United Kingdom Travel Insurance
As part of the continent of Europe, the United Kingdom, or the UK as it is often called, is comprised of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of Ireland, and many smaller islands.
The UK is divided into four countries; England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, each with their own capital cities, and, while the official language is English, there are four Celtic languages spoken as well. Many regions have their own dialects, many of which include words from the Celtic languages.
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Geological and Historical Value
The UK is of huge geological interest to visitors. Volcanic activity created many of the UK islands and remnants of this activity can be seen in the form of the cauldron-like calderas. The Scottish mountains were created during the Caledonian mountain building episode and every year thousands of locals and visitors indulge in the activity known as ‘Munro Bagging’; scaling those mountains higher than 3,000 feet.
Historically, the UK has seen human occupation since prehistoric times and a culture developed known as Insular Celtic. Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Norman invasions left their mark on the island, which had a succession of Kings within each country, and the UK is rich with ancient buildings of huge historical value. Visitors to the UK will find well-preserved castles throughout the island and many carefully preserved ancient treasures.
Most travellers from abroad tend to head to London first, famed for having a diverse range of people and cultures, World Heritage Sites, historical landmarks and for being a world cultural capital. For those keen to explore, each country offers something different, from the rugged mountainous scenery of Scotland to the coastal beauty and environmentally protected Welsh scenery.
Getting around is easy by bus, rail or domestic flights, and there are plenty of car hire companies too. The UK has many campsites suitable for those with caravans and campervans, as well as a huge network of hostels, bunkhouses, and camping sites throughout the island. If you plan to hire a vehicle to get around, try to get travel insurance that covers rental vehicle excess cover to protect you financially should there be an accident or damage to the vehicle.