The United Kingdom consists of England, Wells, Scotland and North Ireland.
The capital of the UK is London, and the other larger cities are Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff. Among the numerous monuments, museum, galleries, be sure to visit the national parks.
Some of the most popular destinations, tourist attractions and landmarks of the UK are London, Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Shakespeare’s birthplace – Stratford – Upon-Avon, Oxford and Cambridge.
When to visit
The United Kingdom, especially England, is known for its rainy weather. The best time to visit England and have the best opportunity to see all it has to offer, is in the spring and summer.
How to Reach the destination
London is one of the most important European traffic centers. This city has 5 airports, and they are located in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle. The largest airports in Scotland are Edinburg and Glasgow Airport, in Wells- Cardiff and in the North Ireland – Belfast and George Best City Airport.
If you want to come here by train, you can take a Eurostar train from Paris to London through the Channel Tunnel. The approximate price of this ticket is from 85 to 230 €. Travelling to UK by car is possible by riding through the Channel Tunnel, the rail/ road connection, and continue your trip on the M20 motorway. The fare for riding through this tunnel is around 50 £. You can also come to the UK by bus, by taking the Euroline bus or by boat from Denmark, Belgium, Amsterdam to UK. The approximate price for the boat fare is between 50 and 90 €.
Getting Around UK
Getting around the UK is very easy. The best way is by plane, especially since there are airports in the big cities of each country. Other options include taking the bus, train ( National Rail), or car. If you chose to travel around the UK by car, don’t forget that you need to drive on the left side of the road.
Dos and Don’ts
Don’t miss shopping in London – This is one of the most popular activities in the capital of the UK, besides exploring the historical and cultural sites of London. The best time for shopping, is the Christmas season. Be sure to visit world famous shopping streets like Regent, Oxford and Bond Street or department stores like Selfridges and Harrods.
Do eat traditional English breakfast – When you are in England or anywhere else in UK, be sure to try this typical British meal. This meal, called the “ fry up”, consists of cereal or toast with preserves, or fried eggs with bacon, sausages, mushrooms and fried bread.
Don’t forget to visit pubs – Visit this typical British gathering site. The local pubs are the most popular places to spend time with friends and drink wine, spirit, beer, lager, cider and much more.
Do watch a football game with locals – Football is the most popular sport in UK. Watching the game in the pub or at the stadium can be an unforgettable experience!
Do try some British cuisine specialties – Try British staples such as fish and chips and Yorkshire Pudding.
Don’t miss taking a British coastal trip – There are beautiful resorts on the British coast, so don’t miss your chance to take a road trip.
Do visit castles all around the UK – The UK is known for its picturesque, beautiful castles from different historical periods. Visit them and learn more about British history.
Top Places to Visit
Hadrian’s wall is one of the largest roman artifact’s, spanning 73 miles long. It was created in 128 AD during the reign of Hadrian. The massive construction is worth seeing for any Roman history lovers.
Windsor Castle is an easy trip by train from London. It’s the weekend home of the Royal Family. You can easily spend a whole day visiting the grounds. It’s pretty massive and includes tons of different rooms, chapels, and an art collection.
Loch Ness is a huge and deep freshwater loch in the Scotland. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. Have a visit and maybe you will see Nessie!
Stonehenge is easily one of the world’s most recognizable structures. There are sunrise and sunset tours that allow you to visit outside of regular visiting hours for a much more personal viewing of Stonhenge. Also, they allow you to actually go inside the circle!
London is one of the most visited cities in the world and it has a ton to do and see. From history to great food and drinks you are sure to find something that fits you. If you plan on seeing a lot of the sights you should look into getting a London Pass to save money!
Located on the top of an extinct volcano sits the Edinburgh Castle, on of the most iconic castles in the world. What makes it so unique is it’s location in the middle of the Scottish capital. The castle takes over the skyline and can be seen across the city. Consider buying the Explorer pass if you plan on visiting other castles. Also, get there early because the crowds can be heavy.
Oxford and Cambridge
Just an easy trip from London, Oxford and Cambridge are the home to two of the most legendary universities in the world. For centuries they were actually England’s only universities. The beautiful architecture and cities are for sure worth a visit when in England.
Bath is known for it’s Roman baths and pumps, which is a remarkable complex. Their Bath Abbey is also worth a visit and is located right next to the Baths. You can also do Bath as a day trip from London if you don’t feel like spending multiple days in the city.