It’s the variety that makes Great Britain so special and nowhere else on the planet seems to pack quite so much into such a small space. Landscapes range from the urban metropolises of London and Edinburgh, to the snow-capped mountains of the Cairngorms; from the honey-coloured towns of the Cotswolds to the steep-sided valleys of the Lake District. Wherever you go, you are never more than a mile or two from an ancient church, a magnificent country manor house, a ruined castle or a pretty village. Thanks to the success of British films and television programmes exported around the world, many visitors arrive in Great Britian already armed with a sense of familiarity, even if the cultures and traditions are somewhat esoteric. The language of course is also familiar to many visitors, which makes travelling around the country so straightforward.

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A journey through Great Britain is a veritable journey through history. You can walk along the battlements of a medieval fortress much as soldiers did hundreds of years ago, or touch a 5,000-year-old stone circle, before exploring the ultra-modern domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall or admiring 21st century architecture in London or Glasgow.

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Villas

Aynhoe Park

28 Bedrooms - Sleeps 50
Price on request
United Kingdom

Far from being a typical English country estate, Aynhoe Park is a place of wonder, extravagance and imagination. The 17th century stately home at the heart of a 250 acre estate is a venue for escapism and fun.

Coombe End

10 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16
from £ 27,136 | $ 36,765
Per Week
United Kingdom

Sitting within a private 2,500-acre estate teeming with wildlife, Coombe End lists a tennis court, hot-tub and snooker table among its many facilities making a memorable venue for a family gathering.

Foxhill Manor

8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16
from £ 42,000 | $ 56,904
Per Week
United Kingdom

A Grade-II listed, private manor-house hotel on the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds with views over to the quintessentially English village of Broadway, offering bespoke services including private chef.

Cornwell Manor

12 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16
from £ 25,633 | $ 34,729
Per Week
United Kingdom

A short drive from Daylesford Organic Farm lies Cornwell Manor, a historic English house in 2,000 acres of grounds, surrounded by woodlands, lakes, farmland and private chapel.

Itinerary

Great Britain by Rail

11 Days
from £4,162
per person
United Kingdom
Jump on a train and head northwards, first to the glorious Peak District, then to York and an adventure by steam train to Scarborough and the northwest coast of Scotland.

Lochs and Highlands of Scotland

10 Days
from £2,513
per person
United Kingdom
Explore Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring capital, before setting off northwards, passing through spectacular landscapes and historic towns.
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