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Enjoy your next vacation here in the UK with a cheap car rental from us at Right Car Hire!

The UK certainly has a lot of lovely places to visit such as London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Wales and the rolling countryside in the Yorkshire. With plenty of incredible activities to do and beautiful places to see, booking a cheap car hire UK offers you the opportunity to explore every corner and hard to access regions of this beautiful country. Regarded as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the world, the UK boasts a rich culture, great shopping and fascinating attractions. Whether it is exploring the beautiful valleys of the Yorkshire Dales or visiting the Buckingham Palace in London, the charming beauty of the UK is something not to miss out on. Booking a car makes accessing these places easy and stress free, and also offers you the flexibility and convenience other transport options can’t provide.

The United Kingdom (informally known as Britain), consists of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland. With its capital in London, the UK stretches over 245,000 square km, which is twice the size of New York State. The capital of England is London, for Wales the capital is Cardiff, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and for Northern Ireland the capital is Belfast. Home to a total population of over 60 million, the United Kingdom boasts a rich historical past which dates back to 6500 BC. There are lots of monuments and historical sites scattered all over the UK. In the UK alone, there are more than 28 cultural and natural World Heritage Sites proclaimed by UNESCO and several Heritage Cities such as Edinburgh, Durham, Bath, York, amongst others. A large portion of its citizens are majorly Christians. However, other religion such as Islam and other protestants can be practiced as it is considered a multi-faith society.

Economy

Renowned for being one of the premier business locations in the world today, the UK attracts thousands of investors annually. The United Kingdom has one of the world’s largest manufacturing industry producing automation equipment, electrical power equipment, machine tools, and chemicals. The currency of the UK is the British pounds sterling.

Language

The official language of the UK is English. Other languages include Welsh, Scots and Gaelic.

Government

The UK is a parliamentary democracy – this offers the citizens the opportunity to elect their leaders. The general elections is scheduled to take place once every five years. The UK’s parliament has two houses namely the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The Prime Minister oversees the affairs of the government with backings from the cabinet and ministers. The UK is also a constitutional monarchy with a queen, who serves as the ceremonial Head of State and it is one of the members of the European Union.

Population

With a population of approximately 60 million people, the UK is one of the most populous countries in the world. England accounts for over 50 million people and it is considered the most part of the UK. London, one of Europe’s largest cities and capital of England, is home to one third of the entire population of England. Scotland is a mountainous area with over 5 million in habitants. Over 65 percent of the Scotland’s population live in Glasgow and Edinburgh (Scotland’s capital). Wales, featuring a Celtic culture is a mountainous area with over 3 million inhabitants. Northern Ireland with ancestry linked to Scotland or England, has the least number of inhabitants of about 2 million

Top UK Airports

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK and the world at large. With over 50 million travelers using the airport annually, the airport serves over 190,000 passengers daily. Located few kilometers west of central London, the airport features two run ways and five terminals with state of the art facilities for travelers comfort and convenience. Open in 1946, London Airport connects about 184 destinations in 80 countries

Edinburgh Airport

Opened in 1977, Edinburgh Airport serves millions of travelers annually and it is also the major gateway to the United Kingdom. It is one of the busiest airports in the UK, owned and operated by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). It features two runways and an expansive terminal that houses a security hall and shopping areas.

 

UK Cities