United Kingdom Tourism

The United Kingdoms or more commonly known as the UK is made up of four countries, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Scotland, Wales, and England make up the Great Brittan. The United Kingdom is located on the north-western coast of the European continent. The north and west regions of UK consist of sharp mountain ranges, valleys, and high grounds. This part of UK was formed during the last ice age a time when the entire region was covered by glaciers. Southern England is covered with rolling hills/ Scotland and northwest England filled with many lakes also known as lochs. These lakes were a result of the melting glaciers. They are often narrow, and ling and many can be several meters deep. The legend of the Loch Ness monster comes from here, as per the legend a monster names Nessie, lives in these lochs.

The best time to visit the UK is the Summers. The weather is fab; the cities are bustling, the streets are swarming with people. The general atmosphere is bright and lovely. Although it's not expected to get too hot in the UK during the summer, the temperature on an odd day can reach 30 degrees Celsius and these days can be quite muggy and unbearable, especially if you are sightseeing all day.

There are many attractions in the UK that date back to pre-historic, ancient, medieval and modern times and can be visited even today. And the country does not disappoint. You can visit the mysterious Stonehenge. It is probably one of the oldest and intact monuments of the pre-historic ear. Or the Buckingham Palace, the royal residence of Queen Elizabeth built in 1703. It holds within it hundreds of years of history, conspiracy, secrets and untold stories. You can visit the Key gardens one of the most renowned and largest botanical gardens in the world. 

Take a trip to Madame Tussauds, a one of a kind unique museum in the world. It is home to wax statues of many iconic people in the history of the world. Indian actors such as Amitabh Bachan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh among others have their statues unveiled at this very museum in London. Or stroll along iconic landmarks such as the Trafalgar square and enjoy it led lit fountains and intricate artwork and sculpture. Or have a romantic dinner on the Thames with your loved one. You are bound to leave with a strong desire to return to the UK and in many wonders, make this a desirable and popular tourist destination.

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Best United Kingdom Tourism Guide

Currency: British Pound

Population: 65.6 million

Time Zone: GMT +04:00

Area: 242,495 km2

Capital: London

Official Language: English

Capital's calling code: +44

 

Geography: 

The United Kingdoms or more commonly known as the UK is made up of four countries, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Scotland, Wales, and England make up the Great Brittan. The United Kingdom is located on the north-western coast of the European continent. The north and west regions of UK consist of sharp mountain ranges, valleys, and high grounds. This part of UK was formed during the last ice age a time when the entire region was covered by glaciers. Southern England is covered with rolling hills/ Scotland and northwest England filled with many lakes also known as lochs. These lakes were a result of the melting glaciers. They are often narrow, and ling and many can be several meters deep. The legend of the Loch Ness monster comes from here, as per the legend a monster names Nessie, lives in these lochs.  

 

History- 

The Picts were the first inhabitants of modern-day UK. They arrived nearly 10,000 years ago. The Celts came from Europe to Un in the 8th century BC. They forced the Picts to be relocated the northern regions in the UK and to Scotland. The Romans invaded the UK on A.D 43 and ruled the region for nearly 400 years. They built many villages, sewers, bathhouses, and roads here.  

The 6th century AD saw another wave of immigrants from Germany move to Britain. There were the Saxons. Juts and Angles. England was then ruled by many invaders between the 900s to the 1400s by the Normans, the Danish and the Vikings. In the year 1458, the UK saw the rise of its first Tudor Monarch Henry Tudor aka Henry the VII. He was succeeded by four generations of Tudor Monarchs. This was the era of many great kings and queens of the UK.  

Under the monarch, Britain rose to prominence and became the most powerful nation in the world by the 1800s. The country has successfully colonized many regions of the world and was generating huge wealth via trade. However, as the 20th century came around the Empire was facing numerous setbacks. The empire suffered tremendous monetary losses during both the world wars and by the end of the Second World War, most colonies had attained their sovereignty from the British Crown.  

 

Population: 

Today, people from many diverse ethnicities call the UK their home. For hundreds of years, huge waves of immigration have happened from Northern Europe and a prominent community in the UK today is that of the British Jews. Post World War II the demographics of UK has been several altered as many immigrants from Europe, New Commonwealth and other parts of the world have permanently migrated to the UK. 87.1% of UK's population is dominated by White British citizens. 6.9% of the population is a mix of Asian ethnicities such as Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi's, Chinese and other Asian nations. Lastly, the third most significant community is the UK is that if the black who were brought here a part of slave trade centuries ago. They comprise nearly 3% of the total population.

 

Religion: 

Nearly 64% of UK's population is Christian, and Christianity is the most popular religion in the country. The country has 11% Muslims, 2% Hindus and 39% f the population doesn’t identify themselves with any religion. Other notable religions are Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and Folk religions. 

 

Languages: 

The language spoken in the UK is English because of which traveling here is a delight for Indians as a majority of urban Indian population has a more than a basic understanding of spoken and written English. It is extremely easy to communicate with locals as well as navigate you within the country. in addition to this there are many Hindi and Punjabi speaking Indians in the UK, especially in major cities like London, so you can always walk up to them and have interactions in whatever language you are comfortable in.

 

Public Transport:

There is a variety of public transportation options in the UK. You can get around via taxi, ferry, bus or train. 

There is an extensive rail network in the UK that operate both intercity and inter-region. You can use the subway in London to travel from point a to point b., but you can also travel by train to other cities such as Bath and Bristol of even to Wales and Scotland.

The bus network is just as extensive as the rail network. There are both intercity and local bus services. Intercity buses are much cheaper than inter cost trains. Although they may take longer, you can save money and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Another popular public transport is the mini cabs and taxis, and they happen to be quite iconic to the country. But beware, these iconic black cabs are hard to find and can be quite expensive to travel in. A cheaper taxi alternative is, of course, Uber that has significantly grown its network in the UK since 2012.

Lastly, Ferries can be used to travel from one neighboring country to another as well as from London to Northern Ireland and Scottish Highlands.

 

Currency: 

The currency used in the UK is British Pound. Notes are available in the denomination of 5, 10,20 and 50. Coins are available in pennies (p) 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and 1 pound and 2 pounds. 

 

Cost & Money- 

Foreign currency is rarely accepted in the UK except for at Airports, high-end hotels, and money exchangers. However, credit cards, traveler's cheques, and debit cards can be used almost everywhere as the country is very technology friendly. ATMs are available at every corner and are operational 24*7. Tipping is not a widespread practice. Although fine dining restaurants will charge a service tax and some clubs and bars, have a cover charge.

 

Budget Trip:

If you are a solo traveler on a budget trip here are a few costs for you:

Expect a daily expense of INR 4200/-. This will include approx. INR 2000/- for a dorm bed, approx. INR 1800/- for three cheap meals per day and approx. INR 1000/- for daily transport, you can save in transportation by taking the bus and subway and getting daily or weekly passes, depending on the duration of your stay.

 

Midrange:

For those of you traveling with families pay attention. Your average cost per day will be between approx. INR 4200/- to 9200/- per person.

This will include approx. INR 7600/- for double occupancy room, approx. INR 1100/- for a meal for two and approx. INR 1000/- for daily transport, you can save in transportation by taking the bus and subway and getting daily or weekly passes, depending on the duration of your stay.

 

Luxury:

For those of you traveling with families pay attention. Your average cost per day will be between approx. INR 9200/- per person.

This will include approx. INR 12000/- for double occupancy room, approx. INR 3000/- for a meal for two and approx. INR 1000/- for daily transport, you can save in transportation by taking the bus and subway and getting daily or weekly passes, depending on the duration of your stay. Or you can rent a car for approx. INR 2600/- per day plus gas.

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