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.

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.

Caerphilly Castle is the the biggest in Wales, it’s surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands.

Caerphilly Castle is the the biggest in Wales, it’s surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands.

GREAT BRITAIN: England, Wales and Scotland. It is ONE island (the eastern one).  UNITED KINGDOM: England, Wales, Scotland AND Northern Ireland.  IRELAND: a separate country   British Isles: all countries in both countries.

GREAT BRITAIN: England, Wales and Scotland. It is ONE island (the eastern one). UNITED KINGDOM: England, Wales, Scotland AND Northern Ireland. IRELAND: a separate country British Isles: all countries in both countries.

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.

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.

A brass oil lamp hangs from the beamed ceiling above the table in the kitchen. All the oak rafters and beams are original.

Off the Grid: A Modern Farm, Sans Electricity

A brass oil lamp hangs from the beamed ceiling above the table in the kitchen. All the oak rafters and beams are original.

What To Eat In Wales! From where to go, to what to eat, here is just a sample of the delicious comfort foods you'll find in Wales including Welsh Cakes, Bara Brith, Rarebit, and some of the best ice cream I've ever tasted.

What To Eat In Wales! From where to go, to what to eat, here is just a sample of the delicious comfort foods you'll find in Wales including Welsh Cakes, Bara Brith, Rarebit, and some of the best ice cream I've ever tasted.

Soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.

The ultimate UK Bucketlist: 56 dreamy destinations

Soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.

St Catherine’s Island, off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. There is an arch way running through the island. Local folklore says if a man passes through the arch he  will be turned into a crab and if a woman passes though she will become a mermaid.

St Catherine’s Island, off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. There is an arch way running through the island. Local folklore says if a man passes through the arch he will be turned into a crab and if a woman passes though she will become a mermaid.

I have climbed the many steps to the top of this famous tower and stood beside the bell "Big Ben" when it struck eleven!

The Best of Culture in London, England

I have climbed the many steps to the top of this famous tower and stood beside the bell "Big Ben" when it struck eleven!

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