If you want to travel to the United Kingdom, now is the time to plan. Check out these simple tips to make your trip easy on your budget and perfect for winter traveling plans.


With the British pound struggling, now is a good time to take that dream trip to London, Scotland, or Ireland. The American dollar will buy more during this economic time, and winter is usually a less crowded time to visit.

Some English sites might have limited hours, such as Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. However, the city offers many tourist sites to appeal to any age traveler. You can visit the Albert and Victoria Museum or Hyde Park fairly easily via the London Metro. Be sure you dress for changing weather and pack an umbrella to be safe and dry. Christmas markets will also be available in many English cities to get you into the holiday spirit.


Scotland is another UK country to check out this year.  The weather will be colder and possibly rainy than in summer months. Snow is also very common in the Scottish Highlands. However, the crowds are much less in the winter months, so airfares are less expensive. Some historic sites on your bucket list or National Trust properties might be closed or have limited hours. Be sure to check ahead for availability and hours of operation.

You might want to consider hiring a professional guide to help navigate the vast Scottish countryside. But book early or attach your name to a waiting list. This will ensure you have the tour guide and travel locations confirmed to see ahead of your trip.


Ireland is in travel news with the movie, The Banshees of Inisherin. The shooting location on the Irish Coastline has a starring role, as well the superb cast. Ireland boasts ancient history and museums as well as castles, such as famous Kilkenny to visit. Driving in Ireland is much like rules in Scotland, so if you’re driving be aware and stay left.

You should book travel plans for the United Kingdom in the next few months to take advantage of lower prices. You will enjoy a bucket list trip full of great travel memories with any of these travel destinations. Enjoy and safe travels!

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