Great Britain & Ireland (Start London, end London)

About London, United Kingdom


Highlights


London to Liverpool

  • See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey
  • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on a locally guided Magical Mystery Tour

Liverpool to York

  • Guided walking tour of York
  • See York Minster and Clifford's Tower

York to Lake District

  • Visit Bowness & see Windermere

Lake District to Edinburgh

  • See Hadrian's Wall
  • See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile
  • Entrance to Gretna Green Museum and take part in a historic wedding ceremony

Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands

  • Visit St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Scenic drives including the Whisky Trail and Royal Deeside
  • Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond
  • Spot 'Nessie' on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands to West Highlands

  • See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain

Glasgow to Dublin

  • See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square and Christ Church Cathedral

Cork to Galway

  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Visit Blarney Castle
  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher (weather dependent)

Galway to Londonderry

  • See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry

Londonderry to Belfast

  • See the Giant's Causeway
  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide

Belfast to Dublin

  • See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square and Christ Church Cathedral
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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a constituent unit of the U.K., known for its friendliest of welcomes, Norman castles, glacial valleys and mountains, Celtic and Christian monuments, and renowned coastal links golf courses. It is variously described as a country, province, region, or "part" of the United Kingdom, amongst other terms. Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland by an act of the British parliament. It comprises six of the nine counties of Ulster (one of the four ancient Irish provinces), with the remaining three (Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal) staying in what is now the modern day Republic of Ireland. For this reason Ulster is a popular colloquial alternative name for Northern Ireland, even if it is not in the strictest sense historically accurate.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the northwestern coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain (the name of which is also loosely applied to the whole country), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-southwest, attributing to it having the 12th longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the UK is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants. Together, this makes it the fourth most densely populated country in the European Union. Whether you wish to walk in the steps of giants in Antrim, to immerse yourself in Celtic culture at Eisteddfod, to pound the streets of an English urban jungle, to climb, ski or snowboard Cairngorms-style or simply to dream of having tea with the Queen, there is something for everyone in the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Ireland

Ireland is an island in north-western Europe which has been divided politically since 1920. Most of the island is made up of Ireland (the Republic of Ireland). The remainder is Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. An uncommon geological richness and the warming effect of the Atlantic produce an astonishing diversity of terrain on this lovely island, which is splashed throughout with lakes and primeval bogland. Ireland also adds further interest to the landscape through the sacred associations of so many of its physical features.

England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. 

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland includes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centers. Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital. 

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