We have a second to none selection of excursions from coastal destinations to special events, Christmas Markets, Shows, Lunch Tours and many more!
A visit to the medieval Northumberland market town of Alnwick, famed for its twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops which are teamed with some top attractions including Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
See how life used to be in North East England. Explore the old town, visit the farm, jump on a tram, meet costumed folk and lots more plus most of our visits in 2017 are when special events are on to enhance your visit, or spend the day exploring the city of Durham at leisure.
A quarter of a million seabirds including puffins and the UK’s largest seabird, the gannet, make their home on the ledges of the chalk cliffs during the breeding season (Apr-Oct). There’s a brand new visitor centre telling the story of seabirds along with cliff edge viewing platforms which give spectacular views of the nesting birds and the coastline.
The Christmas Festival at Beverley is one of the most established events in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Drawing crowds from all over, this event takes over the whole of the historic town with events, special markets and lots more for all the family to enjoy and get in to the festive mood taking place.
Visit the award-winning Black Country Living Museum and you’ll be joining in with 300 years of history like no other. The Museum immerses visitors into the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the past. Explore 26 acres of original period shops and houses and meet the Museum’s costumed characters along the way - they’ll explain what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes.
Spend the day in Blackpool, or travel along the coast to the fishing town of Fleetwood where the Transport Fesival Day (Also known as Tram Sunday) is taking place. Over 200 different classic and vintage vehicles including cars, motorbikes, vans, lorries, buses as well as trams are on display along with fairground rides, stalls, performances, entertainment and much more plus Fleetwood to explore.
At the heart of the Palace, the State Rooms are used for ceremonial occasions and entertaining and are furnished with many treasures from the Royal Collection. A special exhibition, 'Royal Gifts' tells the story of the Queens reign with a display of gifts presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years, including gifts from world leaders.
Over 175 years of tradition of Well Dressing in Buxton. View the dressed wells as well as all of the carnival events along with time to explore this Spa town famed for its magnificent architecture and the Pavilion Gardens, 23 acres of award winning ornamental gardens.
Our journey takes us for a morning break in the popular market town of Guisborough prior to heading in the footsteps of Captain James Cook over to the Cleveland Coast where we visit Saltburn, home of the world’s oldest water balance cliff lift and Smugglers Museum before heading for Redcar, with time for optional fish and chips by the sea!
From this spring, the live, working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has played witness to many-a spectacle, will open its gates as cast and crew down scripts for the weekend and allow guests to tread the tarmac and indulge in a fully guided tour of the popular, fictional village.
An area famous for unspoilt countryside with rich farmland and quaint villages. We visit Louth, a market town set on the eastern edge of the Wolds famous for its narrow winding streets before continuing through Horncastle to the cathedral city of Lincoln for an afternoon break.
Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago.
Best known for its 'Last of the Summer Wine' connections, you can explore 'ginnels' and discover former weavers' cottages, art and craft galleries, as well as some familiar TV locations to spot before travelling through Peak District scenery to enjoy an afternoon break in the Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. And, opening in February 2017, a new exhibition at Kensington Palace will celebrate her life and the evolution of her image and style. Contained within 6 rooms the exhibition features a variety of items from her wardrobe worn to compliment the occasions from formal or charity engagements to glamorous gala events.
Stalls, entertainers and seasonal themes take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink at the famous Lincoln Christmas Market in 2017. Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and freshly cooked food, the sounds of entertainment, music and merriment and the sights of this market in this stunning, historic city.
The city that oozes culture and heritage! A key destination for art lovers and museum goers. Explore the impressive new shopping centre Liverpool One or visit the Beetles Experience, waterfront attractions, Maritime Museum (Titanic Exhibition) or a cruise on the Mersey.
This original Liverpool tour brings together the facts, the fun plus the film and TV legacy of Liverpool’s past and present adding a Living Memories element that you will instantly recognise and enjoy. Film and TV locations include Foyle’s War, Cilla, Harry Potter, the last Hovis TV advert, Peaky Blinders and of course Bread to name a few!
Over to Holmfirth, Last of the Summer wine country, with free time before continuing across the Pennines to Saddleworth where we enjoy a leisurely late afternoon cruise along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal through beautiful scenery complete with tea and scone.
Experience the fascinating history of the Poppy Factory, where for nearly 90 years it has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for the Royal Family. Enjoy a presentation and then explore the ‘shop floor’, to see how poppies and wreaths are made. There is a souvenir shop at the end of the tour.
The 'Quay to Sea' 3 hour cruise is a fantastic way to see the changing face of the River Tyne from the best vantage point in town. The cruise takes you under the magical Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for the cruise to enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge before returning downriver as far as the river mouth. On your cruise you will see the legendary shipyards of Tyneside.
Whatever the weather, Britain’s first seaside resort is packed with things to see and do. From golden beaches to traditional seaside amusements, boat filled harbour, castle, plus not forgetting the North Bay attractions.
Enjoy the seaside attractions or simply rekindle memories of treasured family breaks. Do you love being beside the seaside…… Skegness has all the ingredients for a traditional great British seaside holiday.
Pickup a bargain or two at the popular Skipton market before an afternoon visit to the popular Boundary Mill store at Colne, famous for value offering up to 75% off rrp on clothing, shoes, furnishings, glass, china and lots more!
Set within one of Cheshire’s gardens of distinction, this show is always known for its fresh, vibrant feel bursting with summer colours and scents. Gain inspiration and advice from the many show gardens and trade stands all adding up to what is often referred to as ‘the north’s must see gardening event of the year’.
Warwick’s mainly independent businesses offer an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafes, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday.
Home to gothic abbey ruins, working harbour, historic cobbled streets to explore, cosy taverns and award winning fish and chips! We offer a great range of departures, some direct, others visiting places en-route
Set in stunning landscaped grounds, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the world’s leading open air galleries. With 500 acres of landscape, historical features, five indoor galleries, outdoor sculpture, a changing programme of displays there is always something new to discover on every visit. We later continue to The Hepworth Gallery at Wakefield, an award winning venue with world-class displays.