About Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland consists of the six north-easterly counties of the island of Ireland, and is a part of the United Kingdom.
Whilst having a reputation for violence and sectarian conflict, it is nonetheless a fascinating province with much to offer in the way of beautiful scenery and cosmopolitan cities.
Much of the Northern Irish countryside is intensely beautiful and thankfully unspoilt. Facilities continue to improve and many new hotels and restaurants have opened in the last few years.
At the heart of Northern Ireland lies the idea of unspoilt naturalness, which encompasses a beautiful landscape, quality local produce where people are spontaneous in their humour, genuine, hospitable, welcoming, and not tourist weary.
Northern Ireland continually presents the visitor with a full program of entertainment and special events. Whether you are looking for a fun night out with the kids, a romantic meal for two or a hectic night on the town. Northern Ireland not only promises, but delivers.
The largest and most populous constituent country of the United Kingdom, England occupies most of the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain.
Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle, fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the ‘30s, home of the post office, country pub and vicarage. It's now better known for vibrant cities with great nightlife and attractions, contrasted with green and pleasant countryside.
With intriguing cities, beautiful countryside, England has something for all tastes. From the essential glories of London, Stratford, Gloucester and York, to the quirky delights of Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester, England’s cities are lively, buzzing places, where a love of nostalgia strains against a spirit of inventiveness.
Enjoy the unrivalled beauty of the Cotswolds and the Dales, but travel the byways of Northumberland, and church-laden Lincolnshire too. With time to spare, escape the tourist trails and wander over peaceful countryside, savour ‘real’ ale at a country pub, visit a traditional town market, or sample England’s ‘new-wave’ wines and a cosmopolitan cuisine that rivals any in the world.
England today is welcoming, friendly, fascinating and fun, where pomp and circumstance balance the often bizarre idiosyncrasies of its people, and a sense of humor is the passport to certain acceptance.