Heritage and History
England boasts a rich and fascinating history. Learn more about the world-famous royal family with a visit to London’s famed Buckingham Palace, or explore the grounds of Windsor Castle in beautiful Berkshire. Marvel at iconic Stone Henge, perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, visit the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, or learn more about the Romans at Hadrian’s Wall. Our Concierge will be pleased to arrange a variety of exciting experiences that truly embrace the history of England.
England’s rolling meadows and stretching countryside are among the gloriously green country’s greatest allures. Officially an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the richly rural Cotswolds offers over 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways, 4,000 miles of historic stone walls, enchanting ancient woodlands and meadows filled with wildflowers, as well as honey-coloured villages, longstanding literary connections, old inns, gourmet restaurants and an exceptional local food and drink scene - particularly cheese, meats and drinks. Further north, the Lake District provides a literary legacy and stunning natural beauty, while the Yorkshire Dales offer a rugged backdrop to hiking and biking, home to The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.
Art, Literature and Film
Some of the world’s most iconic literary figures through history come from England, their legacy still seen today. Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon for a glimpse of where Shakespeare was born and raised, live like Jane Austen in beautiful Bath, see the world through Wordsworth’s eyes up at Lake Windemere, view the windswept moorlands of West Yorkshire that inspired the Brontë sisters, or visit the house where Charles Dickens penned his classic Oliver Twist. A wealth of galleries – including the Tate London - showcase pieces from world-renowned artists, while the settings of numerous blockbusters and TV shows can be visited – including Durham Castle, the site of Hogwarts, and Highclere Castle, perhaps better recognised as Downton Abbey.
One of Europe’s greatest cities, London is home to some of England’s best cultural and historical attractions. You’ll find amazing museums, outstanding art, mesmerising theatre and more green parklands and deer-strewn commons than London’s European counterparts. Watch the iconic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, before meeting traditional Beefeaters at the Tower of London. Shop in iconic stores, like Harrods and Liberty of London, or ride double-decker buses, black taxi-cabs, Thames cruisers, The Underground Tube and the glorious London Eye. Refuel over hearty pub lunches, traditional afternoon teas, street food feasts or sublime multi-course menus in celebrity hangouts. Whatever you decide to do, England’s bustling capital will not disappoint. Beyond London, England's cities continue to excite - from the musical scene of Manchester, to arty Bristol, to innovative Newcastle.
Your Luxury Travel Specialist will advise the best travel arrangements for your bespoke holiday.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit Insect and tick bite avoidance.
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCDO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: Foreign Travel Advice. Additional sources of information include: Public Health England, The National Travel Health And Network Centre, Foreign And Commonwealth Office and your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.