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Money and currency

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Before you visit anywhere new, it's a good idea to find out about the currency and exchange rate, and how you can get hold of cash or use your credit card while you are away. Here you'll find some useful information about currency and making money transactions in the UK to help make your...

Currency & exchanging money

イギリス(英国)の通貨単位は英国ポンド(Great British Pound – GBP)であり、ポンドは£と表記されます。 The symbol for the pound sterling is £.


イギリス(英国)の通貨は10進法をベースにしており、1ポンド=100ペンスになります。 Coins have the values of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Notes have the values of £5, £10, £20 and £50.

スコットランドの1ポンド紙幣はスコットランド内では現在も使用されています。 チャネル諸島とマン島ではまた別の硬貨と紙幣がありますが、通貨単位は同じです。


If you are an EU citizen and travelling from within the EU you can bring in and take out bank notes, travellers' cheques, letters of credit etc. in any currency and up to any amount.

Please note that from 15 June 2007, if you are travelling to or from a country outside the European Union (EU), you will need to declare any sums of cash of 10,000 Euro or more (or the equivalent in another currency) to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Currency limits

Changing money & exchange rates

Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, post offices, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres.  To see today’s exchange rate visit the Financial Times currencies website.


銀行は通常、平日(月~金曜)の9:30 から16:30まで開いていますが、各店舗によって多少異なる場合があります。 However, opening hours are can differ considerably from branch to branch. All banks are closed on public holidays and some banks in Scotland close for an hour at lunchtime. 銀行で各種サービスに対応する24時間使用できる機械がロビーに設置されています。 海外からの旅行者はご自分の銀行カードがそれらの機械で使用できるか事前に調べておくとよいでしょう。


土曜日に営業している銀行や、日曜でも数時間は営業している銀行もありますが、 銀行が閉まっている時間に英国通貨が必要になった場合は下記の場所で現金を得ることが出来ます。 If you need British currency when the banks are closed, you can obtain it at larger high-street travel agents, in exchange offices in large department stores, at counter desks in larger hotels or at one of the many independent Bureau de Change. 換金レートや手数料などの明示が義務付けられていますので必ずそちらをご確認ください。


You’ll find Automated Teller Machines (ATM), or cash machines, as we often call them, at most banks, high streets and shopping centres. You can use international credit cards, debit cards and bank cards at ATMs providing they have a four-digit PIN encoded. As a general rule, any cash machine that displays the Visa badge can be used by Plus cardholders and those displaying the MasterCard badge can be used by Cirrus cardholders.


All credit cards that bear the Visa, MasterCard or American Express logo are widely accepted in Britain. If your card does not bear one of these logos, you should ask the retailer in advance if you can use it, or check if your card’s logo is displayed at the payment area. You should be aware that retailers can charge more for goods and services bought by credit card, but they must display a clear indication if any price increase applies.