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- Largest island state in Europe
- Pulsating, varied metropolises
- Legendary landscapes and nature parks
- Fascinating historical sights
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Rugged cliffs, harbour backdrops and dreamlike natural beaches characterise the image of Great Britain and are a fabulous environment to spend an eventful and at the same time relaxing holiday far away from everyday life. Remote and surrounded by a fabulous natural landscape you live on the island Lewis and Harris in the northwest or Argyll and Bute in the south. In the cities of Plymouth, Aberdeen or Brighton you will also find a vacation rental in direct proximity to the water and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.First class residences for families and travel groups
In all parts of the country you will find cosy cottages, rustic lodges and luxurious villas with spacious living spaces, well-kept gardens or a fireplace. Some hosts also offer amenities such as a rich breakfast buffet, a shuttle service or a doorman. You can choose to stay in a stylish vacation rental in idyllic surroundings such as Loch Awe or in an attractive domicile on the outskirts of historic cities such as Edinburgh.
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Location and orientation
With a surface area of 248,000 square kilometres, Great Britain extends in the extreme west of the continent as part of the British Isles and is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The country is divided into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.population distribution
The island state is home to some 65 million people, most of whom live in urban agglomerations. The capital London with 8.5 million, Birmingham with 1.1 million and Glasgow with more than 600,000 inhabitants are particularly strongly urbanized.
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Vibrant city life, diverse sights, shopping streets and inviting pubs attract millions of visitors to the country's major cities every year. You can expect a multifaceted leisure programme that is excellently suited for a short trip or a family holiday. The most popular destination is London with its highlights like Big Ben, the Tower Bridge or the Tower of London. The historic communities of Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester are also well worth a visit.Idyllic destinations in breathtaking natural scenery
For recreation seekers, hikers and nature lovers, Great Britain offers a fascinating landscape of lakes, rivers and protected nature parks. No town is more than 120 kilometres from the coast and every part of the country has its own rich diversity. Unrivalled scenery awaits you in the Hochland Peak District, the Snowdonia mountain ranges, the moorlands of Exmoor National Park or the county of Northumberland, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Roman Limes Hadrianswall.
In addition to the British tea culture, the country is known for its extraordinary dishes. Among the most famous specialities are beef with mint sauce or fish and chips.
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Among the most visited sights in the country are the palaces of the British royal family. Buckingham Palace in London is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. In Windsor the castle of the same name is located and is together with the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh the main residence of the family members.Prehistoric Monument
One of the world's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites is located north of Salisbury. The history of Stonehenge dates back to the year 3100 B.C. to the Neolithic period. The circular stone blocks were probably used as burial places, religious temples or meeting places until the Bronze Age.Mighty castles
Once the scene of bloody battles in the Middle Ages, a large number of impressive castles are now enthroned in the landscape of Great Britain. They are crowd-pullers and backdrops for well-known films such as Harry Potter or Robin Hood. The Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Conwy Castle or Cardiff Castle belong to the impressive fortifications.
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