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Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland

Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland

Self-drive island-hopping through the Northern Isles
From £890 to £945 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye
From £555 to £565 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline
From £295 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 May, 5 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 18 Aug, 21 Aug, 1 Sep, 4 Sep, 8 Sep, 11 Sep
Devon self catering cottage, England

Devon self catering cottage, England

Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon.
From £205 to £595 per week (sleeps 4)
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Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales

Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales

Cottage on Lake Padarn with wonderful views of Snowdonia
From £325 to £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
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Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire

Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire

Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside
From £350 per week (sleeps 2)
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Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm
From £250 to £595 per accommodation per week
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April full weeks get £20 farm shop voucher (code Apr17) Jul-Aug weeks incl. family activity:, choose from wood turning, pond dipping, butterfly spotting, bird box making, or even make nettle string (no stings in the tale!). Plus boats bikes and bbqs.
Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District

Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District

Walking Holiday in England's Lake District The Cumbria Way
From £675 to £981 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England

Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England

Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people
From £587 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to your requirements
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England

Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England

Cottages in a Cornish watermill
From £90 to £125 per cottage per night
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Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England

Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England

Quiet cottage on edge of Brighstone village, Isle of Wight
From £375 to £785 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Lake District family activity holiday

Lake District family activity holiday

Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley.
From £505 to £530 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Apr, 27 May, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Spot whales, otters and eagles on Isle of Mull, Scotland
From £625 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England

Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England

The perfect eco escape to the countryside
From £600 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
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Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

Sail the Sounds of the Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Jura, Shuna
From £750 to £1,200 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 May, 19 May, 29 May, 6 Jun, 16 Jun, 24 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 11 Aug, 20 Aug, 30 Aug, 9 Sep, 17 Sep
2018: 4 May, 11 May, 19 May, 29 May, 6 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 10 Aug, 18 Aug, 26 Aug, 10 Sep, 13 Sep
special offer for the sounds of the hebrides cruise on the 24th of june and 14th july 2017. £100 discount per person for the new double en-suite and £50 discount for each comfortable single berth. available for private charter with £400 discount.
Argyll Sea Lochs & Crinan canal cruise, Scotland

Argyll Sea Lochs & Crinan canal cruise, Scotland

Unique wildlife cruise: sea lochs of Argyll and Crinan Canal
From £1,050 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Apr, 24 Sep
2018: 25 Apr, 20 Sep
6 places available on the 22nd of april 2017 cruise. £200 discount for the double en-suite and £50 discount for each single berth. £400 discount for private charter (6 passengers max).
Lands End To John O'Groats cycling trip

Lands End To John O'Groats cycling trip

Britain's classic cycling challenge
From £1,845 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Aug
Peak District walking holiday

Peak District walking holiday

A walking break in the finest dale country
From £221 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England

Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England

Walking a stunning stretch of Dorset's World Heritage Coast
From £219 to £242 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Ridgeway walking holiday, England

The Ridgeway walking holiday, England

Walking holiday along the oldest track in England
From £762 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England

Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England

Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.
From £269 to £639 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
£50 per person off the popular Dartmoor way walking holiday. On the following arrival dates Wednesday 26th April 2017 & Friday 1st September 2017 only. This deal cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking holiday

Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking holiday

Two fantastic traditional English walks.
From £595 to £1,180 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is tailor made and can depart any day of the year to suit you.
Book a walking holiday in 2017 before 11th May 2017 and get a 5% off. Offer valid on departure dates throughout 2017.
Coasteering weekend in Wales

Coasteering weekend in Wales

The ultimate coastal adventure
From £219 to £229 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland

Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland

Scottish Cruise in spectacular scenery off Mull and Glencoe
From £1,926 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Oct
Book the whole boat for your family and friends and enjoy a 10% discount on normal prices.
Family adventure holiday in Wales

Family adventure holiday in Wales

Discovery, fun and exploration in Pembrokeshire
From £459 to £649 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 28 May, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug
Walking in Kent, self guided walks

Walking in Kent, self guided walks

Discover hidden Kent, its people and thier history.
From £706 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to your requirements
Pembrokeshire group accommodation, Wales

Pembrokeshire group accommodation, Wales

Group bookings for up to 40 at an activity lodge, West Wales
From £39 to £62 per person per night
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Malvern bed and breakfast accommodation, England

Malvern bed and breakfast accommodation, England

Stay at a 600 year old family home
From £65 to £90 per room per night
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Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland
From £2,100 to £2,529 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Jun, 16 Sep
2018: 5 May, 19 May, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 15 Sep
Visit Skye and the Hebrides on our luxury wildlife 6-night cruise - save £200.00 per person. Departing May 13th 2017 from Oban. Gourmet food and wildlife guide.
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

Ultimate week of wildlife spotting on the Isle of Mull
From £785 to £815 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September

reviews for UK holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
From
£2,140
excluding flights
The crew were marvellous, and nothing was too much trouble, with a number of elderly passengers on our cruise, all was taken in their stride. (more)Gerald Peppiatt
We were a small and delightful group. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. (more)Patricia Knowles
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
From
£2,100
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So much: seeing Dolphins, Basking sharks, Minky whale, otter, seals. Making new friends and experiencing 5* dining Tips? You will need good mobility as daily explorations can be over rough terrain. Take good midgy repellent and creams. Local benefits? All animal sightings where recorded and reported back to a central database. Remote isles benefited from additional spend on their produce Overall rating? Both my sister and I loved this holiday.... (more)Barbara Bishop
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
From
£750
excluding flights
The whole experience was wonderful, particularly enjoyed the dinghy trip round the Burnt Islands reserve where we were treated with great views of the Common Seal colony. Also enjoyed discovering another world through the microscope investigating plankton samples. (more)Andrew Swales
No light pollution and clear skies allowed for spectacular stargazing. As an added bonus we got to collect and view plankton under the microscope, a truly unique experience. (more)Catherine Egginton
Increased our awareness of the interplay and delicate balance between various species of flora and fauna - in particular, plankton. (more)Marilyn Hands
Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland
From
£750
excluding flights
The sailing trip was amazing and the best of all was meeting Colette and Michael, there where wonderful. Colette is a great chef, breakfast, lunch and dinner was very, very good (more)Karen Wix
The most memorable parts were the stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. (more)Fiona Morrison
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
From
£295
excluding flights
Amazing. The accommodation was warm, clean and comfortable. The showers were hot! The food was excellent and plentiful. The bar prices were very reasonable. The outdoor equipment was sound and well maintained. The instructors were patient, friendly and informative. They did their best to ensure that everyone in the group was happy. They were particularly reassuring for those beginners in the group. (more)Sian Tyers
Unbelievably good. Exciting and fun. Scenery fantastic. Staff amazing. Thank you so much for a holiday we will remember and talk about until we return next year. (more)Sally Austin
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
From
£325
per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
The cottage was everything we could have hoped for and was very cosy with some of the best views of mount Snowdon we could have imagined. (more)Craig Colclough
I would recommend this type of holiday to all my friends. Holidays were great! (more)vera schembri
...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family holiday. (more)Philip Burston
Devon self catering cottage, England
From
£205
per week (sleeps 4)
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
From
£350
per week (sleeps 2)
Fantastic cycling and walking....Ten out of ten (more)Sarah Careless
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
From
£75
per double room per night
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
From
£699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It is hard to pin point one part - the whole holiday was great. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Extremely good. (more)Christine Ermuth
Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland
From
£890
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Getting to travel around both Isles and seeing how beauiful they are and getting to fuss wild Shetland Ponies Tips? For the time of year we went, which was mid October, make sure you have got warm, thermal clothing. If you are wanting to see the Puffins, Dolphins etc to go before September. Local benefits? Absolutely, because some of the local areas rely on tourism, the local people are some welcoming and enjoy speaking with tourists. Also any donatins are... (more)Moira Parker
Scotland by railway holiday
From
£865
excluding flights
The entire trip was absolutely breath-taking and well planned. The highlight was Killiecrankie, beautiful scenery and magnificent food. (more)April Maxwell
Excellent enjoyed every minute so keep up the great service to visitors to your country. (more)Bruce Hemingway
This was a first-class tour which is very well thought out and planned. The trains were comfortable and a great way to travel about. (more)Doris Burke
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
From
£625
excluding flights
Very enjoyable and well organised....The scenery was absolutely stunning even if the weather wasn't great but that's the risk with going to Scotland any time of year. (more)Jennifer Lacey
It was all very enjoyable - the Discover Mull excursion was a particular highlight, when we saw golden eagles flying - among a ton of other wildlife! (more)Louise Keable
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
From
£785
excluding flights
At one point we were surrounded by a large family of bottle nose dolphins playing (more)Liz Lester
I have the strong feeling that the accommodation and the tours were made with local people seriously engaged in the preservation of nature. It was a great holiday! (more)Luc Deneys
Mull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the holiday package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna. (more)David Hayers
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
From
£360
per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£555
excluding flights
Best bit: The trip round the island (more)Cheryl Brewin
I really enjoyed it. The weather tried to spoil it, but failed! (more)Richard Lunt
Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
From
£714
excluding flights
The sheer beauty of the island, the friendly people, the walks and the super clean loos along the route! (more)Jane Haywood
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the smaller islands of Sark and Herm. Not only was the scenery fabulous but the weather was kind! (more)Stuart Harris
The day trip to Herm, the beaches were beautiful and the weather was great for an easy walk round the island. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
From
£600
per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
From
£895
excluding flights
Going through the whole process of watching the sheep being sheared, working with the fleece, gathering plants to dye with, creating amazing colours and then using them to create my felted wall hanging. (more)Kathy Lovatt
The experience was incredible, better than we imagined. It was magical to work with all the natural materials in such a beautiful setting. Ten out of ten. (more)Robin Lentz
I loved it...I personally love venturing in to nature and the creative element meant I also left with something which I can now use back home (more)Katrine Roberts
Argyll Sea Lochs & Crinan canal cruise, Scotland
From
£1,050
excluding flights
Exciting, memorable and a wonderful experience. (more)Martin Jones
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
From
£18
per person per night
Memorable parts? climbing LadhAR BHEINN Tips? COME PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A wonderful experience (more)May Diver
Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking holiday
From
£595
excluding flights
Memorable parts? During the course of the week one cannot fail to be impressed by the sights seen on the Thames Path, sadly the planned programme didn't allow time to visit these places. Tips? To make sure that the daily walks are within their capabilities, even though the paths are on the level. The Thames path is well maintained but it was noticeable as you approached London, through London and to the east that a number of the signs had been vandalised/pointing in the wrong direction.... (more)Graham Stenger
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
From
£90
per cottage per night
Everything about it was above expectation, we absolutely could not fault it!! (more)Jenny Rendall
We were not expecting such comfort in a beautiful rural setting with all the modern conveniences and yet environmentally friendly. (more)Gail Bray
It is a lovely high spec cottage in a beautiful area. We were very sad to leave and we would be very happy to return or recommend it to friends. (more)Graham Wilson
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
From
£587
excluding flights
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our holiday on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
Brecon Beacons bed & breakfast accommodation, Wales
From
£55
per room per night (sleeps 2)
Fantastic place, very welcoming and excellent room. The food was brilliant and we really had a great time! Definitely worth booking! (more)Rebecca Owen
Excellent walking advice from Jon and Carol plus use of all their maps...Fabulous scenery, and the location suited us extremely well. (more)Anne Leete
The most memorable part was getting to the top of the mountain to see the amazing views and feeling very proud that despite bike injuries (minor) I made it to the top! (more)Michele Young
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
From
£375
per week (sleeps 2-4)
Stunning walks and cycling from our cottage doorstep was ideal. The cottage itself was amazingly appointed and had everything we needed. (more)Louise Parkinson
This is our second time (in as many years) at the granary and we love the village. (more)Lucia Whalley
Our lovely cottage was kitted out with everything you could wish for...It is a lovely cottage if you want some lovely walks and near to most things if you want to drive. We loved it. (more)Sue Adams
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
From
£250
per accommodation per week
Great. Created some fun memories and yes I would recommend it to a friend. (more)Kath Cox
We had a great time in Devon and will come back one day hopefully. (more)Matthias Vente
Staying at the eco lodge enables the nature reserve to be sustained and there are plenty of local farm shops, a fantastic local butchers (with lovely cheeses as well as very good meat and chutneys) and pubs close by to enjoy! (more)Rebecca Swarbrick
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
From
£150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches. Tips? Bring sensible... (more)Annie Hibberd
South Argyll wildlife cruises in Scotland
From
£1,320
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The weather was amazing but even more so were the wonderful crew - Steve, our chef - so inventive and creative. He went out of his way to make sure we all had food we loved, but also stretched our taste buds in the way he cooked and displayed the dishes. Iain our skipper made sure all needs were catered for. For example I made an off-the- cuff remark about another hook in my cabin. When I came back from my walk there it was! Another passenger had difficulty walking- he took... (more)Etta Geras
Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England
From
£219
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The walk the first day. The directions prepared by the holiday provider were terrific and the selections for the walk was great. It combined great sea views with a walk across the Down. Tips? Ability to choose which of the four walks to take. Each were described well. My advice would be to not overdo it. Choose what you want and leave the others Local benefits? I think so. We took the train down and the bus to where we hiked. We stayed at a great bed... (more)Richard Clark
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