An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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Exchanging and using Scottish pounds

I have a friend going to Scotland and was planning on giving them money to give me Scottish pounds. I already have all of the Bank of England pounds and don't need any more of those. But the Scottish ...
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Which car rental companies do not charge for additional drivers (in London)?

I'm renting a car for 4 weeks. The additional driver charges are pretty high at Hertz and Alamo (which I've checked so far). Some companies don't charge though (I hear). Which?
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Is a suitable power adapter for UK also usable for Canada and USA?

I have a power adapter that works for Great Britain. Can I use the same adapter in Canada and/or the USA too?
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How can I use my Verizon “Global Ready” smartphone in the UK and France?

I'd like to use my Droid Razr Maxx phone, obtained from Verizon in the United States, on an upcoming trip to the UK and France. The product specs claim it is global ready, and it has an accessible SIM ...
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What is a good Lake District base for hiking?

I'm planning few day's trip (from London) to the Lake District during which the I would like to hike as much as possible, stay somewhere nice (possibly really nice), and drive not at all. I'm ...
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Travelling to Morocco with two passports (one is Moroccan), which one to use?

I have a Kenyan passport and a Moroccan passport, and I am a student studying in the UK. The Kenyan passport is the only passport out of the two listed that has the British student visa. If I want to ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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Getting around the UK by Train

What is the best (cheapest) way to get around the UK by train? I'm looking for some equivalent of a Euro-pass that allows me much freedom in when and where I want to go at a reasonable price. EDIT: ...
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Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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Will the traffic and parking be easier in York on a week day or a weekend?

Driving up from the Peak District, is driving in to York more busy on a week day or a weekend? The former would have regular works, the latter would have more tourists. I'm not sure what the ...
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Are there any cafes serving breakfast in Bakewell / Peak District that are open around 8 AM on Sundays?

I will be camping near Bakewell this Saturday and I wanted to eat some warm breakfast in a nice cafe on Sunday. Does anyone know which cafe would be open around 8:00 AM and serve breakfast?
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How early can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the site does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is the ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been refused a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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UK Transit Visa from USA to India

I'm traveling to India from the US for my H1 stamping. I'm planning to go via the UK (LHR). I'm changing my visa status from F1 (visa expires in 2015) to H1. Is my visa valid to qualify for a transit ...
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Travel to the United Kingdom visa free for non-EU family member of EU Citizen

I am citizen of Uzbekistan, and I am living in Czech Republik 7 years, I do hold a permanent Resident card - Family member of EU Citizen. Me, my boyfriend (he is Czech citizen) and our son (Czech ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Best location for car rental when heading into/out of North Wales from London?

In my initial research into visiting North Wales (Snowdonia, Caernarfon Castle, etc) it looks like having a car is beneficial as a lot of the attractions are not on the single rail line. When ...
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How can I work out where I can go for a weekend away by public transport, starting from Oxford or Cambridge

To help out some friends, I'm trying to work out where you can get to for a weekend away, starting in either Oxford or Cambridge, travelling only by public transport. Are there any tools / websites / ...
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Can I collect post at / near Heathrow airport (on a Saturday)?

This coming weekend, I have a moderate layover in Heathrow airport. As long as there's no big delays, I should have a few hours spare. At the same time, I've realised there's some papers I need for ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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Can I buy a plane ticket from A-B-C but get on the plane at B? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip to South-Korea in April. I was looking at flight ticket prices and found that I can go from Brussels to Seoul (and back) for about 600€. It lands in London however. I then tried to ...
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What are the mobile plan options for a short-term (6 month) visit to the UK?

I am starting an internship in London starting October and was wondering what the options for a short-term mobile plan in the UK are. I use an iPhone so a data plan would be nice but not necessary.
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From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?

Investigating from where you could view the most UK counties is what prompted my previous question on the US - I know you can view up to eight counties from the Malvern Hills, and a number of travel ...
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What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?

Firstly, although still quite a newbie to the city, I'm NOT a tourist so I'm perfectly fine around such minor threats - I just ignore everybody around me - Londoners will understand. Just kidding :) ...
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How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...
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UK PLAB Visa Refusal

I had applied for a PLAB (Doctors) Visa for the UK to appear in PLAB test. I got refused on the basis of two recent large deposits in the bank statement I provided (my mothers). In reality, these are ...
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How do I pay UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) on my flight to the UK?

I am Indian citizen travelling to UK for two weeks (Business Trip) with my wife (General Visitor). Our itinerary is India -> Doha -> London -> Doha -> India. I just read about UK Air Passenger ...
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Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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Emergency UK Visa for foreign spouse: Funeral

I'm a British national. My grandmother just passed. My wife is Chinese. In general it's a major pain to get my wife a visa to visit the UK, we have never been before. Is there anyway to get an ...
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Canadian Driver renting a car in the UK

Do I need to get an international licence to rent a car in the UK?
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Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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Are there detailed street-by-street maps of the 2012 Olympics torch relay?

The official map is plain horrible to use, and although they do have the exact route for all days except the last two (which are yet to be revealed), there's no way to get a proper list of streets or ...
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UK Exit Checks: Are people driving via Eurotunnel/Ferry affected?

I am informed that the Home Office has activated a plan to implement exit checks for people leaving the UK. One way to leave the UK is to drive via the Eurotunnel to France. Another way is to take a ...
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Can a minor travel to the UK with an adult but return alone?

I am 13 years old and have an accompanied visa with my aunt. Can I enter the UK with my aunt and then return back to Pakistan alone (without her or with any other adult) if my aunts name is on MY ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?

I have bought fudge for gifts in NZ but am now unsure whether I will be allowed to take it inti UK - will I?
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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Can I visit the UK in the final week of my visa?

I'm from Saudi Arabia and I'm planning to visit UK next month but when I checked my visa it showed that it will expire in one month. So, Is it OK to make a journey in the last week of my visa? and ...
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Wrong ID proof selected for UK train ticket

I have a problem. I recently booked a ticket to London through East Coast trains. I selected the print@home option and they asked for a ID proof. Being an international traveller I naturally gave my ...
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Exploring Mainland UK with an Isle of man visa

I'm from India. Recently I've applied for the Isle of Man - UK visa for some official purpose. I intended to stay at london over the weekend to explore the city. I expected to receive the UK Visa as ...
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Recommendations on Car Hire and Train Travel for a UK trip in March 2013?

We are flying into London in early March and after a few days wish to catch a train out of London and hire a car for about 2.5 weeks - drive around England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland. There will be ...
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UK visa “resolved” vs. ready to collect

I have an email regarding my UK visa application with the subject: Your uk visa application has been resolved with a tracking number and link to the teleperformance website. The website has the ...
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UK visa refused (pakistani nationals) - need advice on fresh application

Recently my parents and I applied for a UK general visitor visa. My father's visa was rejected due to an influx of funds in his account. Furthermore, my mother’s application was also subsequently ...
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Can I enter the UK the day before the expiry date of my visa?

We are arriving UK on 29th Apr and visa expires on 30th Apr. Our return date is 10th MAY. Will they allow us entry ? Is the expiry date like enter UK before 30th Apr or Expires on that day ?
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Schengen and UK Visa for Indian citizen: Which type of ticket can I use as supporting documentation?

I am an Indian citizen in the US with valid H1B visa. This is my travel plan across Europe: Flight from US to London Take the Eurostar train from London to Paris Visit other Schengen visa valid ...
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Entering UK for leisure while holding a business visa

I am holding a valid UK business visa and have visited UK for business purposes on prior visits. Am I allowed to enter UK with the same (business) visa if I am travelling to UK for leisure now?
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Travel to Jersey for UK Biometric Resident Permit Holders

I have a UK Biometric Residence Permit under Tier 2 and I want to visit Jersey (not NEW JERSEY, the Jersey between England And France, a tiny island) for a sport event. I am not sure if I will be able ...
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Can you use a UK paper license counterpart in New Zealand?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. Next month I will be in New Zealand. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...