Ok, so we are as guilty of anyone of overlooking our own country in the past and dreaming only of far off lands. But strangely the more we travel and the more amazing things we see around the world the more we also realise that our home, the British Isles, isn’t too bad after all! From stunning old buildings and pieces of ground breaking architecture that have witnessed thousands of years of history. To the wonderful, beautiful and harsh mountains that have played host to many of our memorable days out climbing, hiking or exploring. The UK has an adventure for everyone…and here it is in all its glory!
The 5 countries that make up the British Isles: Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales! Each with its own unique culture and history! The republic of Ireland might be the only truly Independent nation here but each of the others ARE countries in their own right and have immense national pride!
Beautiful, historic and surprising Belfast!
Along the causeway coast where Game Of Thrones was filmed!
The dramatic and stunning Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge! Would you walk across it?
Of course, the magical and mysterious Giants Causeway! A UNESCO site!
Republic of Ireland
Charming, vibrant and characterful Dublin, one of our favourite cities in the world!
Or how about stepping into the Irish countryside with the breathtaking Wicklow Mountains!
Nothing quite compares to the history, landmarks and liveliness of London!
Or how about Liverpool, the home of the Beatles!
And don’t forget Manchester…our home town but also the birth place of the Industrial revolution, The Suffrages, the computer, communism and some amazing music! Yeah, we changed the world up here!
We do also have some awesome beaches too…here’s Fistral beach in Newquay where I surfed for the first time!
We have some really old Roman cities like York too!
And of course Chester! A beautiful place to step back in time!
If you want some outdoor adventure in the country side then there is always The Lake District! Up here you can climb mountains, go canyoning, canoeing and a whole bunch of other exciting adventures! Or you can just wander one of the many chocolate box villages!
Or there is our backyard of the Pennines, the infamous Pennine way runs right down the spine of the country, but clearly here above our village of Littlebrough where “Blackstone Edge” sits is the most lovely! Whether walking or climbing this is our playground!
We also have wonderful places like Malham Cove, a limestone amphitheatre formed millions of years ago and now lies in a field in Yorkshire! They also filmed Harry Potter up here!
The multi-coloured high street of Llanberis!
Mountains, quarries, climbing, scrambling and all in stunning scenery! That is Snowdonia for you!
The picturesque waterfall of Nantcol in the middle of nowhere in Mid-Wales! What better way to reconnected with nature and also have some crazy adventures!
Sunset from the top of Mt. Snowdon after climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in 24hrs!
Not forgetting our neighbours to the North, Scotland is stunning! What about the ancient capital of Edinburgh which sits on top of an extinct volcano!
Or Fort William in the Highlands where we conquered Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain!
Have you ever been to the UK, what do you love about our country or where have we missed out?
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Nic is one half of the Roaming Renegades, a passionate traveller, climber, adventurer, photographer and artist who has a B.A in Fine Art and M.A in Design & Art Direction.
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