Holiday in England
Take in the delights of Exmouth, an unspoilt and cheery seaside town where you can simply relax and enjoy a breath of sea air. Having remained popular since the Regency period, the classic resort promises a generous sandy beach which will stretch out before you, a level esplanade to stroll along, and beautiful parks and gardens. Nestled on the River Exe, keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife too, as Exmouth is internationally famous for its nature reserves.©VisitBritain Visit Devon Nevill
What better way to blow those winter blues away with a cosy break in wonderful Wales? Enjoy beautiful, rugged scenery, as well as the famously friendly Welsh welcome. Set in a fabulous location, with daily tours included throughout your stay.
Our mystery tour is great fun, but please don't ask where it goes! You will be wondering, where will we stop? But only our driver knows! Relax and recharge your batteries. You definitely deserve it! No hassle driving, just pack an overnight bag and we'll take you away from it all.
For a taste of the Great British seaside, Bournemouth will not disappoint. The vibrant, cosmopolitan resort is renowned for its 7 miles of glorious golden sands, sparkling surf and traditional beach huts. Award-winning gardens and Victorian buildings add to the mix. There is nowhere in the world like the internationally acclaimed Monkey World - the largest rescue centre dedicated to 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes.
Step into the 'real Downton Abbey', a must-see experience for fans of the acclaimed drama. The 5,000-acre estate will welcome you to Highclere Castle, one of England's finest occupied Victorian castles and the popular filming location. Walk in the footsteps of the Crawley family, explore the fascinating Egyptian exhibition, and see the vast and beautiful grounds. A visit to Oxford gives you time to explore and enjoy the timeless city
A dramatic and inspiring journey through some of England's finest scenery on this great feat of Victorian engineering. Offering wonderful panoramic views, one of the most amazing constructions is sure to impress - the Ribblehead Viaduct. Image copyright Colin Baker
Be inspired by the gems of the North Devon with a restful tour based in Tiverton. This idyllic region enjoys coast and country scenery, combining a classic garden with popular destinations to explore. Our visits include the 65-acre RHS Garden Rosemoor and Clovelly, an impeccable village with tranquil views every time.
Discover serene South Devon. From pretty harbour towns to beautiful open moorlands, this relaxing holiday destination has it all. Dartmoor is made up of ancient tors and far-reaching views of valleys and farmland, with wildlife in abundance. On the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is the 700-year old Buckland Abbey and the Dartmoor Railway - the impressive journey part of the former Southern Railway main line from London Waterloo to Plymouth and Cornwall.
Surrounded by rolling moors in West Yorkshire's Brontë Country, the nostalgic village of Haworth attracts thousands of visitors for its 1940's themed weekend. Revel in the atmosphere of this iconic era, where music, dancing, displays and re-enactments will transport you back in time. The 1940's weekend is one of the finest in the country, a fantastic event where many visitors enter the spirit and dress in costume to reflect a time gone by. Image Haworth 1940s Weekend ©C McCarthy
Divided into East and West by its harbour and sheltered river, the seaside town of Looe, is a picturesque Cornish fishing port. East Looe has a charming maze of narrow streets and courtyards, antique shops, traditional pubs and a vibrant quayside fish market. West Looe is quieter, also with shops, restaurants and hotels and leads to Hannafore with its fine views of Looe Island.
Join a new break with something for everyone. Make the most of a visit to the iconic Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, impressive cities for leisurely sightseeing, and wonderful gardens to relax. Winchester and Portsmouth will provide a contrasting tour to the heathlands and roaming ponies that you can discover in the heart of the New Forest. Conclude with a place of tranquillity and colour, Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway - one of Britain's best gardens.
From a Deer Park Safari to a River Cruise and Woodland Railway journey, this Devon adventure takes us to some of the most beautiful sights the county has to offer. Enjoy historic Powderham Castle, sunny Sidmouth and even a traditional Devon cream tea at beautiful Bicton Botanical Gardens. Image Powderham ©jenniferthompson
Discover the incomparable beauty of Northumberland. Rugged landscapes and flourishing wildlife form the serene landscape, where you will enjoy its heritage, the charming market town of Alnwick and refreshing coastline. Tours include the breathtaking Holy Island of Lindisfarne, suitable for everyone who appreciates dramatic scenery. Image Bamburgh © www.visitnorthumberland.com
This tour has been devised to discover the scenery and history of Essex and Kent on some of the region's unique railways. Holiday highlights include the Epping Ongar Railway, a hidden gem of a heritage railway with the longest line in Essex. Be whisked back in time as you experience the romance of travel from days gone by amid uninterrupted views. Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway will take you on a fascinating piece of local industrial history, travelling leisurely across a mile-long viad
Step into the 'real Downton Abbey', a must-see experience for fans of the acclaimed drama. The 5,000-acre estate will welcome you to Highclere Castle, one of England's finest occupied Victorian castles and the popular filming location. Walk in the footsteps of the Crawley family, explore the fascinating Egyptian exhibition, and see the vast and beautiful grounds.
Discover the unique heritage railways of Norfolk - for those who yearn for a slower pace, these journeys provide a rush of nostalgia from a lost era of steam travel. The engines will gently take you through rural countryside, in addition to visits to the famous Norfolk Broads, charming towns and villages, and favourite coastal resorts.
Unwind by the sea in this delightful corner of the South East for a true taste of a timeless English seaside town. Sheltered by the South Downs, Eastbourne enjoys a milder climate and sunnier weather than other mainland resorts. Exuding seaside charm, seen in its Victorian hotels and the smart Victorian pier. The flat promenade, runs alongside the famous shingle beaches, with the towering cliffs of Beachy Head, the UK's highest chalk cliffs, a sight to admire. Image Visit England
Discover the glorious gardens of RHS Wisley. The flagship garden of the RHS and see what makes this one of the greatest in the world. It captures the imagination of visitors showcasing the largest plant collection seen anywhere in the world. A range of fabulous gardens that can be seen in their summer glory and the stunning glasshouse makes is a hope to cultural paradise. Image ©RHS. Credit Line RHS, Tim Sandall
Encounter over 500 animals at the country's most prestigious safari park on our tour to Longleat and the ancient Cathedral city of Salisbury. Majestic animals roam freely across Longleat's 900-acres of renowned grounds - from African lions, cheetahs, and a haven for an Asian elephant, to red deer and wolves. A top price ticket also includes entry to Longleat House and Gardens, one of the UK's best stately homes, plus the Main Square attractions.
Sandown is a true seaside resort, situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay. Relax among the waves and golden sandy beach or take a stroll along the broad seafront promenade. The island consistently enjoys one of the UK's high sunshine records, with award-winning beaches and a rich historical heritage that have compelled generations of holiday makers.
At the heart of the Northern Lakes on the shores of Derwent Water, aptly named 'Queen of the Lakes', the vibrant market town of Keswick is our gateway to exploring the many picture postcard villages and towns. Set amidst stunning mountain and lakeside scenery, join us and enjoy this area of magnificent natural beauty for yourself.
Discover the charms of Devon and Somerset Countryside and relive a bygone way of travel with these leisurely railway journeys traversing through for a patchwork of gentle hills and verdant moorland and providing spectacular distant views of the coastline that broaden as far as the eye can see. Unwind back to a slower pace of life on the West Somerset Railway, England's longest heritage railway line, as well as the charming Lynton and Barnstaple Railway and Devon's famous Lynmouth Cliff Railway.
What better way to spend your afternoon than enjoying one of England's loveliest traditions whilst cruising along the River Thames! Combined with an overnight stay in our great capital city, the visitor attraction possibilities are endless.
See North Norfolk's timeless old towns and British traditions on a late summer holiday based near the history-steeped town of Norwich. Sitting on a cliff-top, Cromer enjoys vast sandy beaches and a traditional pier that have been enjoyed since the Victorian era. It is the award-winning end of the pier show which you can still experience today - the last of its kind in Europe. Take a seat for the 'Seaside Special' and sit back for a spectacle of traditional live variety at its best.Duration: 4 Days
From its days as a small fishing village, Paignton has since grown to become one of the gems of the South, boasting plenty of attractions to keep you occupied. And it's not just the mild climate which draws thousands to the seaside resort year after year - there's a fantastic seafront which comprises of a promenade, Paignton Pier, and lots of great shops, plus delightful gardens and a harbour scene where pretty coloured yachts are dotted across the landscape.
Charming, seaside atmosphere abounds in Weymouth - a favourite coastal destination where you can take in views of the spectacular Jurassic Coastline. Walk along the esplanade, where its Georgian buildings make for a beautiful backdrop against the golden beaches, enjoy the scenic harbour, and browse its independent retailers and high street names.
Join the millions who see the unique and enduring appeal of Blackpool year after year and enjoy the nostalgia of this ever popular seaside resort. Highlights include the world-famous Blackpool Tower, an iconic building dominating the promenade. Once you step inside, you'll see the ornate beauty and glamour of the glittering Tower Ballroom, which promises to take you back in time.
Whitby, dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th century Whitby Abbey, this traditional maritime town with its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways that meander past picturesque houses down to the busy quayside and Blue Flag sand beach.
Spend a night in one of the world’s most prestigious hotels, right on the doorstep of spectacular Covent Garden and London’s Theatreland. Be tempted by Afternoon Tea served in the sophisticated Homage Grand Salon Restaurant, which has taken inspiration from the grand cafés of Europe. Image waldorf ©HiltonHotels
Rochester comes alive with the celebration of the works of the great novelist for the popular Dickensian Christmas Festival. Celebrating the life of Charles Dickens at his home and inspiration for many years, you can walk back in time along the High Street and feel the atmosphere of this extraordinary celebration.
For a truly magical time enjoy a festive visit to Chester Christmas Market, shopping and sightseeing in the city are partnered with the leisurely, festive atmosphere of the Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair. Image © VisitEngland Marketing Cheshire
Combine the classic favourite of John Rutter's best-selling Christmas Celebration with the magic of London this festive season. Performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is presented by the nation’s favourite choral composer.