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United Kingdom
Travel Planning
United Kingdom

United Kingdom at a Glance

The United Kingdom is composed of four different regions of the British Isles. Visit Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales to capture the unique history and culture of each place. 

The United Kingdom is famous for its bucolic interior dotted with ancient stone farmhouses and rolling green hills. Castles and great houses reflect the country's aristocratic past. The craggy coasts, lonely moors, and dramatic hillsides make for unforgettable experiences.  Whether you enjoy the countryside from the seat of your car, or on foot, there's plenty to look at and lots to explore. 

The United Kingdom is home to millions of city-dwellers and exciting urban centers such as London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast (to name a few) have a lot to offer visitors. Take a landmark tour of London, count the colored doors in Glasgow, discover Belfast's burgeoning music and arts scene, and explore Welsh history in Cardiff. Wherever you decide to travel in the United Kingdom, friendly people and adventures await. 


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  • Scotland Scotland
  • Wales Wales
  • Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Popular Places
  • England England
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Wales Wales
  • Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport London Heathrow Airport
  • Major Airport Glasgow Airport
  • Major Airport Cardiff Airport
  • Major Airport Belfast International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter the UK if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather The United Kingdom is famous for its rain, so bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes. During the winter, things get chilly and damp.

Safety Concerns Safety concerns and crime vary throughout the country. In general, avoid dark, lonely places at night and stick with the crowd. Keep valuables secure and don't flash cash.

Health Concerns The United Kingdom has clean drinking water and good public health. Wash hands and use good hygiene to avoid getting sick.

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