England York 


York is a truly stunning city, a real mixture of the ancient and the modern. It is a city that attracts visitors from all over the world, not only because of the impressive York Minster but also for the overall ambience of the place itself. The ancient city walls that once surrounded the ancient city are still very much a part of the modern York, and everywhere you go within the city you will see traces of its long and impressive past. York Minster This stunning cathedral is located in…

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England Manchester 


Manchester hasn’t always had the best reputation when it comes to being a haven for tourists, but over the past few years Manchester has gained a reputation for being a cultural hub, attracting visitors from all around the world, making it the third most popular city for tourist visits in the whole of the UK. What was once the industrial heart of the country has now become the place to be to discover all that is great about Britain.  The city has plenty of incredible museums that not only chart…

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Glasgow Scotland 


By the 1800’s Glasgow had become the world’s major centre of ship building and the second most important city in the whole of the British Empire. The city of Glasgow owes its origins to St Mungo who established his church here in 600AD. He was the Archbishop for Strathclyde and it is believed that the name of the city was taken from his description of the community that lived here at that time ‘Clas-gu’ which translates to ‘Dear Family’. It became a city that was based upon the church and…

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Aberdeen Scotland 


Referred to as the ‘Granite City’ because of the wide use of the stone as a building material, Aberdeen sits where the Rivers Don and Dee flow into the North Sea. The city developed quickly and had its own castle by the 1100’s, as well as a leper house, a market and a friary, closely followed by a school and a hospital. Like many other cities in Scotland it has had something of a turbulent history, with fires and invasions as well as the Black Death, yet the city always…

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Edinburgh Scotland 


Edinburgh is a stunningly beautiful city small enough to be explored on foot and yet big enough to inspire the imagination. The city itself is generally built up around the Royal Mile, which is the original main street of the city leading down from the castle, and leads all the way to Holyrood Palace, and the Scottish Parliament building. Unlike other cities it is quite difficult to get lost in Edinburgh as the city is quite compact with the majority of streets in the new town laid out in a…

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Inverness Scotland 


Regarded as the Capital City of the Highland region, the city of Inverness is situated at the northern end of the Great Glen, at the point where the River Ness meets and flows away into the Moray Firth. This city has been the gateway to the highland regions for centuries. It was an ancient fortress located on the western side of the city that was the home and defensive base of the Pictish Kings as far back as the 400’s. It is believed that this ancient fortress met destruction in…

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Belfast Northern Ireland 


The capital city of Northern Ireland Belfast has seen many a transformation in recent years. Much of the city has been redeveloped and there are now a wealth of excellent hotels and restaurants just waiting to welcome visitors to the city. The city itself is filled with incredible buildings highlighting the very best in 19th and 20th century architecture. The River Lagan flows through the centre of the city and then out into the North Channel. The river has for a long time been the life blood of the city…

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Derry Northern Ireland 

Derry (Londonderry)

Derry is a beautiful city filed with Irish charm; it is full of historic buildings and wonderful attractions that delight its visitors from around the world. Situated on the banks of the Foyle River the city is a mixture of the ancient and the contemporary. The city was previously known by the name of Londonderry, and during the troubles the name of Londonderry was constantly being cited on news programmes as being at the heart of IRA activities, leaving the city with a less than friendly image. Since the troubles…

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England London 


If you are travelling to the United Kingdom no visit would be complete without spending some time in the capital. There is so much to see and do here that you could easily fill a long weekend seeing the sights and still be left wanting to see more. No matter what you look for in a city break London has it all, from centuries of history to the very best in interactive museum exhibitions which use the very latest cutting edge technology. London has attractions that will thrill and inspire…

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Lisburn Northern Ireland 


Lisburn is one Irish city that has become famous for its many attractions and activities on offer to visitors.  This is a city filled with colour and life, it is a dynamic city which offers excellent shopping, exciting outdoor pursuits, unique visitor attractions, excellent restaurants, historic sites and an annual calendar filled with exciting events and festivals like the Ulster Grand Prix and the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival. The range of activities and attraction on offer make this the perfect place for a family holiday. There is always something happening…

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