Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its East and the Irish Sea to its North and West.
Although a relatively small country, Wales is packed with significant attractions. From its three national parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), to the highest peak in Wales and England and some outstanding beaches, Wales is a true example of the phrase ‘good things come in small packages’.
Ireland is an island in North-western Europe, politically divided into the Republic and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
Its capital Dublin which was founded as a Viking settlement is now a hugely popular tourist destination with popular attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse. Other counties such as Kerry and Galway are also popular tourist spots.
Ireland is simple destination to get to by sea. Ferries connect England, Isle of Man and Wales to numerous Irish ferry ports with regular crossings operating all year with the most well-known ferry companies. Northern Ireland also features a wealth of ferry connections to the UK mainland so if you are travelling from Scotland to Ireland then you could choose to drive down from Belfast or Larne.
If you’re travelling from continental Europe then there’s a selection of crossings on a number of routes available from France too.