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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.
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
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.
The Best Christmas Markets in the UK
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
Why Staying Just Outside London Makes Money Sense
A round up of the best places to stay that are within easy reach of London but have plenty of charm and attractions of their own.
How to Get from London to Bath by Train, Bus...
Details of how to get from London to Bath by train, bus and car. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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 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.
16 Easy London Day Trips
Visiting London? Try Windsor Castle, a short, easy day trip that's a quick alternative to spending the day in the city.
Sail through UK Customs with This Illustrated...
Find out about United Kingdom Customs Regulations. What can you bring into the UK from the USA? From other EU countries?
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?
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.
Remember, Remember the 5th of November -...
Bonfire Night in the UK, is the smokiest night of the year. Here's where to celebrate Guy Fawkes demise with fireworks and huge public bonfires.
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.
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.
Public Nudity is Legal in the UK, Sort Of
Find out about Nudity Law in the UK and about nudity on unofficial nude beaches
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. Page 7.
Best Towns and Villages for Antiques Shopping...
Some of the best antiques shopping in the UK is found in small towns and villages virtually dedicated to antiques shops and markets.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
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 .
Ten Favorite Christmas Markets in the UK
Nothing beats a Christmas market for original gifts, tasty food and drink and family fun. Ferne Arfin picks 10 new favorites the UK.
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.
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.
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 the Best Travel Money to Bring to the UK?
Should you buy travelers checks to use in the UK? Will your card be accepted in shops. Find out the pros and cons of different kinds of travel money.
The Best New Year's - Hogmanay Celebrations in...
Read about where to find the best Hogmanay - New Year's Eve in in Scotland
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.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
What does UK travel cost Plan what you can spend on your first UK trip
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.
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.
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 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 York
Details of how to get from London to York by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Seafood, Scenery and Swimming on a Cruise of...
Seafood, scenery and - what? swimming?! on a Majestic Line cruise to Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
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.
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.
How to Get from London to Brighton Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Brighton by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
How to Get to Glasgow
Details of how to get from London to Glasgow by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
US Expats' Guide to Thanksgiving in the UK
These restaurants, communities and organizations are serving Thanksgiving dinners in the UK. Find out where to celebrate America's favorite holiday while in England and Scotland.
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.
Snowdonia
A traditional Welsh farmstead in Llyn Y Gabair,is dwarfed by the mountains of Snowdonia in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Page 3.
How to Get 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.
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
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
What Are the Rail Pass Options for Longer Stays...
Best Rail Passes for Gap Year and Longer Stay Travelers to the UK and Europe. Read about BritRail Passes and InterRail Global Passes
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
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. .
London to Windsor by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Windsor by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Hadrian's Wall
Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and settlement, south of Hadrian's Wall. Recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well preserved artifacts from the Roman world. In the superb site museum, set in charming gardens, you can see Roman boots, shoes, armour,jewellery and coins. Page 4.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
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.
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.
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
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.
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 Temperatures in Wales (Fahrenheit)
Wales Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 6.
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room
Pictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman Baths. Page 6.
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.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
Dual Voltage Power Strip - One Clever Solution...
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.
Christmas With the UK National Trust
All about Christmas with the National Trust. What's happening for the holidays in National Trust stately and historic homes around England.
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.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
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.
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.
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
White Night in Brighton & Hove - All Night Free...
White Night in Brighton is an annual all night arts festival held the last Saturday in October when clocks are turned back.
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 Wales (Celsius)
Wales Weather Averages Celsius. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
Where to Scare Yourself Silly in the UK
Halloween - Best Ghost Walks and Haunted Places to Visit in the UK. Discover some of Britain's spookiest places to visit and plan a Halloween ghost walk in the UK.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a view! Where to see the Seven Sisters of...
Follow these pointers to find the best views of England's gorgeous, gleaming white cliffs - the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
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.
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 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.
UK Walks Star in Free Mobile App
A free mobile app from the Automobile Association with detailed guides for 1,500 UK walks is one of the best I've seen for planning UK outings and navigating Britain on foot.
Fashion, Food and Top Brands at Selfridges
Selfridges is a small chain of enormous and comprehensive department stores with an emphasis on luxury and designer goods, exotic foodstuffs and top end brands.
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.
Where to Look for Britain's Ghosts
If you are wondering where to find ghosts in the UK, the National Trusts historic houses are a good place to start. Go ghost hunting in these 10 favorites.
UK Transportation Options That Fit Your Travel...
How you choose to get around the UK depends upon what kind of traveler you are. Check these transportation options to find your perfect match.
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.
Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle - With Its...
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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.
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 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.
Cheap Eats in the UK - 12 Money Saving Mealtime...
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.
Debenhams - Pleasant and Omnipresent UK...
Debenhams is a UK Department Store that sells own brand goods by top designers and offers good value for youthful shoppers.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
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.
The Romantic Castle Hotels of England, Scotland...
Find a Castle Hotel in England, Scotland and Wales. Stay in a Romantic Castle Hotel
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Customs in the UK - Traditional...
Flaming Christmas with a creamy sauce is everyone's favorite. But which sauce? Page 3.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.
Whitstable - A Salty Oyster Fishery With...
The Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company has been selling Oysters since the 1400s and is Europe's oldest commercial company. Find out what it's all about today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bhs - Affordable Value for The Whole Family
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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