The eighth largest island in the
world, Britain comprises Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and
Northern Ireland. Its full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
21st-century Britain is bursting
with contemporary culture yet steeped in thousands of years of history. With
celebrations and festivals happening throughout the year, Britain is vibrant
and inspirational and entertains and charms visitors time after time. Full of
exhilarating urban experiences contrasted with the tranquility of quaint
villages, no matter where you are you can discover the rich heritage of
castles, royal palaces, mysterious ancient monuments and grand historic houses.
Its cities are bursting with an
electric mix of shops and markets, world class museums and galleries, vibrant
nightlife and fine restaurants not to mention the plays, musicals, opera,
ballet and comedy that all forms part of the British life and culture.
From coast to coast, from city to village, you will find the warmest of