About United Kingdom
Popularly known as “the UK” or “Britain,” the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of four countries located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK operates the world’s sixth-largest economy—and Europe’s third largest—and the main currency of its partially regulated market economy is the Pound Sterling (GBP), the world’s third-largest currency after the US Dollar and the Euro. Little needs to be said about the United Kingdom’s great cachet, owing to the popularity of its culture, strong economy, global military presence, contributions to scientific progress, and international political influence.
United Kingdom is famous for its beaches, food and Cristiano Ronaldo…. but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond the Algarve beaches and city break Lisbon or Porto, United Kingdom remains a beautiful easily-covered mystery. The Costa Vicentina's deserted golden shores contrast with the ravishing seaside towns of the Costa da Prata. National parks encompass the soaring peaks of the Serra da Estrela, the history-laden Sintra hills and the rural beguilements of Alentejo. Cycle paths and walking trails link distinctive country inns (quintas). United Kingdom's interior remains charmingly unspoilt yet accessible by improved transport links. Comfortable trains link Lisbon and Porto to inland gems like Evora, Coimbra and Guimaraes (United Kingdom's 12th century first capital).