See the well where St. Patrick is said to have baptised early converts. Visit one of the most rewarding ecclesiastical sites in Ireland. Join the tour of the Shrine which is visited by 1.5 million pilgrims every year. Visit a house of Augustinian Canons and one of the last cruciform churches built in Ireland. See the largest medieval church in Ireland and a Cistercian house founded in the 12th C. Explore an early Christian monastic site
Celebrate The Queen's Birthday Parade, (Trooping the Colour), with more than 1,400 officers and men and approximately 400 musicians. Shop at the same places as the Queen during a walking tour of Royal Warrant Holders in London: Chocolates, Guns and Hats. See Nabucco at the Royal Opera House. Thurrock Tour - Discover the fascinating world of the scenic artists and craftspeople who create stunning sets and scenery for the world-famous Royal Opera House. Wander through the prettiest and most romantic spot in town- Little Venice, which boasts former residents of writers, artists and inventors. Cruise on a narrow boat along the historic Regents Canal
Enjoy a tour to Cornwall with its quaint villages and towns, spectacular cathedrals and palaces and stunning landmarks. Visit the most historically interesting towns in Britain. Wander through a charming Cornish fishing village and a small town visited by many artists. Enjoy dramatic sea views from a castle ruin with a history stretching as far back as the Romans. Discover an iconic rocky island, crowned by a medieval church and castle. Travel to the centre of Cornish legends and the most westerly point of mainland England. Admire one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe
Celebrate at the largest Halloween Street Carnival Costume Party in Europe with over 30,000 revellers at The Rise of the River Gods Carnival on Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Get into the Halloween spirit as you stroll through Derry’s cobbled streets and the Guildhall Square Animation , Music and Street Performance. Explore the hidden wonders of the North Antrim Coast including the world famous Giant’s Causeway. Explore the fascinating social history of Northern Ireland’s capital. Enjoy delicious local produce and wonderful fayre at the Night & Day Time Markets.
TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music featuring artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and rock and roll. 2016 dates are 28 January- 1 February. It is a unique festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship. You can experience a variety of Traditional Irish Music performances, workshops, film screening and exhibitions, from free to paid events. You will also learn about Ireland’s rich and varied musical history, discover ‘underground’ Dublin and experience its literary, sporting and artistic underbelly.
Enjoy your holiday destinations with local people and experience authentic events, occasions and spectacles, including Christmas Markets, , air shows, Viking fire festivals, traditional music festivals, New Year celebrations, Halloween carnival, shopping in the January sales, food experiences, art and cultural exhibitions to name but a few.
Visit Buckingham Palace and Gardens, the working headquarters of the Monarchy including many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Learn about one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and witness stunning art and architecture at the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a memorable cruise down the River Thames. See Greenwich, notable for its maritime history and Greenwich Meridian. Shop at Harrods, the world’s most famous department store. Enjoy a guided tour in London's west end famous for its fantastic range of theatres and tourist attractions. Discover a wealth of heritage and innovation dotted along the south side of the Thames. Discover 'The City', London's principal business and financial centre including its iconic buildings. Visit the vibrant Hoxton and Shoreditch area where the latest trends in technology, nightlife, retail and food are born. See Brick Lane with its famous Indian restaurants and trendy bars
Experience a unique race in the Irish racing calendar - the only event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing. Discover the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry where racehorses are conceived, born and raised on this internationally renowned famous stud farm. Enjoy traditional Irish music and Irish dancing at its very best. Re-live the story of John Jameson & Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Explore Dublin's immense literary heritage at the Writers Museum. Hear the fascinating stories of the descendants who lived in one of the oldest castles in Ireland. Shop at Ireland's only luxury outlet village, with over 60 designer boutiques all offering reductions of up to 60%in over 60 stores
Experience the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes in the Lakes Districts. Enjoy a lake cruise, Visit market towns and charming villages blessed with beautiful scenery. Take in magnificent views of mountain scenery. Stroll through stately houses, ancient castles and quaint gardens. Wander down cobbled streets and marvel at ancient cathedrals. Discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands.
View the Late Turner and Rembrandt Exhibitions dedicated to theirlater years .Discover Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Enjoy one of the finest small art museums in the world featuring famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections.Explore the lives, loves and passions of: Oscar Wilde - Charles Dickens - Shakespeare - Jane Austen - Thomas Hardy.Visit Ming Exhibition: 50 years that changed China. Discover one of south London’s galleries whichhouses a collection of 600 works rich in Europeanmasterpieces. See private collections of modern art, presenting work by unseen young artists. Wander flower, antique and arts & crafts markets and enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea.
Take in the sights, sounds and history of arguably the greatest capital city in the world. From London's West End famous for its fantastic range of theatres, tourist attractions to The City and hip East London. Experience the eclectic Southbank. Observe London's modern changing skyline and its continually evolving culture. Visit unique vintage and organic markets, variety of upmarket and economic shops, diverse restaurants and trendy bars. Cruise down the River Thames. Visit world renowned exhibitions, museums and picture galleries, including famous masterpieces. Enjoy a classic theatre show or ‘night on the town’.
Wander the wide squares and coloured doorways of Georgian Dublin and discover its immense literary heritage. See early Christian and medieval monastic sites. Enjoy sublime gardens, sweeping terraces and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and walled gardens. Learn of the political and penal history and most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation. Discover a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. Experience one of the most charming cities in Ireland with its medieval streets, waterways and music. Tour Ireland's most scenic routes and take in the stunning views. See one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art.
Visit the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals and fine example of Early Gothic architecture. See a 14th century medieval street still habited today. Wander picturesque villages where the steep, cobbled streets tumble down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep-blue harbour. Witness an enchanting jumble of cottages, each one unmistakably the work of a Cornish fisherman. Enjoy dramatic sea views. Visitan iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle. Discover a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, and vegetation lush. Get lost in the most mysterious estates in England.
Explore a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, waterfalls, springs and caverns. Discover archaeological and architectural treasures. Admire the beauty of Snowdonia National Park, Conwy Valley and the picturesque villages of Betws y Coed and Beddgelert, Dolgellau, Bala and Llangollen. Learn about tapestry making. Witness Ffestiniog, the oldest independent railway company in the world. See innovative architecture and historic buildings. Visit ancient castles, magnificent palaces, abbeys and monastic ruins
Witness the greatest symbol of medieval mythology. Marvel at the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. See sites associated to the legend of King Arthur. Discover picturesque mountain and fishing villages, and Iron Age settlements. Enjoy Aeronautical extravaganzas and uncover the history of aviation from the Royal Air and Navy perspectives. See the world’s oldest Spitfire. Learn of Great Britain’s literary and industrial heritage.Explore the lives, loves and passions of: Oscar Wilde - Charles Dickens - Shakespeare - Jane Austen - Thomas Hardy. Discover Roman Britain. Witness modern architecture and learn the stories behind the creations and their creators.
Explore the world’s most famous botanic gardens. Discover little known romantic English Gardens and nature reserves formed through centuries of landscape design.Admire the splendour of Palaces set in acres of lovingly attended grounds. Experience vast panoramic views.Discover thousands of plant and seed varieties. Strollthe most famous Royal parks. Witness a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Explore cities full of character and ancient history. Lose yourself in one of the most mysterious estates in England. Uncover the inspiring stories behind the horticultural creators.
Traverse the most scenic landscapes across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. And learn about their historic towns. Step into Shakespeare’s world. Discover hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages. Admire the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and learn about great university traditions. Unearth the mysteries of stone circles. Admire magnificent stately homes set in beautiful parks. Wander around medieval townscapes and a‘fantasy’ village. Discovery natural beauties.Observe tapestry in the making. Cross the stunning National Parks. See Crystal in the making. Marvel at prehistoric monuments.
Visit historic and haunted castles and cliff top fortresses. Cruise aboard a Steamer onawe-inspiring lakes. Stroll along13th Century streets. Visit the finest Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in England. Discover a medieval past and beautiful, ancient churches with history reaching back to the 7th Century. Admire exceptional examples of 18th century interior decoration, sculpture and furniture. Envelope yourself in atmospheric ruins. See rich collection of portraits. Be inspired by beautiful landscape parks and gardens. Admire spectacular waterfalls. Admire one of the most iconic Castle images of Scotland. Delight at fishing villages and towns that time has passed by.
Visit iconic castles, palaces and cathedrals. Discover 700 years of Scottish History. Enjoy Whisky tasting sessions. Learn about the age-old crafts of whisky making and wool production. Marvel at Scotland’s most famous, most scenic, most historic glens and lochs. Discover the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stroll through delightful villages surrounded by the beautifulmountains. Encounter miles of cliff-tops, coves, beaches, charming towns and villages, and marvellous wildlife. See Viking-Age,Bronze Age, Iron agesettlements and 12th-century monasteries. Admire iconic Standing Stones. Tour the islands of the Highlands. Participate in a Scottish ceilidh. Experience the festival of Up Helly Aa.
Discover spectacular Game of Thrones™ locations: Dark Hedges, home of the House Stark, the Haunted Forest…. Take aim with live arrows on the Castle Ward grounds. Witness the jaw-dropping Giant’s Causeway. Explore one of the oldest parts of Dublin and learn about its immense history and literary heritage. Journey into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. Enjoy a dram of Irish Whiskey
See a variety of features from the Peppa Pig Cartoon and step onto the wonderful Peppa Pig themed rides. Explore an ancient castle and stately home with magnificent views. Lunch at the Rainforest Café bringing together the sights and sounds of the jungle. Take your photo alongside wax models in Madame Tussauds. Enjoy a panoramic tour of London taking in the principal locations
Discover an iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle. Be captivated at the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Visit a world famous open-air theatre. See an enchanting jumble of cottages, each one unmistakably the work of a Cornish fisherman. Visit a castle which has inspired artists and writers throughout history. Witness a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. Embark on a short boat ride crossing one of the most beautiful bays on the English Riviera. Visit Agatha Christie’s summer home, “the loveliest place in the world”
Learn about the history of the Catholic and Methodist churches in the UK and Ireland. Visit magnificent cathedrals, medieval churches, ruined abbeys and mountain top chapels. Join public ceremonies following the Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession. Visit early Christian monastic sites.