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Traverse the emerald green pastures of the English countryside, have a go at trout fishing in the spectacular Scottish highlands, or hop along the interlocking volcanic columns of Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, the United Kingdom is a haven for those who take their tea with a side of adventure. Land of the Queen herself, the UK offers visitors a plethora of stately attractions. From London’s surging cosmopolitan culture and imperial history, to kilts and bagpipes in Edinburgh Castle, to antiquated Georgian architecture and the purest natural springs in Bath, any visit to the United Kingdom will transform into a voyage of adventure, bygone nobility and quaint natural charm.  

  • Capital: London
  • Dialing code: +44
  • Population: 64,800,000
  • Languages: English

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC-08:00
  • UTC-05:00
  • UTC-04:00
  • UTC-03:00
  • UTC-02:00
  • UTC
  • UTC+01:00
  • UTC+02:00
  • UTC+06:00

Currency

Pound Sterling (GBP)

Electricity

230V/50hz
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Visas

Health & Safety

Vaccinations

Drinkable Water

safe

Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112

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10 of the best seaside cafes and restaurants in the UK: readers’ tips

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New England’s best beach town? Globe readers pick Narragansett, R.I.

It’s not just the beach. When it’s time for summer vacation in New England, you also seek out a shack that serves golden fried clams (extra tartar sauce, please) and perfect lobster rolls. You require a family-owned ice cream stand with butter brickle ... read more

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said. Runners up were HF Holiday, Premier Inn and Riviera Travel. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the UK’s fourth largest airline. Its first slogan, "The Airline of the North", was dropped in 2008 when it opened its first base ... read more

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