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UK & Ireland

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Centuries Old Landmark's

Uncover the distinct culture and timeless beauty of the UK and Ireland. Explore ancient ruins and centuries-old castles and fortresses. Travel along rugged coastlines and through rolling green hills. Enjoy a pint at a quaint country pub and get lost in world class cities.

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When to go

The weather in the UK and Ireland varies throughout the year and they experience four distinct seasons, at times overlapping.  There’s always a reason to visit in any season.


Summer (June to August) is the warmest season, with long sunny days and cooler evenings.  Take advantage of the extra daylight hours to explore quaint country villages or dine alfresco.


In autumn (September to November), the temperature starts to dip and nights become colder.  It’s a beautiful time to visit though – the countryside is ablaze with colour as autumn leaves turn riotous shades of yellow, orange and red.


Winter (December to February) bring shorter days and cold conditions, often with rain and sometimes snow.  It also brings Christmas, a magical time of year with markets, mulled wine and hot chocolate.


In spring (March to May), the days slowly get longer and temperatures warmer.  It can still be quite wet and windy, however, spring showers bring May flowers and the Chelsea Flower Show!

Getting around

The best way to discover the UK and Ireland is by car or rail.  Self-drive holidays allow you to explore at your own pace.  Remember in the UK and Ireland, driving is also on the left hand side of the road.  Travelling by train is a scenic and relaxing way to see the country and adds a sense of adventure to your trip.



Sporting Venues & Events

A must for any sports fan is a visit to some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues.  Join a tour of Wimbledon to learn the tournaments history and get up close to the Championship trophies.  Watch England play a game of soccer at Wembley, take a tour of world-famous stadiums like Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge or visit Lord’s, the home of cricket.  Golf alficionados will relish the opportunity to play a round of the world’s oldest golf course, St Andrews.  Catch a game of Gaelic football while in Ireland.

Historic Castles & Palaces

Your holiday to the UK and Ireland would not be complete without visiting some of the most famous castles and palaces in the world. Explore the homes of the British Royal Family.  Visit Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.  Uncover the long history at Windsor Castle and the family’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle.  In Ireland, discover Blarney Castle and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Learn about the rich history of Edinburgh Castle, the city’s most popular tourist attraction.

Festivals & Events

Discover a year round calendar of world famous festivals throughout the UK and Ireland.  Plan your trip to Scotland to feel the beat of the drum at the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held each year in August.  See some of the world’s biggest pop stars and rock bands at the Glastonbury Festival.  Experience the art, culture and music at the Fringe Festivals held in Edinburgh and Dublin.  Soak up the party-like atmosphere at the Notting Hill Carnival, one of the biggest street carnivals in the world.

Theatres & Musicals

No visit to London would be complete without seeing a dazzling musical or smash-hit play in London’s West End, home to more than 40 theatres.  See blockbuster hits such as the award winning Wicked, the ever popular Mamma Mia or Agatha Christies Mousetrap, the world’s longest running production.  See where the plays of William Shakespeare were first performed at London’s Globe Theatre.  Take in some of the world’s finest actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Pub Culture

Pub culture in the UK and Ireland has a very long history, but at its heart is a sense of camaraderie and friendship.  It’s very easy to while away a sunny afternoon with a pint of bitter ale at a typical English country pub or while listening to the infectious rhythm of traditional Irish music with a glass of ‘the black stuff’ in a cosy bar in Ireland.  There’s no better place to learn about the culture and tradition of a city or town, even if you don’t drink alcohol!

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