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  • Outdoor Activities Across Britain Combine Fitness and Fun

    Outdoor Activities Across Britain Combine Fitness and Fun

    Whatever your aims for the new year — to travel more or to stay active or to learn a new skill — you can start planning now. If you’re looking for a way to accomplish all your goals at once, consider one of Britain’s favorite pastimes: outdoor recreation in the countryside or at the seashore. [...] More »

  • Mix Friends, Praise, Poetry and Haggis for a Truly Scottish Burns Nigh …

    Mix Friends, Praise, Poetry and Haggis for a Truly Scottish Burns Nigh …

    “The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang aft agley” - Robbie Burns, from “To A Mouse” For more than 200 years, Scots, poetry lovers and haggis-o-philes alike have celebrated the life and works of Robert (or Robbie) Burns, the poet behind that famous line (also known as "The best laid schemes of mice and [...] More »

  • Scotland Goes Whole Hogmanay to Ring in New Year

    Scotland Goes Whole Hogmanay to Ring in New Year

    And you thought your New Year’s Eve party was crazy? Hogmanay, Scotland’s own brand of New Year's Eve celebration, can be as wild or as tame as you’d like it to be. Well, it likely won't be tame. The origins of the word “Hogmanay” are uncertain; but these days, it refers to the last day [...] More »

  • Holiday markets, parades and decorations: Britain’s most festive place …

    Holiday markets, parades and decorations: Britain’s most festive place …

    From Christmas markets and festivals to New Years parties and more, the joy of the holidays is felt in every corner of Great Britain. With an abundance of things to do in the major cities like London and Edinburgh, it can be easy to overlook the smaller cities and towns, but they have their own [...] More »

  • Thank Victorian Britain for Your Favourite Christmas Traditions

    Thank Victorian Britain for Your Favourite Christmas Traditions

    Wherever you live, if you celebrate Christmas, many of your holiday traditions were passed down from Great Britain. Whether you send Christmas cards, eat a roast-turkey feast or even just have a Christmas tree, you can thank Victorian England. Considering the spread of the British Empire during that era, it's no surprise that many customs [...] More »

  • Could Kate and William’s New Baby Be a Future King or Queen?

    Could Kate and William’s New Baby Be a Future King or Queen?

    It seems that William and Kate came home from their whirlwind tour of the South Pacific in September with more than just suntans. With the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is less than 12 weeks pregnant, it's possible that the idyllic Solomon Islands or the balmy beaches of Tuvalu worked their tropical magic on [...] More »

  • A Perfectly British Day: The Top 10 Things to See and Do in London

    A Perfectly British Day: The Top 10 Things to See and Do in London

    Every spot in the world has truly iconic places and events that you can't miss on a visit without doing a disservice to yourself — and anyone trying to live vicariously through you. "Did you visit the Louvre?" they'll ask if you've been in Paris. "What was the Taj Mahal like?" they'll wonder aloud after [...] More »

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  • Wales

    Found on a peninsular in the mid-west of Great Britain, Wales retains the strong personality of its … More »

  • Scotland

    The land of Loch Ness, men wearing kilts, whisky and the bagpipes, Scotland tells those who know … More »

  • England

    With its 950 km of coastline and nine picturesque and charming regions, England is the largest … More »