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United Kingdom - tourist guide for holidays

United Kingdom is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. United Kingdom is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.


United Kingdom - the best places to see

United Kingdom If you compare United Kingdom with other countries of the world, you will see it is rather small country. Nevertheless there is a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • London (Westminster Abbey + Buckingham palace + Parliament + Tower Bridge + Trafalgar square + Picadilly Circus + Hyde Park + Greenwich + Windsor)
  • sea spa Brighton with king pavilion
  • prehistoric Stonehenge
  • Salisbury (St. Mary Cathedral)
  • port of Portsmouth with ship museum
  • university city of Oxford
  • medieval city of York (gothic cathedral)
  • Hadrian Wall
  • Loch Ness lake
  • Skye - island of myths and legends
  • Edinburgh (nice location + castle + cathedral)
  • Warwick Castle
  • Canterbury (cathedral + abbey)

United Kingdom - useful information

~ Christian: 55 %
~ Muslim: 3 %
~ Hinduism: 1 %
~ no religion: 33 %
~ other: 8 %
Religion - United Kingdom
United Kingdom: flagCapital: London
Area: 243,610 km2
Number of inhabitants: 62,698,000
Currency: Pound (Libra), GBP, £
Language: English
Time zone: GMT0 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +44
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: only English
Serious travel risk: none
Voltage in electric network: 230 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Travellers Forum

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  London Eye
It is maybe ugly but you dfinitely should ride it - the London Eye, Millennium Wheel, simply the big wheel at the Thames river in the heart of London. Why? Because there are great views from there. It costs around 16 pounds (2008) and it is worth the price. There are discounts for children etc.
Je dobré vědět, že se právě mění podmínky vstupu na Stonehenge, detaily jsou tady: stonehenge.co.uk. Všechny vstupenky by měly být na přesný čas a objednávky jen dopředu. Jsem docela ráda, že jsem to viděla, když byly podmínky volnější. Teď jsem chtěla znovu, ale asi to odložím :).
  Hyde park
U Hyde Parku stojí za zmínku, že je dobré tam dorazit v průběhu neděle. jestli někdy, tak právě v neděli tam můžete vidět ony vyhlášené řečníky (vyhlášené spíš jako zvláštní skupina než že by byli nějak skvělí - aspoň pokud můžu soudit ze své jedné návštěvy). Každopádně ale stojí za vidění, obzvlášť
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United Kingdom - the map and typical itinerary

United Kingdom - map
Itinerary 1: London (Westminster Abbey + Buckingham palace + Parliament + Tower Bridge + Trafalgar square + Picadilly Circus + Hyde Park + Greenwich + Windsor) - days: 2, Canterbury (cathedral + abbey) + sea spa Brighton with king pavilion - days: 1, port of Portsmouth with ship museum + prehistoric Stonehenge + Salisbury (St. Mary Cathedral) - days: 1, university city of Oxford + Warwick Castle - days: 1, London (Westminster Abbey + Buckingham palace + Parliament + Tower Bridge + Trafalgar square + Picadilly Circus + Hyde Park + Greenwich + Windsor)
Itinerary 2: Edinburgh (nice location + castle + cathedral) - days: 1, Loch Ness lake + Skye - island of myths and legends - days: 4, Hadrian Wall - days: 2, Edinburgh (nice location + castle + cathedral)
Itinerary 3: London (Westminster Abbey + Buckingham palace + Parliament + Tower Bridge + Trafalgar square + Picadilly Circus + Hyde Park + Greenwich + Windsor) - days: 2, university city of Oxford + Warwick Castle - days: 1, medieval city of York (gothic cathedral) - days: 1, Hadrian Wall - days: 2, London (Westminster Abbey + Buckingham palace + Parliament + Tower Bridge + Trafalgar square + Picadilly Circus + Hyde Park + Greenwich + Windsor)
Itinerary 4: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolUnited Kingdom is quite an expensive country for tourists. In some seasons and in some areas you can make holidays for a very reasonable price, but generally speaking you should not expect pleasant prices everytime and everywhere. On the contrary - for lower prices you will often get very low quality.
  • Cheap accommodation: $40
  • Medium accommodation: $80
  • Expensive accommodation: $200
  • Cheap meal: $6
  • Medium meal: $20
  • Expensive meal: $50
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

United Kingdom on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: United Kingdom may have different names in different languages. For example Velká Británie, Vereinigtes Königreich, Royaume-Uni, Reino Unido. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain, is a sovereign island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. The UK includes the island of Great Britain, the northeast part of the island of Ireland and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The largest island, Great Britain, is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel. The United Kingdom is a union of four constituent countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom is governed by a Parliamentary System with its seat of government in London, the capital, and a constitutional monarchy with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. The Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, formally possessions of the Crown, are not part of the UK but form a federacy with it. The UK has fourteen overseas territories, all remnants of the British Empire, which at its height encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface, making it the largest empire in history. As a direct result of the empire, British influence can be observed in the language and culture of states such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United States of America, and other less globally influential independent states. HM Queen Elizabeth II remains the head of the Commonwealth of Nations and head of state of each of the Commonwealth realms. The UK is a developed country, with the fifth (nominal GDP) or sixth (PPP) largest economy in the world. It was the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th century, but the economic cost of two world wars and the decline of its empire in the latter half of the 20th century diminished its leading role in global affairs. The UK nevertheless retains strong economic, cultural, military and political influence and is a nuclear power, with the second or third (depending on method of calculation) highest defence spending in the world. It is a member state of the European Union, holds a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, and is a member of the G8, NATO, WTO and the Commonwealth of Nations.

As the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars and the Irish republic withdraw from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process.
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