Headed to Northern Ireland in the coming months? Lucky you, it’s a pretty cool place!
Snowdonia National Park
One of Britain’s most famous upland areas, Snowdonia is famous for its slate, mountainous terrain and epic landscape of glacially sculpted valleys and craggy peaks. Take time out to hike, bike or simply enjoy the views. (via VisitBritain)
Wales’ Coast Path
Phil Stone from the Countryside Council for Wales talks about the highlights of the Wales Coast Path, a walking trail that runs around the entire Welsh coastline.
2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland - did you know there’s 47 National Nature Reserves here in Scotland, all with stunning views including this one from Knockan Crag.
Photo: The View across Lochan An Ais to Cul Beag from Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Highlands
Amy English, a Public Affairs Manager at the British Embassy in Washington recently returned from a trip to the Falkland Islands and blogged about her experience.
I descended upon the Falkland Islands in the early afternoon to glorious sunshine and a cool breeze – exactly what I needed after a long flight full of recycled air. As soon as my ride picked me up from Mount Pleasant Airport, he immediately commented on the weather: “You’ve arrived on a perfect day.” Having been warned of blustering, Antarctic conditions of the Islands, I was taken aback by the mildness of the climate. […]
The past decades have witnessed the Falkland Islands develop into a self-sustaining economy, with a vibrant fisheries sector that fulfills Spain’s love of squid, an agriculture community that provides lamb to European nations and a tourism department that welcomes a wide range of visitors from Europe and Latin America, among them history buffs and penguin lovers. Yet what really struck me was the growing connection the Islanders have developed with the US.
Did you know…
The prosperous relationship between the US and the Falklands has only just begun. Learn More ›
Discover Northern Ireland
2012’s here…and to help you make the most of it, we’ve lots of ideas for places to stay, things to do or places to eat. So what are you waiting for? Explore More in Northern Ireland this summer.
Visit Britain: 2012 is a GREAT year to be in Britain, and you’re invited!
Foreign Secretary William Hague talked about the role of British consular services, and plans for the future in a speech at the Foreign Office on 4 April.