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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North Wales' Historic Coastline


Britain at it's bestAs it's St David's day today, I thought I would talk about a recent visit to the walled harbour town of Conwy on the north Welsh coast. If you are able, a walk along all or part of the town's walls gives a great perspective and introduction to the town and along with Conwy's castle, makes Conwy one of the most complete medieval towns in Britain. After a walk along the wall, I took a stroll into the castle which along with the walls was completed by 1286.

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Liverpool's Fab 5


Britain at it's bestThe city of Liverpool has so much to offer for the traveller out of the summer season. After a recent visit by the GBT team, here is our run down of our fab 5 lesser known attractions.

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Liverpool; City of Culture


Britain at it's bestThis weekend I was fortunate enough to spend a fabulous day with my friend in the world capital of pop music, the incredible city of Liverpool!

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The beauty of the English Lake District


Britain at it's bestThere are few things in life that are quite as enjoyable as escaping city life for incredible and dramatic scenes of peace and tranquillity in areas like England's Lake Country and last weekend, that is exactly what we did. My friends and I exchanged the smoky urban landscape to which we'd become accustomed in favour of a more rural, rustic and generally charming landscape and we were not disappointed.

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Gateway to Kent


Britain at it's bestKent is a fantastic region in the South east of England less than an hour by train from the big city of London.?Its rich History with world famous monuments and its seaside and coastline make it the perfect location to escape the capital and enjoy a taste of the countryside.

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