United Kingdom What to Expect

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Traveling with Children in United Kingdom 
Portobello, Scotland, United Kingdom
Portobello belongs to Edimburgh area, it has a nice beach walk, very beautifull, is small with small atractions for children, fantastic just to walk and maybe seat on the banks or the rocks to watch the shores. Scottish stile.
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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
great fun-fair rides, fab sea-side, quirky shops. Stick on a kiss me quick hat, and gobble on some candy floss.Well that was when i was a kid! Blackpool used to be charming i guess many years ago, but in recent times it has got dirty, drunken and dangerous. Too many tacky stag and hen do's-too much filth. Wouldnt be a place for kids now.
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Monikie, Scotland, United Kingdom
It's a big park where you can take the dog or the kids or both! Wouldn't recommend going swimming in the reservoir though.
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
If you visit in the summer, book yourself onto a guided walking tour (from the tourist information centre in Castle Quay shopping centre). Make you sure you walk around the newly renovated canal area, the canal museum is good for kids. Parking can be tricky at weekends, dump your car in one of the multi-storey car parks as soon as you can. If you arrive by train, you can easily walk into the town centre.
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Tobermory, Scotland, United Kingdom
Try and visit by ferry early in the morning when the sunlight is at its best (if you are luck enough to have any sun!) Head up to the top of the cliffs for great views of the town - it's a really charming place. Look out for kids doing the Cbeebies Balamory trips!
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Women Travelers in United Kingdom 
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Very wide range of personalities and people figures. Boasts the largest gay community in the united kingdom however suprisingly the ratio of females to males is 2:1.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
edinburgh is one of my all time favorite places in the world. its the perfect mix of history and modernity. the royal mile is incredible.  with pubs standing from centuries ago, haunted buildings, traditional kilt makers and castles, the royal (also known as the old) mile is cobbled and crowded and but never to be missed. i can attest to Brodey's hostel. very international and friendly and safe. perfect for a single female should you be traveling alone like i was. its also close to the world's end pub. its one of the oldest pubs in edinburgh. amazing traditional scottish fare, friendly and warm with both locals and tourists. located at the far end of the royal mile in edinburgh it truly was the end of the world.  it was the outskirts of the city and the city itself used to be the outskirts of what was thought of as civility in scotland before you went into the so called 'barbarous' highlands. the new mile is across the river and is as modern and fast paced as the royal mile is meandering and historic. i cant sing edinburgh's praises loud enough, or the highlands either. 
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England, United Kingdom
A word of advice to American traveling to England: Remember that the linguistics are a little different! Don't use the word "pants", unless you're talking about underwear. Also, keep in mind a fanny is not a rear-end, but a female body part.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
edinburgh is one of my all time favorite places in the world. its the perfect mix of history and modernity. the royal mile is incredible.  with pubs standing from centuries ago, haunted buildings, traditional kilt makers and castles, the royal (also known as the old) mile is cobbled and crowded and but never to be missed. i can attest to Brodey's hostel. very international and friendly and safe. perfect for a single female should you be traveling alone like i was. its also close to the world's end pub. its one of the oldest pubs in edinburgh. amazing traditional scottish fare, friendly and warm with both locals and tourists. located at the far end of the royal mile in edinburgh it truly was the end of the world.  it was the outskirts of the city and the city itself used to be the outskirts of what was thought of as civility in scotland before you went into the so called 'barbarous' highlands. the new mile is across the river and is as modern and fast paced as the royal mile is meandering and historic. i cant sing edinburgh's praises loud enough, or the highlands either. 
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
If you are a "solo female" traveling the night bus its good to know that they reserve the first row for you so the driver can keep an eye on you. This means more often than not you can get two seats all to yourself... and have a good snooze!
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Gay/Lesbian Travelers in United Kingdom 
London, England, United Kingdom
cosmopolitan and full of life!!
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London, England, United Kingdom
Buy a travel card - it will save a few quid when getting about.
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London, England, United Kingdom
My favourite city in the whole world - even though I live there - beautiful buildings - St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, Tower Bridge - Magical - Day or Night Dont go shopping in Oxford street though... too many people People watching over a cup of coffee in Covent Garden is great fun though
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Saint Kilda, Scotland, United Kingdom
The archipelago of St Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, lies 41 miles (66 kilometres) west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Its islands with their exceptional cliffs and sea stacs form the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe. The evacuation of its native population in 1930 brought to a close an extraordinary story of survival. This site tells that story and also explains activities taking place today in this unique archipelago. Today, three organisations, The National Trust for Scotland , Scottish Natural Heritage and the MoD, work in partnership to further a continuing programme of conservation and research on the islands to ensure the care and protection of this World Heritage Site .

St Kilda was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 in recognition of its Natural Heritage; for its exceptional natural beauty and for the significant natural habitats that it supports. In July 2004 this was extended to include the surrounding marine environment. In July 2005 further recognition for the islands cultural heritage was awarded making it one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance. In order to achieve this additional World Heritage Status, the Scottish Executive presented a revised nomination to UNESCO in February 2003 seeking further inscription under the Natural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes categories in recognition of the outstanding heritage in the waters surrounding the islands and the unique example of Scottish history and culture that the islands represent. You can read further information about the revised bid, and find a link to the entire Nomination document on the Nomination page . http://www.kilda.org.uk/
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Benbecula, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dress up warm, it gets very wet and very windy.
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Dangers & Annoyances in United Kingdom 
London, England, United Kingdom
cosmopolitan and full of life!!
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London, England, United Kingdom
Buy a travel card - it will save a few quid when getting about.
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London, England, United Kingdom
My favourite city in the whole world - even though I live there - beautiful buildings - St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, Tower Bridge - Magical - Day or Night Dont go shopping in Oxford street though... too many people People watching over a cup of coffee in Covent Garden is great fun though
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Saint Kilda, Scotland, United Kingdom
The archipelago of St Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, lies 41 miles (66 kilometres) west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Its islands with their exceptional cliffs and sea stacs form the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe. The evacuation of its native population in 1930 brought to a close an extraordinary story of survival. This site tells that story and also explains activities taking place today in this unique archipelago. Today, three organisations, The National Trust for Scotland , Scottish Natural Heritage and the MoD, work in partnership to further a continuing programme of conservation and research on the islands to ensure the care and protection of this World Heritage Site .

St Kilda was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 in recognition of its Natural Heritage; for its exceptional natural beauty and for the significant natural habitats that it supports. In July 2004 this was extended to include the surrounding marine environment. In July 2005 further recognition for the islands cultural heritage was awarded making it one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance. In order to achieve this additional World Heritage Status, the Scottish Executive presented a revised nomination to UNESCO in February 2003 seeking further inscription under the Natural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes categories in recognition of the outstanding heritage in the waters surrounding the islands and the unique example of Scottish history and culture that the islands represent. You can read further information about the revised bid, and find a link to the entire Nomination document on the Nomination page . http://www.kilda.org.uk/
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Benbecula, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dress up warm, it gets very wet and very windy.
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United Kingdom Health 
Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
Climb Ben Nevis! But eat enough chocolate! And don't trust the nice weather!
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
i love the nightlife in hereford it's well bizzying, i love shopping for clothes etc 2 and there is alot of place 2 eat out and a lot of lovely place's 2 stay. there are a few nail shops 2 which i think is great and keeps my hands looks lovely, swimming is cool in hereford 2 with the wave pool's and slide's for the kids great fun
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Crosshouse, Scotland, United Kingdom
Crosshouse hospital is one of the nicest hospitals I've been to quite friendly and helpful staff
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London, England, United Kingdom
DO NOT BUY ANY DRUGS ON THE STREETS!!!!!!!! You will be offered.....alot.
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London, England, United Kingdom
Fantastic place for tourists, not so good if you live there. Transport is fantastic, although expensive and really really busy, but as a major city, what more could you ask for.
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