England is packed with many incredible Tour Destinations. At Great British Trips we specialise in designing tailor made, self-guided tours of England for independent travellers and small groups. Within those tours we can include group single or multi-day day trips, guided sightseeing and many other services.
As specialists in tailored tours, our dedicated and extensive website will provide you with all the information you need to begin planning your dream English holiday. Our destination pages contain details of over 60 incredible UK destinations and through our website you can simply add the places and attractions you wish to visit to your 'itinerary' and when you're done send that through to us using our simple form. Our team of experts use your list to create a fantastic, unique and totally free of charge itinerary for your UK tour. This will be emailed to you in a few days time along with a no obligation package price for the tour. What have you got to lose? Anything is possible so why not tell us what you where you would like to go and let us do the hard bit for you!
England makes up the largest part of Great Britain and as such, we've divided it into 6 regions. Each region contains its own unique characteristics and can't really be compared with another. The capital of Great Britain, London is situated in the South East of England and from this central base, you can explore much of the country.
The history of this country goes back for thousands of years and contains pre-historic monuments such as Stonehenge and the Avebury Circles. Each region is packed with vibrant modern cities and quaint classic villages, historical monuments and unique cultural experiences, all simply waiting to be discovered.
The Incredible North
The north of England is a perfect blend of the old and the new. In the north west there are the 2 large and historic cities of Manchester and Liverpool which are famous across the globe for their industrial and musical heritage. Both cities have played vital roles in the development of the modern age and have undergone massive modernisation over recent years whilst preserving the cultural heritage. Sports also play a huge role in these cities with Premiership teams Manchester United and Manchester City plus Liverpool FC and Everton all close to one another. In the North East the historic and beautiful city of Durham lies just south of the character filled city of Newcastle. Both are interesting and have so much to see!
The north of England contains some spectacular scenery that could rival anywhere on earth. In the north East there's no shortage of stunning national parks. Yorkshire contains both the dales - classic rolling English hills and the North Yorkshire Moors which are wilder with a rugged beauty. Further north Northumberland boasts incredible hills and coastline with castles and ancient religious holy sites such as the island of Lindisfarne. Across to the west you reach the Lake District, a region of breath-taking mountains and lakes, spattered with local wildlife and small beautiful villages.
Central England is a large region which incorporates a range of English destinations. For the nature lovers, this region includes the Peak District National Park, a stunning region filled with natural beauty and perfect for walkers. Further south the English Cotswolds sit in the triangle between the small but historic cities of Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Bath. The Cotswolds include green rolling hills and small villages with thatched roofs that have remained unchanged for centuries. The region is filled with literary history and many famous writers have hailed from the region including Shakespeare himself!
The ancient sites in the region include ancient monasteries and castles as well as the prehistoric sites of Stonehenge and the world's largest stone circle at Avebury.
Blenheim Palace also sits within the area and is a must see for history lovers alongside Chatsworth House in the Peaks. Bath city as well as being filled with stunning buildings contains many attractions such as the ancient Roman Baths.
The Stunning South
The South West of England is a quiet region for peace and relaxation. It enjoys some of our best weather as well as our best sandy beaches. Cornwall and Devon are sleepy areas built for the holiday maker and ideal for families with children.
As you travel further east along the south coast the beaches are still beautiful but historical sites begin to kick in. Bournemouth is home to our Jurassic coastline and great for geologist enthusiasts and Portsmouth boasts a rich Naval history. This is a wonderful city for the whole family with fun and interactive attractions built around the naval theme.
Continuing east, Brighton is a vibrant and fun coastal city and bears the label 'gay capital' of Britain. Next you move onto Chichester and Arundel which has in incredible cathedral and castle, and up to Hastings which plays a hugely significant role in British history thanks to the 1066 battle.
Moving north towards London the small city of Canterbury plays home to the incredible Canterbury Cathedral and the Anglican Church. The area is littered with incredible castles including Leeds Castle and Dover Castle which both stand today in full and are more than worthy of a visit.
City of London
What can be said about London that has not already been heard a thousand times? A huge capital packed with history, culture, commerce, sports, arts...we could go on and on! Try this page for more information...
Our London section also includes Windsor and Greenwich. Both are towns in their own right and both jammed full of history and interesting attractions which include Windsor Castle (the Queen's home), the national Maritime Museum, Eton College, the Royal Observatory, and the tea clipper the Cutty Sark!
By Ruth Lancey
Date: 2018-01-16 13:45:20