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UK Tourist Information

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 is being marked with with a number of special celebrations, events and exhibitions so it is worth making a note of the dates of UK Bank Holidays in 2012.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) consists of the four nations England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Caiptal city of the UK is London, England.

The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, and the northern part of the island of Ireland. Furthermore, most of the British Isles are part of the United Kingdom. There are also so-called "crown dependencies", such as the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The biggest cities in the United Kingdom are London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

Due to its location, the UK is strongly influenced by the North Atlantic current, which causes a humid climate with mild winters and warm summers.

The Travellers Guide has a great range of romantic and family friendly holiday accommodation which includes hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts and self catering accommodation at great locations near tourist attractions and events throughout the UK .

Our UK tourist information guides have links to Official Tourist Boards in the UK and to every tourist attraction who has its own official website so that you can easily find out the latest opening times, admission prices and dates of special organised events throughout the UK.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in the United Kingdom

  • Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh)
  • Stonehenge (near Salisbury in Wiltshire)
  • Ancient Roman baths (Bath)
  • York Minster (Cathedral, in York)
  • Leeds Castle (near Maidstone, Kent)
  • Canterbury Cathedral (Kent)
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespeare's home town)
  • The famous universities of Oxford and Cambridge
  • Chester
  • The Giant's Causeway (near Belfast)

Family Days out in the UK

The UK offers numerous parks and gardens. You can choose from a great range of child friendly hotels for your family hotels in the UK.

Sport in the UK

Many people in the UK and visitors to the UK are interested in sports and there are numerous famous sporting events held each year. The most popular tyes of sports are football, rugby, tennis and cricket, followed by athletics, snooker, motor racing, boxing and golf.

There are four types of sports which are performed in an high profile professional league. Those are football, rugby, cricket and ice hockey.

During your stay in the United Kingdom, you should not miss watching a match in one of the teams' home bases (Manchester United's Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium and the City of Manchester Stadium, Lord's Cricket Stadium in London).

The Gaelic Athletic Association is responsible for the Gaelic sports, such as Gaelic football and hurling.

There are hundreds of golf courses located all over the country, which make the UK an excellent place for golf holidays. See the tourist information pages for further information on golf courses in the specific regions.

Shopping in the UK

Although shopping in the UK can be expensive, you should always be on the lookout for some bargains. London is a fashion metropolis and offers thousands of shops and various shopping centres. There are plenty of excellent destinations for your shopping trip or weekend break in the UK.

Eating out in the UK

The four seperate regions of the UK partly serve different specialities. Typical dishes for some regions of the United Kingdom are Yorkshire Pudding, Haggis, Pork pie, Sunday dinner/Roast dinner, Welsh Cakes, Cornish Pasty and Black Pudding. Fish and Chips can be found all over the UK.

There are plenty of locations to eat out in the UK, including pubs, restaurants, take-aways and fast-food restaurants.

Nightlife in the UK

Especially large cities are famous for their vibrant nightlife opportunities. London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Brighton offer a range of clubs and bars to spend the night. However, you need to be at least 18 years of age to enter most night clubs.

Transport in the UK

There are airports in most parts of the United Kingdom, like the five airports near London (Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STN), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and London City Airport (LCY)).

Further airports in England are Manchester Airport (MAN), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), Newcastle International (NCL) and Birmingham International Airport (BHX).

Scotland offers a choice of four airports, which are in Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Inverness (INV).

Wales has Cardiff International Airport (CWL) and Northern Ireland has Belfast International Airport (BFS), Belfast City Airport (BHD) and the City of Derry Airport (LDY).

Although the UK is geographically separated from the continent of Europe, it can be accessed by train or car via the Channel Tunnel. Frequent train services are available from France, the Netherlands and Belgium. You can also take the ferry from the European continent to the United Kingdom.

Various railway, tube, coach and bus routes are available in different parts of the UK.

UK Tourist Information Guides

View tourism information guides for the following popular holiday destinations and resorts in the UK:-

UK tourist information by county