Guernsey (St. Peter Port), England
• The British isle of Guernsey lies just eight miles
off the coast of France. The second largest of
the Channel Islands, Guernsey possesses a
mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a
peaceful, unspoiled ambience. All these
attributes combine to make it a popular
destination for British and French vacationers.
Once the haunt of sea dogs, smugglers, and
pirates, St. Peter Port is one of the prettiest
harbors in Europe.
Castles and forts dot the Guernsey
coastline, including German
fortifications from World War II. The
Channel Islands were the only part of
the United Kingdom to be occupied by
look festive, but the
shadow of the 5 year
long Nazi occupation
still haunts many of
German Occupation Museum
and Underground Hospital
• View a selection of musical
instruments, uniforms, weapons and equipment.
Continue on to the Underground Hospital. The
complex contains a maze of tunnels which cover
an area of about 75,000 square feet.
German Occupation Museum and Underground Hospital—
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Wrote most of his major
Works while on Guernsey.
Victoria and Albert stayed in Guernsey for a few
hours in 1846. The Tower was built to commemorate
their visit. The cemetery Is mostly above ground since
the base of the island is pure rock.
• Founded in the 7th century by St. Fin Barre, Cork
is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down
narrow country lanes or see the Lakes of
Killarney. The intrepid visitor may scale the
narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the
Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also
home to one of the densest concentration of
prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.
And, in a land where fable and fact blend to
become folklore, it was near Cork that the great
Tuatha De Danaan, a race with magical
powers, was driven underground by the
Cobh was the single most important port of
emigration from Ireland.
Set in a sprawling
park, this romantic ruin
was the stronghold of
the McCarthy clan, and
features thick stone
walls. Those who kiss
the Blarney Stone are
said to be gifted the
power of eloquence.
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park boasts stunning
views of the countryside set against a
backdrop of rugged mountain peaks, and
covers 26,000 acres, while the lakes of
Killarney are famous for their beauty.
Muckross Abbey , Killarney
National Park, Co. Kerry, Ireland
•This delightful 19th-century manor
house features a gorgeous sunken
garden, folk museum and crafting
workshop. The interior of the house
features beautiful hand-made
A monastery set in a spectacular natural
setting, Glendalough is "truly one of the
most beautiful places in Ireland and a
highlight of any trip to the island."
Along the Antrim Coast is the world-renowned Giant's
Causeway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant's
Causeway is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.
The Legend of Finn McCool
The Antrim Coast in the
north of Northern
Ireland, is one of the
most scenic coastlines
in Britain and
dramatic cliff-side ruins.
Memorial, located on the
east grounds of Belfast
City Hall, honors those who
died in the RMS Titanic
disaster, and includes a list
of all those who perished
on April 15, 1912.
Belfast Pubs have been
the cornerstone of Belfast
life for centuries. Some
have music, many have
good food and all offer a
great pint or a comforting
hot whiskey and loads of
craic (the term for fun and
conversation in Irish).
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The capital of Northern Ireland - part of the United Kingdom - Belfast has experienced a
renaissance since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 that promised an end to the
decades-old "Troubles" between Catholics and Protestants.
The Peace line gate, Belfast
Dublin has experienced a renaissance. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city on
the Liffey is one of Europe's premier destinations. The capital of the Republic of
Ireland, Dublin is an intimate place that is easy to explore. Stroll past St. Stephen's
Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university.
The city is also remarkably well-preserved - every June 16, scholars retrace the paths
of James Joyce's characters in the novel "Ulysses," set in Dublin on June 16, 1904.
Dublin possesses a storied history. A settlement has existed on the banks of the River
Liffey for at least a millennium and a half. Succeeding waves of Gaelic, Viking, Norman
and English invaders have left their mark on the city.
Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and one of the great universities of
the world. Trinity College Library is the home to the Book of Kells.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
Glasgow was Scotland's great industrial center during the
19th century. Loch Lomond is nearby and Argyll.
been featured in
song and is
lake, dotted with
Relics of Robert the Bruce
Downton Abbey’s summer in Scotland was filmed here.
Featuring four imposing conical
spires, this 18th-century Scottish
castle is the seat of the Duke of
Argyll and houses a stunning
collection of family
portraits, artifacts and English
Ring of Brodgar
Perhaps, once used to study the
stars, this perfect circle of immense
standing stones is an impressive
vision and one of Orkney's most a
Orkney Islands (Kirkwall), Scotland
Just north of Scotland lay the Orkney Islands. Washed by the furthest reach of the
Gulf Stream, this chain of over 70 islands offers dramatic landscapes that range from
sea cliffs rearing 1,000 feet above the waves to sweeping white sand beaches. Bird
watchers flock to the Orkneys Islands, drawn by the multitudes of sea birds. Divers
explore the wrecks lying in the clear waters of Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy's fleet
anchorage in two world wars. And most fascinating of all, the Orkney Islands boast
the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in all Europe, including the mysterious
Ring of Brodgar and 5,000-year-old Skara Brae.
This stretch of water
links the North Sea to
the Atlantic and is
famous for its role in
both World Wars as a
natural harbor offering
shelter for the British
This Neolithic village dates back 5,000 years and
has such well-preserved features, including beds
and dressers in the houses. This monument is part
of Orkney's World Heritage site, the Heart of
Dating back to prehistoric times, this chambered
tomb hidden beneath a grassy mound is a marvel
of ancient architecture.
Vikings - Norsemen - ruled the Orkneys Islands from the 9th to 13th
centuries, leaving in their wake such monuments as St. Magnus Cathedral in
Kirkwall. This hint of Scandinavian influence can be heard in the lilting accent with
which Orcadians speak.
Known as the "Light in the North," this
cathedral was founded in 1137 by
Viking Earl Rognvald in honor of his
uncle St. Magnus.
Welcome to Invergordon, your gateway to Loch Ness
and that area of the Highlands known as the "Great
In 1933, an enterprising editor in Inverness enlivened a
slow news week with the story of an odd sighting in
Loch Ness. The legend grew overnight - and today
individuals still scan the dark waters of the Loch for a
sight of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Legend insists that the celebrated Loch Ness Monster
inhabits a cave beneath the picturesque ruins of
The jagged ruins of Urquhart Castle, once one of the largest strongholds of
medieval Scotland, is an impressive structure overlooking Loch Ness.
The Culloden Visitor Centre
recounts where the British
troops defeated Bonnie
Prince Charlie and the
Highland clans in 1746.
Edinburgh , Scotland
South Queensferry is the gateway to
Edinburgh, the political, commercial and
cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled
between the Highlands and the Border
Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted
for its superb skyline, its impressive
collection of architecture and its beautiful
parks. The streets of the elegant New
Town are lined with graceful Georgian
buildings, many designed by the great
architect Robert Adam.
Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the Englishspeaking world. The International Festival has been one of the premier European
cultural events for over half a century. Among those who have called the city home
are the writers, Robert Burns, James Boswell, and Sir Walter Scott and the
philosophers, Adam Smith and David Hume. To take the Hoho bus through the
streets of Edinburgh is to experience one of the world's great cities.
Scotland's capital boasts 1,000 years of
history, culture and tradition. Majestic
Edinburgh Castle dominates the Royal
Mile from atop its volcanic crag.
Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle
This imposing castle dominates the cityscape from atop its rocky perch. Situated at
the end of historic Royal Mile, its dramatic, medieval design remains largely
unchanged since the 18th century.
Delight in the lively atmosphere and scenic beauty of Edinburgh's most popular
thoroughfare in the "New Town" area. Browse the colorful shops and fashionable
boutiques and enjoy the many sidewalk cafes.
Dominating the end of
Royal Mile, Holyrood
Palace is the official
home to the monarch
while in Scotland. Its
hallowed halls have
witnessed some of the
most turbulent times in
Known worldwide as the birthplace of
golf, this charming medieval town is home
to the legendary Old Course, the venerable
Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the
exceptional British Golf Museum.
A royal residence since 1372, the castle is thought to
be haunted. Tour Duncan Hall, made famous in
Shakespeare's Macbeth, view the medieval royal
rooms, and look out for the legendary ghosts.
This fine medieval tower house is still the seat
of the Earls of Cawdor. Famous as the setting
for Duncan's murder in Shakespeare's
Macbeth, it offers elegant rooms and
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Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France
Perhaps no other place in France holds more associations for English-speaking visitors than
Normandy. The historic Allied landings on D-Day - 6 June, 1944 - live on in the memories of
British and Americans alike. Nor has Le Havre forgotten the dark days of the war. The port
was nearly completely destroyed during the Normandy campaign. Today, Le Havre is France's
second largest port and the gateway to Paris, "City of Light," the Norman countryside, and
the historic landing beaches.
D-Day Beaches/American Cemetery
The Normandy American Cemetery honors the soldiers who lost their lives
in WWII, most of whom died in the D-Day landings on five beaches on the
coast of Normandy.
The Airborne Museum of Sainte Mère Eglise show the history of one of the first and most
well known battles that took place during the D-day operations in June 1944. During the
night between the 5th and 6th of June thousands of allied paratroopers where dropped in
the area near Sainte Mère Eglise to secure a vital road junction.
During the battle an American, Private John
M. Steele, got stuck at the church tower
in Sainte Mère Eglise - but he survived
To honor the American paratroopers the church of Sainte Mère Eglise have this
The farmhouse filmed in “The Longest Day”
with John Wayne.
Robert Wright and Ken Moore
of the 101st Airborne
Two stained glass windows commemorate the 101st
Airborne Division, the first one is dedicated to the two
medics of the 2nd Battalion of the 501st Parachute
Infantry Regiment (101st Airborne Division). The second
one honors the American parachutists.
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Prince George of
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