10 ways to see Britain on a budget


Britain at it's bestBritain is not always the cheapest country to visit so we've put together the 'locals' guide to saving money in the UK without compromising on quality.

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The Sound of Great Britain


Britain at it's bestCheck out Visit Britain's fab little interactive video in which you can create your own sounds of Great Britain.

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13 things every visitor to Britain should know!


Britain at it's bestWe've asked our overseas friends and compiled the ultimate list of 13 things that any visitor to Britain really should know before they travel!

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How to plan your own UK Tour


Britain at it's bestUseful advice, hints and tips for anyone thinking of planning their own tour to Great Britain.

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There's something about Mary


Britain at it's bestHaving recently opened a seriously impressive brand new museum, the wrecked Mary Rose is in the final stages of conservation. Here is our report on a recent visit.

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Saturday Afternoon Cheshire Cream Tea


Britain at it's bestWe recently had one of those autumn weekends which was deliciously cold, clear and dry (a personal favourite type of weather!).

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A Great British Tradition - Blackpool Illuminations


Britain at it's bestNow, as you can imagine everyone in the Great British Trips office has their favourite (and least favourite) parts of the UK. For me a place that falls in my least is Blackpool, don't get me wrong, it is a great town I just prefer being out in the hills with my walking boots on! However, there is one time of the year that I do love to visit...

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A trip of firsts for a Singaporean Group


Britain at it's bestBaharudin planned a family visit to the UK with us during 2013. The group travelled right across the UK and the itinerary included a Premiership Football game and a trip to Paris. They travelled over the Christmas period from Singapore and sent us this fabulous report from their trip.

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England's Heritage celebrates in style


Britain at it's best2014 marks Warwick Castle's 1100 year anniversary and also the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth.

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4 Reasons the Lake District should not be missed


Britain at it's bestThere are not enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe the scenery; particularly when visiting the Lakes in autumn. The leaves on the trees turning golden and orange against the backdrop of the lush green hills make this place more than idyllic...

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A wonderful Jorvik Day in York


Britain at it's bestAs one of the top destinations in the Great British Trips Itinerary, York was an essential visit for our GBT out and about team. Now as northerner myself, I have to admit to having visited York on a number of occasions throughout my life but this particular visit, well this was through the eyes of a tourist and I have to be honest, what a fantastic place to visit it is!

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A memorable date in the Callander


Britain at it's bestIt seems incredible to imagine that me like so many live in such a stunning country and yet it feels like i?m only just discovering it for the very first time. There's almost a feeling of 'why did no one tell me about this before?' as I travel through the Scottish National Park of the Trossachs and onto the town which lies central to it, Callander. This beautiful little town is similar to many towns in the Lake country and North Wales I've visited yet there's a distinctly different vibe here - a Scottish vibe.

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Top 5 places to visit in the Peak District


Britain at it's bestOne of our GBT Director's grew up right on the edge of the Peak District and never fully appreciated its beauty until the last few years. As someone who knows the area incredibly well, discover the top 5 incredible gems that the Peak National Park has to offer.

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Snowdonia and Ruthin Castle


Britain at it's bestHave you ever wanted to stay at a genuinely British Castle? Now you can! One of our favourite hotels is the Ruthin Castle Hotel, a fabulous Edward I castle situated in North Wales on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

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There's nothing 'plain' about Salisbury!


Britain at it's bestWith TV drama series "Pillars of the Earth" airing across the globe, we thought it important that the Great British Trips team visit Salisbury for themselves. Although it's not directly mentioned in the book or TV version, we know that many of the fictional events, characters and places are based on the building of Salisbury Cathedral and the politics of the time.

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