Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.
The First Timer's Weekend Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland | Planning on a quick stop through Edinburgh on your way through Europe? Check out my quick travel guide for what to do, where to stay and how to get around in this majestic city. All you need is a few days in Edinburgh to fall in love like I did. Happy Travels!