About United Kingdom Bed & Breakfasts
The United Kingdom is where the bed and breakfast type of accommodation has originated since World War II. As a general rule B&B establishments have a limited number of available rooms provided in the private homes of the B&B owner. Breakfast is included in the price and no other meals are offered. Usually each room has a private or en-suite (in the room) bathroom, but on occasion the rooms might share one or two bathrooms. In the UK the diversity in bed and breakfast accommodations is great. In metropolitan large cities B&B usually offer a larger number of rooms (might reach 15 or more) and have the appeal of a family hotel. In the countryside B&B are settled in farm houses, small picturesque cottages, castles, larger family homes. The common thing about all of them is that they offer unique setting, homely ambiance, personal attention and extensive local knowledge at better-than-hotel rates. Today in the UK almost 40 percent of all the overnight stays are in bed and breakfasts.
The United Kingdom is located to the north-west of Europe, separated from the mainland by the North Sea and the English Channel. The country, sometimes referred to as Britain, includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Diversity is by all means the first word that comes to mind when thinking of the UK. Diversity is found in culture and religion, in history and modern life. The well-preserved old-fashioned customs contrast with the avant-garde culture. The vibrant cities with great nightlife and attractions such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, contrast with the pleasant green countryside. British nature is also diverse - there are lovely beaches and rough mountains, picturesque flatlands and rocky coastlines. There is something for everybody in the UK and visiting the country should be on top of every traveler's wish list.