Useful Information

Currency
Pound Sterling (£)

Money
ATMs widely available. There are also a number of Bureaux de Change.
Credit and debit cards accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Some smaller shops and guesthouse accommodation may only accept cash.

Time Zone
Harrogate’s timezone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or one hour ahead of GMT, known as British Summer Time (BST), during the summer months.

Climate
Spring (March – May) in Harrogate enjoys mild temperatures with the city’s parks and gardens filled with spring flowers.

Smoking
Smoking is banned in all public places including all enclosed or partly enclosed public areas.

Telephone codes
The UK country code is 0044, The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0033 for France). In case of emergency, please dial 112.

Visa requirements
If you're from a country outside the European Union, you may be required to have a valid visa to enter UK. Please check your visa requirements before you book a place at the Congress and before you travel. We're unable to refund Congress fees outside of our cancellation deadline in the event that your visa is denied or not received in time for you to travel. More information on visa requirements is available from the UK Border Agency

Driving
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road.
To drive in UK, you must have a valid driving license. A foreign license is valid in the UK for up to 12 months.
It is compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat and if your car has seat belts in the back, they must also be worn.

Electricity & conversions
The standard voltage in Scotland is 240V AC, 50Hz. North American appliances need a transformer and an adapter; Australasian appliances need only an adapter. Plugs have 3 square pins and adapters are widely available.