The UK is known worldwide for its amazing wealth of history. Almost everywhere you look you can find evidence of civilizations past, rich architecture and colourful local stories and legends. Our relaxed activity holidays in Britain are the perfect way to make the most of the beautiful countryside, meet the locals, and get in touch with the rich cultural past of Great Britain.
Famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK, the Scottish Highlands offer numerous other delights, with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, and a huge variety of wildlife just waiting to be discovered. The misty peaks and vast, fern covered landscapes only add to the sense that this is a place where history and folklore remain largely inseparable.
Dorset is a land of contrasts and breathtaking scenery, from the Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site - with its dramatic cliffs and sweeping beaches, to its rolling hillsides and sleepy villages. Dorset's beautiful landscapes have inspired a number of authors including Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy and Hardy's birthplace is one of many National Trust properties in the county.
Known for tales of the seldom seen monster, the area around Loch Ness is also famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK. Here numerous other lochs await discovery along with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, high viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, a huge variety of wildlife (including many birds of prey and notably golden eagles) and a history that at times seems indiscernible from the area’s timeless folklore.
Loch Ness is about much more than an elusive beastie! Here a host of smaller lochs appear to hold the sky beneath their surfaces and ancient ruins languish at the water’s edge. Battlefields long silent and castles made famous by Shakespeare sit side-by-side with woodland that is home to a dazzling array of wildlife. The misty peaks and vast, fern covered landscapes that surround it all only add to the sense that this is a place where history and folklore remain largely inseparable.
This stunning 5 night walk along some of the UK's most beautiful coastline will introduce you to Dorset and the 185 million years of history that is the Jurassic Coast - Britain's first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Take in elements of the South-West Coast Path and the Purbeck Way along with historic seaside towns and sleepy villages, spectacular natural landmarks (like Durdle Door), rolling green hills and towering white chalk cliffs, National Trust castles and beaches, and (of course) traditional English tea-rooms serving tea and home-made cake!
Spend five nights taking in the best bits of one of England's most beautiful counties, featuring some of its most spectacular coastline along the UNESCO listed Jurassic Coast. Whether you're riding alongside unspoilt beaches, exploring the ruins of a crumbling National Trust castle, visiting a protected nature reserve, or enjoying lunch in a historic seaside town, this spectacular independent ride will show you England's south coast at its glorious best!
The Lake District National Park is England's most visited national park and this 6 night self-guided walking holiday takes in some of the highlights. Whether you're visiting the home of William Wordsworth while nibbling famous Grasmere gingerbread, surveying Lake Windermere from the top of Latterbarrow Fell, or following the Cumbria Way through beautiful country estates owned by the National Trust, you'll be sure to enjoy an authentic Lakeland experience!