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United Kingdom

Good morning from the United Kingdom, a fascinating and diverse destination in Europe that offers countless experiences for travelers of all ages and interests. Bustling streets of big cities like London or Edinburgh, traditional pubs serving delicious ales and fish & chips, rich and fascinating history, iconic landmarks and sites like Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge Glenfinnan Viaduct or Eilean Donan Castle… And of course picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes at every step - mountains, hills, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, beaches… From rough landscapes in the north to green hills, parks, and forests in the south, the United Kingdom is a place of true diversity and beauty…

The United Kingdom is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. There are also 14 British Overseas Territories, like the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, and Bermuda to name a few.

Essentials:

Capital: London
Official language: English (although across the country you will also hear Welsh in Wales, Gaelic in Scotland, Irish in Northern Ireland and Cornish in Cornwall)
Currency: Pound Sterling £ 

Fun Facts About the United Kingdom

  • The name of a small Welsh town, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch, is the longest name of a town in the world. But you can call it just Llanfairpwll.
  • The British really love tea - they consume about 100 million cups of tea every day, which gives approx 36 billion cups a year!
  • King/Queen is also the only person from the United Kingdom who doesn’t need to have a passport in order to travel. Why? According to the Royal Family website, as a British passport is issued in the name of His/Her Majesty, it’s unnecessary for The Queen/King to possess one.
  • Stonehenge is older than the Pyramids, it’s believed to be created in around 3000 B.C., meaning it’s older than Egypt’s pyramids, which were built around 2550 B.C.
  • London was the first city in the world to have an underground subway system.
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