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Like New Zealand, the United Kingdom is the perfect destination and size for a Motorhome holiday. This island nation is easy to travel around and boasts an incredible and diverse array of historical, cultural and natural wonders which will delight even the most seasoned traveller.

Write your own story as you journey through the lush and rugged landscapes of this ancient kingdom, steeped in rich history and grand traditions.

You can enjoy a pint in centuries old pubs in chocolate-box villages, visit stately homes and spectacular castles in areas of outstanding beauty, explore spectacular world heritage national parks and marvel at prehistoric sites …. just some of the endless activities and attractions that the UK has to offer.

Wherever you choose to travel, a warm British welcome awaits you.

Major Cities

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland comprises four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Major cities in England include York, Oxford, Bath, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and the capital, London.

Scotland's capital Edinburgh is just a short drive from it's second city of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee lie further North.

The major cities of Wales lie in the south, with Cardiff and Swansea being the largest - St Davids in Pembrokeshire claims to be the smallest city in the UK.

Visitors to Northern Ireland will no doubt want to visit Belfast, rich in maritime history and home to the Titanic Museum.

Other than Dublin, a city in the Republic of Ireland feels more like a large town. Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford are likely destinations on your visit to the Emerald Isle.


The UK has a fairly temperate climate. It rarely features the extremes of heat or cold, drought or wind that are common in other climates. The weather conditions can be changeable throughout the year.

The climate varies from region to region. London and the south-east usually has a warm and dry climate in the summer and a cold and dry climate in the winter, whereas mountainous Cumbria, in the north-west of England, has generally cooler temperatures and more rainfall throughout the year. Northerly parts of Scotland feature long daylight hours throughout the summer.

Generally speaking, the weather is wetter in the west and drier in the east.


English is the only official language in the UK. Some Gaelic speakers may be found in parts of rural Scotland and Welsh is making a comeback in some parts of Wales. Irish and English are spoken in Ireland.

Currency and Money

The currency in the UK is Pounds Stirling. Cash machines/ATM’s can be found on most high streets and in many supermarkets and filling stations, most major cities will have places where you can exchange your currency into Stirling.

The Republic of Ireland is part of Europe and uses the Euro. Cash machines/ATM’s can be found throughout the country, high streets, post offices and even some pubs will have a cash machine.


Tipping is generally not expected as all workers in the UK are paid a minimum wage. In a restaurant, a service charge may be added to the final bill. While this is not usually obligatory, it's certainly appreciated, especially where the service has been good. Hotel porters can be a good source of local knowledge, a couple of pounds tip on arrival may help establish a rapport with your friend at the door.


Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. An additional period of six months validity beyond this is required.


You’ll need to get a Visa to enter or transit the UK as a visitor.

Public Holidays

1st JanuaryNew Year's Day
17th MarchSt Patrick’s Day (Only in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)
Friday before EasterGood Friday (Not in the Republic of Ireland)

Monday after Easter

Easter Monday
First Monday in MayEarly May Bank Holiday
Last Monday in MaySpring Bank Holiday (Not in the Republic of Ireland)
First Monday in JuneJune Bank Holiday (Only in the Republic of Ireland)
12th JulyBattle of the Boyne (Only in Northern Ireland)
First Monday in AugustSummer Bank Holiday (Only in Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Last Monday in OctoberOctober Bank Holiday (Only in the Republic of Ireland)
30th NovemberSt Andrew's Day
25th DecemberChristmas Day

26th December

Boxing Day / St Stephen's Day

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday. Additional Bank Holidays may be given for events such as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 3rd June 2022

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