TRAVEL GUIDE TO the united kingdom
This is your ultimate travel guide to the United Kingdom!
I’ve always been fond of Great Britain’s monarchy, my favorite part, that I’ve studied a lot is the Tudor Dynasty. I don’t know, there is something about the monarchy in the UK, right? Also the way they are fond of their Royal family. Even I was sad to hear about Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. I imagine how touching it must have been for their subject.
A new Era is starting now, with the Queen no longer among us and King Charles taking the reins of the Monarchy. I am fond of King Charles as he is very attached to Romania, where he has acquired some lands, and very close to people living there in the region. I find him so human, so humble with those peasants. I accept better his errors with Lady Di, an amazing soul, who did not deserve that fate.
I’ve decided to take the UK out of Europe continent, as I see some other fellow travelers do, as for me they are a small continent of their own, even more now after BREXIT.
The United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. On 6 December 1922, a year after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the territory of Southern Ireland left the UK and became the Irish Free State, now the Republic of Ireland.
There are fantastic places worth visiting all over The United Kingdom, especially for Shakespeare and Harry Potter fans! Start your journey from Stonehenge, Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the hot springs of Bath. If you are a fan of the Outlander series, there is even a tour to discover the history of Scotland.
Urban cities and towns that look like they’re from another world, England has an incredibly rich history, age-old traditions, and spectacular gardens. You might have problems with food if you are vegetarian like I am.
GOOD TO KNOW
When in THE UNITED KINGDOM
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BREXIT: EU is a political and economic union that comprises 27 states member. UK has decided through a referendum on 31 January 2020 to leave the EU, going to a transition period, until 1 January 2021, the day the UK effectively ceased to be a member of the EU.
The currency in the United Kingdom is the British Pound.
Language: The main language spoken in the United Kingdom is English.
Connexion: The Internet is at a very good speed, and all countries are on 5G. Wi-Fi connection everywhere you go, free or on demand.
ATM: There are plenty of ATMs in the UK, in the big as in the small cities. Most ATM machines will accept Cirrus, Maestro, and Visa cards. Credit cards and debit cards are used everywhere in Great Britain, so no worries.
Railroads: The railway system in the United Kingdom is the oldest in the world. The first railroad built in Great Britain to use steam locomotives was the Stockton and Darlington, which opened in 1825. The British train system is the 5th most used and the 17th largest railway globally. Being one of the busiest railways, it offers more than 25 train operating companies with thousands of destinations.
Eurostar provides a fast and direct link between London and Paris. It can take up to 2hrs 37mins from London to Paris. Start your journey by boarding a Eurostar service from London to Paris. Some trains run non-stop to Paris, while others serve Ebbsfleet, Ashford, and/or Calais as well.
Plugs: The plugs in the United Kingdom are type G. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz.
Best Time to visit
You really need to plan in advance if you want to visit Uk. But even then, you can never rely on the weather. It changes all the time and is mostly cloudy, if not rainy.
However, the best time to visit the United Kingdom is in spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November), when it’s usually warm and dry. The sun finally comes out, as much as it can, London’s rooftop bars open up, and life starts in full swing.
July and August are the warmest months, but they are also the wettest. The sunniest parts of Britain are along the south coast of England.
The best weather in the UK is in Bognor Regis: England’s sun king. It gets every year an average of 1 921 hours of sun. In comparison, parts of Scotland get fewer than 900 hours of sun, imagine how “sunny” the West Sussex town gets.
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WINTER is the coldest period in the UK, running roughly from December to February. Nevertheless, November can often suffer very wintry conditions too. Temperatures often get as low as the freezing point (0C).
WINTER in the United Kingdom is more spectacular than Summer. During December, the country turns into a winter wonderland, and you’ll find streets lined with decorations and massive Christmas markets. The fireworks in London for New Year’s Eve are among the most spectacular in the world.