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Great Britain and Ireland are islands in the North Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of continental Europe. Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island and the ninth-largest island in the world. Ireland is the second largest island in the British Isles, the third largest in Europe and the twentieth largest in the world. In general both islands enjoy a temperate climate.

Although politically Northern Ireland, along with England, Scotland and Wales, is part of the United Kingdom, in the life of Inner Wheel the whole of the island of Ireland, The Irish Republic and Northern Ireland work together as one.

Inner Wheel Members from all 29 Districts of GB&I join together in welcoming you.

We invite you to visit our Districts, explore our vibrant cities and picturesque villages. We offer you the opportunity to explore our national parks, beaches and beauty spots.

Come and dip into our history, look into our castles and palaces, visit the birthplaces and homes of our famous poets and writers. Whatever your interest we can entertain you in our theatres, museums and art galleries; and from football to tennis, cricket to golf, sports of all kinds abound for spectators and players alike in all corners of our lands.



As 2024 marks the Centenary of Inner Wheel where better to celebrate this than where the first Inner Wheel meeting was held. Manchester is a diverse, energetic and vibrant city bursting with character.

The ‘Capital of the North’

As well as being the birth place of Inner Wheel, Manchester is steeped in history and culture. Known throughout the world as the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a proud history in music, art, science and sport. The city has an abundance of museums and galleries celebrating the local history as well as being full of eclectic restaurants, bars and many fantastic shopping districts. Manchester also plays host to other major events, has been the venue for The Commonwealth Games and was a venue in 2012 for some Olympic football matches. This city has something for everyone and is second only to London as the most visited city in the UK by overseas visitors.

Getting to Manchester is easy wherever you are travelling from. Having the largest international airport outside London, it makes for an ideal destination for all delegates, Once inside the city it couldn’t be easier, whether you prefer to stroll around the city at your own pace or hop on one of Manchester’s many forms of public transport, there is something to suit the needs of everyone. With a population of 2.5 million, Manchester is the most linguistically diverse city in Western Europe with 200 spoken languages.