Exploring The British Isles
The best places to use as a base to explore regional Britain.
Taking a ferry is a great way to fit Europe into a visit to Britain.
Popular destinations for visitors to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
By Rail or By Car?
The average Australian tends to drive everywhere because in Australia that is the most logical and economical way to get around. But when it comes to travelling around Britain, it's a whole new ball game. The dyamics are quite different there; though places are much closer together, the roads are much narrower and busier than they are in Australia, and rail travel is a very realistic and viable alternative that can't be ignored. A big plus in favour of travelling by road is that car hire is much cheaper than in Australia. But this is very quickly offset by other costs. There's the high cost of fuel, the narrow, winding roads that are not easy to navigate and take you all around the countryside rather directly from point A to point B. And then there is having to pay parking fees wherever you go.