Discover the UK by car...

 

We manage specific pre-selected 'car tours' to help visitors uncover the best our countryside, heritage & culture has to offer.  We work in partnership with a large number of different tour operators from around the world to supply independent accommodation to travellers.

If you would like help planning your visit to the UK, click on one of our most popular itineraries shown below, it may give you a few ideas on how to make the most of your stay in the UK.  If you would like to read a full tourist description including places to see and visit on each tour, please click the following links, (Details are correct s at July 2017 but if you are planning to visit an attraction specifically, please check opening times etc.):-

Things to do in:-                         Scotland                  Yorkshire & The Lakes                   Wales                    The West Country

Classic Scotland - 8 nights

Classic Scotland - 8 nights

Scotland Grand Tour - 12 nights

Scotland Grand Tour - 12 nights

Yorkshire & Lake District - 6 nights

Yorkshire & Lake District - 6 nights

Wales - 6 nights

Wales - 6 nights

The West Country -10 nights

The West Country -10 nights

 

Classic Scotland - 8 nights

Edinburgh, with its famous castle and ‘Royal Mile’ is the starting point for this tour which uncovers many famous Scottish towns. Travel North via St Andrews with its university and golf courses and visit Pitlochry with the salmon ladder before continuing to Inverness. Here the Culloden battlefield is well worth a visit, as are a couple of the malt whisky distilleries and the ‘Black Isle’ but leave time for some serious ‘monster hunting’ to try and spot Nessie!

Travel South via the beautiful West coast of Argyll via Oban with views to the islands, then cross the ‘Arrochar Alps’ to tranquil Loch Lomond and the Trossach hills.

2 nights Edinburgh/Fife
2 nights Inverness / Muir of Ord
2 nights Fort William
2 nights Trossachs / Loch Lomond

A logical extention to this tour would be a night or two on the Isle of Skye, the road bridge is now free to cross, but be warned that the island gets very booked up in July and August. Alternatively, why not try our Scotland Grand Tour which offers 12 nights exploration.

 

Scotland Grand Tour - 12 nights

The ultimate tour of Scotland, this extends our Classic Scotland route into the far North and offers a couple of days in Pitlochry with time to explore the beautiful lochs and glens of the Loch Tummel and Loch Tay.

Leaving historic Edinburgh with its famous castle and ‘Royal Mile’ travel North via St Andrews with its university and golf courses to Pitlochry with its famous salmon leap and forests. While in the area, visit Blair Castle, seat of the Dukes of Atholl dating from the 13th century. Travel North to Inverness, take the opportunity to visit and enjoy a tasting at a malt whisky distillery in the Spey Valley then learn about the history of the clans with a visit to the Culloden battlefield memorial. Don’t forget to pack a camera in case you get lucky ‘monster hunting’ for Nessie! The tranquillity and wilderness of the far North of Scotland comes next as you drive up to the most northerly coast. Travel South via Cape Wrath through Wester Ross, the beautiful coast of Argyll, staying at Fort William or Oban, to eventually cross the Arrochar Alps to tranquil Loch Lomond and the Trossach hills.

2 nights Edinburgh/Fife
2 nights Pitlochry
2 nights Inverness
2 nights Melvich/Thurso
2 nights Fort William/Oban
2 nights Trossachs/Loch Lomond

Extend this tour with a night or two in the city of Glasgow with its active university, art galleries and concert halls.

 

Yorkshire & Lake District - 6 nights

This tour offers the chance to see some of Britain’s most stunning scenery including the rolling Fells and Dales, tors and moors. Walking boots and a raincoat are essential items for the suitcase if you want to explore the area fully!

Your itinerary could include visits to:- York Minster with its famed Rose Window, Fountains Abbey, the relic of medieval monastic life, Wordsworth’s cottage and museum in Grasmere, a river trip on Lake Windermere, or a trip to the tranquil island of Holy Lindisfarne just off the Northumberland coast. Stately Harewood House and Castle Howard are both worth a day trip, or visitors can relax in a quiet country Dales inn with a pint of the local brew.

2 nights York
2 nights Lake District
2 nights Northumberland

Extend this tour with a night on the Scottish borders – offering fantastic scenery and castles or walk a section of Hadrian’s wall - the Roman division between England and Scotland.

 

Wales - 6 nights

Often overlooked as a destination by visitors to the UK, Wales has stunning scenery, beautiful coastlines, magnificent castles, culture and an individual language. A holiday to Wales can offer a breathtaking experience. Be sure to visit some of the wonderful gardens of North Wales, take the train or climb Snowdon if you feel energetic, see Caernafon or Conwy castles and explore Llandudno, the popular holiday resort dating from the Victorian era.

Your itinerary could include visits to:- the ruins of Tintern Abbey, the fairy-tale Italianate village of Portmeirion, Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo or some of the many fabulous castles that litter the coast and border of Wales.

2 nights Brecon Beacons
2 nights Mid Wales
2 nights Snowdonia

For a long holiday that links Celtic Wales with its Cornish Celtic cousin, why not link this tour with that of the West Country? Alternatively extend your tour into Pembrokeshire or visit the medieval and Roman city of Chester.

 

The West Country -10 nights

This route will let you to sample the New Forest and English Riviera, explore celtic Cornwall full of Arthurian legends, stunning coastlines and fabulous gardens. Visit Heligan and The Eden Project, drive through un-spoilt Exmoor and call into Regency Bath or vibrant Bristol with its thriving harbour development.

Your itinerary could include visits to:- Salisbury & Exeter Cathedrals, Plymouth with its naval heritage, rugged Dartmoor, Lands End and the Lizard, St. Ives and its artistic community, the ruins of Tintagel, St Michael’s Mount, Padstow, Cheddar Gorge, Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Roman Baths in Bath and Longleat House with its stately home and safari park.

2 nights New Forest
2 nights Torbay/Exeter
2 nights Penzance/Falmouth
2 nights Bideford/Barnstaple
2 nights Bath/Bristol

Why not extend this tour with a couple of nights stay in the Cotswolds at the beginning or end? Visit bustling Cheltenham and the market town of Cirencester or wander through the picturesque cottages, of Moreton in Marsh, Burford, Chipping and Broadway.