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The UK is a country of huge contrasts. Steeped in history, diversity and tradition, search out the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland or jump on board a double-decker sightseeing bus down in London. Why not spend a few days in beautiful Belfast in Northern Island and marvel at the Giant’s Causeway. Or hike through stunning Snowdonia National Park in Wales, famous for its breath-taking views and rugged scenery. Stonehenge down in the south-west of England is also a must-see as it’s one of the most famous prehistoric monuments on the planet.
If it’s glamorous estates, castles and cathedrals you love, then you certainly won’t be disappointed. Durham Cathedral in the north is well worth a visit as well as Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter was filmed. Stroll through the halls of Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and see if you can spot the Queen!
Finally of course, London is a must for anybody who visits England. Offering something for everyone, why not attend a musical in the West End before admiring Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Don’t forget to go for a delicious cream in Notting Hill or at the Dorchester or Ritz. Heading back up to the north of the country, Edinburgh in Scotland is ideal for bracing country walks, cosy pubs and a friendly welcome. Don’t forget your kilt!
Here are five things you may not have known about the UK, which you’ll want to make note of before packing your bags:Time Difference: UTC -4 hoursCurrency: Pound StirlingNative Language: EnglishWeather: In general the UK has warm summers and cool winters. Summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are mild. The overall climate in the UK is called temperate maritime. This means that it is mild with temperatures not much lower than 0ºC in winter and not much higher than 32ºC in summer.Sales Tax: 20%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know about flying to the United Kingdom from Australia, including flight times and entry requirements.
Flights from Australia to the United Kingdom generally take around 23 hours. The only direct route is currently flying from Perth to London Heathrow with Qantas which takes 17 hours. However there’s a huge range of one-stop flights available from Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Alice Springs, Canberra and Brisbane.
If you're travelling to the UK as a tourist for less than six months, you usually won't need a visa – you will only need your passport. However, UK authorities can refuse visa-free entry to anyone who they believe is trying to enter the UK for a purpose other than tourism.
The following airlines offer one-stop flights from Australia to the UK (in addition to one direct one with Qantas):
- Air France
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Air New Zealand
If you’ve never visited United Kingdom before and are wondering what the ‘must-see’ sights and attractions are, here are our top ten:
- Titanic Belfast
- Alton Towers
- The London Eye
- Windsor Castle
- National Railway Museum
- Warwick Castle
- Big Ben
- Buckingham Palace
- Giant’s Causeway
If you’re searching for your next amazing trip to the UK, then look no further than Globehunters. You’ll find the best deals on flights, hotels and car hire with us, and every booking is protected by ATOL and IATA for extra peace of mind.