Cheap Flights to United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is the home of verdant rolling hills, castles, kings and queens and legendary landmarks. When you fly to the United Kingdom, you can enjoy sights in England such as Big Ben in London or tour Westminster Abbey. The majestic Edinburgh Castle also awaits you in Scotland. You can visit the Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland, which has exhibits ranging from art to science. Some may wish to visit the massive Conwy Castle in Wales.
Flights to United Kingdom
There are a number of airports located in the area, so you can choose your travel time and dates. Heathrow Airport (LHR), located in Hounslow, is 15 miles west of London and provides domestic and international services from many locations. It serves over 72 million passengers per year and contains five terminals that serve over 80 airlines. Virgin Atlantic is based there, and British Airways, American and Delta are among the major carriers that fly into LHR. Facilities include restaurants, shops, lounges and business centers. Transportation options include ridesharing, buses, coach service, taxis, hotel shuttles, subway and the train. Taking the Heathrow Express train will get you into London in 15 minutes. The Westfield shopping center in Shepherds Bush is located near Heathrow and offers numerous shopping, dining and entertainment choices.
Another option to fly to the United Kingdom is Gatwick Airport (LGW), which also offers a wide variety of flights. It is located in Horley, about 34 minutes from Victoria Station on the Gatwick Express train. Driving the route along the A3 takes about 1 1/2 hours. Gatwick contains two terminals and has one runway but is efficiently run, and easyJet makes its home there. Over 50 airlines provide service to more destinations from there than any other airport in the United Kingdom. Transportation options include car or motorbike rentals, rail, coach, bus and taxi.
Attractions in United Kingdom
Visiting London, England, means you can go to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guard or view the city from atop the London Eye. In Cardiff, Wales, you can take in a soccer game at Principality Stadium. Travel to the legendary Loch Lomond in Scotland to explore the shoreline. You can also go to County Down in Wales to take a biking trip through the Mourne Mountains.
Travel Tips for United Kingdom
Choose from numerous flights to the United Kingdom to attend festivals and events held throughout the year. During the summer, pick up tickets to attend the tennis tournament at Wimbledon in London. Go to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, also held in the summer. Visitors arriving in late October might want to check out the annual Dylan Thomas Festival in Swansea. It always begins on his birthdate of October 27 and ends on the date he died, November 9. Another summertime event, The Galway International Arts Festival, is held in Northern Ireland. It features writers, musicians, artists and more. While you're in Great Britain, try typical British cuisine. The cost of a three-course meal for two in an average restaurant will run around $68. The weather in Great Britain is changeable with a temperate maritime climate. The average summer high is 68 degrees Fahrenheit and the average winter high is 41 degrees.
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