Itineraries & Excursions

Arts & Culture (11)
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Great Outdoors (19)
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Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens

Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens

The subtropical Gardens are now considered one of the best in the country. Established in 1765 these 20 acres are perfectly suited to "wet Mediterranean" plants and are famous for their Camellia, magnolia, rhododendron and hydrangea collections. A mixture of formal and informal, with charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views.

 

Admirals House

Admirals House

Legend has it that Admiral Nelsons body was brought to the house after Trafalgar, his brandy soaked body was taken into the dining room to unsuccessfully remove the shot. His body was returned to the brandy barrel to continue its journey to London and a heroes welcome.

 

Agatha Christie/Greenway Garden

Agatha Christie/Greenway Garden

Glorious woodland garden on the banks of the river Dart, renowned for rare half-hardy plants and carpets of native wild flowers; a real-life "secret garden" and home of Agatha Christie.

 

Arlington Court

Arlington Court

Arlington Court is a complete family estate and home to the National Trust’s Carriage Collection. The intimate Regency house contains treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, all collected by the Chichesters. The 19th-century picturesque garden is a perfect place to explore, picnic or play. The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave with working horses to keep the story alive.

 

Athelhampton House and Gardens,

Athelhampton House and Gardens,

The Grade I Listed garden is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through. The walled gardens include the world-famous topiary pyramids and collections of tulips, roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies. The gardens were winner of Christies’ Gardens of The Year Competition in 1997.

 

Barbican

Barbican

Various antique shops, jewellers. Historic quarter famous for being the start point of many voyages of discovery. Mayflower Steps, located on the Barbican, commemorating the point where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America in 1620. There is a full list of all those who made the journey in the Mayflower, on the side of 'Island House', located in Southside Street, the Barbican.

 

Bath

Bath

Bath is one of the world's great cities. To echo the words of the travel guides, it's a 'must see' destination, an essential place to visit. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water.

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Berry Pomeroy Castle

The castle, now a romantic ruin, is reputed to be one of the most haunted in the British Isles. It has numerous legends associated with it, and has been the scene of numerous ghostly sightings and strange phenomena. The most enduring ghosts seem to be the terrifying apparitions of a White Lady and a Blue Lady.

 

Boconnoc House

Boconnoc House

Boconnoc House and its surrounding estate is one of the most beautiful locations in hidden Cornwall. Located just outside Lostwithiel and only 35 minutes from Fowey. Tours can include the gardens filled with azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons; The restoration of Boconnoc House; 15th Century Church; The Deer Park; view the location of the filming of Poldark, The Three Musketeers and My Cousin Rachel.

 

Bodmin - County Assize Courts

Bodmin - County Assize Courts

Visit the County Assize Courts then move onto Bodmin Gaol, built in 1778 it was the first prison to have individual cells, and was the scene of 55 executions mostly in public. It was the site of the last public execution in Britain in 1909. Bodmin was the only Cornish town to be mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086 and the Doomsday book was housed in Bodmin Gaol during the First World War, as were the Crown Jewels.

 

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

This railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery. The main station on the line is at Bodmin General. The engine shed is here, as well as a souvenir shop and refreshment room in the restored station buildings. At Colesloggett Halt, delightful country footpaths lead to Cardinham Woods.

 

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is dominated by dramatic granite tors which tower over the sweeping expanses of open moorland. First farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers Bodmin Moor is of one the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries.

 

Bovington Tank Museum

Bovington Tank Museum

The Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.

 

Braunton Burrows

Braunton Burrows

Braunton Burrows is the largest sand dune system in the UK. It hosts an extraordinarily diverse plant community, with over 400 recorded species of vascular plants. This in turn means that there are also a great variety of associated invertebrate species. Its uniqueness and biodiversity is recognised in its designation as both a National Nature Reserve and as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Braunton Burrows is located in the South West of England, in North Devon, to the west of the town of Barnstaple.

 

Britannia Royal Naval College

Britannia Royal Naval College

High on a hill above the town of Dartmouth in Devon, south west England, Britannia Royal Naval College has been training Royal Naval officers on this site since 1905. In fact, naval officers' training in Dartmouth goes back to 1863, when the old wooden hull HMS BRITANNIA was first moored in the River Dart. The Royal Family trained here for naval service. The then young Princess Elizabeth first met Prince Philip here when she visited with her parents. He was training there.