The Britannia-Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland- In Depth (17 Days)
(Number of Overnight Stays in Parentheses)
Departure Date: May 22, 2007
Dulles Airport, Virginia
Return Date: June 7, 2007
Dulles Airport, Virginia
Ring of Kerry; Bog Village;Blarney Castle;St. Patrick's Cathedral;Book of Kells in the Trinity College Library; Welsh Castle; Loch Ness Rydal Mount; Stirling Castle; York Minster; Anne Hatheway's Cottage; Edinburgh Castle; Shakespeare's Birthplace; Roman Baths, Stonehenge;Big Ben; Buckingham
Palace; Westminster Abbey; .
Optional Excursions to:
Medieval Dinner and Hampton Court
Day 1: Flight to Ireland
Day 2: Shannon-County Kerry
Arrival at Shannon. Spend overnight in County Kerry. Pass through Limerick in route.
Day 3: Killarney Region
Transfer via Killarney, gateway to the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit the mystical beauty of
Ireland as you journey the 112 miles around Iveragh peninsula--known as the Ring of
Kerry. Encounter magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Lakes of Killarney, and Macgillycuddy's Rocks (the tallest mountains in Ireland) as you traverse one of Europe's
most spectacular coastal routes.
Visit Bog Village in Glenbeigh. Wander through a re-creation of an Irish village from
the early 1800s as costumed guides demonstrate the way of life that prevailed in
19th century rural Ireland.
Day 4: County Kerry-Dublin
Visit to Blarney Castle. See the ancient ruins of the Rock of Cashel. Founded by
a follower of St. Patrick, the Rock was once a stronghold for Brian Boru and other
Arrive in literary Dublin, one time home of James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw,
Samuel Beckett, and W. B. Yeats. Dublin also is the setting for Joyce's Ulysses,
considered one of the 20th Century's greatest literary works.
Day 5: Dublin
Take a guided sightseeing tour of Dublin. See what inspired writers like Joyce, Beckett,
and Yeats. See Ireland's capital, scenically situated between Dun Laoghaire (pronounced
"dun leery") and the rocky peaks of Howth Head. Pass by the residence of president of
Ireland as you journey through Phoenix Park. Then continue down O'Connell Street,
a wide, tree-lined avenue named for one of Ireland's most famous nationalists. Ride past
the banks of the River Liffey to the 800-year-old St. Patrick's Cathedral, built to honor
the patron saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the country in the 5th century. (Jonathan Swift once served as dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral). See the famous doors of
Dublin as you tour the city's elegant Georgian squares. See an ancient Viking site
(the Vikings founded Dublin in the 9th century).
You will visit Trinity College, established by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 (alumni include Samuel Beckett and Jonathan Swift). You will view the illuminated 8th century Book of
Kells, written by Irish monks and found buried in the ground in 1007. You will also see
a harp that originally belonged to the famous Irish warrior Brian Boru.
Day 6: Dublin & North Wales
Ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales. Land at Holyhead and cross the island of Anglesey
to the mainland. Visit your choice of either Beaumaris Castle, a fortification dating
from the 13th century that once guarded the Menai Straits, or Conwy Castle, Edward 's medieval masterpiece. Continue through the scenic mountains and valleys of Snowdonia National Park to the Llangollen region in North Wales.
Day 7: North Wales & Lake District
Travel by way of Chester, a town that dates back to Roman times. Chester is also home to the largest Roman amphitheater in Great Britain.
Drive through lands that were invaded by Vikings and marauding tribes of Scots as
you head for the breath taking Lake District, Britain's largest national park.
Visit Rydal Mount-Home of Wordsworth
Visit the family home of celebrated poet William Wordsworth, Rydal Mount. Wordsworth
lived here until the 1850s; his descendants still call this home. See some of his belongings inside the house and visit the grounds with well tended gardens and breathtaking views of the countryside, including Lake Windermere and Dora's Field. After his daughter died in 1847, Wordsworth planted hundreds of daffodils, creating this lovely tribute to her.
Day 8: Lake District & Highlands
Transfer through Gretna Green, once a popular destination for eloping copuples because of the speed with which the village blacksmith performed wedding ceremonies. Pass through Loch Locmond on your way to theScottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe, site of the notorious 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.
Day 9: Highlands
Excursion to Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain), and look for the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness. Pass also through Cuilloden Moor, site of the last battle fought on British soil. Here King George II overpowered the army of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" in 1746.
Day 10: Highlands & Edinburgh Region
Travel through the Trossachs and Stirling Castle.
Arrive in the Edinburgh region with rolling hills and dazzling seascapes.
Day 11: Edinburgh Region
Take guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh with panoramic views of Edinburgh's New
Town, which was constructed in the 18th century during a time of rapid expansion known
as the "Scottish Enlightenment." See Charlotte Square, the center of the New Town, then
pass by the homes of Alexander Graham Bell and Robert Louis Stevenson. View a monument to Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. Visit Calton Hill and see views of the Firth of
Forth and the Lomond Hills of Fife. Pass the Palace of Holyroodhous, the official residence of the Royal family of Scotland. See the city's monument to Lord Nelson.
Situated atop an extinct volcano, the castle is the enduring symbol of Scotland's capital and home to many of the nation's storied events. Mary, Queen of Scots, gave birth in the castle to James VI of Scotland, who would later rule England as James I. Enter the Castle through the Esplanade and see the Stone of Scone, the coronation stone that was returned to Scotland in 1997 after 700 years of English possession. See St. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest part of the castle, dating back to the 11th century.
Stroll down the Royal Mile and through the Old Town, a historic and romanitc jumble of medieval buildings. As you make your way along the Royal Mile, the narrow alleyways - known as closes - will give you a real sense of what it was like to be a resident of Edinburgh
in centuries past.
Edinburgh provided the setting for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: a local resident inspired the plot! Scroll down Princes Street, see the city's monuments to Sir Walter Scott (one of Edinburgh's most illustrious sons), and pass by the National Gallery of Scotland and the High Kirk of St. Giles, a historic cathedral built in the 12th century.
Partake in a traditional Scottish Ceilidh featuring haggis, neeps, and tatties, as well as wuthentic Scottish sword dancing.
Day 12: Edinburgh Region & Yorkshire
Transfer to Yorkshire. Continue through "James Herrior country," the pastoral landscapes of Yorkshire- an ancient town that was once a Viking stronghold.
Take a guided sightseeing tour of York.
Visit York Minster, Great Britain's largest Gothic cathedral. Constructed between 1220 and 1470, the Minster stands as a testament to medieval faith.
Day 13: Yorkshire & Bath Region
Take a tour of Stratford-Upon Avon, where Shakespeare was born, raised and buried. Also visit Anne Hataway's Cottage, the wife of Shakespeare, and where she spent her childhood.
Continue on to the Bath Region where you will spend the night.
Day 14: Bath Region & London
Take a sightseeing tour of Bath. See the elegant Georgian squares and terraces--vacation spot for Queen Victoria, Lord Nelson, and Jane Austen. Visit the town's famous Roman Baths, where vacationers enjoy the hot springs.
Visit Stonehenge. This 4,000 year old ring of stones is believed to have benn an ancient worship and burial site. Legend holds that it was built by Merlin.
Arrive in London
Day 15: London
London is Europe's largest city. Begin in Grosvenor Square, site of the U.S.Embassy and the house where Eisenhower once lived. This area is sometimes called "Little America." Visit
Hyde Park Corner, and Hyde Park, one of London's largest parks. See Picadilly Circus, the intersection of five bustling streets. Continue on to Trafalgar Square, site of Nelson's Column, built to commemorate his 1805 victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. Pass Speaker's Corner, where anyone with something to say is invited to speak his mind. See the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and the London Bridge. Cross the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral, the magnificent 18th century Baroque church designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Witness a London tradition - the Changing of the Guard.
Stroll through the heart of London and along the banks of the River Thames. Walk along the Strand--London's geographic center; all measurements of distances to London end here. Enter Trafalgar Square and pause at Nelson's column, a symbol of Britain's once unrivaled naval power. Continue on through Leicester Square, Chinatown and the Covent Garden to watch street performers.
Note: If time permits, we will visit the Freud Museum-last home of Sigmund and Anna Freud.
Optional Medieval Dinner
Partake of the optional five-course Medieval Dinner, held along the Thames in one of the
most picturesque areas of London. See medieval festivities while you dine.
Day 16: London
Optional Excursion to Hampton Court; Or,
In 1514 Cardinal Wolsey built Hampton Court, a splendid Renaissance palace of grandeur unprecedented in England. In fact, it was so grand that King Henry VIII deemed it too pulaent for a cardinal and appropriated the estate for himself. This is a half day excursion. On the grounds of Hampton Court is one of the best outdoor mazes ever designed.
Free time in London.
Note: Instead of taking the free time, we will visit the Freud Museum and take a bus to Oxford University. Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world (alumni include
14 prime ministers; former President Bill Clinton spent a term here as well as a Rhodes scholar).
Day 17: Return to U.S.
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Cost of Study Abroad
For Young Adults Under 23 Years of Age
Total Cost of Trip: $2724, plus excursions
(Includes Program Fee-$1930; Departure Fee-$298;Lifetime Membership Fee-$95; Peace of Mind Program-Free;
For Adults Over 23 years of Age:
Total Cost of Trip: $3214, plus excursions
(Includes Program Fee-$1930; Departure Fee-$298;Lifetime Membership Fee-$95;Peace of Mind Program-Free;
and, Adult supplement for double room-$415; )
Plus optional insurance:
All Inclusive Insurance Plan - $115 (recommended)
Tour Cancellation and Interruption Insurance - $60-**FREE with this tour
Medical and Accident Insurance - $65
Baggage and Property Insurance - $45
*Note: Prices are subject to change.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE
Round-trip airfare; 15 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; plus 1 night couchette accommodation;
Complete European breakfast and dinner daily; Full-time EF Tour Director; 4 sightseeing tours led by licensed local
guides ;14 visits to special attractions; 2 EF walking tours and 1 sightseeing briefing
Or, enroll online. Tour Number: 861853;
5/23/2007 to 5/25/2007
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5/25/2007 to 5/27/2007
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5/27/2007 to 5/28/2007
North Wales LL20 8PL
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5/28/2007 to 5/29/2007
Carlisle CA1 1RP
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5/29/2007 to 5/31/2007
Newtonmore PH20 1DG
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5/31/2007 to 6/2/2007
Callander, Perthshire. FK17 8AN
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6/2/2007 to 6/3/2007
South Yorkshire DN1 1DN
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6/3/2007 to 6/4/2007
Swindon SN5 8UD
6/4/2007 to 6/7/2007
Royal Victoria Dock
LONDON E16 1AA
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Itinerary subject to change.
Study Abroad Requirements:
All tour members will designate some aspect of British culture, history, art, archaeology, architecture,
political or social system , symbolism or behavior they want to study.
Study tour members are studying on-line and visiting links about the places to be visited.
We will also have one or several half-day meetings in late April to early May.
During the study tour we will keep a journal and take photos for a photographic journal on
our studies and experiences. At dinner, we will spend some time discussing the events of the day.
Students who are studying particular aspects of English
culture and behavior will be responsible for developing a report on their specific content area(s).
We will then compile our tour findings with pictures, essays and descriptions for publication
on the course Web site for public education and viewing. Tour participants will receive an
EF backpack and journal for the trip. Students will be asked to write up their summary descriptions on the
trip back home for submission before departing the airplane in the US.
Use this course web site and the Tour web site for study. Enter tour site by going to:
Or, go directly to my tour page (make sure you have the tour number to enter when asked.
On my tour page at EF, you will find links, suggested reading, suggested movies.
Read destination profiles, pack for your tour and travel smart sections. Pay particular attention
to sections on appropriate clothing to take, money/currency, etc.
Related Study Links
The world heritage site of Bath. Bath owes its magnificent Georgian townscape to the bubbling pool
of water at the heart of the Roman Baths. The Romans transformed Bath into England's first spa resort
and it regained fame as a spa town in the 18th century.
Overview and views of the Georgian city of Bath.
A comprehensive site. Bath is built in the mouth of an extinct volcano. It is a spa city with hot springs beneath the city. It was a Roman city with the original Roman baths and remains. Rich in Roman and Georgian heritage. Has been the home to historic writers, such as Jane Austin, artist Gainsborough, and others.
The home of Winston Churchill.
About Bath, Brighton, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and York.
Site includes much information on Great Britain.
A detailed history of Great Britain, including England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837.
The Palace evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes of Buckingham. Today it is The Queen's official residence, with 775 rooms. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, areas of Buckingham Palace are opened to visitors on a regular basis.
The State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer opening in August and September. They are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude; sculpture by Canova and Chantrey; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
A tour of the home of Charles Darwin where he did most of his writing and research.
One of the most famous churches in the world.
Includes country profiles and pertinent information on countries, maps and more. Simply enter any of the countries we will be visiting to learn more about them.
About Freud's brief and last year of his life in exile in London, including an overview of his illness
The home of Sigmund and Anna Freud in exile after fleeing Vienna, Austria. Freud's life was short-lived in London.
Over the years, history and legend have become intertwined, and the monks who founded Glastonbury
Abbey around 700, found it profitable to encourage the association between Glastonbury and the
mythical "Blessed Isle" known as Avalon -- alleged to be the last resting place of King Arthur and the
Includes much information on Great Britain, including history and maps.
About interesting but occupied hotels.
Bath's most famous resident. Visit the Regency Tea Rooms. Books include
Persuasion and Mansfield Park.
Did they really visit Glastonbury? Was Joseph of Arimatheo the founder of Glastonbury Abbey?
See the discussion on this link.
Kensington Palace in London is a working Royal residence. Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favourite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Today Kensington Palace accommodates the offices and private apartments of a number of members of the Royal Family. Although managed by Historic Royal Palaces, the Palace is furnished with items from the Royal Collection.
One of the world's finest collections of fashionable dress and accessories.
A natural science museum at Oxford University.
Dating back over ten centuries, the Monarchy plays an important role in the UK and Commonwealth. This web site provides information on the work of The Queen in modern society, biographies of the Royal Family, a history of kings and queens through the ages, background on Royal residences and art collections, and coverage of recent Royal events. Read about the history of the monarchy and other royal profiles.
An overview and history of Oxford.
Tourist information on visiting Oxford city and university.
The City University of Colleges
Salisbury was founded in 1220. We will visit the Salisbury Cathedral, a fine example of early English Gothic architecture, typified by tall, sharply pointed lancet windows.
A historical analysis of Francis Bacon.
An extensive site on the life and work of Bacon, including the belief that he was the son of
Queen Elizabeth I and speculated author of Shakespeare's writings.
Bacon's work on true suggestions for the interpretation of nature.
Bacon's treatise on an ideal commonwealth.
Background on Stonehenge.
The home of the famous writer, William Shakespeare.
The official website of Shakespeare's birthplace.
The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.
A site on the life, atmosphere, people and traditions of Glastonbury. Legend has it that Jesus visited here and Joseph of Arimathea built a church here. King Arthur and Guinevere were buried here and it was an ancient place of the Goddess. Also home to medieval Saints: Patrick, Dunstan, Benedict, and Bridget.
The town is overlooked by the Tor, a prominent sacred hill. It stands on a former island, the Isle of Avalon. (See sections on history and traditions.
The best preserved Roman religious spa of the western world.
Westminster Abbey has been the burial place of Britain's monarchs since the 11th century and the setting for many coronations and royal weddings. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in London, with an exceptionally diverse array of architectural styles. Many are buried here, including: Thomas Parr who died at 152 years and 9 months (buried in 1635); Sir Isaac Newton; Geoffrey Chaucer; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Charles Dickens; Rudyard Kipling; Charles Darwin; George Frederic Handle; Laurence Olivier; and others are buried here.
About the life and works of Shakespeare and his birthplace.
The literary works of British poet, William Wordsworth.
The town of Windsor includes the enormous Windsor Castle. The town is full of quaint Georgian shops,
houses and inns. The most prominent building on the High Street is the Guildhall.
The oldest inhabited royal residence in Britain. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1070
to guard the western approaches to London. Henry VIII is buried here with Jane Seymour.
About the life and contributions of Churchill, along with attractions, libraries, exhibits and more.
A listing of sites designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, including Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral and more.
About the Aran Islands. Home of the famous Irish sweaters.
More on the Aran Islands.
About Toursing Ireland. An official guide.
Hosts to European Union Presidencies, Heads of States, Leaders of business, industry and government.
About traditional classical music from Ireland, including Midi files of samples that you can listen to.
An online Cliffs Notes providing a detailed review and understanding of Chaucer's work.
Listen to the voice of Shaw. Shaw was Irish dramatist, social critic, essayist and political thinking.
A leading playwright of his time.
The first home of Shaw.
At the British Library.
Celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of Irish music.
Learn about the political structure of Ireland.
About interesting but occupied hotels.
Information on the land, people, the State, the economy, culture and sport, and more. Includes a photo
gallery of some of the popular places in Ireland.
About Irish glassmaking.
An extensive set of links. Everything you want to know about the culture and people of Ireland. Includes
history, language, periodicals, writers, gods and goddesses, Celtic heroes, music, film, dance, art and more.
Also has extensive related links on writers: Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilder, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats (Poet and Nobel Laureate), John Millington Synge, James Joyce (Ulysses), Flan O'Brien, Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot), Seamus Heaney, Donn Byrne, Roddy Doyle, Brian Friel,
Patric O'Brian, Patrick Kavanagh.
A site with images, biography, works, reviews, quotes, film, theater, papers and more.
It was in this tower that Joyce wrote and set the first chapter of Ulysses. It is now a museum commemorating his life and works.
An online Cliffs Notes providing a detailed review and understanding of Joyce's work.
An online Cliffs Notes providing a detailed review and understanding of Swift's work.
Celebrating 250 years of tourism. Includes history, gallery and more.
See the layout of the country.
About the life and works of Wilde.
About the Ireland Pubs and their social significance.
A part of the mystical and unspoiled region of Ireland.
Remember Lucille Ball's character in "I Love Lucy,"--Lucy McGillycuddy?
The Ring of Kerry includes McGillycuddy Reeks.
Perspectives of the area from the Lake Hotel.
One of the world renown crystal and glass companies.
Yeats' Nobel lecture on The Irish Dramatic.
"Of all the small nations on earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind."
School attendance has been compulsory in Scotland since 1496 (almost 400 years longer than in England).
Scotland excels in the fields of biotechnology, astrophysics, micro- and optoelectronics and artificial intelligence.
It also gave the world television, the telephone, the fax, the photocopier, the first 3D computer game and Dolly the Sheep.
Scotland also made significant contributions to medicine such as anesthesia, morphine, penicillin,
insulin, antiseptics, Interferon, the thermometer and more. Other contributions include: Golf, tennis courts,
the fountain pen, writing paper, postcards, raincoats, suspenders, Encyclopedia Britannica,
Documentary films, and Sherlock Holmes.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. In 1887 came the creation of Sherlock Holmes.
In 1933, appeared the story of the Loch Ness Monster. In 1953, came the first James Bond Book by Ian Fleming.
From 1992-1997, J.K. Rowlings wrote the first Harry Potter book in an Edinburgh Cafe.
About his life and works, with links and more. Bell was born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. Invented the "photophone" and advanced his father's system of deaf-mute instruction. On this site, see the Library of Congress collection of papers.
About the instructional program for the deaf created by Bell and his father. The deaf learn to speak and read lips rather than using sign language.
Philosopher, historian and contributor to psychology with his Treatises on Human Nature and Morals.
An online Cliffs Notes providing a detailed review and understanding of Hume's work.
A site about Hume's life, writings, contributions to psychology. He developed the following: Treatise on Human Nature; Principles of Morals, Explorations of the Self, Principles Concerning Religion and Morality.
Promoting informed debate on public policy. Promotes research analysis and debate on public policy issues. Primary focus on linking economics and law.
With its striking medieval and Georgian districts, Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Europe's most handsome capitals. The city is famous for the arts, hosting the Edinburgh Festival annually. Its museums and galleries display the riches of many cultures.
The Castle is an assemblage of buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries reflecting its
changing role as fortress, royal palace, military garrison and state prison. Though there is evidence
of Bronze Age occupation of the site, the original fortress was built by the 6th-century Northumbrian
King Edwin, from whom the city takes its name. The castle was a favorite royal residence until the
Union of Crowns in 1603, after which the King resided in England. The castle is now the possessor
of the so-called Stone of Destiny, a relic of ancient Scottish Kings which was seized by the English
and not returned until 1996.
The new Queen's Gallery in Edinburgh was opened by Her Majesty on 29 November 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Built in the shell of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon's School, the Gallery provides purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities to enable exhibitions of the most delicate works of art from the Royal Collection to be shown in Scotland for the first time.
The Gallery hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection, focusing primarily on works from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle.
About the medieval old town and the Georgian new town.
Includes a history, places to visit and world heritage sites-- Edinburgh, St. Kilda, New Lanark, the heart of Neolithic Orkney.
An online Cliffs Notes providing a detailed review and understanding of a work by Shakespeare on one of the former Kings of Scotland.
Merlin's grave lies near the village of Drumelzier near the River Tweed in the South of Scotland.
It is reported that the ghost of Merlin wanders around this cave on the shoreline of Tintagel.
A mystical wizard, guardian of King Arthur. Possessed the knowledge and secrets of the ancient.
Camelot was the capital of the Kingdom of King Arthur. King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Sir Lancelot, Excalibur are names rooted in British tradition and culture.
Site has Arthurian texts, images, and more.
Arthur was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon. Raised by Merlin the Magician to do good in the world.
The church made famous in the DaVinci Code with mystical secrets about the lineage of Jesus.
Meaning, history of the Roseline and Rosslyn Chapel. Chapel became famous in Dan Brown's DaVinci Code, although biblical scholars visited the Chapel frequently even before the book.
The church made famous in the DaVinci Code, with a discussion of the Chapel's link to the Roseline meridian in France and to King Arthur's seat, among other sacred places of high energy and healing.
In many mythologies, including Celtic and Egyptian mythologies, the opening between a twin-peaked mountain was said to be the passage through which the souls of the deceased would enter the Afterlife. Can it be a coincidence that this age-old mythology is present in Rosslyn Chapel? Or was it by design?
A detailed overview of Scotland with pictures and more, including information on the Loch Ness Monster.
About the country, culture, landscape, climate, history, and more.
The official site of Scotland's National Tourist Board.
An extensive set of links.
The capital and largest city of Wales. A virtual tour.
One of Britain's major teaching and research universities.
Conwy is one of Britain's most underrated historic towns. Llwelyn the Great was one of Wales'
most successful medieval leaders.
Known as the "town of books." Site of a literary festival that attracts people from over the world.
Tour a coal mine that was closed in the 1980s and now a museum.
A nice overview of the country, including maps, history and folklore, culture, castles and more.
Official website for all Americans traveling to Wales.