United Kingdom What to Pack

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    Taken on horse back near Salen
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    Umbrellas and rain in London!
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    A-Z and tube map
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United Kingdom What to Pack

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    Edinburgh What to Pack

    We were greeted, on leaving the train at Edinburgh, with a very cold wind, and we all did our best to pull jackets or sweaters from our luggage. (This was in May.) The weather was very crazy there. It was at different times cloudy, sunny, cloudy & raining, sunny & raining, very windy, chilly yet sunny, and even hailing...and that was all in the...

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  • Rainy Days

    Manchester What to Pack

    Manchester is quite flat in the city centre so you can bring wheeled suitcase with you. You see a lot of people wheeling suitcases around in the early hours of the morning near picadilly train station. If you are travelling around on buses, metro, trains etc I would recommend wearing a bag pack as it is easier to travel with a rucksack rather than...

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  • WEATHER

    Glasgow What to Pack

    The summer in Glasgow can be warm, but showers are a normal occurrence. So bring suitable lightweight waterproof clothing. Winter is very cold and yes more rain! So warm n waterproof is needed. There is a lot of beautiful architecture and natural aesthetic beauty in Glasgow and surrounding countryside. Bring a good camera ...even better is a...

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  • Shoes

    Edinburgh What to Pack

    A small back pack would be useful for drinks & snacks on the go As I said good & comfortable walking shoes = Edinburgh is a great City for walking In summer a light rain jacket which can be packed away or quickly retreved in preperation of a quick rain shower None required you can buy anything you need in local shops/chemists, but if you are on...

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  • Photography

    Glasgow What to Pack

    Resort Yeap. You should take a camera of some sort and other equipment (film perhaps) with you to catch the beauty of Scotland. Scotland has many beautiful sites to catch on film and to admire them later.

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  • Clothing - Winter

    Edinburgh What to Pack

    Edinburgh on New Year's Eve was one of the coldest nights I've experienced, and that was not due to lack of clothing. I was layered up in pretty much every clothing item I had packed, including huge fleece lined water- and wind-proof ski jacket, and I was still frozen. So my message is to never underestimate how cold it can be.

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  • Backpack

    Edinburgh What to Pack

    Backpack (don't fill completely - leave room for stuff/items you pick up along the way) Comfortable shoes (like sneakers) An umbrella Dress in layers Bottle of water and something to snack on Believe me - wandering around you'll lose track of the time, so it's always good to have some food with you.

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  • Rain Gear

    Edinburgh What to Pack

    These flowers really stood out to me because they are so brilliant and most of my stay in Edinburgh the clouds were gray. Bring raingear and expect to wear it at least half the time. Try not to have a big umbrella, it will get in the way while you are walking.

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  • Maps

    Edinburgh What to Pack

    Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson tells the story of Bryson's last trip around Britain before moving back to the States after almost 20 years on the British island. The book is packed with interesting and funny stories about travelling as it really happens. By reading the book you get a nice insight into the life of the British people and...

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  • Official souvenir guide on Edinburgh...

    Edinburgh Castle, the official souvenir guide is certainly an excellent souvenir guide to take home for own reference or as a gift to friends and relatives at home.Lots of interesting materials on Edinburgh Castle are depicted on this official guide, for example "explore the castle" on page 4 (as depicted on our fourth photograph) and the Crown...

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  • Refrigerator's magnets

    We love refrigerator's magnets as souvenirs and we have large collections of refrigerator's magnets at our apartment in Sweden. We make it a point to purchase some refrigerator's magnets whenever we take a vacation in a foreign city and country. Thess kinds of refrigerator's magnets are available in many souvenir shops in the city of Edinburgh...

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  • Bringing CASH into the UK

    You do not need to declare cash if you are travelling to or from another EU country.From 15 June 2007, if you are travelling to or from a country outside the European Union, you will need to declare any sums of cash of 10,000 Euro or more (or the equivalent in another currency) to HM Revenue & Customs.The term ‘cash’ covers:currency notes and...

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  • My Top What to Take Tips

    Small enough to pick up and carry yourself.Big enough to carry the warm coat you wore to a hot place!And big enough to hold any souvenirs, see 'Clothing' tip which will create space! Take all your oldest things, wear them and chuck them. I even save old underwear for this purpose, and tee shirts.When all the old stuff is gone wash and re-wear....

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  • guides

    It is necessary to immerse yourself in some of the lore and history of England and Scotland before you go to the UK if you expect to really get full enjoment from your visit.One of the better guide books which includes info about the present and the past of the major parts of UK is the Gazetteer by Andrew Hayes. You would do well to get a copy...

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  • PACK FOR RAIN!

    no more then 2 bags, try to PACK LIGHT You should always have good walking shoes, and a good rain coat or poncho. YOu will need them. Depending on where you are and the time of year the weather varies grealty. in the summer a tshirt and jeans will be fine most of the time. the further north you go a sweatshirt might be nessesary digital with...

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  • Just in case...

    The weather isn't always bad in Britain, but it's probably wise to expect rain at some point, and bring waterproof coats and an umbrella just in case. Likewise, even in summer it can get a bit chilly (especially for those from warmer climes), so a jumper (sweater) or two wouldn't go amiss. If you are planning to get out into the countryside, I...

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  • Clothes

    Bring a light jacket, and keep it with you. The weather can be nice, then nasty, then nice again, all in a few hours. In winter, wear a thick wool sweater beneath it. You don't need a big, heavy winter coat.

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  • Film

    Beautiful country with amazing landscapes , great castles and architecture.You should take a lot of film with your camera or memory card if you have a digital camera.I took almost 650 pictures on this trip.

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  • Weather

    United kingdom most of the time is cloudy although when we came it was sunny.take good coat with you because it can rain for no reason and umbrella.

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  • Get your port wrapped

    After you have packed all that stuff, in this day and age it is wise to get your port wrapped up. I had mine done at Brisbane International Airport quite easily. Cost is $8 and it is done just inside one of the front doors. Only took a few minutes and gave me peace of mind. Good comfortable shoes. A pair of joggers and a pair of boots for dressier...

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  • Money belt.

    I bought myself one of those money bags that you strap to your body and it was a good investment. I only used it for my passport, credit cards and larger amounts of money. It really makes you feel alot more secure knowing exactly where these important items are and there is no chance of you losing them or having them taken off you. Most other...

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  • Take Umbrella

    Umbrella, Umbrella , Umbrella & one more Important thing is UMBRELLA it rains a lot there, undpredictable weather, so Umbrealla is & was mine best friend at that time.

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  • Pills

    Actually you won't need any of them, but I always keep my bag full of Asperin as you'll never know when headache attack!better to have with you than wasting your time and searching in Pharmacies for the magical Pills LOL

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  • Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum don't be...

    In Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum don't be afraid to ask a person when you are visiting the dolls to take a picture, the best way is not to ask the same person twice, there are always many tourists, so you can ask one every time, and sure get ready to do the same for them!

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  • Changing

    You'd better change the money to £ in your country than making it in London, in England you will lose the good price of the changing, I did it and changed the $ and Euro's to £ in France before I come to UK!please remember that too!

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  • Umbrella

    Please always remember that the Umbrella is the most important thing when you go to London, as you'll never know when the shower is opened LOLI'd say pack it before anything else in your bag!

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  • Camera

    If you don't have a digital camera, please don't forget to take loads of films for your camera, as you will never feel how you will take them in big qualities, especially in places like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum :-)

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  • The Tube map

    The whole world call the Subway transport : Metro, but not in wonderland, in London you have to ask for the Tube!well the name comes from the form of the tunnel which is like a tube!anyway it still funny and special to me, you have to pick a map, tube map with you before you go there, and there are plenty of places, like in every section of...

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  • It is like this in UK!

    Electric and power holes are special in wonderland, it is almost 2 holes all over the world, (or better to say in the biggest part of its countries) but not in England, they like to be special even here, so some new really new electronic stuffs has the 2 wiers for the apparat! but if not and you need to recharge your mobile so better ask or buy...

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  • The Tube map!

    The whole world call the Subway transport : Metro, but not in wonderland, in London you have to ask for the Tube!well the name comes from the form of the tunnel which is like a tube!anyway it still funny and special to me, you have to pick a map, tube map with you before you go there, and there are plenty of places, like in every section of...

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  • It is like this in UK!

    Electric and power holes are special in wonderland, it is almost 2 holes all over the world, (or better to say in the biggest part of its countries) but not in England, they like to be special even here, so some new really new electronic stuffs has the 2 wiers for the apparat! but if not and you need to recharge your mobile so better ask or buy...

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  • Layers!!!!

    I have really lucked out when travelling in the UK. I have never really encountered "typical english weather", until this last trip. Even though the overcast skies and occasional rain didn't really bother me, I did learn how important it is to layer your clothing, as the sun could sometimes shine, and warm things up in a hurry not long after a...

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  • Ideally...

    An empty backpack. What you're wearing only - if you can. Bare essentials. As you like. But remember, light levels in Europe can be low compared with other parts of the globe. Well, maybe not. But a tent could be good in summer to take in the many outdoor festivals: Glastonbury, Reading and so on. A full credit card. Bring as little as you...

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  • Local Weather Forecasts

    Now that VT have disabled HTML, it is no longer possible to display the 'Wunderground' Weather Banners. Therefore, if you are visiting Cornwall, just click this link, to view the current weather for Plymouth:Current Weather Conditions in Plymouth

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  • Pack light!

    If you're coming from the US, film is much more expensive in the UK than USA. I'm a disposable camera type so I buy enough cameras (pre-VT, usually 1) to bring with me. I'm not a huge believer in travel size toiletries, I just buy the local stuff when I get there. And because of that habit, I found my all-time favorite shampoo in the UK, Timotei....

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  • Be prepared for unexpected weather

    As said in my Warnings and Dangers section, Britain has very unpredictable weather throughout the year, so I suggest you bring umbrellas and raincoats even if you're coming during a supposedly "warm" season.

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  • Packing List

    A wheeled bag is usually the best unless you're backpacking, the distances you have to carry your luggage at some of the train stations and airports can be quite far. Bring your umbrella and a waterproof jacket. You will need it at some point in your trip. I was poured on in Cornwall, drizzled on in London and Bath, and gently showered on in...

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  • Raincoats and umbrellas

    Travel light. Do your best to just go with 2 Carry On's. Avoid hauling large bits of luggage around unless you plan on being in one place for extended periods of time. Bring good walking shoes as there are quite a few attractions/historical sights that you will undoubtedly wish to explore. Unless you are hiking through the country side or camping...

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  • Packing List

    Depending wether you are going into the cities or going into the hills & mountains,the cities would just be normal luggage but if you were going into the hills & mountains ie Snowdonia, Ben Nevis & the Lake District you would need a backpack. The weather in the U.K.is very unpredictable rain is a way of life so wet weather gear no matter where you...

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  • Packing List

    Something to wear when it's raining! Because it does - it's a fact of life here in Scotland - but the scenery is just as amazing whether it's raining or sunny!Watch out for all 4 seasons in one day - a typical occurence in Scotland - just recently we had 10cm of snow at 930am, no snow by lunch time - it had been washed away by all the rain,...

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  • Packing List

    'Hey latest update is we're OK! Can't you tell by just looking at my sexy bod!' (Bikini by Body Glove)

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  • Packing List

    Family Travel If you are planning on a relatively long visit to the UK and/or you know you will be visiting a lot of historical and natural heritage type attractions, an investment in National Trust membership is advisable.Not only does this give you free entry into a huge number of places, but in many you will get free parking.Some countries...

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  • Packing List

    Fantastic shopping in London during the Sale season. Clothes, shoes, etc etc Toiletries can be bought here. For special offers, go to Boots and have a look. Sleeveless for the summer, but be prepared for the unpredictable wet and cold summer too. Can feel hot during the day, but cold at night. Nothing special to bring unless you are on long...

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  • Rainy days

    Your bagpack should be waterresistant. DO NOT i repeat DO NOT forget clothes against Rain ! I really mean something like Gore Tex. Because when it is raining in Scotland, IT IS RAINING !!! You feel like dressed in a shower. Nothing special required, only something against colds. As usual, everything available. A good tent is absolutely needed,...

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  • Packing List

    Suitcase/ waterproof backpack/sportsbag Yes do take that warm sweater, that raincoat, wintercoat and those boots with you! Waterproof camerabag! Films you can get everywhere England is cold. Swimming is only possible in pools in july when its warm. The beaches are a bit rough (sea can be dangerous, the streaming is often strong, especially for...

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