Best Places to Visit in the British Isles Laurel
I love the British Isles which includes England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales!
One of my favourite trips to the British Isles was a trip to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. I conducted observational research on whales and dolphins! I had no idea that this part of Scotland was so remote and that there so many uninhabited islands – ~185! The Outer Hebrides were also where my skipper introduced me to a new hobby – island hopping. You keep a tally of all the uninhabited island you’ve visited. And go out of your way to add a new one to your list! This trip was before I started blogging, so, unfortunately, you can’t read more about it on Monkeys and Mountains, but if a remote sailing trip sounds like your thing, then go Google it!
Another favourite trip was hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland. This was one of my favourite long-distance treks. It’s beyond beautiful and Scottish hospitality is out of this world.
Afternoon Tea in London is something I've only tried once. Eating sandwiches with no crusts made me realize that I am so NOT posh, but still I'm convinced that Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) and I could be BFFs.
The Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland remain a mystery even today, but I personally like the local belief that they are really giants who were turned into stone.