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England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are the countries in the United Kingdom. On this page you can browse all of the content from Compass & Fork for food and travel in the United Kingdom.

Our Most Popular Posts About the United Kingdom

Everything You Need to Know about Scottish Whisky
The Best Things to Do in Edinburgh For First Time Visitors
An Itinerary for Food Lovers to Explore London

Planning a Trip to the United Kingdom

Beautiful Accommodation in the United KingdomFind hotels cheap

Accommodation options in the United Kingdom are plentiful and you can find something to suit any budget.

Boutique hotels and small luxury accommodation abounds in the United Kingdom. There is no shortage of beautiful accommodation. Maybe staying in a historic country manor, or a modern, boutique hotel or a quaint bed and breakfast. And don’t forget you can find plenty of apartments and homes for rent as well on both Booking.com and AirBnB.

To browse Booking.com for current hotel prices and availability in the United Kingdom. To compare booking engines and prices we recommend Hotels Combined

 

Transportation: Getting Around While in the United Kingdom

In large cities in the United Kingdom you can probably get by using public transport or taxis (Uber operates in the UK).

For travel between cities the United Kingdom has an extensive bus and train network. The train can be very expensive though so it pays to plan ahead. Tickets are usually cheaper the earlier you purchase.

Even in rural areas that are quite touristy, for example the Lake District, you may be able to get by using the bus.  It is easier than finding parking, can be more affordable than renting a car and saves you the hassle of driving on the left if you are not used to it.

For Car Rental in the United Kingdom

Car rental is usually quite affordable in the United Kingdom and one-way, drop fees are usually quite affordable within the UK, i.e. driving London to Edinburgh. However, fuel can be quite expensive compared to what you may be used to at home.

Many rental cars are manual, so just double check if you need an automatic.

Taking a car to Ireland can be quite expensive as there are usually additional fees. You need to inquire about these costs and inform the rental car company you will be taking the car to Ireland.

For car rental in the United Kingdom we use and recommend Holiday Autos. The price quoted includes all taxes and fees and it also searches local providers. Download our rental car checklist to compare your quote. Keep in mind extra drivers, one way charges and manual vs. automatic if applicable.


Flights to/from the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is well serviced by low cost airlines.  Keep in mind some of the low cost airlines use secondary airports and the cost and/or travel time to get to the airport can be substantial.

Low cost carriers also assume carry-on luggage only in the airfare quoted and checking baggage can be more than the airfare!

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Travel Insurance

And don’t forget travel insurance!

You just never know when you will need travel insurance. Are you covered? Can you afford not to be? This is where travel insurance from a reputable company can be worth its weight in gold. We use World Nomads Travel Insurance, you can get a quote here.

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An Itinerary for Food Lovers to Explore London

Use this easy to follow multi-day itinerary for food lovers to explore London. The best food halls, markets and museums in a day-by-day London itinerary. We’ve been to London many times and it is one of our favorite cities to visit. So many things to see and do. If you are visiting for the first time it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide what to do and work out what is close to each other so you make … Read More

A London Rock Music Tour Will Really Rock You!

A London rock music tour is the perfect way of visiting the legendary sites of so much rock and roll royalty over the decades. Fun and great memories. I have always thought I grew up at a perfect time to enjoy rock and roll at its peak. Yes, I was a child of the sixties and a teenager of the seventies. And, for a 10-year period between about 1965 and 1975, British rock dominated the airwaves. I could bang on … Read More

London Food Tours for Gin Tasting and Discovering Soho Bars and Food

London food tours are a great way to unlock secret Soho bars and food, including the best gin tasting experience in London. London is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations but British food doesn’t always have the best reputation in the world when it comes to cuisine. But the times they are changing and I’m here to tell you the food in London is as good and eclectic as anywhere. Discovering London’s food visiting Soho bars and food … Read More

Brick Lane the Place to Find Great Indian Restaurants in London

Take a food tour of the Brick Lane curry houses to learn about Indian street Food and find great Indian restaurants in London. London, and the UK in general, have a long history of Indian cuisine, especially fantastic curry. Whenever we have the chance we are always on the lookout for good Indian restaurants in London. During our recent visit, we decided to learn a bit more about Indian food in London especially its history and how it became so … Read More

Pub Walks and Circular Walks in the Lake District

Taking circular walks in the Lake District is a great way to introduce yourself to some fine Lake District views. And pub walks add another dimension! We have long been keen hikers and always look for opportunities to walk wherever we travel. But with most of our hiking having been in Australia and the US, more recently we have really come to appreciate the British (and European) walking culture. What exactly does that mean? In Australia and the US, you … Read More

The Best Things to Do in Edinburgh For First Time Visitors

Heading to Edinburgh for the first time? Or maybe even a second visit, and not sure what to do? Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in Edinburgh and recommendations of the best things to do in Edinburgh for a first-time visitor. The list includes some great free tours in Edinburgh, some of our favorite coffee shops, restaurants and bars, opportunities to learn about the history and culture, Scottish whisky and some wonderful things to do if the … Read More

How to Visit the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness from Edinburgh in a Day

How to Visit the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness from Edinburgh in a Day-a review of a day tour from Edinburgh visiting the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness with Highland Explorer Tours. A trip to the Scottish Highlands, the place of myths, legends, heroic figures and stunning scenery should be a part of any visit to Scotland. Most tourists head to Edinburgh, which is in a region Scots refer to as the lowlands. It is easy however easy to get … Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Scottish Whisky

Everything you need to Know about Scottish whisky- tasting, buying, and where to go in Scotland to learn more or visit a distillery. And a review of the Scottish Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Everything You Need to Know about Scottish Whisky I am not sure if I should reveal this fact, but until our first visit to Scotland, some 10 years ago, I didn’t drink Scottish whisky. But as often happens when you travel, you find new tastes and make … Read More

The Perfect London Stopover

Traveling through London on the way to Europe and North America? Why not stop for a couple of days and explore London! Use this convenient guide to plan your perfect London stopover. Find a Convenient Hotel If you’re only making a short visit of two to three days, select a centrally located London hotel. Do a little research to find something within your budget in your desired neighborhood. An IHG hotel close to the Tube is always a good choice. … Read More


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