In August 2000 I spent 3 weeks in Western Europe in the United Kingdom for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) its 24th General Assembly. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
I took a few days off to drive through England, Wales, and Scotland. On two weekends I drove through Wales, the Lake District, and Yorkshire. The English Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the last week I drove north into Scotland along the west coast, all the way to the north shore, then along the north shore east to the northern most point of the mainland. From there I drove back south along the east coast, with a visit to Loch Ness.
The most impressive sites for me personally were the stoneage monuments. They are all over the mainland. Stonehenge is the most famous and largest of these, but the others are also quite remarkable. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The other interesting kind of sites are the castles. They are abundant and worth visiting as well.
In January 2018 I visited one of the dependencies of the UK:
The pictures that I took on my trip through England, Wales, and Scotland are on several pages.
All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.
The total number of pictures online on my website from United Kingdom is 62
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