S: England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales - July 2011
FC: England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales July 2011
1: London, England
3: Buckingham Palace
4: Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace
6: Tower Bridge
8: Changing of the Guard London Tower
9: London Tower The Beefeaters (center) live in the London Tower and watch over the grounds. Ravens also live on the tower grounds.
10: Kensington Palace Home of Princess Diana
11: Lalah had her Harry Potter moment in London going through Platform 9 3/4 at London's King's Cross Station.
12: Anne Hathaway's Cottage Wife of William Shakespeare
13: William Shakespeare's childhood home in Stratford-Upon-Avon
15: Holy Trinity Church Place where William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried.
17: Clifford's Tower and a view from the fortress wall that surrounded York.
18: Bath | Craig sampling the natural hot spring water at Bath... | Bath houses were popular in Ancient Rome. This bath house was the most famous. Romans would come to the complex, exercise, and enjoy a bath and massage.
26: Glendalough This is an early monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the middle of the 1st Century.
28: The Waterford Crystal factory in Waterford, Ireland. We toured the factory and saw how the glass was blown and hand-crafted.
31: Fun with Friends! We cut loose in Waterford with our tour group and Craig met a famous local! Shawn was famous for breaching security in parliament in Ireland. Craig is posing with Shawn holding the article about the breach.
33: We visited the Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens, and Black Abbey in County Kildare, Ireland. The stud farm was home to many multi-million dollar horses and horse retirees. The ruins of the Black Abbey sit on the grounds of the stud farm. The abbey was established in 1212. | Irish National Stud
36: Beautiful Scotland
41: Edinburgh Castle
42: Prison for Prisoners of War (above) Craig and Lalah with the tour guide (left) Cemetery for Soldier's Dogs (below)
44: The Elephant House Edinburgh, Scotland | The place where Harry Potter began...J.K. Rowling wrote the first HP book here.
46: We had dinner at Ireland's Oldest Pub... The Brazen Head | No dinner in Ireland would be complete without a Guinness! | Craig eating dessert next to a casket...
47: The Crown Saloon
51: We had a traditional Irish dinner at a working farm in Scotland.
52: Wales Craig and Lalah toured the rugby fields in Cardiff
53: Traveling around Wales.
55: Having fun at Cardiff Castle
56: Inside Cardiff Castle