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Escorted English Garden Tours

Sissinghurst Garden Scene

The perfect holidays for garden enthusiasts and hobby gardeners alike? These fabulous escorted English Garden Tours!

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Escorted UK Tour Packages - Britain and Ireland Grandeur

Tower Bridge

One of the best UK tour packages is the comprehensive 23-day Britain and Ireland Grandeur tour. Come and be amazed by our stunning little island.

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Caravan Holiday Parks in England

Whether you like touring or simply want a close-to-nature holiday, you can find plenty of caravan holiday parks in England to choose from.

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Adult Only Hotel Breaks in England

Adult only hotel breaks from Warner Leisure Hotels. With so many wonderful locations, choosing your break will be difficult!

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Glamping in East Sussex

View from The Prince Regent

Glamping in East Sussex: stay in view of Bodiam Castle on a site with fabulously stylish "accommodation".

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Stately Homes in Norfolk - Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall @ Depositphotos

Holkham Hall is one of the most exciting stately homes in Norfolk and makes for a wonderful day out!

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Glamping on a Working Farm


Have a relaxing off-grid adventure whilst glamping on a working farm.

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Burnham Thorpe - Birthplace of a National Hero

Burnham Thorpe Village Sign

Burnham Thorpe is the birthplace Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson who is regarded as one of the finest naval officers ever to have lived.

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Medieval Glamping at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle Motte

Medieval glamping at Warwick Castle is a fun way to enhance your castle experience. Try living like a medieval knight in one of the themed tents.

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Traditional Seaside Tours From London

Brighton Palace Pier

Traditional seaside tours from London: six coastal towns that make wonderful days out from London. Just hop on the train.

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Glamping in England

When it comes to glamping in England, anything goes. Yurts, horseboxes, railway carriages, pods, medieval tents... whatever your heart desires!

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Train Tours From London

Warwick Castle

A London holiday doesn't restrict you to the city. Explore other parts of England with these train tours from London.

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Best Guided Tours From London


Five of the best guided tours from London, giving you the chance to discover more of England!

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Stay in an English Castle

Caesar's Tower at Warwick Castle

Would you love to stay in an English castle? Now you can! Warwick Castle offers overnight stays in two medieval-themed luxury suites.

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Penrith is a busy market town in the heart of Cumbria situated between the Lake District National Park and the Pennines. An ideal base for a holiday.

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Piercebridge Roman Bridge

Artistic Impression of Piercebridge Roman Bridge

Discover the ruins of Piercebridge Roman Bridge in County Durham.

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Norfolk Walks: A gentle meander around Stiffkey and its saltmarsh

Stiffkey Church

Norfolk walks: a gentle, 3-mile stroll explores the pretty village of Stiffkey, its beach, and saltmarsh.

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Escorted Tours in England - The Best of Devon and Cornwall

Windsor Castle

One of the best tours in England is the 6-day Trafalgar escorted Best of Devon and Cornwall tour. Check it out here.

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Norfolk Walks: Blakeney to Morston along the Norfolk Coast Path

Blakeney Harbour

Norfolk Walks: Remember to take your camera as you follow the Norfolk Coast Path from Blakeney to Morston.

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Christmas in England

English Christmas Dinner | sarsmis

Send your wish list up the chimney, feed Santa's reindeer and make sure your stockings are big enough .... a traditional Christmas in England starts early and offers more than just food.

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Listen to Christmas Music

Listen to Christmas music to get in the mood for the celebrations...

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Baconsthorpe Castle

Baconsthorpe Castle Mere

Looking for a day out in Norfolk? Ruined Baconsthorpe Castle is ideal for a picnic and a game of hide and seek.

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Top Ten Christmas Gifts for History Lovers

Buckingham Palace

Top Ten Christmas Gifts: What do you give the person who loves English history? Here are a few ideas...

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Top Ten Christmas Gifts for England Lovers

Top Ten Christmas gifts for England lovers: there's 6000 years of history to choose from!

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Walks in Oxfordshire: Bampton, Downton Abbey, and the River Thames

Downton Village Green

One of the quieter walks in Oxfordshire, our Bampton walk starts from the Downton Abbey village and follows the River Thames.

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