For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire.
An Officer and a Gentleman is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie 'Up Where We Belong' along with many 80s classic anthems including 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun', 'Material Girl', 'Don’t Cry Out Loud' and 'Alone'.
The Black and White Village Trail takes us through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. This Herefordshire trail is characterised by a large number of medieval timbered and half timbered houses.
More than thirty bookstores, many specializing in out of print or hard to locate titles, lure literary lovers to this market town of 2000, known as the Town of Books. Snugly nestled in the County of Powys at the English border, Hay-on-Wye is most popular during the annual Guardian Hay Festival during the last few weeks of May, when 80,000 visitors descend for readings and seminars
Abounding with exquisite architecture, exuding history and tradition and renowned for its quirky rituals, Cambridge is a university town extraordinaire. The tightly packed core of ancient colleges, the picturesque riverside 'Backs' (college gardens) and the leafy green meadows surrounding the city give it a more tranquil appeal than its historic rival Oxford
Adam Henson - The Nation's favourite farmer. My father Joe Henson founded the Cotswold Farm Park in 1971 to help protect some of our rare breeds of farm animal. Together with my business partner Duncan and our enthusiastic team, I am proud to continue in his wellington-booted footprints.
One-of-a-kind, this special place is now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Veiled in a secluded valley, this National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church. Includes a 1 hour Guided Tour with a local informative Guide.
It really is unique. It is a complete village of architecturally amazing buildings set on its own private peninsula overlooking sand, sea and mountain. Although located on the southern shores of Snowdonia it carries the appearance of a Tuscan Italian village with a flavour of Tudor and Oriental
Enjoy free time in Aylesbury for Shopping/Lunch before the Matinee performance of Jersey Boys. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ you simply will never forget.
The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver Navigation like a giant three-storey-high iron spider. Whether you’re an engineering enthusiast or a history fanatic, the magnificent Anderton Boat Lift will not fail to amaze. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the Weaver Navigation to the Trent & Mersey Canal.
The UK's longest heritage Railway runs for 25 miles. We join at Porthmadog and travel through the outstanding Snowdonia scenery through to Caernarfon. A morning coffee stop in one of the most beautiful places in Snowdonia - Dolgellau plus free time in Caernarfon
Slimbridge is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including the world’s largest collection of swans, geese and ducks. Wetlands are amazing. Where land meets water, there’s more wildlife than almost anywhere on the planet. Animals literally queue to get into wetlands. They’re great places to get close to wildlife. They’re places to relax, be inspired and feel at one with the world around you.
A scenic journey through the Snowdonia National Park takes us to Harlech Castle When you witness Harlech for yourself, you can’t help but be amazed at the sheer height and thickness of the castle walls. Whereas other castles may have been built for looks, there can be no mistaking the fact that Harlech is a strapping, military beast.
A fabulous day in Oxford - A beautiful privileged City - Enjoy the City at Leisure or join our 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour - Taking in an Oxford College, Hall, Chapel, The Divinity School (oldest building in Oxford) whilst following in the footsteps of Morse and Lewis (15 Max Per Guide)
Forget the deckchairs and dodgems; this is Yorkshire's coastline at its most raw and elemental. Here, brooding cliffs tower over a huddle of red roofed former fishing cottages that spill right down to the edge of the sea, creating a ‘lost in time' getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.
Experience the very different worlds of the owners and workers, who lived and worked here side by side. Visit the Greg Family Home - The living conditions of the workers in Styal Village - The Mill (which inspired the TV Series 'The Mill') - The Apprentice House, step into the lives of the pauper children - Plus the Gardens and Woodland of the Esate
Enjoy time in the lovely town of Llangollen before choosing between boarding the Llangollen Railway for the 10 mile journey to Corwen and return OR Heading to the home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby - The Ladies of Llangollen Including a Cream Tea
Take a ride on the Mail Rail, a spine-tingling and super-geeky journey into London's secret history. In 2003, after 75 years of service, this wonder of engineering was shut down. The postmen left and the tunnels fell silent. Enjoy a 2 Course Lunch on this uniquely interesting Day.
Join us for an amazing experience!