"One of the world's most powerful countries has an area of 243,610 square km. The capital city is London an important financial and cultural centre. Unlike most countries in the world, British traffic drives on the left. Also, miles are used instead of kilometres."
— Official Euro Truck Simulator 2 Website

The United Kingdom is a sovereign state first featured in Euro Truck Simulator (Gold Edition), and subsequently UK Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2.

As an island nation, it is not connected by land to the rest of Europe, and can only be accessed by ferries or trains through the Channel Tunnel. It shares border with Ireland (via Northern Ireland), but it is not shown.

Drive on Left sign

The "Drive on left" sign

The United Kingdom is different from most countries in Europe, as it is being one of the very few countries to drive on the left. The United Kingdom is home to one of the most northern territories in the game known as Scotland. In addition, the speed limit of 97 km/h (60 mph) on British motorways is the highest in the game, as all other countries have speed limits of 80 km/h (50 mph) or 90 km/h (56 mph).

Much like the south of Germany, and the majority of places in the base & Going East maps, the United Kingdom's quality & freshness is alarmingly poor, especially when one takes a trip around newer map expansions such as Italia or Beyond the Baltic Sea. A must-mention fact is that the ETS2 map of the United Kingdom is imported from the UKTS one, and that may explain why it has a slightly worse look than Visegrád 4 countries.

Accessible Cities Edit

In Euro Truck Simulator (Gold Edition), only Dover, London, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne were featured, with the latter three having depots.

Later, SCS released UK Truck Simulator, and expanded the UK map to include more cities, including three Scottish and two Welsh cities. This map became the basis of the UK map in Euro Truck Simulator 2, where SCS made only minor modifications. Port facilities were added and a few locations were rationalized, resulting in 20 accessible British cities and towns (comparable to Germany in the original game), 4 of which with ferry (or rail) links to other countries. Interestingly, all port towns are in England.

The following table shows all accessible British cities and towns in ETS2:

City Name Image First Game Remarks
Aberdeen (Scotland) Aberdeen View UKTS
Birmingham Birmingham view UKTS
Cambridge Cambridge Skyline UKTS
Carlisle Carlisle street view UKTS
Cardiff (Wales) Cardiff city centre UKTS Capital of Wales
Dover Dover view UKTS Ferry and rail to Calais
Edinburgh (Scotland) Edinburgh View UKTS Capital of Scotland
Felixstowe Felixstowe harbour UKTS
Glasgow (Scotland) Glasgow View UKTS
Grimsby Grimsby streetview UKTS
Harwich Harwich ferry ETS 2 Ferry to Europoort
Hull Hull View ETS 2 Ferry to Europoort and Esbjerg
Liverpool Liverpool skyline UKTS
London London ETS2 skyline ETS 1 Capital (also the de facto capital of England)
Manchester Manchester ETS2 view ETS 1
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle View ETS 1 Ferry to Amsterdam
Plymouth Plymouth W roundabout UKTS Ferry to Roscoff
Sheffield Sheffield view UKTS
Southampton Southampton view UKTS
Swansea (Wales) Swansea view 2 UKTS

Roads Edit

Despite not having the most number of cities featured in ETS2, the United Kingdom has the largest number of roads featured in that game. In total, 19 Motorways and 21 "A roads" are featured in UK Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The following list also includes the M20, a motorway featured in the first Euro Truck Simulator but not the subsequent games.

M1 M2 M3 M4
UK M1 sign
(LondonNewcastle in ETS1)
UK M2 sign
UK M3 sign
UK M4 sign
M5 M6 M8 M9
UK M5 sign
BirminghamA38 (Plymouth)
UK M6 sign
UK M8 sign
UK M9 sign
M80 – A9
M11 M18 M20 M25
UK M11 sign
UK M18 sign
UK M20 sign
LondonDover (ETS1)
UK M25 sign
London ring
M27 M53 M56 M62
UK M27 sign
Southampton bypass
UK M53 sign
Liverpool west
UK M56 sign
Liverpool south
UK M62 sign
M74 M80 M90 M180
UK M74 sign
UK M80 sign
A80 – M9
UK M90 sign
EdinburghA9 / Aberdeen
UK M180 sign
A1 A2 A9
UK A1 sign   UK A1M sign
UK A2 sign
UK A9 sign
M9 – M90 / Aberdeen
A12 A14 A15 A20
UK A12 sign
UK A14 sign
M1 / M6Felixstowe
UK A15 sign
M180 / A180A63 (Hull)
UK A20 sign
Channel TunnelDover
A27 A30 A31 A35
UK A27 sign
UK A30 sign
UK A31 sign
Southampton west
UK A35 sign
A38 A63 A68 A80
UK A38 sign
UK A63 sign
UK A68 sign
UK A80 sign
M8 / M74 – M80
A120 A180 A259 A483
UK A120 sign
UK A180 sign
UK A259 sign
A27Channel Tunnel
UK A483 sign
A696 A720
UK A696 sign
UK A720 sign
Edinburgh bypass

See also Edit

The Countries of Euro Truck Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator Austria - Belgium - Czech Republic - France - Germany - Italy - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Spain - Switzerland - United Kingdom
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Austria - Belgium - Czech Republic - France - Germany - Italy - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Poland - Slovakia - Switzerland - United Kingdom
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Going East! Czech Republic - Hungary - Slovakia - Poland
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavia Denmark - Norway - Sweden
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Vive la France! France
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Italia Italy
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Beyond the Baltic Sea Estonia - Finland - Latvia - Lithuania - Russia
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Road to the Black Sea Bulgaria - Romania - Turkey
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Iberia Portugal - Spain
GB United Kingdom
Cities ETS 1: London - Manchester - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

UKTS / ETS 2: Aberdeen - Birmingham - Cambridge - Carlisle - Cardiff - Dover - Edinburgh - Felixstowe - Glasgow - Grimsby - Harwich - Hull - Liverpool - London - Manchester - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Plymouth - Sheffield - Southampton - Swansea

Motorways M1 - M2 - M3 - M4 - M5 - M6 - M8 - M11 - M18 - M20 - M25 - M27 - M53 - M53 - M62 - M74 - M80 - M90 - M180
A1 - A2 - A9 - A12 - A14 - A15 - A20 - A27 - A30 - A31 - A35 - A38 - A63 - A68 - A80 - A120 - A180 - A259 - A483 - A696 - A720
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