Historic Yorkshire

Historic YorkshireSummaryIt’s little wonder generations of painters have found their muse among Yorkshire’s landscapes. The countryside is devastatingly beautiful, particularly on the wild moors. And its towns and cities combine quaint English charm with reminders of a heritage dating back to Roman times. From our base in bustling York, we’ll plunge into the thick of it all. We’ll visit the spa town of Harrogate, explore grand Castle Howard and journey through the moors on a [...]

Devon Short Break

Devon Short BreakSummaryWelcome to the wild, wild West Country, home to a kaleidoscope of coastal scenes, charming villages and sprawling national parks. Our Totnes hotel makes the perfect base for relaxation and exploration of the area. You’ll discover noble Powderham Castle, the striking 12th century cathedral of Exeter, and Buckfast Abbey, whilst the scenery comes alive on a coastal coach tour, a River Exe cream tea cruise and a journey across the moors on the [...]

North Wales Short Break

North Wales Short Break Summary From neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle to the lovely lawns and woodlands of Bodnant Garden, the fantastic sights of north Wales offer a far richer experience than you’d expect from a short break. Basing ourselves in the port town of Caernarfon (home to an immense 13th-century castle), we’ll tour the colourful Italianate seaside village of Portmeirion, dreamed up by architect Clough Williams-Ellis; and ride the scenic Snowdon Mountain Railway to the [...]

The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic CoastSummaryTrue to its name, the magnificent Jurassic Coast covers 185 million years of history. From our base in Bournemouth, we’ll explore the coastline and the towns that line its shores, on a boat cruise from Poole to Swanage and a heritage steam train journey to the village of Corfe. As for the rest of our stay, we’ll tour Sir Walter Raleigh’s grand Sherborne Castle and drive through the New Forest to Beaulieu, home [...]

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