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Great Britain



Basic Information:

Official Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Population: 63,705,000
Area: 244,820 km2
Capital City: London
Major Religion: Christianity
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Exchange Rate: 1 GBP = 1.2736608169 USD or 1 USD = 0.7851383874978 GBP (as of September 26, 2020)
Time Zone: GMT
Current time: 07:46pm
Phone Country Dialing Code: 44
Region: Europe
Language: English


Climate (London):

Practical Travel Information:

Official Tourism Website: www.visitbritain.com
Electricity: 230V
Electrical Socket:

Type G


Travel Cost: $$$$$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Stonehenge - Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons.
  • Tower of London - The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
  • Buckingham Palace - Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the British monarchy. People come here to observe the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The State Rooms of the Palace are open for visitors throughout the "Annual Summer Opening" in July, August and September.
  • Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress in the middle of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
  • Loch Ness - Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands southwest of Inverness. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".
  • Caernarfon Castle - Caernarfon Castle (Welsh: Castell Caernarfon) is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.
  • Bodiam Castle - Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 to defend the area against the French.
  • Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is open to visitors throughout the year.

Health Advisory:None

United Kingdom consists of four parts: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.