The official currency used is Great British Pounds. In colloquial terms, the pound is also referred to as “quid”, e.g. “that costs five quid” means that costs five pounds.
There are many types of holidays to be had in the UK. Holiday parks, beach holidays, cottage holidays, and boating holidays, city breaks the list goes on. It’s a great destination for families as well as couples or friends. Holiday Parks present a great way to have fun family time together regardless of the weather or time of the year. An alternative for family holidays would be forest and country retreats staying in lodges. Lodges are also perfect for romantic getaways. Keen on enjoying a city with all the home comforts you need? City Breaks may be just what you need.
Family Holiday destination examples include Roar & Snore in Surrey (close to Chessington World of Adventures), Windfall Cottage in Gloucestershire, Cairngorms Adventure in the Scottish Highlands and The Owl Barn in Anglesey.
Beach Holiday Destinations
The UK is surrounded all over by water. This means there is so much the possibility for beach holidays and Boat holidays. Popular beach destinations include Bournemouth, Cornwall, St Ives, Tenby, Newquay, Bude, and Weymouth. There are so many experiences to be had on the British waterways.
Culture and History
If you are interested in discovering and learning about culture and history, the UK is full of monuments, museums and beautiful sights.
London, the British capital has a lot to offer. Covent Garden is one of the city’s major shopping and entertainment neighbourhoods. Hyde Park is a popular place for concerts but also is a nice place to have a picnic. Enjoy a meal or watch a football game in local pubs or go on the London eye to have a great view of the sights of London. Visit the West end theatres for fantastic theatre productions.
Portsmouth is a location rich in history, places to visit include but are not limited to the historic dockyard, square tower, round tower, Mary Rose Museum, Charles Dickens’ birthplace to name a few.
Heard the stories of Robin Hood? Travel up to Nottingham and visit places such As Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood Pageant, Shire Hall, St Mary’s Church, Nottingham Castle, or even go on a Robin Hood tour. Besides the Robin Hood sights, you could go on the Nottingham eye or the seasonal ice skating rink in the city centre. If you would like to go shopping, Nottingham’s city centre has two major shopping centres: The Victoria Shopping Centre and the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre.
The 2012 Olympics inspired a great number of tourist visits to the UK from all over the world. Many took the opportunity to visit many of the British sights mentioned above. UK Olympic medallists included Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, rower Katherine Grainger, Paralympic athlete David Weir