The network of highways is well established, and free expressways allow quick access to the most remote corners of the country. Motorways, unlike the French system, are mostly free with some tolls near certain bridges or tunnels. For this reason, it is generally advisable, when possible, to take the motorway in order to reach your destination more quickly.
Remember that to drive in the city of London, it is necessary to pay a toll of 8 pounds sterling per day.
In the Anglo Saxon nomenclature system, minor roads are coded starting with B, major roads with A and motorways with M.
Speed limits are quantified in miles. In town, the limit is 30 miles per hour (mph), i.e. 48 km/h, outside town you can drive at 60 mph (i.e. 97 km/h), and on the highway it is limited to 70 mph (112 km/h). h). The limits also depend on the type of vehicle you are driving, so it is very important to follow the relative signs with a red border.
A ‘road trip’ in the United Kingdom will allow you to admire spectacular landscapes, especially in the more remote and wild regions: the cliffs and the waves of the ocean in Cornwall, the ‘moors’ of Yorkshire, a natural park of 1400 km² in the North of the country, the lakes and forests of the Lake District, which inspired the greatest romantic painters. And north of the border, Scotland awaits you with its Highlands, lakes and islands, easily reachable by bridge or ferry.
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With so many different regions, peoples and landscapes, it goes without saying that your stays on this island of more than 200 km² and neighboring Northern Ireland can be perfectly adapted to your tastes and desires. And no matter which region you choose to visit, you will be accompanied by a pleasant sense of change of scenery during your travels around Albion.
The South of England offers rural landscapes with green hills, rural villages with medieval charm, as well as the world apart that is the city of London. With its symbolic places of the monarchy such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, huge well-kept parks but also nightclubs and world-famous museums such as the British Museum and the Tate Gallery, London offers all kinds of attraction according to your desires.
Central and Northern England has a strong industrial past, which you can see in the old lanes, and the Victorian red-brick buildings that are still present in cities like Manchester and Liverpool. With a very active cultural world and several options for lovers of avant-garde art and cuisine, the North of England is a less popular destination than London, but equally fascinating.
Wales and Scotland boast picturesque landscapes, with windswept beaches, mountains and forests, thousand-year-old castles and unique cities like Edinburgh, Cardiff or Glasgow. These symbolic places in Scotland and Wales pay tribute to their medieval and industrial past, while knowing how to take a very sharp look at the future with their art galleries, their music scene and their innovative atmosphere. On the other side of the Irish Sea, Belfast and verdant Northern Ireland will undoubtedly surprise you with unforgettable natural sites such as the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive volcanic formation easily accessible by car.
Here alcoholic drinks are served to customers over 18, and it is not uncommon to meet groups of people of different ages who have had the chance to get to know each other that same evening in the welcoming atmosphere of the pub. that we have chosen. Beers are served in pints or half pints, and each pub offers a different beer list, often with 5-10 options available. In Scotland, most pubs also offer a wide choice of whisky, similar to the wine lists in French bars.
Each pub also offers several typical dishes, sometimes to be enjoyed on Sunday lunchtime, such as the Sunday roast (a dish of roasted meat, accompanied by a sauce, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and potatoes), or for any type of occasion, such as Fish and Chips (breaded and fried fish accompanied by fries) or Shepherd’s Pie (rather similar to shepherd’s pie). Breakfasts also occupy a central part in British culinary traditions, with in particular the full English breakfast. This very hearty breakfast consists of smoked bacon or other types of meat depending on the region, sunny side up eggs and beans. It is rather taken during the weekends, to recover from possible excesses of the day before.