The Wonders of Wiltshire & Stonehenge
Staying at the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel
5 DAYS | 3rd August 2017
Our summer break takes us to Wiltshire, a county of great diversity. Within the wide expanses of the Wiltshire Downs are the ancient monuments of Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle and numerous White Horses carved into the hillside there are also numerous charming villages and pretty market towns. Much of the county still remains largely undiscovered by tourists, a rural idyll and there for us to discover on this relaxing break.
Countryfile Live & The Cotswolds
Staying at The Stratford Manor Hotel
2 DAYS | 3rd August 2017
For the first time in 2016 Countryfile Live explored every aspect of the British countryside, through exciting live arena shows, talks, handson activities, animal displays, farming in action and shopping with more than 600 food and craft producers and even a great British pub garden. After its huge success plans were put into action for an even bigger show in 2017 and we can’t wait to be there!
Channel Island Hopping Guernsey – Herm & Sark
Staying at The Peninsula Hotel Guernsey
7 DAYS | 4th August 2017
This year we try a spot of Channel Island hopping and our base for this adventure is Guernsey, the Second largest of the Channel Islands boasting beautiful scenery, rural calm and a mild climate. There are over 20 curving bays and beaches, miles of spectacular cliff walks, winding lanes and hours of sunshine to enjoy. St. Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and is a town of narrow cobbled streets offering a great visit. During our stay we visit the two fascinating islands of Herm and Sark both are, quiet and peaceful.
The Edinburgh Tattoo – Royal Yacht & Falkirk Wheel
Staying at the four star Westerwood Golf and Spa Hotel
3 DAYS | 11th August 2017
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo held every August is the World’s most famous military spectacle and an unforgettable blend of music, colour, pomp and pageantry. Steep rocks form the dramatic back-drop to the Tattoo’s Castle setting and when subtle lighting picks out the lone piper playing a lament from the ramparts, few in the audience fail to be moved by the atmosphere. It really does have all the ingredients for a truly memorable event.
Torquay & The English Riviera
Staying at The Best Western Livermead Cliff
6 DAYS | 18th August 2017
The jewel of the English Riviera, Torquay is a sophisticated holiday resort with a truly international flavour. The palm trees and colourful flower beds, with the glistening yachts in the busy harbour, give Torquay its unique atmosphere. The resort boasts a host of amenities with smart shops, places of interest and all types of entertainment.
The Isle of Man Explorer
Staying at The Ascot Hotel
5 DAYS | 22nd August 2017
The Cats have no tails, the sheep have four horns and the Coat of Arms has Three Legs – the Isle of Man may just be a short distance from the British mainland but it has a unique character that sets it apart. The pace of life is less hurried and the air is cleaner, as the ravages of industry have largely passed the island by. The wild scenery of heather clad hills, wooded glens, rocky headlands and secluded coves will testify to this.
Durham & Beamish
Staying at the four star Radisson Blu Hotel
2 DAYS | 25th August 2017
This corner of England offers beautiful countryside and a rich heritage, which can be seen in both Beamish and Durham. Beamish is an Open Air Museum, with an outstanding collection of artefacts and buildings reflecting the way people used to live and work in the North East between 1825 and 1913. The museum offers a Colliery Village, a Town and Home Farm all recreating a bygone age. There are a number of eating establishments, shops and a tramway system which takes you around the site. Durham is a World Heritage Site home to the great Norman Cathedral situated overlooking the River. There is also a Castle situated in the medieval quarter of the city and for the shoppers the city boasts a great shopping centre.