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United Kingdom Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry Emery“What country friend is this?” is the opening of a Shakespeare play. Which can provoke confusing answers if asked of one of his countrymen by a visitor? Easier to ignore the whole issue and just enjoy the best that all four of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland, offer. And that is plenty. London is a great metropolis, for sure, but Edinburgh is an ancient kingdom’s capital, while both Cardiff and Belfast combine long history with exciting modern development. Preferably seated in a pub, bar or tavern in any of them, you can debate the merits of Snowdonia versus the Cairngorms, golf at St Andrews versus Portrush or the Belfry, the English lakes, Scottish lochs or Irish loughs, whether Welsh lava bread is better than Yorkshire ‘fat rascals’, Scotch whisky better than Irish whiskey, salmon from the Spey or the Wye? Just be sure to agree with the locals, whoever they are.

United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Capital city: London
Total Area: 242,900 km2
Population: 60,587,300
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/


United Kingdom Travel News

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