||Many of Britain's finest treasures are housed in
public institutions that provide free entry.
National Trust for Scotland, English Heritage,
Historic Scotland, and
Cadw take care of many of Britain's
historic properties including castles,
stately homes, abbeys and ancient
monuments. These institutions offer free
entry to their members plus other benefits.
National Trust has some reciprocal visiting arrangements with heritage
organizations in other countries. In
Royal Oak Foundation represents the
National Trust in the United States. Royal Oak membership dues are tax deductible
for American taxpayers.
National Trust for Scotland is represented in the United States by the
National Trust for Scotland
Foundation USA. Membership dues are tax deductible
for American tax payers.
||Rail travel in
Britain is excellent between major
cities, however, it can be rather expensive.
RailEurope offers multiday passes that can
significantly reduce the cost. These passes have to be purchased prior to travel to Britain.
RailEurope also offers the London Pass.
||A hotel can be much
more than just a place to rest your
head. In fact, chosen correctly, it can be destination in itself. Consider that in Britain you can
stay in a castle, historic house or
exquisite residential spas. Checkout the
best hotels and
spas and plan your vacation around your choice.
||Read before you
travel - let those who have gone before
you inspire you. For example, read how
Wordsworth described the view from
Westminster Bridge, how Kipling wrote of his beloved
Sussex, Matthew Arnold of
Oxford, Robert Burns of Edinburgh
and Washington Irving of