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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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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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See Scotland's most distinctive lochs, mountains, moors and castles while touring on the world-renowned West Highland and Kyle Lines on a guided train tour.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,895
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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One of the most challenging and spectacular rides in the UK, this Scottish Coast to Coast ride journeys 262 miles from Aberdeen to Applecross

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Bag up to three Wainwright fells on this self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday. The walks also take in iconic lakes such as Windermere and Coniston, and places that have inspired great artists and writers – Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere, and scenery which formed the backdrop to Swallows and Amazons – finishing each day at a high-quality hotel

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £845
  • Operator: Inntravel
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An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Explore over 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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In contrast to the more crowded sections of the South West Coast Path, the part along the North Devon and Somerset coasts is not only quieter but of quite a different character. We've created a magical combination of the best coastal walking with Exmoor itself, cosy villages and some striking literary connections.

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Inspired by the prolific wildlife and stunning landscapes of the Hebrides in the TV series, Islands on the Edge? Then why not explore this beautiful part of Scotland for yourselves. Our unique holiday includes whale-watching , eagle-spotting and otter-seeking, accompanied by expert guides, as well as island-hopping to Mull, Skye & the Uists.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,170
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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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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