"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.

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 | edit source]

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

Roads[edit | edit source]

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.png
LondonSheffield
(LondonNewcastle in ETS1)
UK M2 sign.png
LondonDover
 
UK M3 sign.png
LondonSouthampton
 
UK M4 sign.png
LondonSwansea
 
M5 M6 M8 M9
UK M5 sign.png
BirminghamA38 (Plymouth)
UK M6 sign.png
M1Carlisle
UK M8 sign.png
EdinburghGlasgow
UK M9 sign.png
M80 – A9
M11 M18 M20 M25
UK M11 sign.png
LondonCambridge
UK M18 sign.png
SheffieldM180
UK M20 sign.png
LondonDover (ETS1)
UK M25 sign.png
London ring
M27 M53 M56 M62
UK M27 sign.png
Southampton bypass
UK M53 sign.png
Liverpool west
UK M56 sign.png
Liverpool south
UK M62 sign.png
LiverpoolSheffield
M74 M80 M90 M180
UK M74 sign.png
CarlisleGlasgow
UK M80 sign.png
A80 – M9
UK M90 sign.png
EdinburghA9 / Aberdeen
UK M180 sign.png
M18A180
A1 A2 A9
UK A1 sign.png   UK A1M sign.png
CambridgeNewcastle
UK A2 sign.png
LondonDover
UK A9 sign.png
M9 – M90 / Aberdeen
A12 A14 A15 A20
UK A12 sign.png
LondonFelixstowe
UK A14 sign.png
M1 / M6Felixstowe
UK A15 sign.png
M180 / A180A63 (Hull)
UK A20 sign.png
Channel TunnelDover
A27 A30 A31 A35
UK A27 sign.png
M27A259
UK A30 sign.png
M5A35
UK A31 sign.png
Southampton west
UK A35 sign.png
A30A31
A38 A63 A68 A80
UK A38 sign.png
M5Plymouth
UK A63 sign.png
A15Hull
UK A68 sign.png
EdinburghA696
UK A80 sign.png
M8 / M74 – M80
A120 A180 A259 A483
UK A120 sign.png
A12Harwich
UK A180 sign.png
M180Grimsby
UK A259 sign.png
A27Channel Tunnel
UK A483 sign.png
M53Swansea
A696 A720
UK A696 sign.png
A68Newcastle
UK A720 sign.png
Edinburgh bypass

See also[edit | edit source]

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.png 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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