Population 61.4 million
Main airport London Heathrow
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language English
Main towns / cities London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

Great Britain

Great Britain is unique in the way that it is made up of four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales, more commonly known as the United Kingdom. (UK) The UK’s history is truly fascinating, it seems there has not been a moment when it has not been making it, and the last 1000 plus years is still on display for all to see. Each country has its own individual past history, normally very bloody and colourful and involving struggles against English kings, wanting to invade and rule the lands, or unite them as they would like to tell themselves, a part of which was portrayed in the films by Mel Gibson in William Wallace and Liam Neeson in Rob Roy, (Ireland) two martyrs that stood up against the tyrant that was England in the days. But the UK’s history has built the UK there is today, with its past exploits around the world, its innovation in industry and engineering and the ruling of the waves, made Great Britain an exciting and interesting place to come and live, so today what makes Britain Great is the fusion of different people that came to live here generations ago, and brought with them their own traditions and cultures that can be found all over the UK, mixed in with 100’s and 1000’s of years of British History, making it one of the most interesting places in the world to visit, which was clearly seen after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Places and Attractions

England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have so many places to fill any traveller’s interest and time, which is why so many come back year after year, discovering new places. All the UK’s countries can cater for any traveller looking for a specific experience, whether it is to come and the learn its History & Culture, enjoy the world class Golf Courses, take part in a Culinary Experience, or go for something a little more energetic such as Walking – Hiking – Cycling or Horse Ride experiences.
England has amazing attractions for all to visit, Castles, Stately Homes, Steam Trains whistling through the British Countryside, Mystical Structures, Museums & Galleries are what is expected from any visit, but Britain has so much more, Nature Trails, Seaside Resorts with Traditional Fish & Chips, Quintessentially English Villages, with their Quintessentially English Pubs.
Scotland like England has had a very colourful past, which makes it a great place of interest. Edinburgh leads the way and an incredibly vibrant and fun city to visit, and should never be missed. Scotland too has some stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife both along its coasts and in-land. Famous for its festivals and whiskey there is not a dull moment to be had. Travellers can enjoy an array of entertainment up and down the country, with Highland Games being held all over.
Wales is the UK’s hidden gem, with wonderful driving routes, discovering old villages, it has superb coastal towns golf courses and the oldest railway line in the world climbing up Mt Snowdon, to spectacular views of the valley’s. It also has great ferry link with Dublin, and until recently Prince William was patrolling the coast with the Air-Sea Rescue Service.
Ireland, one of the world’s most welcoming places, always ready to entertain and look after any traveller. Another wonderful country that is famous for its music, drink and culinary delights. During the day though there is still plenty of places to visit and see from the newly opened state of the art Titanic Museum in Belfast to the wonder that is the Cliffs of Moher. Londonderry, was host of the UKs city of Culture for 2013, and Ireland has been promoting its “Gathering” inviting anyone that has ties to the country.
Famous for its racing horses there are stables open to the public to come and see these magnificent animals. Cork and The Blarney Castle, Killarney and The Ring of Kerry, if your self-driving there is no better place to get lost.

Shopping & Nightlife

Britain is the shopping hotspot of Europe, and wherever you are in Britain or Ireland, the choice of shops is endless. Shop for vintage clothes at street markets; shop for bargains on the high street; discover unusual gifts and new designers wears at unique boutiques or shop for everything under one roof at fantastic department stores and outlet centres – you’ll find them all in Britain.
Letting our hair down and relaxing at the end of a hard day and week, is something we like to do in Britain, and there is a huge array of evening entertainment to suit all. Traditional Pubs, for dinner and local bands, Theatres, Opera, Ballet and then for the younger generation some top beat clubs with some of the world’s leading DJ’s headlining.

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