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Weaker Pound makes this the time to Visit England

18 October 2019

The value of the pound has been sliding on international currency markets, declining nearly 5% since the Brexit vote in June.

Sterling has fallen to a three-year low against the euro after Theresa May outlined the timetable for starting Brexit negotiations. It also hit its lowest level against the dollar since the beginning of July. On Sunday, the prime minister said she would trigger Article 50, the clause needed to start the process, by the end of March 2017. That means the UK is likely to leave the EU by mid-2019. In early morning trade, the pound fell by about 1% against the euro to €1.1433 before recovering slightly. It was also down 1% against the dollar at $1.2854 at one point, its lowest since 6 July, when it hit $1.2797.

If you've ever though about joining the Queen for Tea, Marching with the Guards, doing the Lambeth Walk or walking further afield in Oxford, Cotswolds, Yorkshire or the Lakes District - nows the time to Explore Britain.

See the full report on the following BBC Currency News page

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We got home safe and sound, completely uneventfully, which is always fine with us.

But we still dream of walking in England. I anticipated some strenuous walking – although we did it all! – and hoped it would be as lovely as we remembered – it was! My favorites were the Dales, of course, and the Moors with all those nesting birds, But what I didn’t expect were all the lovely friendships along the way. That part was special. Also all the Jubilee preparations.

The treat at the end was meeting you, of course. Thank you for everything!

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Beth & Bob from Souderton Pennsylvania
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