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the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland played a leading role in developing
parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
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Find and Book a Hotel in The United Kingdom.
Best Western Hotels Great Britain:
Over 270 independently owned and managed hotels throughout Great Britain, each with its own charm, character and personality. Properties include castles, coaching inns, modern city hotels, golf hotels and spa hotels.
Corus and Regal
With an inspiring range of hotels from country houses and coaching inns to city centre
accommodation, you're assured a warm welcome all year round.
With over 9,000 self-catered cottages throughout England, Scotland, Wales, France and
Ireland there's a wide range of rental accommodation in just about every location, to suit
From secluded forest lodges to holiday parks, thatched rustic cottages and farmhouses
to boating holidays on the beautiful waterways of Britain and France, Hoseasons offers the
widest available range of accommodation and facilities to suit everyone.
If you're looking for the perfect hot tub escape try these top hot tub
North Lakes Lodges:
Nestling in the Brayton Park Estate close to the Lake District National
Park and engulfed by the splendour of the Cumbrian countryside.
Enviably set within the breathtaking parkland of the renowned historic
Cricket St Thomas Estate on the Dorset/Somerset border.
Weybread Lakes Lodges:
Boasts a breathtaking setting on the picturesque Norfolk/Suffolk border,
one of the country’s most beautiful and sought after holiday
Spring Wood Lodges:
Select group of Scandinavian lodges exclusively for couples, offering
every comfort and creating a unique retreat for romantic breaks, special
celebrations and a wonderful year-round luxury escape.
Oak Farm Lodges:
Centrally located in East Anglia and perfect for couples and families
exploring the coast, forests and Broads as well as the delights of
Norwich, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.
Anglesey Lakeside Lodges:
Spaciously situated around 9 acres of beautifully landscaped lakes, this
exclusive selection of luxurious contemporary lodges commands
spectacular views over the picturesque Anglesey landscape.
Ivyleaf Combe Lodges:
Enjoys an idyllic setting nestling in a stunning wooded valley just two
miles from the unspoilt, picturesque Cornish seaside town of Bude.
Mill Meadow Lodges:
A paradise for nature lovers, these comfortable lodges sit in an area of
Special Scientific Interest surrounded by rivers, pools, woodland and
glorious panoramic views of the Mid Wales countryside.
Small cluster of luxury lodges in a beautiful lakeside setting close to
the renowned village of West Tanfield. Superbly located for exploring
the Yorkshire Moors and Dales and perfect for opulent rural retreats or
indulgent romantic escapes.
Kessock Highland Lodges:
Set amidst lush rolling meadowland in the wild heart of Highland
Scotland. Secluded and yet superbly located for exploring, this
luxurious retreat offers a truly individual flavour of Scotland
surrounded by some of its most spectacular mountain scenery.
Discover the superstar lifestyle by booking a luxurious hot tub break.
Luxury, self-catering holiday cottages throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Select Budget Hotels in London
Hampton Court Palace Hotel:
35 Hampton Street, London SE17 3AN.
One of the cheapest budget hotels in Central London.
Looking for Cheap Hotels in Earls Court?
The ideal place to board in if you're looking to stay near Earls Court for its superb
Comfort Inn Kings
An elegant budget hotel at Kings Cross. Very close to Kings Cross Station and Euston
Station, the hotel is also near several major London attractions: Camden Market, the
British Library, TheatreLand London, the British Museum, Regents Park and London Zoo.
Offers a host of travel products and services, including negotiated airfares with 120
airlines discounted up to 75%, discounts with over 14,000 hotels world-wide and some of
the most competitive car hire on the web.
Carrying more than 17 million passengers each year KLM is the 4th largest airline in
Low cost car rental in over 4,000 rental locations UK and world-wide.
Campervan hire in the United Kingdom; ideal for visiting some of the fantastic British
countryside around the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.
The high-speed train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon,
Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps. You can also reach over 100 more
destinations across France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany with Eurostar
Don't leave home without it!
One of the leading providers of online travel and holiday insurance for UK and Irish
residents on the Internet.
Peak season and weekend sailings are generally more expensive, as
are overnight sailings long enough to permit a good night's sleep.
Generally, on short crossings the most cost effective time to travel
is between 8pm and 7am. Likewise, short daytime sailings are often more expensive than
short sailings at night. Decide which is your priority, convenience or cost.
Get onboard and save up to 50% on UK sailings and mini-breaks. Special offers and deals
change with the seasons, but most ferry companies offer discounts for advance bookings.
Prices often depend on the time of day at which the sailing takes place.
Choose from a selection of ferry crossings, mini cruises, city breaks, themed cruises and holidays in Northern Europe and the Baltic.
Sailings between England and mainland Europe. Sea crossings from: Dover to Calais,
Portsmouth to Bilbao, Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Portsmouth to Le Havre, Portsmouth to Caen,
Hull to Rotterdam and Hull to Zeebrugge.
Britain's Heritage Cities:
A lot of people visiting England tend to concentrate on London, but in doing so they are
missing out on a lot of Britain's heritage. So next time you plan a trip to 'London'
consider venturing out of the capital and take in the sights of Bath, Brighton, Chester,
Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.
Camelot International brings you the history of the European kings and queens who have
intermarried and killed each other to become the Windsors.
Take a virtual tour of Northern Ireland, courtesy of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
Fat Badgers Guide:
Guide to Quality Inns of the British Isles containing pubs in the United Kingdom which
give the highest standards of British hospitality, traditional ales and superior cuisine,
along with associated tourist information.
Great Western provide Inter City Services between London, South Wales, the Cotswolds and
the West of England.
The official home of the London Tourist Board, and very stylish too it is too. Check out
the 3D maps.
The Met Office:
The latest UK weather and shipping forecasts from the Crown's authority on the clouds.
A very polished and interactive site with touring ideas, routes for walkers and cyclists,
and a movie-map.
A whole new light on web page design. Animated gifs do not have to be flashing bits and
pieces but can be used constructively to put a shine on an already very polished project.
a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can
Wales is a distinctive part of Britain, and the Welsh Tourist Board get that message
across; with everything from history and culture, to attractions and events.
The writer Samuel Johnson said this in the 18th century, and it can still be
said of today's contemporary London.
of Number 10:
Downing Street that is; home of Britain's Prime Ministers since 1735.
The official presentation of the Monarchy in Britain. Perhaps you would like to go
straight to Buck House; or Buckingham
Palace, as it's more commonly known.
The official website for the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London
London Transportation on
London Buses and London Underground
There's more here than just accommodation and places to go, there are also some
interesting features on LondonNet.
Inside Guide to London:
Visit London from the inside with Patrick Seery. Covers the known and less well-known
sights in London.
The Sea Life London Aquarium is the first attraction of its kind in the
capital and one of Europe's largest exhibits of aquatic life. County Hall, Westminster
Bridge Road, London. SE1 Open daily from 10:00 - 18:00.
Accommodation in London
in London, England.
Buy your West End theatre tickets for performances on Monday to
Thursday, rather than Friday to Saturday as they tend to be cheaper.
By London Visions.
Visually appealing guide to attractions, entertainment, restaurants and accommodation in
London - with plenty of links to London-related information.
The oldest urban walking tour company in the world.
This is London:
Read the Evening Standard. This online version is packed with news and sport, as any good
daily should be.
Authentic presentation of the Tower of London's 900 years of history; in co-operation with
the Yeoman Warders.
Coast to Coast Cycle Route:
Starting in West Cumbria, the route passes through the stunning scenery of the northern
Lake District and onto the Eden Valley, with its lush valleys and sandstone villages.
You'll then climb up the unspoilt Northern Pennines and glide down into the Durham Dales.
From here it's an easy ride through one of Britain's old industrial heartland to the North
Coast to Coast Walk:
Starting beside the Irish Sea, you have wonderful walking through the mountains of the
Lake District, across the Pennines and down Swaledale. The North York Moors await you and
beyond them the east coast. Most people undertake the walk between May and September.
Daylight hours are much longer and weather more likely to be favourable.
After a good day's walking in the woods or fishing on the River Lyne
returning to your own private luxury log cabin with hot tub on the
decking, overlooking the river, is the perfect way to relax in wild and
Keswick on Derwentwater Tourism
Keswick, in the English Lake District, is nestled between the Northern fells and
Derwentwater. A beautiful Lakeland market town it has grown, with the help of local
industry and visitors, into a thriving tourism centre with a close-knit local community.
Keswick Golf Club:
Cumbria has many great sports clubs and Keswick Golf Club is no exception. Located 4 miles
East of Keswick on Derwentwater, in the heart of the Lake District, the golf course is
easily approached from the A66 at Threlkeld - the main route from Penrith to the West
District Fishing at Shank Wood Log Cabin:
Fishing in the Lake District is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors
and admire the scenery Shank Wood cabin has to offer. Salmon and trout
fishing in the Lake District is available, on the River Lyne.
Lake District - Go Lakes:
The Cumbria Tourist Board brings you closer to the Lake District, Carlisle and
Hadrian's Wall, Eden Valley and The Pennines, The Lake District Peninsulas, and the
Western Lakes and Coast.
The Cumbria Directory:
Cumbria is a land of beauty and variety, from its busy cities and historic market towns to
its stone and slate villages, each possessing their own character.
The Glaramara Centre:
Situated at the head of the Borrowdale Valley, The Glaramara Centre offers a multi-purpose
venue for adventure activity packages, walking holidays, group accommodation, conferences,
outdoor development training, and a base for further exploration of the Lake District
Lake District Hotels
Lake District Hotels:
A distinctive collection of seven Graves family-owned and run Lake District hotels in
picturesque lakeside and town centre locations in some of the most beautiful locations
around the Lake District.
Hotel, George Hotel,
Inn on the Lake,
Kings Arms Hotel,
Lodore Falls Hotel,
Cotswolds Travel Guide:
Visit this beautiful and unique region in England, where time seems to have stood still
for 300 years.
The official Gloucestershire tourism site providing tourist information on Gloucestershire
- The Cotswolds, The Severn Vale, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Take a trip to Liverpool. Apart from the football teams and the
Beatles, you'll be surprised at the beautiful waterfront, Albert Dock and the new Aqua Bus
that drives straight into the Mersey.
Customised videos of the Merseyside area providing scenes of specific houses and streets
for customers who once lived in a particular area of Liverpool, showing the various points
of interest that the customer may have requested.
Includes a cool graphical travel guide for getting around the City Centre and oodles of
York: Carlton House:
The Carlton House Hotel in York is a much loved Georgian Terraced home built in the early
1800's, belonging to the Greaves family since 1948.
A comprehensive guide to towns and villages in Cornwall.
by Carl Appleby
A day in the life of a country boy in East Budleigh, Devon.
Devon & Cornwall:
The Devon and Cornwall rail partnership helps you to plan your car free days out. Plenty
of ideas, and multilingual.
Tourism, art, country life, business and general information relating to Devon.
Devon Holiday Directory:
Designed to help visitors to Devon find holiday accommodation -- self catering, bed and
breakfast, hotels and holiday parks. It also has lots of links to the attractions,
museums, house and gardens, activities such as walking, surfing riding and fishing, as
well as pubs and restaurants for eating out.
With the most densely populated museum landscape in the country, there's something for
everyone in Devon museums.
Guide to Devon's towns and villages.
Quarterly magazine for Devon residents which aims to keep them in touch with what's going
on in the county - brought to you by Devon County Council with Devon & Cornwall
Constabulary, The Police Authority and The Devon Fire & Rescue Service.
Developed by local authorities in Devon to offer online visitor information, accommodation
booking, travel advice and an interactive search facility for local events and activities.
There's also a wide range of other services to help people get around the county and enjoy
what Devon has to offer.
High on Dartmoor, and enjoyed by generations of visitors since Victorian times, Becky
Falls Woodland Park, with its huge oak canopy, rugged landscape, massive granite boulders
and waterfalls, provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west.
Open from 10am every day, March to October, school holidays and winter weekends (weather
permitting). Coach parties and school visits always welcome.
Provides information and pictures which will appeal to the curious browser of any age and
to those seeking more detailed information about this beautiful, historic cathedral; its
very active community and its continuous cycle of daily worship.
West Country Holidays:
The South West peninsula, stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, is Britain's most
popular and successful holiday area. It consists of the counties of Cornwall and the Isles
of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and Bristol.
Isles of Scilly
lie twenty-eight miles off the coast of Cornwall.
There are five inhabited islands -
St. Agnes and
islands to explore.
Boats leave from Penzance to the
main island of St. Marys
and take about 2 hours 45 minutes.
Whether you're looking for a cosy B&B, a luxurious outpost, a wild camping experience
or simple self catering, there are great choices on every island.
With long white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, picturesque little harbours
and gorgeous stone-built houses, the Isles of Scilly are one of the UK's best kept
Isles of Scilly Travel:
Sail to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance, or fly from Lands End Airport (15-20
minutes), Newquay Airport (30 minutes) and Exeter Airport (60 minutes).
Situated in the Irish Sea, between the United Kingdom and
Ireland, the Isle of Man is easily accessible by air
The capital of the Isle of Man is Douglas.
Getting to the Isle of Man
Ronaldsway Airport is served by a
number of airlines flying out of Belfast, Birmingham,
Blackpool, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Jersey,
Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London City Airport, Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.
SeaCat and the
Isle of Man
Steam Packet Company offer fast ferry crossings on the Irish Sea between Belfast,
Dublin, Heysham, Liverpool and the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man Tourism
Isle of Man Guide:
From medieval castle to giant water wheel, the Isle of Man has more than enough tourist
sites to attract, wonder and entertain.
Isle of Man Tourist Board:
The Island is a unique destination with over 10,000 years of history, its own currency,
stamps, native tongue and mile upon mile of unspoilt countryside and secluded beaches, yet
less than 60 miles from the north west of England.
Isle of Man TT:
The official site of the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Races; featuring results, facts,
history and bulletin board for race fans.
Traditionally the oldest above-ground Christian church in the world. A Christian sanctuary
so ancient that only legend can record its origin.
Home Base Holidays:
International home exchange service based in London. New listings on-line daily plus
published in three directories each year. Free bi-monthly Home Swappers newsletter
provides information on arranging successful home swaps. Established 1985.
There's more than old fossils in Lyme Regis.
They call it the rural heart of England; famous for its pork pies and stilton cheese.
Once in Oxford call in at the Oxford Tourist Information Centre at Gloucester Green for
details of attractions and more ideas of what to see and do in the City.
Oxford on Foot:
Let Annetta Harvie take you on a two hour walking tour of this famous university city, and
learn about the history of the university from its mediaeval origins to the present day.
Ox Towns has all the information you need regarding businesses, tourist attractions,
places to eat, drink and stay.
Visit The Heart of
The story of the Heart of England is written in a time-capsule of stone - mighty castles,
cathedrals and stately homes, and picturesque cottages in countless sleepy hamlets where,
at the village inn, the tradition of hospitality spans centuries.
West Sussex Info:
Chichester born and bred, Mark Hoult shares the hidden treasures, beautiful places and
great things to do in the West Sussex towns of Arundel, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill,
Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst,
Petworth, Shoreham-by-Sea, Steyning, and Worthing.
Driving in England
The Automobile Association:
Get immediate AA Breakdown cover online and enjoy peace of mind on the road.
Six million RAC members enjoy access to an enormous range of motoring products and
services throughout their driving lives, ranging from roadside assistance to continually
updated legal and technical advice and up-to-the-minute travel information.
Scotland Decides Against Independence
On Thursday, 18th September 2014 Scotland voted on whether they
wanted independence from Great Britain and returned a 55.3% no vote.
After a record turnout at the polls, the majority return was that the
Kingdom would remain United.
1.5 million Scots did vote for independence but, crucially, 1.9
million voted to remain in the United Kingdom; Edinburgh and Fife bringing in the final
votes to confirm the result.
On Thursday, 24th June 2016 the United Kingdom as a
whole voted against remaining in the European Union (Brexit); 52% to
48%. Interestingly, Scotland as a whole voted to remain and could seek
another Scottish Independence vote.
Scotland's built heritage is a rich tapestry which illuminates the nation's history from
the earliest times. The thread reaches from prehistoric standing stones to medieval
castles and formal great gardens through to Georgian houses, Victorian factories and
Second World War defences.
Isle of Skye:
The official web site for the communities of the Isle of Skye, Lochalsh, and Raasay in
north west Scotland.
Kids Go Free -
With a ScotRail Kids Go Free ticket not only can two kids travel free off-peak with each
adult, you also get one free entry to Scotland's best attractions.
Kintyre is on the extreme west coast of Scotland, joined to the mainland by a narrow
isthmus, at Tarbert, with all the characteristics of island living without the hassle and
expense of ferry crossings (although you can cross by ferry as well).
Lang Atholl Experience:
Scotland's luxury destination management
company creating tour packages to take your
Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs. Here is the birthplace of
Scotland, the cradle of its Christianity and nationhood and the focal point of much of its
These pages by the Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board, are intended to give you a taste
of the beauty and tranquillity of The Highlands.
Scotland and the Scottish Highlands have many secrets. Little known places, castles,
historical events and famous people are what defines a large part of highland culture and
Scottish Web aims to bring you articles of interest to help you appreciate this.
A comprehensive online guide to the land north of Hadrian's Wall, with special features on
Scottish castles, travel tips and travel stories to help you appreciate Scotland more.
The Isle of Islay:
The Isle of Islay is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands at the west coast of
Scotland. Pictures, information, links and tips from, Armin Grewe, a frequent visitor to
The Western Isles
The Western Isles, also known as the Hebrides, are made up of the
islands of Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra,
Eriskay, Vatersay, Taransay and St Kilda.
Standing majestically at the north-west edge of Europe, this 150 mile-long island chain of
beaches, culture, wildlife and adventure is a haven for outdoor activities, and a great
place to unwind.
Orkney Tourist Board's official visitors' guide to the Orkney islands -- an archipelago of
some 70 islands, with excellent scheduled air and ferry services between them.
Provides information on holiday accommodation, outdoor activities and places to visit in
Experience the extraordinary natural beauty and individual identity of the Shetland
West Highland Explorer:
An extensive area of mountains, moorland, islands, and sea. From Shetland Islands in the
north to Mull of Kintyre in the south and all points westward, this region is home to
several distinctly different cultures.
Aberdeen has 30 golf courses within half an hour's drive from the
city centre. Aberdeen is also on the Castles trail and the famous Malt Whiskey trail.
Detailed information on 27 Aberdeenshire hotels; with contact details, location maps and
links to the relevant hotel websites.
Aberdeen and Grampian:
Scotlands Castle and Whisky Country is more than a little bit special; with miles of
unspoiled coastline, some of the worlds finest malt whisky and more castles than any
other part of the United Kingdom.
The Web Cafe:
Guide to eating, drinking and partying in the Aberdeen area.
Town and Country: by Dan Bailey
Fill up on orgies of urban entertainment, then cleanse body and spirit with a walk in the
hills or a stiff sea breeze. Just as nothing beats the refreshment of a hot steam bath and
icy plunge pool, harnessing the contrasting forces of nature and culture will leave you
feeling thoroughly recharged.
Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist
This site will help you get to grips with the wealth of opportunities available both in
the city of Edinburgh and amongst the beautiful coast and countryside that surrounds it.
The most famous of Scottish castles. In addition to guided tours provided by the castle
stewards, there is an audio guide tour available in six languages. Parking is restricted
from June to October for the Edinburgh Military
Official online listings for every Edinburgh festival.
Edinburgh Film Festival:
Edinburgh is the UKs leading Film Festival and has celebrated cinema in its infinite
variety for over half a century.
Whilst still remaining true to its founding principle of open-access for all performers,
the Fringe has come a long way since its organisational beginnings -- in a disused pub
with a leaky roof, just off the Royal Mile.
Coverage of Edinburgh arts and entertainment with extensive coverage of
Includes an extensive archive of broadcast quality video footage of Edinburgh during the
last 15 years.
Edinburgh International Festival:
The Edinburgh International Festival is over fifty years old and has earned its reputation
as one of the world's greatest celebrations of the arts.
Edinburgh Old Town:
Unlike most city High Streets where the same national chains of shops, bars and
restaurants can be seen whichever town you're in, Edinburgh's Old Town is rich in
specialist shops, small restaurants and intimate little bars. Whether it's shopping,
hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants or just memorable sights, you'll find a feast of
attractions on your visit to Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre
of Edinburgh. Open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 9.00am to 6.00pm
April-September, 5.00pm October and March, and 4.30pm from November to February.
Gallery of Scotland:
The National Gallery of Scotland, oldest of the four Galleries, is situated in the heart
of Edinburgh on The Mound, between the ancient Old Town and the Georgian New Town. It is
home to Scotland's greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the
Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, and is one of the very finest galleries of its size in
Our Dynamic Earth:
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh at the foot of Arthur's Seat, adjacent to the Palace of
Holyroodhouse and the site of the new Scottish Parliament.
National Gallery of Modern Art:
Set in extensive parkland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art lies to the west of
Edinburgh's City Centre, on Belford Road. The Gallery first opened in 1960 at Inverleith
House in the Royal Botanic Garden and moved to its present site in 1984.
National Portrait Gallery:
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is situated in the heart of the Edinburgh New Town
at the east end of Queen Street. It provides a unique visual history of Scotland, told
through portraits of the figures who shaped it: royals and rebels, poets and philosophers,
heroes and villains.
Members of the public can sit in the public galleries of the Chamber and watch sessions of
Parliament. The main debates usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday,
both morning and afternoon. There are a number of seats available to book in advance.
Others are available on a first come, first served basis.
Situated opposite the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Dean Gallery displays
Edinburgh's world-class holdings of Dada and Surrealist art, and work by Sir Eduardo
The Fruitmarket Gallery:
Situated in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery is
an acclaimed international art space showing a programme of exciting, thought-provoking
exhibitions of Scottish, British and international contemporary art. The gallery is
complemented by an ambient, street-level glass fronted cafe and innovative bookshop.
Palace of Holyroodhouse:
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen's official
residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse
is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past; including Mary, Queen of Scots - who
lived here between 1561 and 1567.
A picturesque town situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, just 35 minutes by train
from Edinburgh, close to the A1 motorway, and perfectly placed to explore the links golf
courses in East Lothian.
A small country town in the Scottish Borders situated 23 miles south of Edinburgh and
about 40 miles from Glasgow. This quiet south eastern corner of Scotland, with its lower
than average rainfall, clean air and bright sunshine attracts visitors year round.
The City in the Highlands.
The salmon season runs from 11th February to 7th October.
When visiting Scotland don't try to do it all in one day. Although
it's a small country, the highlands and islands roads are not built for speed and
distances can be deceptive. It is better to take your time and be selective in what you
wish to see and enjoy it at a more leisurely pace. Your motto should be: 'See less, enjoy
Make sure to visit the Hill House in Helensburgh (near Glasgow). It's
one of the best examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work.
By Armin Grewe.
Scotland by Air
Connecting Aberdeen, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Humberside, Manchester, Norwich, Teesside
Flies from Luton to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Flights from Edinburgh and
Glasgow also go to Amsterdam and Belfast.
Scotlands airline provides life-line services to remote island communities and
serves the needs of the business traveller with frequent flights between Scotlands
cities and towns.
Cheap flights from London Stansted to Glasgow.
Highlands and Islands Airports:
Operates ten airports throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; providing vital
social, business and welfare links to the people who live there.
Flights from London City Airport to Edinburgh and Dundee.
Scotland by Rail
Provides around 95% of all train services within Scotland as well as the Anglo-Scottish
overnight Caledonian Sleepers linking Fort William, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and
Edinburgh with the heart of London.
Scotland by Road
Scottish Citylink Coaches:
Fast and frequent services to over 200 towns and cities across Scotland.
Scotland by Sea
CalMac Scottish Island Ferries:
Explore the magical islands and peninsulas of Scotland's Atlantic coast; a world away, yet
so easy to get to.
Ferry from Aberdeen to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland. Also sails between
Scrabster and Stromness.
Relax in the splendour of the Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles from Inverness, in one of
Clava Lodge's comfortable apartments, chalets or cottages. Go monster hunting, follow the
whisky trail, visit the Clava Cairns or do a bit of salmon fishing.
Birchbrae Luxury Self
Catering Lodges: (Fort William)
Seven luxury self catering Scandinavian-style lodges set in a peaceful and secluded
woodland in the Highlands of Scotland. Birchbrae is 8 miles south of Fort William and sits
in a woodland clearing up of Forest track; off the A82. The Corran Ferry is some 500
metres away, which crosses Loch Linnhe to the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
International Airport Hotels:
Cosmopolitan Hotels operate two 3 star hotels close to Glasgow's International Airport and
within perfect commuting distance of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.
Erskine Bridge Hotel & Spa:
Stunning scenery within 18 acres of parkland, with panoramic views of the Kilpatrick
Hills, the River Clyde and the Erskine Bridge.
Set in the heart of Renfrewshire, with extensive conference, events and banqueting
facilities for up to 600 people.
Hotels in Glasgow.
An eighteenth century Scottish country house set in its own secluded grounds, surrounded
by mature beech trees and gardens; with views over Loch Etive. Offers six self-catering
holiday cottages in Taynuilt, near Oban.
Self-catering accommodation in
and Glasgow with online booking.
Adventure in Scotland:
Guide to Scotland's best adventure sports, companies and events.
The ideal setting for a wedding, honeymoon or getaway.
Scotland Made Easy:
Assists in itinerary planning and booking accommodation for stress-free self-drive tours
Scottish Dream Tours:
Specialises in small group tours to Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England featuring
castles, gardens, historic sites, tea-rooms and pubs.
Wales is a small Principality of the United Kingdom, covering an area
of 8,015sq miles with a population of around 2,800,000 people; 20% of whom speak Welsh.
The capital city is Cardiff, in the south of the country, which was
once the coal mining area and exported coal to all parts of the world.
Although Wales is a small country, it is rich in natural beauty with
its 732 miles of rugged coastline: from unspoilt beaches and coves in Pembrokeshire, to
the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia in the north. Mt Snowdon, at 3,560ft, being the
highest mountain in England and Wales.
There are more than 400 castles and ancient monuments to explore.
Wales also has many forests, woodlands and gardens; including the National Botanic Gardens
of Wales, which boasts the largest single span glasshouse in the world.
But most important is the warmth and friendliness of the Welsh people
and visitors can be assured of a warm welcome.
There is a variety of accommodation from country
country house hotels, to 5 star city centre luxury.
Beaches of Wales:
Many coastal villages offer boat rides along the coast just yards from the towering cliffs
where you can observe seals basking on the rocks.
Castles in Wales:
There are over 400 Castles in Wales. Some interesting castles to visit in Wales include
Caerphilly, Carreg Cennen, Castell Coch, Chepstow, Goodrich Castle, Coity Castle,
Manorbier, Ogmore, Raglan and Tintern Abbey.
The Castles of Wales:
Wales is often called the 'Land of Castles' and rightly so, as it is home to some of
Europe's finest surviving examples of medieval castle construction. This site covers a
wide range of topics related to Welsh castles and Welsh medieval history.
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Don't spend a fortune at one of the main city hotels in Swansea, there
are dozens of excellent guesthouses at very reasonable prices.
Explore Swansea's Gower peninsular for some of the most dramatic and
beautiful seascape in Europe.
Swansea's Bayside Maritime Quarter and parklands are genuinely world
Jersey is English speaking, and only an hour away from the mainland, yet has a climate
more favourable than the British Isles.
Visit the islands of Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney.
Bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, Guernsey may be geographically closer to
France than England but it remains loyal to the British crown, and has done since the
Travelling on a hotel narrow boat along British canals is a unique and
relaxing way to discover the English countryside, quaint villages, pubs and interesting
locks in complete comfort.
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