Treasures of the British Isles
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Day 1
Bristol Avonmouth, UK, England

Bristol is the UK’s eighth most populous city and is home to a number of attractions and a unique culture. The city’s cruise terminal provides a gateway to the world, but those travelling from further afield to get to Bristol should definitely take the time to fully appreciate the plethora of interesting sights and landmarks. The Old City is home to a network of cobbled streets which will guide you to a range of fascinating medieval buildings. The harbour reflects the maritime tradition of Bristol, with the first iron-hulled, steam-powered passenger liner – Brunel’s ss Great Britain – beautifully preserved in dry-dock.

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Day 2
St Mary s (Sc), UK, Scilly Isles

St Mary’s is the largest and most populous island of the Isles of Scilly – a British archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall. This calm island is ideal for birdwatching, while the many beaches provide for many a pleasant stroll. There is also a museum, which houses a range of exhibitions that will collectively paint a picture of the history and culture of the Scilly Islands.

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Day 3
Honfleur, France

Honfleur is a peaceful and picturesque port on the estuary of the River Seine and its beauty has attracted many artists and writers over the years. These include: English painter Bonington, French painter Boudin, and French poet Charles Baudelaire. Throughout history, many maritime journeys were initiated from Honfleur, including Paulmier de Gouenville’s sailing to Brazil, and Jean Denis’ exploration of the St. Lawrence River. It is highly regarded as a settlement of charming historic features, with particular mention of the slate-and-timber fronted houses that overlook the colourful yacht and fishing harbour.

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Day 5
Rosyth, UK, Scotland

The Scottish port town of Rosyth is situated in Fife, which is situated on the north bank of the mouth of the River Forth – a short distance from Edinburgh. As well as providing a gateway to the world via its cruise terminal, it is also home to an interesting castle which dates back to the late 15th century.

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Day 6
Invergordon, UK, Scotland

The Scottish town of Invergordon is situated in Easter Ross, in the Scottish Highlands. Thanks to its deep water port, it enables an ideal point of access from which to admire the natural beauty of the Highlands. The town is home to a series of 17 murals, each of which depicts the history and culture of the local community.

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Day 7
Kirkwall, UK, Scotland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands – which are situated 10 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The people of this small town enjoy a gentle pace of life and there are many shops, cafes and bars to enjoy within the town. It is also home to a number of landmarks including the 12th century, red sandstone St Magnus Cathedral. Other landmarks worth visiting in the local area include Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace – a series of red ruins located opposite the cathedral.

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Day 8
Stornaway, UK, Scotland

Located on the Hebrides Island of Lewis is the town of Stornoway, which holds Sabbatarian tradition close to its heart. Life revolves around the Sunday church service, although recent years have seen a limited opening of services on Sunday. Take a stroll around the grounds of the fine park that surrounds the impressive Lews Castle.

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Day 9
Tobermory (Sc), UK, Scotland

The capital of the Isle of Mull is the town of Tobermory, lying on the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. The town is most famous for the shipwreck of Florencia, part of the Spanish Armada lies at the bottom of Tobermory Bay. Around this area you will find many historic castles, including the Duart Castle, 13th century home of the MacLeans clan chief, and the 14the century Aros Castle of the Lords of the Isles.

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Day 10
Belfast, UK, N Ireland

The Northern Irish capital of Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and surrounded by a number of low hills. This charming city is home to a number of cultural and artistic landmarks including many galleries and museums, while a poignant history is depicted through the many political murals, which are painted on the sides of houses throughout Belfast. A bus tour of the city is one of the best ways to see these murals, as well as other landmarks such as the impressive City Hall.

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Day 11
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is a centre for education, culture, and much more. Situated on the east coast, facing the Irish Sea and at the head of a large crescent-shaped bay, the city generally occupies a flat site. The city is home to many historical landmarks including the 16th century Dublin Castle, the 11th-century Protestant cathedral of Christ Church, and the 16th century Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral. One of the Dublin’s most significant natural sites is Phoenix Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s great city parks and contains Dublin Zoo – the third-oldest public zoo in the world. No visit to Dublin would be complete without visiting a traditional Irish public house, and the 100 metre Hole-In-The-Wall is thought to be the longest in Europe.

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Day 12
Bristol Avonmouth, UK, England

Bristol is the UK’s eighth most populous city and is home to a number of attractions and a unique culture. The city’s cruise terminal provides a gateway to the world, but those travelling from further afield to get to Bristol should definitely take the time to fully appreciate the plethora of interesting sights and landmarks. The Old City is home to a network of cobbled streets which will guide you to a range of fascinating medieval buildings. The harbour reflects the maritime tradition of Bristol, with the first iron-hulled, steam-powered passenger liner – Brunel’s ss Great Britain – beautifully preserved in dry-dock.

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