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Amazing Moments in Great Britain

Great Britain Vacations
 
Lisa Burton Van Alstine

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Booking Period: 1/01/2016 - 12/31/2017
Travel Period: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Vacation Code: Britain
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Why Great Britain?


The rich history, culture, and countryside of Great Britain is unlike anywhere else in the world.
A place that is defined by its heritage, but refreshed with new ideas. A culture deep-rooted in history, but shaped by the people of today. A countryside that is vast and sprawling, yet quickly traveled with modern transportation. Great Britain is a perfect blend of everything that makes for a truly Great getaway.





 
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What to Do:

  • Trek on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales for scenery and trails that frequently get recognized as the world’s best.

  • Prepare a meal at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre’s School of Cookery.

  • Head to trendy Glasgow to find your new favorite band or artist at one of their many cultural events and festivals.

  • Spend a lazy day sizing up a sculpture at London’s Tate Modern.

  • Traverse the landscape on perhaps the most popular option in Scotland, the golf course.

  • Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Britain’s 2,000 year old construction project.

  • Take a tour of one of Scotland’s world-famous whisky distilleries.

  • Tour one (or all) of Wales’ over 400 castles.

  • Wander your way through the giant biomes of Cornwall’s Eden Project.

  • Walk Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, starting at Edinburgh Castle and finishing at the Palace of Holyrood House.

  • Take in The View from The Shard, a partially-outdoor viewing platform on the 72nd floor of London’s tallest building.


Fun Facts:

  • To be a cab driver in London you must first pass a six-month series of exams called “The Knowledge", which takes most future cabbies three years to prepare for.

  • Ben Nevis mountain in Scotland is the highest point in the Great Britain.

  • Champagne was invented in England by scientist Christopher Merret in 1662.

  • Modern golf originated in Scotland.

  • The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

  • The Queen officially owns all of the mute swans along the Thames River.

  • England is 74 times smaller than the USA.

  • James Bond’s code “007 was inspired by author Ian Fleming’s bus route from Canterbury to London.

  • The Fortingall Yew is one of Europe’s oldest trees at around 5,000 years old, and sits in the Highlands of Scotland.
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