What Are We Talking About Here?

Or rather where are we talking about?

So far Blog About Britain has featured a scattering of places across mainland Britain, from Scotland…

…through England…

…to Wales.

But I would like to extend the scope a little further, to cover all of the British Isles.

So what exactly are we talking about?  Let’s have a quick look at a few terms that are often used interchangeably but in fact have precise definitions.

Great Britain = England + Scotland + Wales

United Kingdom = Great Britain + Northern Ireland

British Isles = United Kingdom + Ireland + Isle of Man

So arguably, if I write about all of the British Isles, then Blog About Britain is not really the correct name for this blog.  However, I like it because it rolls off the tongue a little more readily than the alternatives.

So having clarified that, (before someone tells me I’ve got it all wrong), next week I am going to introduce you to County Clare, Ireland, home of some amazing landscape features.