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Tower Bridge crosses the River Thames next to the Tower of London.

There is a lot of confusion about the terms United Kingdom and Great Britain. This is unnecessary because UK is short for 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.' Hence Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales; the United Kingdom of these plus Northern Ireland.

It is worth noting, if you want to avoid bloomers with the residents, that neither the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm) nor the Isle of Man are part of either of the above entities!

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Hotels and lodging[]

  • Discount City Hotels 5th floor, Cygnet House, 12-14 Sydenham Road, Croydon CR9 2ET, ENGLAND, UK, Phone: +44 2086803001, Fax: +44 2086037321



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Practical information and resources[]

  • About-Britain.com guide A thematic guide to Britain for visitors ; useful ideas tips and background information for anyone planning to discover the United Kingdom as a tourist or visitor, or even as a student.


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Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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