United Kingdom

United Kingdom

General Information

The United Kingdom is full of divergences; in whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and cultures to explore.  The United Kingdom encompasses Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland which are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and traditions.

England, which is situated in the southeast part of the British Isles, is separated from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills.  To the west along the border of Wales are the Cambrian Mountains, while a range of hills making up the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, extends in the surrounds.

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords and the House of Commons.  The amalgamation between England and Wales came about in 1536 with an Act of Union.  Another Act of Union in 1707, joined England and Scotland which permanently became Great Britain.  The name, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was adopted in 1927.

The capital and largest city is London, which has an amazing diversity of nationalities.  Other large cities are Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and Bradford.

Activities in the United Kingdom

Activities in the United Kingdom are plentiful! Each country has its own unique tourism attractions that will amaze and enthral visitors.  Please view our Activity Directory for more information on what is on offer. 

Accommodation in the United Kingdom

Accommodation is varied with options to suit all tastes and budgets.  Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Self-Catering units, camping, Hotels, Resorts and castles abound in each country.  Please view our Accommodation Directory for all the options available.

Businesses in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom offers a range of business opportunities.  Please view our Business Directory for more information, or add your own free business listing.

There is nothing better than sampling a country's delicacies to get the taste buds going.  Please view our Restaurant Directory for more information on the culinary delights these countries have to offer their visitors.

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