Welcome to my travels in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is a rich tapestry of separate countries, languages and cultures stitched together under the Union Jack, incorporating the countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Included here are the United Kingdom Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The opportunities for adventure here are as diverse as the nations themselves. Choose from the countries and dependencies of the United Kingdom.
England is blessed with an almost unrivalled depth of history and dark, evocative landscapes, a place of quaint thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and warming cups of tea. For such a small country, England's landmarks, both modern and ancient, are the envy of the world. Welcome to the Land of the English.
Northern Ireland is a nation of icons: revolutionary murals, terrorism, the Troubles, the Giant's Causeway, and the ill-fated Titanic. Behind Ulster's often infamous and intimidating exterior lies a country populated by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Welcome to the Land of the Northern Irish.
Wales is famed for its homes made of black slate, its winding country roads with quizzical sheep gathering in on either side, its dramatic stone castles, a lilting, musical accent and the pervasive whiff of fish and chips. It also has some of the most evocative landscapes in the British Isles. Welcome to the Land of the Welsh.
united kingdom crown dependencies
United Kingdom Crown Dependencies are island territories in the British Isles that are self-governing possessions of the British Crown. Perplexingly, they are not part of the United Kingdom nor are they British Overseas Territories but, instead, are territories for which the United Kingdom is responsible, rather than being their own sovereign states. Welcome to the Land of the Channel Islanders and The Land of the Manx.