Rest of UK - Things To Do & Attractions
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Top Things to do in the UK
Home of the world-famous chocolate, a visit to Cadbury World in the Midlands is every kid’s dream come true! Find out how chocolate is made, go on the journey of the cocoa bean and most importantly – get to sample some of their delicious chocolate for yourself!
The Royal Connection
You don’t have to be in London to get closer to the Royal Family! The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, as well as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The UK is home to some seriously thrilling theme parks! Thrill-seekers of all ages will love Alton Towers, the UK’s number 1 theme park with thrill rides aplenty, and younger families just can’t miss out on Legoland Windsor, with rides especially designed for tiny tots!
Great British History
Looking for a fun and educational day out in the Midlands? Warwick Castle is your answer! Experience preparations for battle, seek out the castle ghost, explore a deadly bear’s lair, see falconry displays and much more at this award-winning British castle!
UK – Quick Facts
- British Pounds
- The UK has many international airports, some of the largest being Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
- Opening Times:
- Shops are generally open Monday – Saturday from 9am - 5pm, and Sundays from 11am – 5pm.
- Some shops are open until later one night per week, and large shopping centres may be open late every day.
- Banks are generally open Monday – Saturday from 9am - 5pm.
- UK temperatures can reach around 23°C in July and August, and 3°C or below from December to February.
- Country code: +44
- Emergency Services Number: 999
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Getting Around in the UK
- Buses are a great way to get around cities in the UK, and very handy for travelling into the city centre from a suburb.
- Frequency can vary, but buses travelling into a major city are generally very frequent. Overnight buses often operate until early in the morning.
- Buses must be flagged down at designated bus stops, and you pay the driver when you get on.
- Journey prices vary and some buses will require the exact change for your journey.
- Car rental agencies are available at all UK airports and major cities.
- Driving around the UK is easy thanks to the well-signposted motorway system.
- However, driving within major city centres can prove difficult, and parking can be expensive, so it’s recommended to use public transport when travelling into a city centre.
- It’s easy to get around the UK by train. All major cities have at least one central train station, and many villages have stations to which you can catch a connecting train.
- It’s often quicker to get the train than to drive, as you won’t have the worry of battling traffic, especially during rush hour (generally 6-9am and 5-7pm)!
- Long journeys can be expensive though, so if there’s more than one person travelling it may be cheaper to hire a car
- Many UK cities are just an hour’s flight from one another, and flying can often be a similar price to getting the train!
Many people visiting the UK will concentrate on London, and while it’s true that many of the UK’s most popular attractions are located in the capital, there’s also a whole heap of things to do in the rest of the UK!
From the Highlands of Scotland to the festival capital of Edinburgh; from Liverpool - home of the Beatles, to Manchester – birthplace of industry; from the valleys of Wales to the green landscapes of Ireland and many more fascinating places, there are plenty of UK attractions to enjoy wherever you decide to visit!