For a relatively small country, the United Kingdom packs in a huge amount to see and do. The country is centred around London, which can keep visitors busy for weeks on its own. It's a city with everything- from the palaces of royalty to Premier League soccer, nightlife, fascinating museums and endless dining options. But there is more to the UK than London. Get out to Liverpool, the home of the Beatles, or Bristol - with its maritime past. There are areas of wilderness and natural beauty like Exmoor, historical attractions like Stratford-Upon-Avon and lively cultural centres like Manchester- all within a train or bus ride of each other.
Discover the Regions of the UK
Looking for short breaks in the Uk? The country has many different
regions to visit, each with their own unique landscapes, cuisine and
history. Visit Cornwall during the summer time for outside activities such
as surfing, caving and hiking and enjoy one of the most famous treats in
the whole country - the Cornish Pasty. If you're looking for quaint
villages and quiet pub evenings then visit the small towns of The Cotswolds
and the Lake District is perfect for any city dweller wanting to experience
the traditional English countryside.
Planning on traveling to the UK? Here is some basic information that
might help you while planning your trip!
need to know when traveling in the UK
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|Summers are plesant, although winters can be more
|Try a traditional Roast Dinner and British ale
|London, Cardiff, Edinburgh
Cities in the UK
Of course the city of London is not only the most popular destination in
the country, but also in Europe and around the world, but there are other cities
to the UK that are worth a visit or two, most of them being cheaper and
less crowded than London. Check out these three cities in the UK to get the
right city atmosphere but without the stress of the capital.
Alternate Cities in the UK
Edinburgh is one of the most attractive cities in the United Kingdom, steeped in history and picturesque scenery.
If visiting in the summer, enjoy the weather and have a picnic in the park before taking a stroll along The Royal Mile.
Winter time makes Edinburgh even more beautiful, explore Edinburgh Castle in the snow and then warm up with some local whiskey.
There aren't many other cities in the UK with so much charm and character. With a busy city centre full of
quaint cafe's, restuarants and bars, along with arcitecture that dates back almost two thousand years. Make sure to
visit The Shambles, known as England's most medieval street. If the city gets too much take a trip out to the Yorkshire
moors to get a feel for the English countryside.
Another city steeped in history, Cambridge is one of the most popular cities to take a loved one
for a romantic trip away, and being less than an hours train ride away from London means you can set off to
Cambridge easily. For that extra romantic scene, hire a punt and take a trip down the river.
The nightlife in London is buzzing, whether you're looking for cheap student deals, or a more luxurious setting, there's bound to be an area of London that has it. Take a trip up to the cocktail bar in the OXO tower for great views and service, or visit The Shard for a panoramic view of the city.Discover →
Home to some of the most famous nightclubs in the world, Manchester is one of the countries biggest nightlife scenes with plenty of cheap deals and live music events.Discover →
The city of Bristol comes alive in the evenings with loads of pubs bars and nightclubs in the city centre. If you're staying in a hostel they'll be able to tell you about upcoming DJ Sets in many of the clubs, along with a clubbing map of the city.Discover →
Cardiff is a great city to take the little ones for a day out or a short trip. The surrounding landscape of the city is perfect for afternoon walks, and within the city itself there are many free museums with activites especially for children, as well as the must do; Cardiff Castle.Discover
Usually thought of as a couples retreat, the city of Bath has loads of family friendly things to do. Visit the Cheddar Gorge which has 'cave quests' for children and comes with audio guides designed with kids in mind. Discover
Brighton is one city in the UK that is full of people of all ages, from couples trying out the many different bars in the Laines, to families heading down to have a day by the coast. The pier is a great place for the children, full of rides and arcade games, as well as family friendly restaurants nearer the centre of the city. Discover
Money Saving Tips
- London Transport: If travelling in the capital city make sure to purchase an Oyster Card to save money on the tube, train and bus services. When you're leaving the city you can hand in your card to a help desk and get back your deposit.
- Eat at local restaurants: Going out for dinner can
be quite expensive in th UK. Make sure to avoid the tourist areas and
do your research on good places to eat in the area you're visiting, there's bound to be a cheap alternative just off the beaten track which is not only cheaper but often the food will be better as well!
- Book your train and bus tickets ahead: You can save a lot of money with
buying your transportation tickets before. Buying them upon arrival at
the station will often cost you a lot more.
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