Belfast (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and is surrounded by mountains. Belfast had been and remains the industrial and financial center of Northern Ireland, with a high level in fields such as the arts, higher education and business. It is a green city with many Parks and Gardens. Don't miss the top city's attraction, the Belfast Zoo, with animals in danger in their natural environment.
Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 as of 2010,it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth largest in Spain. With roughly 1 million inhabitants, Bilbao lies within one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain. The Bilbao metropolitan area includes the comarca of Greater Bilbao (875,552) plus satellite towns, ranking the fifth largest in Spain.
Βordeaux, France goes relatively unnoticed by tourists, but they are missing out on a thriving city filled with shops, amazing historic attractions and nestled in the heart of wine country.Bordeaux, France boasts vinotherapie (wine therapy) spas. It has a large and charming pedestrian zone. Find out more about visiting luscious and lovely Bordeaux, France.A youthful verve is present in Bordeaux, and there are numerous sidewalk cafés and bars. The food here is divine, pairing perfectly with the fabulous Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is, quite simply, luscious, lively and lovel. Vordeaux first became associated with wine in the first century A.D., and is best known today for its incredible vintages. There are almost endless delights for the wine connoisseur
Bruges is the capital of the Flemish area in Belgium. Due to the physical connection to the sea, became a commercial center for European trade on early medieval times and the harbor was filled with goods, even from the Mediterranean countries. Bruges became soon a very wealthy city and a global banking market in those years. At the Historical Center, which is a World Cultural Heritage of Unesco, visitors will see majestic temples of 15th and 16th centuries, mainly of Gothic style. In the main square of Bruges, the Markt, which is filled with quaint cafes and restaurants,dominate two main attractions, the Old Government House and the Steeple-Castle of Belfort.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and has great cultural tradition. Many great writers come from here. In Dublin there are many museums, theaters and nightclubs, with traditional Irish music.The city has also many green areas, like the Phoenix Park, the largest in town. Other attractions include the imposing castle of Dublin, the library and art gallery Chester Beatty and the medieval district.
Glasgow (Greenock), United Kingdom
About 30 miles east of Greenock, Glasgow is known as the "Second City of the Empire". One of Britain's liveliest cities, a recent rejuvenation along with many priceless art collections draws visitors to the city center. From Glasgow, venture out into the rich farmland and salmon streams of the Lowlands, visit the scenic lochs, or spend time in the city's shopping districts and art galleries.
The town centre offers a number of good places to eat a theatre and a cinema.There are a range of places for the visitor to stay and Holyhead is often used as an overnight stop on the way to,or from,holidaying in Ireland as a centre for touring the island of Anglesey itself.Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing,golfing and of course sailing facilities.Couple this with the wonderful scenery walks and beaches and you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days.
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Kirkwall is the capital and administrative center of Orkney. It was founded around 1035 by the Vikings and the original city is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norwegian town. Its name comes from the old Norwegian dialect which means "church-Bay" and refers to a very old church.Explore the main street, visit the shops with the unique handicrafts and the cozy cafe.
La Coruna, Spain
If there was ever a maritime city, it would be La Coruna. It was a world port-gateway for travelers for over 2000 years. The visitor can enjoy the panoramic ocean view from almost every point of the city.
Paris (Le Havre), France
At the mouth of the river Seine you will find Le Havre, a French port that will amaze you once you set your foot in it. It is said that from here one can listen Paris and see the coast of Normandy.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, United Kingdom along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It is the fourth most populous British city, and third most populous in England, with a 2011 population of 466,400 and is at the centre of a wider urban area, the Liverpool City Region, which has a population of around 2 million people.Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage and is home to many buildings regarded as amongst the greatest examples of their respective styles in the world. Liverpool is also well known for its strong sporting identity. The city is home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C.
La Rochelle, France
A one thousand year old city with its eye on the future, La Rochelle is a beautiful and generous city that manages to preserve exceptional natural and architectural assets while developing its own area in an innovative, sensitive and harmonious way. Nestling at the heart of the Atlantic sea front, the city has been able to turn its solid maritime base into a fantastic economic, tourism and cultural asset. La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente-Maritime region and has 76,711 residents; it is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in France.
Lorient is a city and major port in northwestern France, situated in a large natural bay where rivers Blavet and Scorff flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Important for the city is tourism. In the city there are several marinas for mooring yachts and locals organize every year the Interceltique Festival that attracts large numbers of visitors
Newhaven is a district in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, between Leith and Granton and about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the city centre. Newhaven was designated a conservation area, one of 40 such areas in Edinburgh, in 1977. It has a very distinctive building form, typical of many Scottish fishing villages, accommodation at first floor level. The lower ground floor was used for storing nets. More modern housing dating from the 1960s has replicated the style of these older buildings.
The magnificent central part of Cork is located on an island formed by channels of the river Lee. The town itself is full of picturesque bays and beautiful bridges. Cork is the perfect place to get Irish tweed suit, to kiss the Blarnei Stone or simply relax and enjoy the charming countryside. When you are in Cork, you'll want to take the opportunity to visit Blarnei, just eight kilometers away. There you will find the castle Blarnei, home to the "Crown Jewel" of Ireland - the Blarnei Stone.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton is a large city and major port on the south coast of England. It considers to be the cruise capital of Northern Europe and has a long and important maritime history.
The rich city's culture heritage is reflected to the number of museums, such as Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House Museum and Sea City Museum. Galleries, open events, festivals, shopping and a great variety of attractions are available, for all interests. This vibrant, multi cultural city wont't disappoint any visitor.
Stornoway, Isle of Flewis
Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The economy is a mix of traditional businesses like fishing, Harris Tweed (cloth) and farming, with more recent influences like tourism, the oil industry and commerce brought about by the digital revolution and communications. Notable buildings in Stornoway include Stornoway Town Hall, The Lewis War Memorial and The neo-gothic Lews Castle.
Torbay is in Devon (Devon is a county in Southwest England), It is a very popular Tourist destination, It has been called "English Riviera” due to its mild climate, leisure attractions and recreational activities. Torbay area has been inhabited since Paleolithic times. A maxilla fragment (Maxillae are a pair of bones of the face) may be the oldest example of a modern human in Europe, 37,000–40,000 years ago.
Torre Abbey is the oldest historical building in Torquay (a seaside resort town in Devon) was founded in 1196 as a monastery for Premonstratensian canons, it is the best-preserved medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall.
Torquay's economy, like Brixham's (another seaside resort town in Devon), they depended on fishing and agriculture. In the early 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars the area was frequented by members of the Royal Navy because the Royal Navy was anchored in Tor Bay as the fame of the town was spread tourism and fishing became the major industries of the town and the area began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort
In the citadel of the port visitors will be amazed by the historical sites such as the Cathedrale St-Vincent and of course the labyrinthic network of lanes which are surrounded by impressively preserved walls.
Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel.it is an important tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings.It is also known as the "City of Corsairs" because through history, piracy took place very often here.It is considered to be the most attractive channel port in France and its cobbled streets are full of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.Apart from the historical atmosphere that St. Malo retains,tourists can also enjoy the sun, the crystal clear waters and the beautiful sandy beaches.
St. Jean De Luz, France
Α prosperous old fishing port, once the haunt of pirates, St-Jean-de-Luz has been able to preserve its heritage and, at the same time, develop tourism as a holiday resort. The historic buildings (including the Church of St. John the Baptist where Louis XIV married the Infanta of Spain) and modern buildings mingle in an ensemble that preserves the unequalled charm of this town where gastronomy is a way of life (it is the birthplace of macaroon cakes).