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The Unite Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of the largest islands. It is located in North Western Europe and is separated from the rest of Europe by the English Channel. London is the UK capital and other major cities include; Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow. The official language is English. Over 25 million tourists visit the UK every year making the UK the 6th major tourist destination in the world. There many attraction some of which include; Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge, York Minster, Canterbury Cathedral, Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Eden Project, The Giant's Causeway & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the London Eye.

The weather conforms to four distinct patterns. Winter usually runs from December to February, spring from March to May, summer from June to August and autumn from September to November.

The major international airports in the UK are London Heathrow (IATA: LHR) and London Gatwick (IATA: LGW). Both airports handle heavy air traffic and passenger volumes with Heathrow currently the third busiest airport in the world and busiest in Europe while Gatwick is the 8th busiest in Europe. London is a major hub connecting flights to Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world. Other major airports in the UK are; London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN), Manchester Airport (IATA: MAN), London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN), Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX), Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI), Glasgow International Airport (IATA: GLA) and Bristol International Airport (IATA: BRS). Qantas operates direct one stop cheap flights to London Heathrow from Melbourne Tullamarine and Sydney Kingsford Smith. The average direct flight time from Sydney Kingsford Smith to London Heathrow in the UK in a commercial airliner is 21 hours. Indirect flights will vary depending on the connecting hub.


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