20 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Goathland, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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Durness, United Kingdom
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Abergwyngregyn, United Kingdom
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Dinas Dinlle, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nottingham trip itinerary tool.

Grays Thurrock to Nottingham is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grays Thurrock in August since evenings lows in Nottingham dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln travel route planner.

Getting from Nottingham to Lincoln by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Scarborough on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Lincoln

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Scarborough, United Kingdom

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Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Scarborough online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Scarborough takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Goathland.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Goathland, United Kingdom

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Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Moors National Park Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and then explore the striking landscape at The Hole of Horcum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goathland attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Scarborough to Goathland takes an hour. In August in Goathland, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Goathland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday builder.

You can drive from Goathland to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Traveling from Goathland in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Edinburgh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Stirling travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Stirling sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Stirling

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Tours

Aviemore, United Kingdom

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Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 5th (Thu), walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then explore the ancient world of Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aviemore tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durness, United Kingdom

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Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durness trip tool.

Drive from Aviemore to Durness in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

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Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a taste of local nightlife at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, and finally get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Durness to Fort Augustus by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Fort William, United Kingdom

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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 centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online travel route planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stranraer.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Stranraer, United Kingdom

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Stranraer is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Port Logan Lighthouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Glenwhan Gardens, then examine the collection at Stranraer Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Of St John.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stranraer trip itinerary website.

Drive from Fort William to Stranraer in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Stranraer

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Belfast, United Kingdom

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belfast tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Stranraer to Belfast in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

Donegal Town, Ireland

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, snap pictures at Fairy Bridges, then make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld, and finally make a trip to Lough Eske.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town journey planner.

Drive from Belfast to Donegal Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Galway, Ireland

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City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Galway driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Galway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Donegal Town in August, with lows around 12°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Limerick, Ireland

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Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Limerick trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Limerick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Cork, Ireland

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Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then look for gifts at Wild Design Cork.

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Traveling by car from Limerick to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Dublin, Ireland

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Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder.

You can drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Holyhead.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Holyhead, United Kingdom

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Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Eden Emporium, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Crigyll, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Holyhead trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Dublin to Holyhead by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Holyhead, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Holyhead to Caernarfon by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Abergwyngregyn.

Things to do in Caernarfon

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Abergwyngregyn, United Kingdom

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Abergwyngregyn is a village and community of historical note in Gwynedd, a county and principal area in Wales. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Roman Road Rowen, admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, and then sample the fine beverages at Aber Falls Whisky Distillery.

Find out how to plan Abergwyngregyn trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Abergwyngregyn is just a stone's throw from Caernarfon. August in Abergwyngregyn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dinas Dinlle.

Things to do in Abergwyngregyn

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Dinas Dinlle, United Kingdom

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dinas Dinlle trip maker site.

You can drive from Abergwyngregyn to Dinas Dinlle in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Dinas Dinlle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Dinas Dinlle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

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Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): go deep underground at Silver Mountain Experience, then take in the views from Devil's Bridge Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Aberystwyth Castle, and finally get great views at The Seafront.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aberystwyth online vacation planner.

Getting from Dinas Dinlle to Aberystwyth by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmarthen.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Carmarthen, United Kingdom

Carmarthen is a community in, and the county town of, Carmarthenshire, Wales. To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmarthen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen takes 1.5 hours. August in Carmarthen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Swansea on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Carmarthen

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

Swansea, United Kingdom

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Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get outside with Swansea national pool, then identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and finally kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Swansea online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Carmarthen to Swansea takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Swansea, United Kingdom

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip planner.

You will leave for Newport on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Newport, United Kingdom

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport day trip site.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to Bristol.

Things to do in Newport

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bristol trip maker website.

You can drive from Newport to Bristol in an hour. You'll set off for Bath on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Bristol

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Bath, United Kingdom

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Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 20th (Fri), stop by The Silver Shop of Bath and then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bath day trip website.

Getting from Bristol to Bath by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Shopping

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

North York Moors National Park travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Art Galleries

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.