See Britain in style by land, sea and air Britain is a wonderful country to tour no matter how you do it. But if youre on board the luxurious British Pullman train of the Orient Express; or behind the wheel of an E-Type Jaguar; or enjoying the maritime delights of the Hebridean Princess cruise ship, then touring reaches an altogether more sublime level.
Dining on a budget in London There is no doubt that you can eat as well, or better, in London than anywhere else in the world when money is no object. But what happens when you are on a budget, trying to get as much value as you possibly can? Are you relegated to a regime of fish and chip shops, pizza parlours, noodle bars and fry ups, or is there life beyond the £60 prix fixe menu?
Island-hopping to Scotlands far north There are 790 islands scattered off the coast of Scotland and they have always been a source of fascination for me. None more so than the Shetlands, enticing and mysterious as the northernmost outpost of the United Kingdom. Sitting, wave-lashed where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, they are closer to Bergen in Norway than Aberdeen on the Scottish mainland. Shetland is on the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland, Siberia and Alaska.
Holiday Homes in Britain All over Britain, wonderful, quirky structures such as these are finding a new lease of life as self-catering holiday homes for those who want something different from a normal country holiday cottage. Visitors can now stay in rooms in a royal palace, find home comforts in a disused water tower or rent a whole fort. If you prefer, sleep in a lighthouse, an oast house (where beer-making hops were once dried) or a windmill. Theres even a pineapple to rent for the weekend!
Britains stylish Spa Hotels A new breed of hotel is springing up across the UK, modern but luxurious, stylish but informal and all of them have one thing in common a state of the art spa. Hotel spas offer the chance to have a relaxing treatment, or even just a soothing swim and steam, without the structure and discipline of a destination spa.
See Britain in Style Chilled champagne, a bubbling Jacuzzi, a four-poster bed draped in the finest white linen. Or perhaps a sumptuous banquet in a medieval castle, cruising along country lanes in a vintage Rolls-Royce, or gliding across the English Channel on a gleaming yacht.
Britain’s Walks and Trails Britains National Trails are the grand-daddies of long distance paths. Fresh-air fanatics can take to the highlands of Scotland, or follow the Pennine Hills across the backbone of England, or scramble in rocky Snowdonia, North Wales, where the team that first conquered Mount Everest did their training.
Budget Hotels and Accommodation in UK (with Resources) London is one of the worlds most exciting cities but is it possible to find reasonably priced accommodation there? Once you start delving you soon find that there are all sorts of good-value options, including bed and breakfasts, budget hotels, apartments, hostels and university residences, often with a lot more character than their more expensive hotel counterparts.
Bristol and Bath: A Tale of Two Cities Of all Britain’s cities, few make such a diverse – and easy – escape from London as the ‘twin sisters’ of Bristol and Bath. Though just 19 kms (12 miles) apart, each is a standard bearer of a different age. Bath, with its elegant architecture, is the place of the Romans and Jane Austen. Bristol is a lively harbourside city, its history peppered with pioneering seafarers, transatlantic adventurers, and daring entrepreneurs.
Britain on a Budget London isn’t the least expensive city in the world and Britain isn’t the least expensive country. But Britain’s art galleries and national museums began offering free admission for everyone in late 2001, a huge money saver for tourists on a tight budget. Britain’s many art displays, especially those in London, will captivate your mind and enrich your sprit.
London- the international city London is a metropolitan city. It is popular for a number of reasons. It is the capital of England. As England is a major power in the West, London assumes importance. It is also a major tourist center. Most of the tourists congregate in central London. West End is in Central London.