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.

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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.



 

UK Information

Planning on traveling to the UK? Here is some basic information that might help you while planning your trip!

Everything you need to know when traveling in the UK

Language

English

Currency

Pound Sterling

Best time to go

Summers are plesant, although winters can be more atmospheric

Cuisine

Try a traditional Roast Dinner and British ale

Main Cities

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh
 

Cities in the UK

Discover Oxford

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.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh

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.

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York

York

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.

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Cambridge

Cambridge

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.

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London

London

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.

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Manchester

Manchester

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.

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Bristol

Bristol

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.

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Cardiff

Cardiff

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.

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Bath

Bath

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.

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Brighton

Brighton

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.

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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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