It’s not International Mother Language Day anymore, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t utilise a motorhome rental to enjoy the diversity of the UK!
Motorhome Rental UK
We couldn’t possibly ignore the two other countries that make up the United Kingdom. We’ve already had a look at the unique languages originated by England and Scotland, but Northern Ireland and Wales are fantastic locations with really distinctive dialogues. You don’t have to wait until the 21st of February next year to use a motorhome rental in the UK to explore the joys of language. Rockin Vans are always ready to go. Our motorhome rentals throughout the UK can allow you to have the freedom to explore some fantastic locations. You won’t have to worry about booking a hotel or travel, as you’ll be equipped with both.
Northern Ireland (Irish Gaelic, Ulster Scots)
Similar to Scotland, Northern Ireland is an English speaking country that comes with its own set of unique languages that are not as commonly spoken. Irish is native to the entirety of Ireland. That is to say, it’s not just Northern Ireland that lays claim to this almost lyrical language. Originally though, it was predominantly spoken throughout what is now known as Northern Ireland. According to the 2011 Census, only 3.7% of the population regard themselves as being fluent. However, similarly to Scottish Gaelic, there has been an increased interest in preserving Gaelic. This has been displayed through an increased focus on it being taught in schools. However, perhaps less known is the second language of Ireland; Ulster Scots. This is a dialect that is more specifically targeted to a group of people. It comprises of aspects of Scots, with the main difference being that it is spoken in Northern Ireland opposed to Scotland. Only 2% of the population claim to speak Ulster Scots.
Now in terms of visiting, Ireland is a gorgeous country full of mythos and charm. From the busy streets of Belfast to the stunning hexagonal Giant’s Causeway, there is so much to be experienced. There are so some really interesting tourist attractions that people interested in literacy and history will enjoy. We believe that is a fantastic place to visit with a motorhome rental in the UK. In particular, we would recommend visiting the Titanic Experience in Belfast.
Last but certainly not least, we have Wales. Unlike the other countries throughout the United Kingdom, the main distinctive language of Cymraeg (or Welsh) is still relatively common. According to the 2011 census, 19% of the population of Wales are able to speak Welsh. Being that the language is potentially up to 4,000 years old, it is entirely plausible that Welsh is one of the oldest surviving languages throughout Europe. Similar to the variations of Gaelic throughout the isles, Cymraeg is a variation of the Celtic language. It has also had a similar journey in that it has somewhat fallen out of circulation. In fact, it almost became totally extinct in the 20th century as the numbers of speakers plummeted. It was revived by political campaigns back in the 1960s. The formation of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Cymraeg led to the eventual ‘Welsh Language Bill’ which gave it equal status to English in all public bodies. It is common for Welsh children to study Welsh until at least age 16.
Wales is a country that we think everyone should visit with our motorhome rental in the UK. We have a new Rockin Vans depot in Redditch that is only a three-hour drive away from Wales, meaning it is now easier than ever to take a trip to Wales. The classic location within Wales that we would recommend is Snowdonia. Who wouldn’t want to visit the fourteen majestic peaks? For fans of history and mythos, Snowdonia is featured heavily throughout the King Arthur legends. Wales is also home to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It is significantly easier to refer to it as Llanfair PG, but where is the fun in that? A visit to see that sign is alone worth it, nevermind the other stunning sights spotted throughout the country.
Northern Ireland and Wales are just two more places to enjoy our motorhome rental for UK travel. For more information, please feel free to get in contact with one of our team.