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Travel System in UK


The United Kingdom has something to offer for absolutely everyone in terms of travel. There are many tourist attractions and offers that make travel worth the while.

Climate

The climate can be cold for someone who may be used to tropical weather. Most of the year it is wet and humid. Weather is highly unpredictable and varies drastically from each location. One thing you can depend on is for it to rain or be windy.

Main Cities

Cities are highly attractive to travellers. Here is a list of the top cities in the UK:

  • London - the capital
  • Belfast - the capital of Northern Ireland
  • Birmingham - second largest city of the UK
  • Bristol - Historic city known for it’s architecture
  • Cardiff - the capital city of Wales
  • Edinburgh - the capital of Scotland
  • Glasgow - second largest city in Scotland
  • Liverpool - culturally charged city and home to the Beatles
  • Manchester - culturally charged and home to a lot of football

Most popular destinations

  • Stonehenge
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Loch Ness
  • Peak District
  • Lake District National Park
  • Isle of Arran
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Gower Peninsula
  • Giant’s Causeway

Visas and Requirements

While the UK is a member of the EU, it doesn’t quite follow all the rules. Therefore, a schenghen visa wouldn’t be able to give you access to the UK and it’s territories. An individual will need to apply for the visa separately.

Airports in the United Kingdom

You can come into the United Kingdom from any of the following airports:

  • London Heathrow Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport
  • London Stansted Airport
  • London Luton Airport
  • London City Airport
  • Manchester International Airport
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Birmingham International
  • Leeds Bradford
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow International
  • Glasgow Prestwick
  • Aberdeen Airport
  • Iverness Airport
  • Cardiff International Airport
  • Belfast International
  • Belfast City Airport
  • City of Derry Airport

Trains in the United Kingdom

You can enter the United Kingdom from any of the following countries:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Ireland

Getting Around the UK

You can chose to get around the UK in any mode for any amount of money. It is best to chose options based on personal preferences, comfort levels and of course, on budgets. Here are the following main options:

  • By plane or aircraft
  • By train or rail
  • By walk (in smaller portions)
  • By buses or coaches
  • By car (you will need to rent them)
  • By campervan (you can rent them for a different experience)

London - A Tourist Attraction

London is one of the world’s greatest attractions. It is a multi cultural cosmopolitan city which has a lot to offer for a wide variety of audiences. London is the capital city and is set to be the host for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Here’s how you can get around from the Heathrow airport to London city:

  • Heathrow Express Rail: Fastest
  • Heathrow Connect Rail: Second fastest
  • London Underground: Cheapest
  • Taxi: Most expensive
  • Dot2Dot Shuttles: Reasonable and convenient

London enjoys relatively pleasant weather for most of the year, and comes highly recommended.


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