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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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We visit North Wales and its famous narrow gauge steam railways. Along the way enjoy Welsh food, beer, wine and history including the castles and slate mining industry that shaped this area.

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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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This tour introduces you to some of the most awe-inspiring and historic landscapes anywhere in Britain. We offer a different take on the region, aimed to give those who want to walk more of this beautiful countryside the chance to experience its raw beauty, while still visiting the historic sites with the expert guidance that is our hallmark.

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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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Cranborne Chase. If the name isn’t familiar, the scenery probably will be, for this former royal hunting ground straddling the Dorset-Wiltshire border is the epitome of rural England, as described in the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy. There are rounded green hills, lanes bordered by cow parsley and high hedges, ancient deciduous woodland.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £670
  • Operator: Inntravel
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The Mont Blanc region boasts one of the world’s most renowned trekking circuits, with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable.Take in three countries in three days of trekking as we circle the highest peak in Western Europe.

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• Learn about the artistic heritage of Yorkshire and Lancashire, home to four of Britain’s most important 20th century artists: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and L S Lowry
• See works by Henry Moore in the open air at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Our "Giants, Saints & Titanic" self-drive holiday covers the many highlights of Northern Ireland, the hidden gem of Irish tourism. From the natural phenomenon of the Giants' Causeway and the beautiful Antrim Coast Road to the patchwork green fields and numerous monastic sites of County Down - not forgetting the reinvigorated city of Belfast.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £615
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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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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