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Data Wales Travel Notes

You may find our Maps Page useful and you can check train schedules at  UK Railtrack .
Clothing Clothing: medium weight throughout the year but light weight for summer possible. Coats and rainwear for winter. Recommend light waterproof all year. Summers can be quite warm especially in coastal regions but it is advisable to carry warm clothing on higher ground throughout the year. 
Guide If you are looking for a good, objective guidebook on Wales, we can recommend Wales in the Rough Guide series (ISBN 1-85828-096-6). 
Business Hours Banks: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday (some open to 4:45 pm and Sat. mornings.) 
Office hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. 
Shops: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Saturday (some larger stores open Sundays)
Public Holidays New Year's Day - January 1st. Various "Bank Holidays" when most businesses are closed for the day. 
General info. Time: GMT (+ 1 hour from 31 March to 26 October) 
Electricity: 240 volts, 3 square pin plugs. 
International direct dialling code: 44 
Emergency services: dial 999 
Vaccinations: none required for entry 
Driving: on the left, minimum age 17, international driver's licence required 
Mobile 'phones: American and Japanese models may not function in UK because of system incompatibility. 
Currency Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP 1=100 pence) Notes: 5, 10, 20 and 50 
Coins: one and two pound coins, 50 pence, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence 
Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercard widely accepted, Amex and Diner's less so. 
Traveller's cheques: Amex and Thos. Cook widely used 
ATM: check with your bank regarding use in UK 
Exchange: Money or traveller's cheques may be exchanged in banks, exchange bureaux and larger hotels. Banks for best rate. 
No restriction on import or export of local or foreign currency
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