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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.
How to Find Out If You Need a Visa
Do you need a visa to visit the UK? Find out if you do, what kind you need and where to get one.
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.
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.
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.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
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.
Can You Bring Honey to Your UK Honey? Food...
Wondering what foods you can bring to the UK? This UK online database tool takes the guesswork out of bringing food gifts to UK family and friends.
5 Reasons to Go to Suffolk in 2016
Time travel to the Middle Ages, have a beer in an ancient pub, enjoy the sport of kings. Wherever you go in Suffolk it's the England of your dreams.
The Best UK Places for an All Day Antiquing Spree
Some of the best antique towns in the UK for informal antique hunting. Here's where you can spend all day rooting through stuff to find treasures.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
How to Save on VAT - The UK Sales Tax You May...
Save money by claiming your UK VAT refund. It's a tax on most goods in the UK and visitors 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. .
How to Order a Beer - The Mysteries of the...
Here's how to find a pub you'll really like, what to order and how to order it like a local. A fast track through the mysteries of the British Pub.
It Takes More than Study to Get From London to...
Whether you're heading to Cambridge as a tourist, a student or a fan of Christmas Carols at King's, here's how to plan for a stress-free trip.
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.
How to visit Shakespeare's Hometown from London
How to get from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Top Ten English Country Houses to Visit
Read about the top ten English Country Houses. Find Links and Pictures of Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Hatfield House, Hardwick House, Waddesdon Manor, Knole, Longleat,Petworth House and Lyme Park. Find out how to visit the best Stately Homes of England
Do You Need an International Driver's Permit?
Find out what an International Driving Permit (IDP) is, whether you need one to drive in the United Kingdom and where to buy one.
How Should I Bring my Spending Money to the UK
Should you buy travelers checks to use in the UK? Will your card be accepted in shops? Find out the best way to carry your travel money to the UK.
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.
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
Guide to UK Department Stores
A handy guide to UK department store shopping. Find out what you can buy and what you might spend in the country's biggest popular retailers.
How to 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.
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.
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 You Bare All in Public in the UK? Well,...
Can you go bare on the beach in England, Scotland and Wales? Find out about public nudity in the UK and how to sunbathe nude without breaking the law.
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.
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
Traveling to York is Easy - Why Not Try It?
Here's how to get from London to the medieval city of York. This popular city, halfway to Edinburgh, is easy to reach by car, train or bus.
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 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.
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.
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.
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's on in February Around the UK
Want to know what's on in February? Here's an up to date list of festivals, exhibitions and sporting events in the UK throughout the month.
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.
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.
The World Class Seven Wonders of the UK
My personal pick of the Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom, inspired by a new poll that picked the wonders of the world
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.
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.
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
Wolf and Wolf Pup at Longleat
Canadian Timber Wolf with her Pup at Longleat. Page 2.
What's My Money Worth in the UK?
How to handle UK currency and how to find the latest exchange rates to measure what goods and services are worth in your own money.
Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year
Find out where to celebrate Chinese New Year in the UK. Chinese New Year festivities around the United Kingdom.
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.
3 Great Houses from the Golden Age of...
The Elizabethan Age was full of confidence and prosperity. Visit some of the historic houses and manors built at the height of Elizabethan domestic architecture.
Fantastic Facts About York Minster
Fantastic and little known facts about York Minster, England's largest gothic church and one of the largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals in the world.
How to Get from London to Brighton Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Brighton by car, train or bus. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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.
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?
Travel Essentials - Lightweight, Packable...
Lightweight, Packable Backpacks
Find an International Airport in England and...
Read about other UK airports with Trans-Atlantic flights where you can save money or arrive closer to your ultimate destination.
4-8 Days West of London Tour includes Windsor...
Things to do on a short vacation in the UK? This 4-day itinerary - expandable to up to 8 days - zeros in on the best attractions west of London.
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.
How Far is Manchester from London? Think Fast...
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.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
Lions Relax and That's Some Pillow
Baby Pictures of Resting Lion Clubs at Longleat Safari Park. Page 4.
How to Get to Norwich
Use these information resources to compare transportation options and plan your trip to Norwich, capital of East Anglia..
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.
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.
How to Get to Edinburgh from London
How to get to Edinburgh from London. Use these resources and travel directions to plan your trip.
Sea Lion and Her Pup at Longleat Safari Park
Baby Picture of Sea Lion and Pup at Longleat. Page 6.
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
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 Nottingham
How to get from London to Nottingham by train, bus and car. Use these information resources to plan your trip to Robin Hood country.
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.
Playful Lion Cub Bonds With its Mother at...
Playful Lion Cub with its mother at Longleat. Page 5.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
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.
Bonanza of Free Things to Do in the UK
Check out these 50 free things to do in the UK. Vacation fun doesn't have to cost a bundle. In fact, all over Britain, it need not cost a penny.
Tapir Baby with its Mother at Longleat
Baby Pictures of Tapir Baby with its Mother at Longleat Safari Park. Page 7.
Global Chains for Budget Travelers
Cheap hotel chains offer cheap, clean and decent accommodations. When you're touring, sometimes price trumps style.
The British Channel Islands, An Introduction
All about the British Islands. The Channel Islands are part of Britain but not part of the UK. Read about the unusual and anomalous status of Britain's offshore islands.
How to Travel from London to Bristol Like a Local
Bristol is 118 miles from London in a straight line west from Trafalgar Square. Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
Baby Pictures of New Arrivals at Longleat...
Baby Pictures of Animals at Longleat Safari Park
Average Precipitation and Rainfall in the UK
UK Rainfall Averages by City in Millimeters and Inches, including the wettest and driest months. 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.
Family Portrait with Baby - Zebras and Zebra...
Zebra family portrait is a striking composition in stripes in this picture of Zebras with a Zebra colt at Longleat Safari Park. Page 8.
Lion Cub at Longleat Could Be Sizing You Up for...
Lion Cub at Longleat Safari Park. Page 3.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
What is a bacon sarnie and why is this salty British treat such a guilty pleasure for so many?
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.
Yard Sale on Steroids? You Must Be Thinking of...
Car boot sales in the UK are a cross between a flea market, a swap meet and a giant yard sale on steroids
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.
Baby Animals - Baby Giraffe With its Mother at...
Baby Animals - Giraffe Baby With its Mother at Longleat Safari Park
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.
Visit the Real Harry Potter Studios in London
See behind the scenes at the Harry Potter WB Studio Tour London. We loved it! Real sets, real props, real butterbeer. A really fun day out.
Post Holiday Shopping at Bicester Village Could...
Bicester Village the designer brand outlet mall near Oxford is where chic style and bargains go hand in hand. But let the buyer beware.
Overlooked and Underrated Roman Ruins to See Now
Fascinating Roman ruins are scattered all over Britain. Try exploring some of these less well known sites - from ancient villas and baths to a gold mine.
Discover The Feathered Nest Inn - Before...
The Feathered Nest Inn - This top Cotswolds gastropub is still undiscovered by international foodies. It can't stay that way much longer - so go now!
Thatched Cottages - Country, Thatch-roofed...
Pictures of thatched cottages in England and Wales. Country cottages and thatchers working on thatch-roofed cottages.
Easy Directions to Windsor from London and from...
Bus, train and car travel directions to travel to Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor from London. It's an easy trip with plenty of options.
How to Beat a Path to Off-the-Beaten-Path Lincoln
Planning a short break in Lincoln can be well worth some travel complications. Find out how to get to this hidden gem of the Midlands.
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.
Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle - With Its...
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Sending Holiday Gifts to the UK? You Need The...
Sending Christmas presents to friends and family in the UK? The Royal Mail postcode finder is a tool you need to know about.
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.
Skinny-Dipping Guide to Britain
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.
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.
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.
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 Country House Christmas - Celebrate the...
Pictures of UK Country House Hotels at Christmas with details of their Christmas holiday packages.
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.
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.
A Shoppers Paradise in Birmingham? You Better...
Birmingham in the English Midlands is a surprising shoppers paradise. From smart designer shops to historic, multi-ethnic markets and a glittering jewelry quarter, there are cool shopping districts all over England's underrated Second City.
Panto is One British Family Tradition You...
Panto or Pantomime is a British tradition of winter musical comedy for the whole family featuring the noisiest, rowdiest fairytales you've ever seen.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.
Safe, Stylish Bags for Wired Travelers
There's a big difference between a small gadget bag and a bag for all my small gadgets. I've found four that bridge the gap.
Deliciously Pretty Villages of South England
Behind the facades of the Kent village of Ightham, one of the prettiest villages in the South of England, lurk histories of murder and mystery dating all the way back to prehistoric times.
How to Get to Leeds from London
Travel directions London to Leeds. Use these information resources to compare transportation options and 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.
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.
A Flipping Good Tradition Gets Even Better -The...
The ladies of Olney, home of Amazing Grace, have been flipping pancakes in a wacky women-only race for over 550 years. Go along to watch and eat.
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.
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.
Speyside Whisky Has its Own Style - See How...
Take a Distillery Tour with pictures of the Glenfiddich Distillery as it launched a 50-year-old Scotch
Cutty Sark Last of the Great Tea Clippers...
Fascinating facts about the Cutty Sark as the 143 year old restored tea clipper returns to public display at her dry dock in Greenwich
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.
A Zucchini by Any Other Name...British Food...
Zucchini or a courgette? And what's that thing that looks like a cucumber on steroids? Surprising British words for unsurprising, everyday foods.
Best Things to Do By the Sea in Aldeburgh England
A vacation in the sophisticated town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast is offbeat, laid back and arty. A seaside holiday for grownups.
Top British Classics for Women
Here are some of the top gifts for women from the UK - a selection of classic, high quality British gifts and gift ideas for her.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
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.
The Best Choccies in Britain - Where to Buy the...
Taylor Swift was spotted buying chocolates from London chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker. Check out these top 15 chocolate shops for your Valentine.
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.
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?
Why You Should Go to Rye Now
Rye is more than just a pretty face. It's also one of the most complete medieval towns in England. And, in February, the scallops are to die for.
How to Travel from London to Swansea Like a Local
Swansea is the gateway to the Gower, one of the most beautiful corners of Wales.Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 8.
Pictures of York England - A Gem of a City
Pictures of York England featuring Medieval buildings, York Minster, Viking parades, markets and other scenes of York England
Take a Peek Around the Queen's Private Scottish...
Book ahead for Balmoral's visitor season. The Queen's private home in Scotland is open when she's not there. Bookings are taken a year in advance.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
Get Ready for Wearin' o' the Green Around the UK
St. Patrick's Day in the United Kingdom. Read About the UK's biggest St. Patrick's Day events in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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.
Put Yourself in the Downton Abbey Picture
Are you catching up with the latest at Downtown Abbey? Highclere Castle isn't the only location you can visit. Plan your trip to more Downton sites.
How to Get to Wimbledon - It Takes More Than...
Looking for a Wimbledon ticket? Find out the four ways to get one - you may not be too late.

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