From south coast to Hadrian's wall
A one direction trip starting in southern England and taking in a variety of cities towns, scenery and historic sites including
Corfe Castle, The Jurassic coast, Thomas Hardy's wessex, Stonehenge and/or Avebury, Stourhead gardens, Glastonbury and Wells (Englands smallest city), cotswold villages, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, The derbyshire dales including the "plague village" of Eyam and Mam Tor, A choice of routes through Yorkshire taking in either dales of James Herriot, The west Yorkshire Moors of the Brontes or the North Yorkshire Moors (whitby/Dracula/Captain Cook and Harry Potter) and finishing with a visit to the Roman frontier of Hadrians wall as well as a choice of the fabulous (UNESCO world heritage) city of Durham or the Cumbrian Lake District.
The itinerary is very much up to you. tell me your interests and I will suggest a detailed route. It will include 2 or 3 days in the south, one or 2 days in central England and the remaining days in the North including Yorkshire and surrounds.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: southern England, within 1 hour of Bath. If you are staying in London I will meet you at a railway station, e.g. Bath or Salisbury
End location: We will finish the tour in the North, either at accommodation for you to continue your stay, or at a railway station/airport for you to continue your journey, e.g. Durham or Carlisle or Newcastle.
Duration: 7 days
I am trying to run this tour over 9 days excluding weekends where possible, we can finish in a suitable location on Friday afternoon and restart on monday
Renault Scenic. This has capacity for 4 adults. Please let me know if you are not light travellers as I have a roof box which I can fit if neccessary to allow 4 large suitcases
Price includes my guiding and driving throughout.
My accommodation when not at home IS included in the price, my help in recommending and helping to find suitable accommodation is included. If we change the itinerary signifcantly we may have to make minor adjustments to the price to allow for this
I carry a variety of soft drinks in the car, whch are included, and can replenish to your taste as appropriate and as route allows.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 sterling - B&B £75 per couple per night in en suite room
lunch and dinner, £60 per couple per day
National trust Membership touring pass (about £60 for a couple)
your accomodation: 2 nights in Wessex, 1 or 2 night in central england, 3 or 4 nights in Yorkshire, possibly 1 night in Durham or Cumbria. I will help you find suitable acomodation.
Entrance fees. I base much of the tour on National Trust and or English Heritage properties, s membership of one or both will be very good value (much less than individual entry fees)
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Excellent, informative, personal, flexible, fun, perfect trip with our extraordinary guide Keith. He was very knowledgable about the areas we were in providing us with many insights into the history, the flora and the fauna. . Additionally he was very accommodating to our needs and wishes. We highly recommend Keith . Hope to do a return visit with him.