Explore the lives, loves and passions of : Oscar Wilde – Charles Dickens – Shakespeare – Jane Austen – Thomas Hardy
See the sites which feature in their famous works
Visit the museums which house a fine range of memorabilia
Enjoy a Panoramic tour of London – A wonderful boat ride along the river Thames – Enjoy Shakepearean Performances at the Globe Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford – Take afternoon tea in The Pump Rooms
Take in the sights, sounds and history of arguably the greatest capital city in the world. From London's West End famous for its fantastic range of theatres, tourist attractions to The City and hip East London. Experience the eclectic Southbank. Observe London's modern changing skyline and its continually evolving culture. Visit unique vintage and organic markets, variety of upmarket and economic shops, diverse restaurants and trendy bars. Cruise down the River Thames. Visit world renowned exhibitions, museums and picture galleries, including famous masterpieces. Enjoy a classic theatre show or ‘night on the town’.
Visit iconic castles, palaces and cathedrals. Discover 700 years of Scottish History. Enjoy Whisky tasting sessions. Learn about the age-old crafts of whisky making and wool production. Marvel at Scotland’s most famous, most scenic, most historic glens and lochs. Discover the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stroll through delightful villages surrounded by the beautifulmountains. Encounter miles of cliff-tops, coves, beaches, charming towns and villages, and marvellous wildlife. See Viking-Age,Bronze Age, Iron agesettlements and 12th-century monasteries. Admire iconic Standing Stones. Tour the islands of the Highlands. Participate in a Scottish ceilidh. Experience the festival of Up Helly Aa.
Wander the wide squares and coloured doorways of Georgian Dublin and discover its immense literary heritage. See early Christian and medieval monastic sites. Enjoy sublime gardens, sweeping terraces and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and walled gardens. Learn of the political and penal history and most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation. Discover a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. Experience one of the most charming cities in Ireland with its medieval streets, waterways and music. Tour Ireland's most scenic routes and take in the stunning views. See one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art.
Visit the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals and fine example of Early Gothic architecture. See a 14th century medieval street still habited today. Wander picturesque villages where the steep, cobbled streets tumble down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep-blue harbour. Witness an enchanting jumble of cottages, each one unmistakably the work of a Cornish fisherman. Enjoy dramatic sea views. Visitan iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle. Discover a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, and vegetation lush. Get lost in the most mysterious estates in England.
Traverse the most scenic landscapes across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. And learn about their historic towns. Step into Shakespeare’s world. Discover hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages. Admire the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and learn about great university traditions. Unearth the mysteries of stone circles. Admire magnificent stately homes set in beautiful parks. Wander around medieval townscapes and a‘fantasy’ village. Discovery natural beauties.Observe tapestry in the making. Cross the stunning National Parks. See Crystal in the making. Marvel at prehistoric monuments.
Explore a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, waterfalls, springs and caverns. Discover archaeological and architectural treasures. Admire the beauty of Snowdonia National Park, Conwy Valley and the picturesque villages of Betws y Coed and Beddgelert, Dolgellau, Bala and Llangollen. Learn about tapestry making. Witness Ffestiniog, the oldest independent railway company in the world. See innovative architecture and historic buildings. Visit ancient castles, magnificent palaces, abbeys and monastic ruins
View the Late Turner and Rembrandt Exhibitions dedicated to theirlater years .Discover Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Enjoy one of the finest small art museums in the world featuring famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections.Explore the lives, loves and passions of: Oscar Wilde - Charles Dickens - Shakespeare - Jane Austen - Thomas Hardy.Visit Ming Exhibition: 50 years that changed China. Discover one of south London’s galleries whichhouses a collection of 600 works rich in Europeanmasterpieces. See private collections of modern art, presenting work by unseen young artists. Wander flower, antique and arts & crafts markets and enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea.
Witness the greatest symbol of medieval mythology. Marvel at the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. See sites associated to the legend of King Arthur. Discover picturesque mountain and fishing villages, and Iron Age settlements. Enjoy Aeronautical extravaganzas and uncover the history of aviation from the Royal Air and Navy perspectives. See the world’s oldest Spitfire. Learn of Great Britain’s literary and industrial heritage.Explore the lives, loves and passions of: Oscar Wilde - Charles Dickens - Shakespeare - Jane Austen - Thomas Hardy. Discover Roman Britain. Witness modern architecture and learn the stories behind the creations and their creators.
Visit historic and haunted castles and cliff top fortresses. Cruise aboard a Steamer onawe-inspiring lakes. Stroll along13th Century streets. Visit the finest Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in England. Discover a medieval past and beautiful, ancient churches with history reaching back to the 7th Century. Admire exceptional examples of 18th century interior decoration, sculpture and furniture. Envelope yourself in atmospheric ruins. See rich collection of portraits. Be inspired by beautiful landscape parks and gardens. Admire spectacular waterfalls. Admire one of the most iconic Castle images of Scotland. Delight at fishing villages and towns that time has passed by.
Explore the world’s most famous botanic gardens. Discover little known romantic English Gardens and nature reserves formed through centuries of landscape design.Admire the splendour of Palaces set in acres of lovingly attended grounds. Experience vast panoramic views.Discover thousands of plant and seed varieties. Strollthe most famous Royal parks. Witness a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Explore cities full of character and ancient history. Lose yourself in one of the most mysterious estates in England. Uncover the inspiring stories behind the horticultural creators.
Experience the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes in the Lakes Districts. Enjoy a lake cruise, Visit market towns and charming villages blessed with beautiful scenery. Take in magnificent views of mountain scenery. Stroll through stately houses, ancient castles and quaint gardens. Wander down cobbled streets and marvel at ancient cathedrals. Discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands.
Enjoy your holiday destinations with local people and experience authentic events, occasions and spectacles, including Christmas Markets, , air shows, Viking fire festivals, traditional music festivals, New Year celebrations, Halloween carnival, shopping in the January sales, food experiences, art and cultural exhibitions to name but a few.
Learn about the history of the Catholic and Methodist churches in the UK and Ireland. Visit magnificent cathedrals, medieval churches, ruined abbeys and mountain top chapels. Join public ceremonies following the Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession. Visit early Christian monastic sites.