Trips in the British Isles: England, including Cornwall, Dover, London, Yorkshire, and the Channel Islands; Scotland, including Edinburgh and the Outer Hebrides; Wales; Northern Ireland; and Ireland, including Dublin.
British Isles: The Bucket List
British Isles: Travel Facts
Main International Airports: Republic of Ireland: Dublin. U.K.: London: Heathrow International. Also near London: Gatwick and Stansted. Also: Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, and others.
Currency: Republic of Ireland: Euros. U.K.: British Pounds.
Population: Republic of Ireland: 4,600,000. U.K.: nearly 63,000,000.
Capitals: Dublin, Ireland. London, U.K. Also: Edinburgh is seat of government for Scotland; Cardiff for Wales, Belfast for Northern Ireland.
Climate: North Atlantic climate catches rain. Temperate summers; moderately cold winters, colder and snowier in the highlands and far north. Exception: Subtropical climate in the Scilly Isles.
Major Languages: English. Welsh is spoken in Wales; there are different Irish and Scottish versions of Gaelic.
More Facts: Both the Republic of Ireland and the U.K. are part of the European Union. U.S., Canadian, and E.U. citizens are not required to have tourist visas. For more info/other nationalities: U.S. State Department. U.K. visa information, Republic of Ireland visa information.
Time Zone: Standard time for London = UTC. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.