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Of course, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are different – as different as pasties, haggis, colcannon and Welsh cakes. As for landscapes, contrast the Scottish Highlands and islands with the Welsh valleys and dramatic coastline. Natural wonders? How about the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland (that’s Game of Thrones country). And England’s variety astonishes visitors, from the romantic Lake District and Cornwall to castles, stately homes and elegant gardens. Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare and Harry Potter; visit the free, world-class museums and galleries in cities, such as London, Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford and Bath, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

TIP: Herefordshire’s Golden Valley looks ‘forever England’. Stroll round picture-postcard villages, such as Peterchurch, Vowchurch and Turnastone. At the 800-year-old Pandy Inn in Dorstone, relax over pints of proper cider produced by Gwatkin’s, just down the valley in Abbey Dore.

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The walk begins in the vale at Ripon, gradually rises westwards through the Dales, and finishes with an ascent of Ingleborough. There is plenty of fascinating geology along the way, lovely pubs, small hotels and B&Bs, and of course Yorkshire Pudding and plenty of local ales (plus some French chef cuisine).

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William Kent's Norfolk from CICERONI Travel. Discover the hidden treasures of North Norfolk. Private “connoisseur” visits to 3 magnificent houses where William Kent worked: Houghton, Holkham and Raynham. Other private houses and gardens not normally accessible also included.
Wonderful gardens at their summer best.

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Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock in the Globe Theatre’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Sir Antony Sher leads the cast of ‘King Lear’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Follow in the Bard’s footsteps from London to Stratford with a professional Shakespearean actor. Explore Shakespeare’s Globe & go behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Salisbury is probably best known for its iconic Cathedral and nearby Stonehenge, but there’s so much more. Five rivers meet in the city, and the resultant valleys with their chalk downlands make for some of the greenest and best walking country we know.

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Discover Edinburgh & its hinterland. Explore the city’s most important museums, galleries & the Botanic Garden. Tour includes private visits to a number of important country houses, including amazing Marchmont in the Borders, as well as a private evening visit to Holyrood Palace. Staying in an excellent 4* hotel in heart of Georgian ‘New Town'.

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Experience steam in all its forms on this tour! Ride the miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale, Lakeside and Haverthwaite and Keighley and Worth Valley Railways. Sail on the National Trust Steam Gondola and visit steam gatherings to sample the best that the Lake District has to offer steam enthusiasts.

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All the drama and majesty of Southern Snowdonia’s peaks combined with three or more nights in the historic town of Dolgellau. The Snowdonia National Park echoes the beauty and wilderness of the Scottish highlands, but offers a gentler landscape of trickling brooks, gushing waterfalls, craggy peaks and rippling hills, bleating sheep and wild goats.

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Comprehensive introduction to a beautiful part of England. Visits to a wide range of properties from Roman settlements to contemporary gardens. Private visits to houses & gardens rarely open. Comfortable family owned country house hotel with golf and spa facilities.

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Meet in Belfast to spend 6 days exploring the railways of Northern Ireland. There will be railways large and small to enjoy as well as visits to the Giants Causeway, the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums and a distillery tour. Plus free time to explore Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

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