When is the best time of year to travel?

The best time to visit Britain or Ireland is between March and June, and September to November, when it’s not as crowded as it is in summer, or as cold as it is in winter. That said, the average rainfall in midsummer is only 10% more than mid winter, though the humidity makes it feel colder. Nowhere in Ireland or Scotland is more than 60 miles from the sea, so the weather changes frequently – it rarely rains for more than a couple of hours at any time of year. And remember the West Coast of both Scotland and Ireland has 5 times more rain than the East Coast