Visiting somewhere in Turkey? We have you covered.
If you're planning a trip to Turkey, one thing you'll want to keep in mind is currency exchange. While many places in Turkey do accept credit cards, you'll likely want to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases and transactions.
The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira (TRY), and if you're coming from the UK, you'll need to exchange your British pounds (GBP) for TRY before your trip.
By exchanging your GBP for TRY before you go, you'll have one less thing to worry about when you arrive in Turkey. Plus, you'll get a great exchange rate and service from Ramsdens.
Pounds GBP to TRY Turkish Lira exchange rate
How far will my money go in throughout Turkey?
Turkey is an incredibly diverse country, with a wealth of culture, history, food, and nightlife. Visitors to Turkey can explore the vibrant cities of Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, and Antalya, all of which offer unique experiences. With the Turkish Lira (TRY) being relatively inexpensive compared to other currencies, tourists can stretch their money further throughout the country. Istanbul is one of the most popular destinations, with its cultural attractions and lively nightlife. Bursa is known for its rich history, while Izmir and Antalya are great for beach-goers. Food is also an important part of Turkish culture, with plenty of delicious dishes to try.
The current denominations of the Turkish lira are:
Coins: 1 kuruş, 5 kuruş, 10 kuruş, 25 kuruş, 50 kuruş, and 1 Turkish lira.
Banknotes: 5 Turkish lira, 10 Turkish lira, 20 Turkish lira, 50 Turkish lira, 100 Turkish lira, 200 Turkish lira, and 500 Turkish lira.
Things to do in Turkey while travelling
Turkey is a country that is full of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, making it an ideal destination for travellers looking for adventure, relaxation, or a mix of both. One of the top attractions in Turkey is Istanbul, the country's largest city, and a hub of culture and history. Visitors can explore the city's many historic sites, such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace. They can also stroll through the vibrant streets of the Grand Bazaar and indulge in some traditional Turkish cuisine.
Another popular destination in Turkey is Cappadocia, a region known for its unique rock formations and hot air balloon rides. Visitors can explore the ancient underground cities and rock-cut churches, hike through the valleys, or take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise to witness the stunning views from above.
For those seeking relaxation, the Turkish Riviera offers stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts. Places like Antalya, Bodrum, and Marmaris are popular destinations for those looking to soak up the sun, swim, or indulge in water sports like scuba diving or snorkelling.
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