What waters surround the British Isles?
The United Kingdom is surrounded by water. The British Isles are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and northwest and the North Sea on the east. The Irish Sea lies between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. South of Ireland and west of the southernmost tip of Great Britain is the Celtic Sea.
Is Ireland part of the British Isles?
There are two sovereign states in the British Isles: Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. … The United Kingdom is made up of four constituent parts: England, Scotland and Wales, forming Great Britain, and Northern Ireland in the north-east of the island of Ireland.