chapter  7
An introduction to the tourism geography of Britain
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Wales in Chapter 9. Although only a narrow stretch of water separates Britain from the Continent of Europe, this has been sufficient to give the British:

a strong maritime outlook with interests extending to all corners of the globe, while the naval heritage is an important part of Britain’s tourist appeal

a cultural identity quite distinct from other west Europeans; the ‘Narrow Seas’ are often stormy and in the past have acted as a barrier against invaders from the European mainland.