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Transport in the United Kingdom
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posted April 29, 2020
Transport in the United Kingdom
By travelling in the UK, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful British countryside, the bustling big cities and the picturesque villages. The UK is a small country and it is easy to get around by public transport. Be careful however because they are not always punctual because of the congested roads and motorways. Always plan to leave a little early.Inter-city travelDomestic flightsThe plane is an expensive but fast means of transportation. There are a large number of airports including 24 international airports in the United Kingdom. You can reach many destinations with domestic flights. Check the routes offered on FlightMapping, then book through a travel agency or directly with airlines. Low-cost airlines will allow you to travel at a reduced price across the country.TrainsThe national rail network is simple to understand and dense. You can choose to travel first (first class) or second (standard class). Unlike France, the British system is private and divided by region. Delays are frequent.Train journeys are sometimes expensive depending on the season and destination, but discounts are offered regularly. Remember to book online and in advance. If you are under 25 or a full-time student, ask for the 16-25 Railcard discount card: it will save you 33% on the price of your tickets. For regular journeys, ask about subscriptions to save money.Book Train tickets BusThe bus lines are less frequented for long distances and make connections between the main and neighbouring cities. For regular trips, you will save money by taking out a subscription. Coaches are buses that make longer journeys. It may be necessary to reserve in advance.
posted April 29, 2020
National Gallery - Top 10 Free Attractions in London
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posted April 27, 2020
National Gallery - Top 10 Free Attractions in London
Top 2: National GalleryAdmire a vast collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century at the National Gallery. Presiding majestically over Trafalgar Square, this iconic London art gallery houses the works of great masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.The National Gallery exhibits more than 2,000 paintings from western Europe from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including captivating works created by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh.The main collection and some small temporary exhibitions are free, while access to larger temporary exhibitions is often chargeable.Price:FREE child ticket | FREE family ticket | FREE senior ticket | FREE adult ticketEntrance to the National Gallery is free.The following charges apply for special exhibitions:Gift Aid * adult: £ 16Gift Aid * senior (60+): £ 14Full price: £ 14.00Senior (60 +) / concession *: £ 12.00National Art Pass (Art Fund) holders: £ 7.00Students / Jobseekers / 12-18s: £ 7.00* This content has been provided by The National Gallery: London National GalleryOpening timeDaily 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday 10 am to 9 pmClosing starts five minutes before the time stated. Free admission to the collection and some special exhibitions. Charges apply for major loan exhibitions.National GalleryAddress: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, LondonPhone: +44 (0)20 7747 2885E-mail: information@ng-london.org.ukPublic transport:Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester SquareFind Trains
posted April 27, 2020
A long Weekend in Glasgow
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posted April 24, 2020
A long Weekend in Glasgow
How many days in Glasgow?Glasgow is a quite small city. Should we stay one, two or three days on-site?You could spend a weekend there to be able to appreciate the city. And three days seems to be the ideal duration! (Excluding transport). Check the trains to Glasgow.Why visit Glasgow?At first glance less attractive than its big sister Edinburgh, Glasgow is a city more suited to "short" stays. More accessible (check the trains to Glasgow), smaller, but just as exotic!Glasgow's "attractions" will appeal to as many people as possible, be it architecture, art or cuisine. There are lots of things to see and do (and eat the famous Haggis )! It is, therefore, an accessible city, on a human scale, pretty, and full of good things. A perfect place to spend a weekend!Popular train routes about Glasgow:London to Glasgow train
posted April 24, 2020