Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.
Wales is a country that is not in England. It is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has over 1,200 km (750 mi) of coastline, and is largely mountainous, with its highest peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. Above, is the flag of Wales - Y Ddraig Goch (Welsh) - The Red Dragon.
Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire, UK - one of the most historic medieval houses in England, based around an early medieval castle. The castle sits atop a high hill overlooking the attractive village of the same name, and is surrounded by wonderful formal and informal gardens.
ST IVES: beach map. 'St Ives is virtually surrounded by sandy beaches. This photo was taken towards the high tide and when the tide is out there is much, much more sand with the harbour becoming virtually empty of water. You can also see that this photo was taken in the height of summer with the beaches busy. Winter is a different story and it is possible to have the whole beach to yourself at times.' ✫ღ⊰n
Castle gate at Hever Castle - home of the family of Ann Boleyn. Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen', family.
Penrhyn Castle is a country house in North Wales, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house, founded by Ednyfed Fychan. In 1438, Ioan ap Gruffudd was granted a licence to crenellate and he founded the stone castle and added a tower house. Samuel Wyatt reconstructed the property in the 1780s.
5 things to do in Snowdonia in Wales. This Welsh National Park is full of fun activities and adventures come rain or shine. Try an underground trampoline park or climb a mountain the choice is yours in Snowdonia!