information for tourists and visitors planning a trip to Britain.
different..... so they say.
And even if many aspects of
life in Britain will be familiar to people from othe countries, others
will not. There's Sterling, the British currency, to start
with. And even if the time is long past when a British pound
was divided into shillings and pennies, it's good to know what a pound
is worth and how prices are referred to. And there's driving on the
left, or discovering British eating habits... and drinking habits, or
what to do in an emergency in Britain. All this is useful and
even essential information for anyone planning a visit to the UK.
and the main issues of the day
A section for
students and anyone wishing to understand how Britain works.
In 2016 Britain is fiercely divided on the question of Brexit -
possible British withdrawal from the European Union. Discover the
arguments. But in this part of About-Britain.com, you can also discover
Britain's institutions, Parliament, politics, the Health Service, local
administration, and other aspects of governance. And
why Britain is one of the very few countries in the world that does not
have a constitution.
go in Britain - cities, areas, countryside
Britain is not just
In this section, discover what to do and see in
London, and how to make the most of a visit to the British capital. But
find out about the other great cities in the United Kingdom,
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and more, or Oxford and Cambridge; and
discover the wealth of diversity of the British countryside, from the
thatched cottages of the southwest to the mountains and moors of the
tourism - Visiting Britain by theme
For visitors and
for domestic tourists, where are the best museums, the best cathedrals,
and the best of other kinds of attraction?
of years of history, Britain has a fabulous historic heritage.
About-Britain.com has selected the best attractions among the hundreds
of thousands that Britain has to offer – the best museums and
art galleries, the best castles, the best cathedrals, the best living
history museums, the best steam railways, and more..
A new selection of academic articles
and papers in the trans-disciplinary field of British area studies.
Contemporary British studies, British culture, politics,
and social issues, economics. Academic articles accessible to a general
reading public. Open for submissions..