Welcome to the British Isles, a group of islnads with a long history and ideally suited for touring.
The British Isles comprise England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the island of Ireland. These islands have been occupied continuously for about 9000 years which has resulted in a physical and cultural legacy manifested in such iconic features as Stonehenge, Maiden Castle, Roman Bath, the Tower of London, Stirling Castle, quaint Cotswolds villages and modern architecture.
There is something for everyone. The following is a summary.
British Gardens: Hundreds to choose from in a tradition dating back 2000 years.
Heritage Buildings: A wide choice, from palaces to country houses and castles.
British Ancestry: Research family history and connect with home of your ancestors.
British Canals: An 18th century network now mainly used for leisure. Enjoy!
English Cotswolds: Quaint cottages, pretty villages and Shakespeare.
British Railways: A wide network in mainland Britain with some steam trains.
British Culture: Cockney, Glaswegian, Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic and much more.
Churches: From Saxon to Norman and later. Tiny village churches to large cathedrals.
Food and Drink: Regional to cosmopolitan. Haggis to fish and chips and Scotch Whisky.
Museums: British Museum, Kelvingrove, National Museums in Cardiff and Dublin
Sport: Football (soccer), cricket, horse racing, rugby, tennis, shinty, Gaelic football.
Activities: Hiking, climbing, horse-riding, surfing, swimming, cycling, canoeing, white water.
Golf: The game was invented in Scotland about 600 years ago. A wide choice of courses
Fishing: Scottish rivers are famous for salmon and trout.
British Theatre: London’s West End is pre-eminent.
We look forward to hearing from you!