UK & Ireland
It’s the variety that makes Great Britain & Ireland so special along with the compact nature of the country, and nowhere else on the planet seems to pack quite so much into such a small space. Landscapes range from the snow-capped mountains of the Cairngorms to the beaches and sand dunes of South Wales, from the verdant fertile farmland in Kent to the rugged limestone escarpments in the Yorkshire Dales.
Renowned the world over for majestic scenery, vibrant cosmopolitan cities, quaint picture-postcard villages and historic towns, the UK & Ireland really has it all. Wherever you go, you are never more than a mile or two from an ancient secluded church, a magnificent country manor house, a ruined castle or a pretty village. There is great joy to be had relaxing with the locals in a country pub, enjoying a music festival or watching a cricket match.
Thanks to the success of British films and television programmes exported around the world, many visitors arrive in the UK & Ireland already armed with a sense of familiarity, even if the cultures and traditions are somewhat esoteric. The language of course is also familiar to many visitors, which makes travelling around the country so straightforward.
A journey through the UK & Ireland is a veritable journey through history. You can walk along the battlements of a medieval fortress much as soldiers did hundreds of years ago, or touch a 5,000-year-old stone circle, before exploring the ultra-modern domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall or admiring 21st century architecture in London or Glasgow.