As I made my way beyond England into the other nations that make up the United Kingdom, I had a long list of things I wanted to do before heading back home. There are so many iconic landmarks scattered across the three countries that accompany England. Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland all had unique elements that contributed to the overall beauty of the UK. People always vacation to the Bahamas or Paris, but honestly, the UK might be my favorite trip yet, and if you’ve kept up with my blog, you know I’ve been to a lot of places.
Like many of my trips, there are too many places to list in this post; however, I will touch on my favorite spot. Edinburgh is rumored to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and let me tell you, it lived up to the hype. I climbed Arthur’s Seat, which is an extinct volcano in Scotland, to get a sky view of the city. All I have to say about the view is… WOW.
By far my favorite part of Wales are all the historic castles. They are unlike anything I’ve ever seen in person. Of course, the Roman Colosseum was beautiful, but the castles were so authentic, I felt like I was back in the medieval times or something. I visited Caerphilly Castle, Tintern Alley, and the Cardiff Castle. Cardiff was probably my favorite, because it did a great job at combining the rustic look with a new age elegance.
Okay, so golf happens to be one of my favorite pastimes, so when I arrived at the home country of Rory McIlroy, I was ready to hit the links. I played a round at the Royal Portrush Golf Club, and it did not disappoint. At least the course didn’t, but I apparently left my golf game at home. Nevertheless, it was right off the water and probably the best course I have ever had the pleasure of playing.