio tour or visit Harry Potter locations all over 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
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
What does UK travel cost Plan what you can spend on your first UK trip
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 Married in the UK
Getting Married in the UK. Find out who can get married in the UK and what the requirements are for registration, documentation and immigration matters.
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.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. Page 7.
Handel's Messiah - An English Christmas Tradition
Handel's Messiah is a Holiday Season Tradition for English Choirs, Choruses and Chorals. Find out where to hear Top English Choirs sing Handel's Messiah.
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.
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.
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
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.
Essential Info for Warner Bros Harry Potter...
Essential Facts for Visitors to the Making of Harry Potter
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.
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.
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.
Shophound Alert - Here's Where to Find Original...
Go sightseeing in some of the best independent shops and shopping districts in the UK and get your holiday gift list sorted at the same time.
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.
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.
What's a Panto?
What is Panto - Find a Definition of Panto, a British family entertainment
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
Bhs, Budget Clothing and Everyday Goods
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
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.
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year's in Edinburgh Means Hogmanay
New Year's in Edinburgh means Hogmanay - four days of celebration for the New Year. Find out what's happening in Edinburgh for Hogmanay and how you can take part.
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.
Brighton's Fire Festival - The Burning of the...
The Burning of the Clocks is Brighton's Winter Solstice Fire Festival
Marks and Spencer - M&S is a UK Department...
Marks and Spencer or M&S is the UK's favorite department store - a real British institution
Christmas in Birmingham Means one of Europe's...
Christmas market in Birmingham. Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is the longest and biggest German Christmas Market outside of Germany.
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.
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room
Pictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman Baths. Page 6.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. Page 3.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
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.
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.
British Panto - Whats on Where in 2014-2015
Find out what traditional British Pantos are playing around the UK during the 2014/2015 holiday season.
Harrods, Liberty and Fortnum & Mason - The...
Harrods, Liberty and Fortnum and Mason are top London department stores with no other branches in Britain outside of London. They are well worth visiting while in London
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.
By Rail Across the UK - The Fast, Easy Way to...
British train tickets are sold online, at the station and, sometimes, on the train itself. Find out where to buy tickets for British rail travel and how to pay for them.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
Santa's Steam Trains are Ready to Roll
In the UK, Santa doesn't always rely on reindeer. Sometimes he hops on a steam train. Find out where to join him on some of the UK's favorite steam railways every December.
Best Gadget Bags for Small Electronics and...
There's a big difference between a small gadget bag and a bag for all my small gadgets. I've found five that bridge the gap.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
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.
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.
Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire
Scottish Fire Festivals - The Stonehaven Fireball Festival is an exciting and terrifying annual event for New Year's Eve in Scotland.
British Vocabulary - What is a Lorry?
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
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
Average Temperatures in Wales (Fahrenheit)
Wales Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 6.
Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle - With Its...
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Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
Yuletide York - A Round-up of Christmas Markets...
Christmas Markets and Events in York England. York England goes all out for Christmas with several traditional Christmas Markets, Christmas Concerts and Events, all clustered in the Medieval Center of York for Yuletide York.
Glasgow Airport - What You Need to Know about...
Glasgow Airport is Scotland's main international airport, with links to Europe and Ireland as well as East and West Coast US and Canada.
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.
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.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
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.
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 Drive in the UK
UK and Ireland Driving Directions and Tips - Find top tips for UK and Ireland visitors driving in the British Isles.
Profile of Luxury UK Department Store Fenwicks
Luxury UK Department Store Fenwicks is a Newcastle based retailer store with 8 different branches, selling fashions for women, men and children, around the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.
450th Birthday Bash For the Bard in 2014
What a birthday party! Britain will celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with performances, parades and special events around the world.
Free Attractions - 50 Free Things to do in the...
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's the Weather Like on Orkney?
Find out about Orkney Weather and Climate. What's the best time to visit Orkney. Find Orkney weather forecasts and watch live webcams of Orkney
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.
Lyme Park
Lyme Park. United Kingdom Travel. Page 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Save Money on your UK Trip
Top Money Saving Ideas on UK Travel - save on accommodations, food and drink, sightseeing, shopping and more.
Best Stops on a Downton Abbey Tour
Highclere Castle isn't the only Downton Abbey location you can visit. Use this handy guide of the best locations to plan your trip.
Don't Get Suckered by These 5 Tourist Scams
When the weather gets warm, tourist scams, con games and grifters multiply in crowded spots. Keep your eyes peeled for these 5 common traps.
Lincoln Christmas Market - The UK's First and...
Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the UK's oldest and biggest Christmas Markets. More than 350 stallholders from all over Europe sell unique gifts, crafts, food and more. And there's also a Big Wheel and a funfair.
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.
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