5 ways you can explore the UK with a falling pound

5 ways you can explore the UK with a falling pound

To say the British pound has fallen upon hard times is a gross understatement.

Since the United Kingdom exited the European Union, investors have pulled out of the country, with some worried about the current "government's xenophobic and divisive rhetoric," the Economist reported.

The pound's decline is so drastic that it is even listed on a chart of worst-performing currencies against the US dollar, alongside the Nigerian naira and the Sierra Leone leone.

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As it stands, S$1 is currently worth 0.59 in pounds as of publication time.

So if you're looking for somewhere to hang up your Christmas stockings this December, you know where to go.

Here are 5 things you can check out in UK on a budget:

1. Go museum hunting

Museums are not just for history buffs and textbook nerds. The UK has an interesting collection of contemporary museums dedicated to football and pop culture. To top it off, most of them are free!

Check out our report here.

2. Adventure-ahoy in Wales

Deep underground in the north of Wales, lies Llechwedd Slate Caverns. The now defunct slate mine has been converted into an adventure arena complete with high obstacle courses, trampolines and zip-lines - all within a subterranean underworld.

Check out our report here.

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3. Trek the highlands in Scotland

Scotland is best known for its impressive craggy cliffs and ancient castles. One popular tourist spot is the Isle of Skye which is home to iconic rock formations like the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing pinnacles. Those who have had their fill of Scottish whisky and a heap-full of haggis, can also do some climbing on the Black Cuillin, a jagged mountain range which overlooks the island.

Read more here.

Read also: Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland with 24 hours

4. Relieve history in Northern Ireland

Belfast in Northern Ireland was the home of the Titanic. Designed and built in Harland & Wolff Shipyards, the luxurious ocean liner sailed out of Belfast in 1912 on its maiden and final voyage. Today, an exhibit and memorial stands on the waterfront as a tribute to the victims who perished in the Atlantic Ocean.

The region is also excellent for those in love with the road. Take a drive down Causeway Coastal Route, which connects Belfast to County Antrim, and you will be greeted by a scenic coastline. Not to mention, the world-famous Giant's Causeway is also on the map.

Read more here

5. Luxury living in London

London has always been associated with expensive taxi rides and astronomical hotel room prices. Not anymore.

According to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index for 2015, deals for top hotels in London are now 50 per cent less.

Read more here.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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