There’s a lot that this little country has to offer – and that’s just the amazing fish and chips that we’re talking about. The UK has a diverse mix of people from Lands End to John O’Groats, although choosing what to do when you get there can be overwhelming; with so much choice on offer and a lot of varieties on a theme, you can be hard pressed to not find something that will tickle your fancy. But what do you need to get ready for your trip – apart from yourselves?
Money, Money, Money
Regardless of where you are travelling to, you are going to need to take money with you. Buying GBP online is easy nowadays, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to find a good conversion rate to take advantage of. It’s recommended that, whatever country you go to, you get a travel card to put your money onto to save you from losing physical cash, which can definitely be a problem that’s not as easily resolved.
City Or Countryside?
The great thing about the UK is that you don’t have to go far to get to either. Most major cities are at the most a couple of hour train ride away from one another, with vast sprawling countryside making up the space inbetween. There are National Trust properties that are available for you to go and have a look around which explain a lot about the history of the country, and monuments such as Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall which are definitely ones for the bucket list. Cities offer a lot to do, but can vary in temperament; London, for example, is a lot busier than Edinburgh, as well as offering a more metropolitan view. It doesn’t mean that you have to stick to one by any means, and the difference in architecture and what’s on offer can definitely help to break up your stay. You can definitely do both in a day, but it’s also important to remember that there are vast parks within all of the cities which you can wander around to your heart’s content.
The weather has a lot to answer for in the UK. It’s the basis of many conversations held by residents, and there’s good reason for it; it’s just so prone to change. You could start off the day wearing a jumper and wellington boots, and ending it by having to strip off layers of your clothing because the sun has come out and it’s suddenly started to go the temperature of a standard day in Barbados. It can be extremely hard to pack for, and there are microclimates that exist within certain places like Manchester that can dictate to you what you should be thinking about choosing for your suitcase. The best thing to do is take a look at the weather reports as close as you can to leaving – it’s more likely to give you somewhat of a more accurate picture of what to wear.