It’s easy to forget the wealth of cultural and historic heritage that is on our own doorsteps. Abbeys and cathedrals, dramatic moorlands and rugged coastlines, fishing villages, and quintessential English Gardens are just some of the attributes worth celebrating.
Chatsworth Country Fair is this week, with spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land. The House itself has something to offer everyone, including contemporary and classic art, gorgeous grounds, a farmyard and familiar scenes from Pride and Prejudice, involving a certain Mr Darcey...
Discover Scotland in style as steam delivers the locomotive experience of a lifetime from the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. In 1837, few railway lines had been opened in Scotland and these mainly transported raw materials between Edinburgh, Dundee, and Glasgow. By the turn of the 20th Century, Scotland’s rail network neared completion, linking major towns and small villages throughout the Highlands. Now you can relax as the rhythm of the railway whistles through stunning landscapes....
Set like a diamond off the South Coast of mainland Britain, the Isle of Wight glitters with great days out and places to visit. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert established their, ‘Palace by the Sea’, at Osborne House, which boasts grand displays of opulent extravagance. Having a Royal Residence attracted many fashionable Victorians and their influences can be seen on a circular coach tour that travels the Isle’s sixty-mile circumference, a journey that overspills with unspoilt scenery.
Mid-Wales is an area rich in heritage from the Middle Ages to the present time, and this fine tour brings to life the best of it. We experience the scene of Owain Glyndwr’s rebellion at Llandovery, the spa town at Llandrindod Wells, Powis Castle, and inspirational Aberglasney, the garden ‘lost in time’, commemorated by the poet John Dyer.
There are few better places to enjoy the last dash of autumn than Sidmouth and fewer places that capture changing times better than Plymouth with its fascinating history and tales of trade that have been responsible for a fair few pickles around the world....
Back in the 1500s, only those of the highest importance stayed in manor houses. Fast forward to present day, guests can enjoy a spot of golf on the putting green of a Grade I listed Tudor manor house hotel after enjoying excursions to Oxford and Marlborough.
Christmas comes early to Great Yarmouth this year in a pre-seasonal spectacular where the sleigh’s loaded with the glamour, glitz, razzle and dazzle of show business. The Wurlitzer’s cranked up, the carousel’s turning, and the stage’s set for making merry.
Exceeding expectations equals the perfect gift and according to clients, this SwanTour delivers more than Santa’s sack load of presents. From first class service to excellent entertainment, we’re delighted to offer once again, the perfect Christmas holiday.
A seabound kingdom with many stories to tell, the Isle of Man’s history is said to have started from Ireland when Finn McCool threw a chunk of land at Scotland. Whilst it must have been quite some throw, considering the island’s 33 mile length, the giant’s punt fell short, creating an idyllic retreat that truly has something for everyone.