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United Kingdom Travel Guide

Welcome to Blighty! Home to England, Scotland and Wales, the United Kingdom offers a mix of cultures and beautiful landscapes. Whether it’s visiting haunted castles in Scotland and Wales, the hustle and bustle of London, or the quirky Scottish humour, you’ll never run out of reasons to visit.
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English is the main language in the UK
but different dialects are also spoken such as
Scots and Gaelic and Welsh.
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Great Britain Pound or Pound Sterling (GBP)

Symbol: £

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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
-8hrs Australian Western Standard Time
- 10hrs Australian Eastern Standard Time

Top Places to visit in Great Britain

The UK is a land of diversity and perfect for a good old explore. From the striking scenery and medieval castles of the North to the quaint seaside villages  in the Southwest, the UK has something for everyone.  Whether you're into mountain hikes or ancient history, street art or good old pubs, you'll find something to entertain you in the UK for sure!
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When to visit the UK

The UK's weather fluctuates throughout the year - during the late spring and summer months (May-September) the countryside is glorious, the cities are buzzing with pop up markets, traditional pubs spill out onto the streets as everyone takes advantage of the sunshine. During December, cities and towns come alive with magical Christmas markets, burning log fires, and twinkling lights.
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What to do in the UK

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Work in the UK

Looking to get work experience overseas? There's awesome opportunities ranging from teaching to working in a traditional UK pub! We'll even help you get your visa sorted for that next big adventure.
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Great Britain Adventures

Find exciting tours in Great Britain, we everything from small mini-adventures, that let you explore part of the country for half a day to five days, to longer adventure tours that take you around the UK.

Getting around the United Kingdom

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Britrail Passes

Choose your own adventure with a BritRail Pass. Travel across the entire National Rail network of Great Britain including England, Wales and Scotland where you can visit some of the most scenic places Britain has to offer. Travel where you please, connect Britain’s capital cities Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Where will your BritRail Pass take you? Click below for more information and heaps of inspiration...
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Campervan Hire

JustGo and Spaceships have you covered from the picturesque South West coast to the beautiful Midlands and jaw-dropping Scotland Highlands. There is no better way to see Great Britain's dramatic landscapes than on a camper trip.

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England & Scotland

Hit the highlights of England & Scotland for a full dose of sightseeing, history & culture. Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile & look for 'Nessie' at Loch Ness. 
9 days 
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Great Britain and Ireland

This trip is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got one  awesome experience!
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Scotland

Scotland is famous for its whisky, haggis, bagpipes, an elusive lake monster and men who wear kilts! Taste, try, buy and search for all of the above on this 6 day getaway to Scotland. You'll travel from Edinburgh to the Highlands and back to Glasgow, see Britain's highest mountain, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and visit the famed Loch Ness, home of the creature they affectionately call Nessie.
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Do I need a visa for the UK?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a Visa to enter the UK. Currently Australian passport holders can enter and stay in the UK for up to six months without a visa. All travelers should check current visa and passport regulations before travelling to the UK, and allow plenty of time to acquire the correct documentation. For information about working visas for the UK, contact our Travel Experts.

How can I work in the UK?

Want to work in the UK? No problem, with Britbound you can start your UK adventure stress-free. Take a look at our work starter packages and let our Travel Experts help you find the right visa to get you started.

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