From medieval old towns and fairytale castles to rolling green hills and craggy coastlines, the allure of Scotland and Ireland beckons your imagination. Leprechauns vs. lake monsters. Bagpipes vs. Blarney Stone. Guinness vs. gallons of whisky. It's impossible to choose a favorite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both. ...
Rating: 5 star The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features an amazing 2-acre roof garden with views over Calton Hill. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the roof terrace or over Edinburgh city center. Luxurious touches include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a free newspaper and Highland Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. Most bedrooms offer a balcony or private seating within the roof garden.
Rating: 4 Star The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel means that every room is unique, with quirky original features, however, the truly outstanding feature of all our rooms is the view. Each of the 78 bedrooms is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home. The Hotel also features a SPA and indoor swimming pool and othe local attractions within the town are only a short walk away.
Rating: 4 Star The Grand Central Hotel is one of the longest established hotels in Glasgow. The Hotel has been brought back to its former glory with a modern contemporary twist. The Hotel features a comfortable lounge along with a now popular Glasgow meeting place, the Champagne Central bar. While still retaining the character for which it's known the Hotel has 186 luxury bedrooms ranging from the Hotel's classic rooms to suites. The Grand Central, because of its central location is ideal for visiting the city's shopping areas and many of the city's visitor attractions, coupled with direct rail links from Central station.
Rating: 5 Star A medieval Irish castle relocated to the heart of Dublin and re-imagined for the boom years. The Fitzwilliam is Terence Conran’s big Irish hotel design statement, and it’s not a quiet one. This hundred-odd-room palace lords over the west side of St. Stephen’s Green, complete with park views from the terrace, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a second casual-chic Conran-designed eatery — and it’s about as central as it gets, around the corner from the shops on Grafton Street and walking distance from more nightlife than any one person can handle.Situated in the heart of Belfast city next door to the Grand Opera House, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is a new boutique style hotel.
Rating: 4 Star Belmore Court and Motel offers two distinctive choices of places to stay while in Enniskillen. The Belmore Court offers 30 modern, superior and executive bedrooms and with a choice of double, twin, triple and family rooms. Finished to the highest of standards, these rooms offer a new level of luxury, space and style. The motel standard rooms also offer a choice of room types: double, twin and family rooms, as well as having the option of having a mini kitchen for light meals and snack; cooking facilities, fridge, crockery and cutlery. The motel accommodation puts the emphasis on comfort. Townhouses have been transformed into 30 rooms furnished to a high standard - one and two bedroom apartments suitable for 1 to 6 guests. All are ensuite with LCD television, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial phone. All rooms are designed to a high standard with ensuite, 32" LCD multi-channel television and direct dial telephone. The motel has several ground floor apartments which are suitable for people with disabilities. There are also a number of family rooms. Continental style breakfast is served in the breakfast room. There is no bar or full restaurant on site. Complimentary Wifi and free, private and safe car parking are provided. All room are non smoking. Smoking areas are provided externally. *The group will be staying in the hotel section.
Rating: 4 Star This contemporary hotel with leisure facilities, free parking and free internet access is opposite the racecourse, close to Galway city and just 1.2 miles from Galway Airport. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV, a desk and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a hair dryer. In the evenings, relax in the comfortable Enclosure Bar, which serves drinks and bar snacks. Head to the restaurant to sample fine Galway cuisine. Clayton Hotel’s leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Service at Clayton Hotel is precise, friendly and of a high standard. The hotel is ideal for exploring Galway and its great restaurants, pubs and shops.
Rating: 4 Star Croke Park Hotel is located on Jones's Road close to the famous Croke Park Stadium, the home of Ireland’s national Gaelic sports. Ideally situated 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport it is a short walk from the city center’s main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. With 232 spacious, air conditioned and sound insulated rooms it is a perfect base for business or leisure guests and also features a tempting bistro and bar in addition to its fully modern gym.
Rating: 4 Stars The Holiday Inn London Kensington is centrally located near Hyde Park and the High Street Kensington tube station, making it very well connected to the public transport network. The hotel has 706 rooms, all of which are furnished in a contemporary style and feature tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, safe, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The Boulevard Restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, while the Lounge Bar serves traditional afternoon tea. The hotel also has a Health Club & Spa.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe. Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.
Elegantly arranged along the Tay, Perth is a pleasant city with large tracts of parkland surrounding an easily navigated center. Perth was once the capital of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament once sat here. Today, the city is laced with gorgeous city architecture, unrivaled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. The 'Fair City' of Scotland continues to inspire locals and travelers alike.
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.
A harbor city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid back city is an adventure in itself. Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic, and, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe's friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime.
London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.