Britain? England? UK? Why so many Names?

Britain's naming convention goes back several centuries. In 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain (commonly known as 'Britain'), resulted from a political union of England (including Wales) and Scotland. Nearly 100 years later, in 1801 the United Kingdom (UK) was formed by a union of Great Britain with Northern Ireland and other semi-autonomous islands such as the Isle of Man.

When is the Best Time to Visit Britain?

Question: I plan on visiting Britain next year. When is the best time of year to come?

Selecting the right time to visit the UK is not a simple matter. A number of factors such as your budget, the time of year, the day length, and peak tourist times should be considered before you come to a decision. Read full reply ...

Which UK Airport Should I Fly to?

Question: I am travelling Britain from abroad and touring the London area, which is the best airport to fly to?

If you are visiting Britain from abroad (especially if you are touring the London area), then you have a choice of five London airports and several regional airports to choose from, which all have good transport connections with London. Read full reply ...

What Attractions are Free in london?

Question: My wife and I are visiting London for a few days in the summer with our two children. We are on a fairly tight budget and hear that London is an expensive city. Are there any free attractions we can visit to help save money?

If you are visiting London on a tight budget then there are plenty of interesting museums, art galleries, street entertainment and other attractions with free entry. Read full reply ...

Where do the British go on Vacation?

The British love to travel around the UK and go abroad to Europe and America. Read more...

Car Rental in Falmouth

Question: Our cruiseliner stops at Falmouth for the day and we want to rent a car to explore the landscape. Is there's any possibility to get a rental car in Falmouth?

There a few car hire companies in Falmouth, located around the North Marina, which is about 2 miles away from the docks. However, because Falmouth is a busy tourist area you may find it difficult to arrange car hire at short notice, so its best to book ahead. Read full reply ...

Select A Region To Visit

Britian Regions
Scotland North East North West Wales Midlands East Anglia South East South West

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