United Kingdom Travel Guide

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United Kingdom Highlights

  • Pro
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     Amazing public transportation, history, cool pubs, ruins, history, UNESCO World Heritage sites, history, National Trust sites. And more history. 

  • Con
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     Accents can be a bit difficult to understand, but they are still nice to hear. 

  • In a nutshell
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     A goody bag of pick and mix 

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England

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Scotland

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Wales

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Northern Ireland

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London

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  • Tower of London

    London Things to Do

    First thing when visiting the Tower is to hurry up to the Waterloo block where the Crown Jewels are on exhibit. Do it before 09.30 am. to avoid the lines. Visitors are whizzed past the Crowns on a moving walkway. If you are early you can go back and look again if they are real or fakes because that is an often asked question. As I believe what the...

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  • The Montague On The Gardens

    London Hotels

    The concierge was fabulous, the hotel very grand, and despite the rooms being small they were...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    London Restaurants

    The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in Old Park Lane in June 1971, with food normally on the menu at an American Diner with Rock and Roll music playing while you ate. Eric Clapton donated his Fender Guitar so he could reserve a seat at the bar and occasionally rock stars can be seen jamming here. The cafe has a very expensive collection of Rock...

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Blackpool

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  • Tower

    Blackpool Things to Do

    English copying French? Impossible! Let's explain this in "English" version: By the end of the 19th century, the world desperately needed a big tower. Several architects were projecting it worlwide, and in England James Maxwell and Charles Tuke planned an iron tower, with several attractions in it. The French knew, and ordered Eifell to built...

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  • Big Blue

    Blackpool Hotels

    Our stay was very nice the hotel was spotless and the breakfast was very good.( Mmmm full English)...

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  • Salvation army

    Blackpool Things to Do

    And then, walking without destination across the city, I saw at a small distance a curious building. I approached it and found that it was the Salvation Army's quarters. A nice building, but, more than that, a nice quarter. Everything seems to match a global plan or a specific style. I tried to read about it, and found... nothing, so far. So,...

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Edinburgh

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  • Arthur's Seat

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

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  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Edinburgh Hotels

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

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  • Deacon Brodie's Tavern

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    Located on the Royal Mile just a few minutes from Castle Hill this fine looking pub/restaurant is the one of the best places to eat if your looking for great food at a reasonable price with relaxed friendly surroundings and great decor.A good varied menu from local dishes to international and a fine selection of ales and wines.Snack and have a...

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Manchester

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  • Wheel

    Manchester Things to Do

    *Please note Manchester Wheel is no more :-( - I didn't see it on my last trip to Manchester in May 2012* On many Manchester trips I always keep seeing the wheel but never took the opportunity to ride on it. However, on a recent trip, I've decided to take a ride where I was rewarded with amazing views of the city 60m above the ground! I do...

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  • Radisson Edwardian Manchester

    Manchester Hotels

    I had a great time there. Stayed due to business 4 nights in the hotel. Staff was great, friendly...

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  • Yang Sing

    Manchester Restaurants

    The Yang Sing is a large, very posh Chinese Restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown, and generally regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Europe. I have only eaten here once but it was delicious, definitely an experience I will remember! The staff were also very friendly, suggesting a delicious alternative to an item from the set menu. We had the...

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Glasgow

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Cardiff

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  • Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Things to Do

    The remains of a Roman wall visible inside the Visitors centre of Cardiff Castle are the earliest evidence of the site being used for human occupation. There is a short animated video showing the growth and development of the castle from about 200AD to the present day and from the film you can see that the castle had undergone many periods of...

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  • Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre

    Cardiff Hotels

    I stayed in this wonderful Premier Inn hotel situated in the city centre for one night during my...

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  • Pubs/Bars

    Cardiff Restaurants

    The Duke of Wellington Cardiff is situated on the Hayes in the centre of Cardiff, It is a really nice pub, great to just call in for a drink or lunch while shopping in st. Davids shopping centre, its not a large pub (not as big as it looks from outside) but it serves a nice range of drinks ( The Hot Chocolate sounded lovely) and a nice looking menu...

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York

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  • York Minster

    York Things to Do

    The size of York Minister and its architecture are striking. It's over 500 feet wide and has a central tower almost 200 feet high. While you are looking around the Minster bear in mind it took over 250 years to complete and the only tools they had then were simple levers, pulleys and hoists. Many Masons and Carpenters spent their entire working...

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  • The Groves

    York Hotels

    The Groves is in a quiet cul-de-sac just outside the gate at Bootham so it’s an easy short walk in...

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  • Betty's

    York Restaurants

    Bettys Cafe Tea Room was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner, in 1919. He opened his first Bettys in 1919 in Harrogate and this became very successful! Frederick opened other Bettys branches including York. The Bettys in York was inspired by Frederick's journey on the Queen Mary Cruise, which he took in 1936, and he...

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Birmingham

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  • Cadbury World

    Birmingham Things to Do

    Discover the history of chocolate and see it being made. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to be imported to Europe and made into the chocolate that we know today. There is also a factory shop where visitors can...

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  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham

    Birmingham Hotels

    A modern, high rise hotel in the city of Birmingham. We are one of the few hotels in Birmingham that...

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  • Balti Triangle Info

    Birmingham Restaurants

    Award winning Chef and friendly, stylish restaurant with food to delight, savour and wish I could get them to franchise in Australia! The Indian migrants were on a winner by giving Brummies an alternative to bland Anglo food. especially after the clubs and pubs closed! The food is exquisite and good value. 5-10pounds. The staff always courteous...

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Liverpool

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Llandudno

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  • Conwy Castle

    Llandudno Off The Beaten Path

    A short bus ride from Llandudno, and even walkable if you want to make it a slow day trip, is the stunningly preserved castle of Conwy. Built as a walled settlement for the exclusive use of the English, it gave a taste of what was to come for the Welsh in this part of the world. Even though the walls no longer keep the Welsh out, the situation has...

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  • Hen-Dy Hotel

    Llandudno Hotels

    From A @ M Evans Wrexham This is an extremely well run hotel which is done by David an Louise...

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  • Great Orme Neolithic Mines

    Llandudno Things to Do

    A discovery on the Great Orme in 1987 rocked the world, and sent historians reeling. What they discovered was copper mining on an unprecedented scale: a mine bigger than any other discovered in the world so far. A mine from which copper was exported all over Europe, and people from all over Europe, even as far as Spain and Morocco, had come to the...

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Oxford

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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    Oxford Things to Do

    Wadham College is one of the few colleges founded by a woman - Dorothy Wadham -, who used her husband Nicholas's heritage to found the college in 1610, a year after his death, when she was 75 years old! Interestingly, despite being founded by a female, women were not allowed in the college at all, except for the laundress who had to be of "such...

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  • Old Bank Hotel

    Oxford Hotels

    Single £150.00 Standard double/twin £165.00 Deluxe double/twin £205.00 Superior deluxe...

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  • Eagle & Child

    Oxford Restaurants

    The Pony Yard at the back of the Eagle and Child has been covered over as a restaurant area. This means that The Rabbit Room where the famous Inklings (JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, et al) used to meet together is not now a back parlour, but a recessed area near the bar. It is easily recognisable with photographs and mementos of The Inklings framed on the...

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Torquay

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  • A Safe Bet

    Torquay Restaurants

    The Harvester chain of restaurants is a well known brand in the UK and offers a family friendly environment.Main courses are predominantly grills with an unlimited salad bar to accompany your meal and the whole concept seems to be extremely popular.I’ve eaten in here a few times and haven’t been disappointed. They must be doing something right...

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  • Meadfoot Bay Hotel

    Torquay Hotels

    This is one of the best I've found in the UK. We stayed in the Suite and it was a real spoil. The...

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  • Torquay Outer Harbour

    Torquay Things to Do

    Although the Inner Harbour has the most to offer both visitors and locals alike, the Outer Harbour isn’t without interest either.Protected by two piers, the Outer Harbour can accommodate larger boats than the Inner Harbour’s small inshore craft and the Princess Pier is the embarkation point for some of the coastal pleasure cruises. More rewarding...

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Cambridge

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  • Punting

    Cambridge Things to Do

    As I made my way along Magdalene Street, I came across a River with lot's of empty Punt's, and lots of Student's trying to take me Punting for a fee. Sorry.... I wasn't interested, and was on my way, only to find another lot, further on. It looks ok, and the few people I saw being punted looked to be enjoying themselve's. I don't know how much the...

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  • Premier Inn Cambridge (A14 J32)

    Cambridge Hotels

    We enjoyed a one-night stay here. The staff is young, pleasant and very efficient, and that includes...

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  • The Eagle

    Cambridge Restaurants

    I would recommend the Eagle rather as a place of interest than a pub. Of course, a drink in the RAF bar and a toast to Crick and Watson, the scientists who met here to discuss their progresses in their DNA research. A commemorative plaque to Crick and Watson, who discovered the secret of the human DNA in 1953, is located in one of the bars. The RAF...

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Bournemouth

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  • Beach

    Bournemouth Things to Do

    Of course I knew that Bournemouth was a beach town, but when I went to the beach on my first afternoon in town, it took my breath away for a short moment. I really had not expected such an impressive sight! Bournemouth is located at Poole Bay, a beautiful stretch of sand, 16km long! It runs all the way from Old Harry Rocks in the west to...

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  • Best Western The Connaught Hotel...

    Bournemouth Hotels

    Great location being very close to the town centre and beach. Free parking!!! Good food, good booze...

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  • Easy access to the beach.

    Bournemouth Transportation

    The cliff lifts which can be found at West Cliff,East Cliff and Fisherman's Walk Cliff only operate between Easter and the end of October.They give you easy access to the beach from the cliff tops.Each car takes 12 passengers and costs £1.20p for each adult,80p per child or £3.80p for a family - 2 adults and up to 3 under 16's.

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Top United Kingdom Hotels

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Falmouth Hotels
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Edinburgh Hotels
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Scarborough Hotels
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York Hotels
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Eastbourne Hotels
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Great Yarmouth Hotels
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Newquay Hotels
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    Apr 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    It has been announced that the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher will take place at St Paul's cathedral at 11am on Wednesday 17th April. St Paul's is completely closed to visitors and worshippers on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th.

    Roads in the area will be closed to traffic on the day of the funeral. It is likely that there will be substantial crowds lining the route of the ceremonial funeral procession (from the Palace of Westminster to St Paul's) as well as outside the cathedral itself.

    There is potential for street disturbances in the area, before, during and after the procession. My advice would be to keep well away and, if you want to see the funeral, to watch it on the television (where you will see much more anyway).

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