Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

14 - 17

Dramatic cliffs, lush green scenery, friendly locals, and the world's best breweries await you and your loved one on this trip through UK's best destinations.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • 2

    Aviemore, United Kingdom

  • 3

    Fort William, United Kingdom

  • 4

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 5

    Belfast, Ireland

  • 6

    Galway, Ireland

  • 7

    Killarney, Ireland

  • 8

    Dublin, Ireland

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Things to do in and around Edinburgh

  • Stormy Calton Hill, Edinburgh (Remixed)
  • The Museum of Scotland
  • Portobello Beach from Seafield, Edinburgh, April 2014
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Mile - iPhone
  • Scott's View
  • St Abb's Head
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  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Weekendje Edinburgh
  • Queen's View
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • Day 2342: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Tweed Valley at Cardrona
  • View from The National Wallace Monument


United Kingdom, Scotland region

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As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for its rich history, idyllic setting, and spirited cultural life.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city is home to many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh is rich in associations with the past and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004 Edinburgh became the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, an accolade awarded in recognition of its literary heritage and lively literary activities in the present.
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Things to do in and around Aviemore

  • Avimore
  • Thunder in the Glens
  • Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle Scotland
  • Lochan
  • On the A939 in Cairngorms National Park
  • Falls of Measach
  • River Ness - Inverness
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United Kingdom, Scotland region

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The perfect place for exploring Cairngorms National Park, this busy town attracts locals and visitors from all over.

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. It is in the Badenoch and Strathspey committee area, within the Highland council area. The town is popular for skiing and other winter sports, and for hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains. There are excellent views of the Cairngorms from various places within the town, especially from the railway station. The Aviemore stone circle is located within a residential neighborhood of the town.
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Things to do in and around Fort William

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  • West Highland Museum, Fort William, Scotland
  • Neptune's Staircase 2
  • 2003-08-24 110 Loch Awe
  • Loch Fyne near Inveraray
  • At the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain stop
  • Seals (2)

Fort William

United Kingdom, Scotland region

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One of the largest towns in Scotland's Highlands, this busy town boasts museums, warm locals, and access to stunning nature.

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tourist center, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mor to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a center for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track. It is the start/end of both the West Highland Way (Milngavie-Fort William) and the Great Glen Way (a walk/cycle way Fort William-Inverness). Around 726 people (7.33% of the population) can speak Gaelic.
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Things to do in and around Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Burrell collection interior view 2
  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Hunterian Art Gallery & Mackintosh House
  • At the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain stop
  • Queen's View
  • Kelvingrove
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Loch Katrine
  • edzell castle walled garden
  • The Hat is back
  • Pollock House
  • House For an Art Lover
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  • View from The National Wallace Monument


United Kingdom, Scotland region

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The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is spirited and fun-loving with its strong maritime history still preserved in its cityscape.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums. Glasgow is home to a variety of theatres including the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre and is home to many municipal museums and art galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Burrell Collection. Most of the museums in Glasgow are free to enter.
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Things to do in and around Belfast

  • An Culturlann, Beal Feirste
  • Belfast Street
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • the palm house
  • sunshine in the Burren
  • Newgrange
  • Belfast Trip - 53
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  • Belfast Castle
  • Queen's University of Belfast
  • Dunluce Castle
  • Monasterboice - 12
  • Gallarus Oratory
  • Gawley's Gate


Ireland, Northern Ireland region

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The capital of Northern Ireland is a vibrant industrial metropolis with a rich cultural scene, as well as a tumultuous history.

The architectural style of Belfast's buildings range from Edwardian to modern. The Royal Courts of Justice in Chichester Street are home to Northern Ireland's Supreme Court. Many of Belfast's oldest buildings are found in the Cathedral Quarter area. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has two of the largest dry docks in Europe. Belfast has several other venues for performing arts. Belfast is surrounded by mountains that create a micro-climate conducive to horticulture. From the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city to the heights of Cave Hill Country Park, the great expanse of Lagan Valley Regional Park to Colin Glen, Belfast contains an abundance of parkland and forest parks.
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Things to do in and around Galway

  • The confluence of River Corrib into Galway Bay
  • Quay Street, Galway
  • Looking Down Quay Street
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  • Galway Museum
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  • Aran Islands, Inis Mór, Dún Aonghasa
  • St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church
  • Caverna Aillwee
  • Dunguaire Castle


Ireland, Galway region

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Strewn with historic sites and museums, thriving bohemian city is also known for its beaches, vibrant culture, and nightlife.

Galway is a city in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht. Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. Galway is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every November, Galway hosts the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts as well as numerous festivals. Lynch's Castle on Shop Street is probably the finest medieval town house in Ireland. The Church of Ireland St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church is the largest medieval church still in everyday use in Ireland.
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Things to do in and around Killarney

  • Killarney
  • Castle Ross 2
  • Irlanda 2010
  • Muckross Abbey
  • Muckross House, Killarney
  • Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, Ireland
  • Ring of Kerry
  • French's Quay as Viewed From South Gate Bridge (Cork City)
  • Iveragh Coast


Ireland, Kerry region

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Full of charm, colorful shops, and notable landmarks, this town is famed for its proximity to many historic and natural attractions.

Killarney is a medium sized town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park. The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Killarney was bestowed the prestigious "Best Kept Town" award in 2007 in a cross-border competition. Tourism is by far the largest industry in Killarney. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city.
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Things to do in and around Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Dublin streets
  • The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Trinity College - old Library 1
  • sunshine in the Burren
  • Newgrange
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • War Memorial Park-003
  • Cooley's Whiskeys
  • Clarendon Street Church - Dublin
  • Monasterboice - 12
  • Hill of Tara Stone of Destiny
  • St. Michan's Church
  • Grafton Street at Christmas
  • Dublin City Gallery - Hugh Lane
  • Marsh's Library 1
  • View from St. Canice's Cathedral (Kilkenny)
  • Gallarus Oratory


Ireland, Dublin region

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Ireland's illustrious capital is known for its literary traditions, an upbeat pub scene, and a wealth of cultural and historic sites.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204. Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city.
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