Bring history alive in England, from the majestic Houses of Parliament in London, to prehistoric, mysterious Stonehenge. The sun shines on Brighton’s pebbly beach dotted with striped deckchairs, and limestone walls snake their way across Yorkshires verdant dales. Bath’s gracious Georgian terraces are a contrast to trendy canal-side flats in converted Manchester warehouses.
Visit the stunning ‘Emerald Isle’ and explore the lush green landscapes that earned Ireland its nickname. Rugged coastline and beautiful historic cities – including the captivating capital of Dublin – are all waiting to be discovered in glorious Ireland.
Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom’s smallest region of 1.7 million people, is compact and universally welcoming, yet diverse. Nowhere is more than a 2-hour drive from anywhere else. Rural tranquility combines with the vibrant friendliness of the cities – Belfast, the capital, and Derry-Londonderry – to create an intriguing British/Irish uniqueness and cultural richness. Taste and hear it in the cuisine (an ‘Ulster fry’ breakfast or a bowl of champ mash) served to a soundtrack of pipes and fiddles amid local craic (witty banter) in pubs and cafés across the land.
From Edinburgh's dramatic hilltop castle to the remote West Highland steam train, a Scotland holiday is a trip through an untamed landscape and noble history. Picturesque fishing ports with pastel-hued houses and the Shetland Islands heather-coated hills bring peace and tranquillity. Glasgow’s Georgian and Art Nouveau architecture keeps urbanites happy.