Traveller tips

Traveller tips

From visas to pet passports

Get the answers to all your travel questions in our handy hints section. Find out if you need a visa, what you need to do if you’d like to study here, get inspiration for things to do with your kids and much more.


Medical & health information

How to obtain any medical attention that you may require whilst in Britain.

Safety and security

By international standards, Britain is a safe country with low rates of street crime and violence.

Free mobile guides

You can now get loads of our top website information including destinations guides, maps, attractions, events and accommodation listings live and completely free to your mobile phone. Bye bye guidebooks!

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Tourist information centres

Visit or contact any of Britain's local tourist offices to access a wealth of detailed, up-to-the-minute information, as well as numerous useful services such as accommodation and tour booking.

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Tourist guides

Blue Badge Guides are registered, professional tourist guides who are passionate about British history, art, literature, and traditions, and know how to bring them to life.

Business travellers

When travelling to Britain on business, why not combine business with pleasure and extend your stay to experience Britain with your partner and family? Take time out of your busy schedule to discover what Britain has to offer, not only as a top business destination but also as a world-class holiday destination.

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Guide dogs & public disabled toilets

If you have mobility or seeing disabilities, we've put together some practical information about public disabled toilets and about what to do if you are bringing your guide dog with you to help make your trip to Britain easier and more enjoyable.

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Travelling to Britain with dogs and pets

Dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries are able to enter Britain via selected ports of entry under the pilot Pets Travel Scheme without quarantine – provided certain conditions are met.

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  • Culture
    • Shakespeare in the RSC Source:© marpete, Flickr
      Writers and poets

      Britain has produced some of the world's greatest writers and the British landscape has inspired some of the world’s most famous stories,...

    • Glasgow Riverside Museum Copyright:Karen V Bryan
      Free museums

      History, design, science, nature, football, giant stuffed walruses – whatever your passion, you’ll find a museum to match it in...

    • Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
      Film locations UK

      Setjetters rejoice - Britain is one glorious, gorgeous movie set. Don't just take our word for it: filmmakers, cast and crew have filmed some...

    • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Source:socialBedia
      Free art galleries

      World-famous masterpieces by the legends of the art world and controversial installations and creations by modern-day geniuses. See them all at...

    • Oda Mae Brown, Ghost the Musical Source:Sean Ebsworth Barnes
      British theatre, opera and dance

      Britain is a nation of drama lovers and in the land that brought you Shakespeare, you'll never be far from some of the best and most varied...

  • Heritage
    • Stonehenge Source:matt crawford
      World Heritage Sites

      Did you know that Britain has 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? These range from sites of natural beauty like the Dorset and East Devon Coast to...

    • Eilean Donan Castle at night Source:Allan Gourlay
      Britain's castles

      Want to know a secret about British castles? They really are the stuff of your wildest dreams. Dramatically situated, packed with history and...

    • View towards Steel Rigg from Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria, Hadrian's Wall, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England © Britainonview.com / Rod Edwards
      Stately homes

      Once upon a time, stately homes were the exclusive privilege of royalty and landed gentry. Today, these spectacular country pads make for a...

    • The Pineapple, Dunmore Source:Taffy van Doorn
      Historic houses

      Why stay in a nondescript hotel when you can play Lord of the Manor at some of the oldest and most interesting buildings in Britain? Discover...

    • Buckingham Palace
      Top 10 royal attractions

      Get closer to the scandal, glamour and history of the British royal family with a look around our top 10 royal attractions.

  • Outdoors
    • The Deep Aquarium, Hull Source:© VisitBritain / Pawel Libera
      Britain’s wildlife

      Britain has a startling variety of natural habitats crawling with animals of every kind. You can also visit world-class zoos, gardens and parks...

    • Lily pads at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Source:Steve James
      Great British Gardens

      Britain is a nation of green-fingered garden lovers and we have some of the most famous green spaces in the world. From a whole rainforest...

    • Walking in the mountains
      Walking and hiking

      Experience the best of the great British outdoors on foot with thousands of miles of walking and hiking routes all over Britain. Wherever you...

    • Autumnal Punting in Cambridge Source:tad2106
      The 10 best ways to enjoy Britain's...

      From lakes, lochs and the sun-baked South Coast to wild Welsh waterfalls, we’ve toured Britain to bring you the best watery activities.