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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Manchester: Avis Rent a Car +44 344 544 6002 Budget: +44 344 544 9742 Enterprise: +44 161 498 3300 Europcar: +44 371 384 0128 Hertz: +44 161 850 1933 National: +44 871 384 3406 Sixt: +44 20 7028 8246 Thrifty: +44 161 499 7038

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About United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) as we know it today began in 1707, with the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland. Wales also became a part of that union, and Northern Ireland became part of the UK after Ireland got its independence from British rule in 1922. England’s union with Scotland was remarkable, […]

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About Czech Republic

Czech Republic, located in central Europe, is a young country that was formed after the withdrawal of Soviet forces from there (known up until the 1990s as Czechoslovakia). A look at the local landscape confirms that it actually has a long history. The land now known as Czech Republic was once part of the Holy […]

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About Sweden

  The Kingdom of Sweden, like its neighbors Denmark and Norway, is best remembered by historians for its status as the one-time legendary home of Scandinavia’s Vikings (going as far back as the 8th century AD). From that time until approximately the 11th century, the seafaring Vikings voyaged into other parts of Europe (from UK […]

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About Scotland

Tourists visiting Scotland will surely come across a country with a lot of history. At least some of it goes back to the days of the Roman Empire, which extended as far northwest at England and Wales –then known as “Britannia” (occupying for periods of time portions of present-day Scotland, confirmed by the presence of […]

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About Norway

The Scandinavian country of Norway has a rich history that goes back to the Vikings from 800 AD to 1066 AD. The Vikings’ quest for conquest of foreign lands resulted in establishing towns in Ireland and Normandy (France), battles with King Ramiro in northern Spain and the Moors in southern Spain, treks as far east […]

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About Latvia

The country of Latvia, like its northern neighbor Estonia, was a victim of geography throughout time, due to its location facing the Baltic Sea. Back in the 13th century, German invaders converted the local population to Christianity and formed the crusader state of Livonia (together with parts of Estonia). A conflict called the Livonian War […]

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About Ireland

The northwest European country of Ireland, which is just west of the island of Great Britain, traces its origins back to the prehistoric era (when Gaelic Ireland first existed – extending its time into the 17th century). British rule over the entire island of Ireland occurred in the early 1600s (with latter colonization of Northern […]

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About Iceland

  Iceland, a once-unpopulated country, was first settled by Norwegian Vikings, with a settlement in the country’s capital (Reykjavik) established back in 870 AD. Since then, Iceland has been subjected to rule from both Norway, as well as by fellow Scandinavian power Denmark — including the 17th century, when Denmark and Norway were under a […]

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About Finland

Finland (the easternmost part of Scandinavia) is a young country compared to its neighbors, such as Sweden and Russia. Along with previous Viking penetration of Finland during its existence, this country was a part of the Kingdom of Sweden from the 13th century to 1809 (when most of what’s now Finland was ceded to the […]