Heritage and High Spirits on a Trip to Ireland and the UK
On a trip to Ireland and the UK, every place tells a splendid story. No matter which countries of the region you tour—England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Ireland—you’ll find the land steeped in rich history, heritage, and cultural traditions.
Imposing castles and stately medieval cathedrals are a ubiquitous part of the landscape. You may feel you’re in a time warp when you stop at historic inns and country guest houses, dreamy stone cottages with exquisite gardens, and vintage and antique shops.
While London is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cities with cutting-edge culture, art, museums, theatre, and iconic landmarks, there are many other fabulous smaller towns and cities to explore. You can have a full English breakfast in the gorgeous Georgian city of Bath, lunch in the idyllic village of Castle Combe, and be sipping a pint by the river in the university town of Oxford by dinnertime.
The British and Irish countryside oozes charm. Journey through the picturesque English Cotswolds, or past cliffs and coastal towns in Ireland’s County Cork and County Kerry. Breathtaking scenery is an understatement whether you are exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Lake District, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, or the Scottish Highlands with its legendary Loch Ness.
The UK and Ireland are known for the quality of their spirits. Scottish and Irish whisky trails include calls at historic distilleries for tastings. Here visitors get to sample a range of aromas and flavors until they find their very own favorite single malt. Alternatively, savor artisanal gins or ales, along with hearty local fare at a cozy pub or bar. The Irish capital Dublin is home to the Guinness brewery and storehouse, but it’s also a UNESCO City of Literature, as is the Scottish capital Edinburgh.
For the literary traveler the British Isles is a top destination. References from literature abound. For some, a visit to Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station or Sherlock Holmes’ 221B Baker Street in London may suffice. Others will settle for nothing less than a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare, to watch a riverside performance by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Whatever you do, set aside an afternoon for a quintessential British indulgence—full afternoon tea—best experienced at an elegant hotel or tea room. For our part at Enchanting Travels, we’ll make sure we create the high tea of UK and Ireland itineraries for you. We’ll round up an ideal tour, with perfect sips and bites to suit your every fancy. The only thing we can’t predict is the weather.
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