Holiday in England
Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. A charming and nostalgic holiday with visits to Dickens' town of Bury St Edmunds, the delightful East Anglian countryside and, as a nice contrast, the 'Essex Sunshine Coast'.
Enjoy a hidden medieval gem in the heart of Wells, England's smallest Cathedral city, where you may be lucky enough to meet the bell ringing swans! You'll also visit the ever-popular Georgian city of Bath, and elegant Stourhead House and Gardens.
Shropshire must surely be one of England's hidden gems lying on the border with Wales and set on a backcloth of patchwork fields, wooded valleys, picturesque rivers and rolling hills leading in to the Welsh Marches. Unspoilt countryside, lovely medieval towns and a remarkable heritage are all there to be enjoyed. From a country house hotel base, 'step back in time' and catch a glimpse of England and Wales in times gone by.
Cornwall has such a lot to offer, from fishing villages, manor houses and gardens to rainforests, shipwrecks and Cornish cyder…our suggested itinerary below includes them all, and a visit to the county town of Truro! Explore from our base at the popular seaside resort of Newquay.
The sheer beauty the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and on this holiday, we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday. One of our excursions is taken in mini buses which reach the parts where others cannot go!
For this tour we are based not far from Chester, with three contrasting days out. A visit to scenic Dee Valley and Llangollen - A day in historic Chester itself, and a day out to the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool for a boat trip on the River Mersey.
Amid the glorious Cheshire countryside, Alvaston Hall is the perfect place to relax and re-energise. Experience award-winning restaurants, 'Britain in Bloom' gold medal gardens, a wide range of Warners activities and a different show every night with music, laughter and dancing.
The beauty of the Durham Dales offers a nice contrast with historic Durham, stunning scenery, historic towns and more. The region has lots to offer no matter what time of year you visit. On this holiday we visit the amazing Beamish Open Air Museum
The stunning vistas, green hills and colourful, quaint villages make Yorkshire a consistently firm favourite. Explore the diversity of the UK's biggest county and experience some real gems including a nostalgic scenic railway journey, a stately home with award winning gardens and the breath-taking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Discover the story of life in the North East durring the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s at the Beamish Museum, see the North Pennunes stunning and unspoilt scenery ans walk across the Millenium 'Winking Eye' bridge into Newcastle's famous Quayside Market, before a cruise on the Tyne and a ride on the worlds oldest existing railway.
Norton Grange is for the lovers of all things aquatic. A chalet village with stunning views of the Solent, it is moments from a maritime museum, underwater Archaeology Centre, a Planetarium and a Model Railway, and the site was even occupied by the Royal Navy during WWII.
By boat and rail, enjoy the beautiful views of Mid Wales. From the comfort and tranquillity of the riverboat, see the sights of Shrewsbury, and journey on a light railway that cuts through farms, follows a river valley and twists round an old mill.
The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We stay in Carmarthen for our tour, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.
Tour your way by foot and punt around the marvels and attractions of Cambridge and Ely to discover the two cities' rich history and beauty. Also visit the 'headquarters' of horseracing in Newmarket which has been home to the Jockey Club since the 1750s.
Welcome back to 1945! You have been evacuated to North Wales, but don't worry - the natives are friendly. You are warmly welcomed by the locals and treated to tea and homemade scones on arrival. You are issued with your very own ration book containing coupons for use during your stay.
A short break perfect for all garden lovers! Be amazed by the power of plants at Kew's botanic gardens, the most biodiverse place on Earth, and at Chiswick House view 33 different varieties of flowering Camellias, originally planted in the 1800s.
Explore the beautiful spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire on this four-night stay. Visit the charming city of York and journey through the delights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Image: Harrogate Architecture2 - © Visit England/Diana Jarvis
Take in the sea air on this break on the southeast coast. You’ll have your pick from designer boutiques, antique shops, gastropubs and tearooms from your Eastbourne base, and will get the chance to discover its nearby picturesque towns and villages. Image © Visit England visit Eastbourne
Dance away the winter blues........ by putting on your dancing shoes! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we head to Babbacombe, Torbay's 'Jewel in the Crown', for four days of Ballroom, Latin and Country dancing! Perfect your Salsa, Rock 'n' Roll and Line dancing moves, all whilst overlooking beautiful views of Lyme Bay and the Babbacombe Downs. Strictly, eat your heart out!
The Lake District is one of the most picturesque regions in the UK. See the best of the scenery on a Lake Windermere cruise, a steam train ride through Leven valley, and visits to the village of Coniston, Keswick in the Northern Lakes and Ambleside as well as an excursion to Beatrix Potter World™.
Sweeping beaches and the tranquil Norfolk Broads offer a fine holiday destination and it's no wonder that it is a favourite home to the Queen and the Royal Family. Our tour takes in Sandringham, a steam train journey, a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, Cromer and Great Yarmouth.
The Vale of Evesham boasts some of the most productive horticultural land in the country and is recognised for the beautiful blossoms of cherry, pear, plum and apple trees which explode into life during this time of year. Also enjoy a journey on the Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway and time spend in picturesque Tewksbury, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
A friendly welcome awaits you at the longest running family-owned resort in the UK. They have learnt a thing or two about creating short breaks to help you escape from everyday life. Pretty much everything is included in your one break price, which means that your wallet can have a little break too! Also, if you enjoy a game of bowls, this break includes free-to-enter Bowls Tournaments with first-class facilities at the home of World Indoor Bowls Championships.
Elegantly rolling across five counties, the glorious, golden Cotswolds are full of picturesque villages and chocolate-box cottages and we visit some of the most beautiful. We also enjoy a steam train journey and a private guided garden tour at Bowood House.
Our base for this tour is the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel, ideally located for exploring historic Northumbria and the beautiful Durham Dales. Our tour features historic Hadrian's Wall, the Beamish Living History Museum and fascinating Cragside House. © Visit England, Hadrian's Wall Country/Roger Clegg
Renowned for the "loveliest castle in the world", enthralling Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral and famous Kentish hops, Kent is less well known for the Chatham Historic Dockyard being the filming set for many of the scenes in the hugely popular TV series, Call the Midwife! Image courtesy of Leeds castle foundation .
Diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. We enjoy a fantastic cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal, a nostalgic steam train journey, a visit to Bury Transport Museum and an entertaining tour of the BBC studios at Salford Quays