It is important for you to know that unexpired and valid passports are required for travel to the U.K. and Ireland from the U.S. Travelers holding existing passports should check the expiration date at least six months prior to travel to make sure they will be valid through their return date to the U.S. If you are not a U.S. citizen and are headed to the U.K. and/or Ireland from the U.S. be sure to check your requirements prior to leaving. The U. S. Dept. of State has information on obtaining or renewing passports.
Currency in the U.K. and Northern Ireland is pound sterling and in the Republic of Ireland, the euro. You can withdraw local currency at ATM's, just as you do at home and be sure to advise your bank prior to your departure. You can update cash upon arrival at the airport. Check with your financial institution for fees and availability before you leave the states. Many local banks will be able to exchange U.S. dollar travelers cheques or currency into pound sterling and all will cash pound sterling travelers cheques with proper identification. Exchange Rates
Whatever the season, the weather is liable to change from day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. A good idea is to bring layers, a waterproof coat or jacket and an umbrella. Temperatures range in winter from lows around 35 degrees to summer highs of 85 degrees. Spring and autumn having mild and mixed weather. Of course, northern Scotland, western Ireland and central London can all be having much different weather from each other.Weather Information
Why not begin and end your trip with no stress and worries about parking? With Airport Parking Reservations, you can arrive at the airport knowing that you have a guaranteed parking space! You can even book a hotel for the night before your departure and/or for the night of your return. It's simple, easy and takes away that sinking feeling of seeing the dreaded "LOT FULL" sign.Airport Parking Reservations
Should you buy special travel insurance for your vacation? While traveling you may miss a travel connection, be involved in a car accident, lose your luggage, injure yourself or become ill, or need to cancel your trip. Some credit card, airline and insurance policies are very limited and may not protect you from serious risk. To protect yourself and your family, choose a travel insurance plan that meets your specific needs.Travel Guard Insurance