Heritage Holidays

Guided tours of British heritageExclusive guided tours through 5000 years of British history & heritage

Roman baths at Bath

Half Day Tours

1: Prehistory

Travel through the beautiful Woodford Valley, home of the pop star Sting, to visit the World Heritage site of Stonehenge. On the return journey visit Old Sarum, the Iron Age hillfort which became home to a medieval castle and cathedral.

2: Prehistory

Cross Salisbury Plain to visit the World Heritage site of Avebury. On the way see a white horse carved in chalk and sites where crop circles have been found.

3: Salisbury

Walk round the medieval market town with its timber framed shops dating from the 13th century. Enter the Close with its charming houses. Tour the Cathedral and view an original copy of Magna Carta from 1215.

4: Jane Austen (1) Rural Hampshire

Visit Chawton Cottage where Jane wrote her books, the church where her mother and sister are buried, and the grounds of her wealthy brother’s house.

5: Jane Austen (2) Winchester

Visit Winchester to see the house where Jane died (outside only) and her grave in Winchester Cathedral. Tour the treasures of the cathedral dating from 1079.

6: Jane Austen (3) City of Bath

Visit the Jane Austen Centre. Tour a house furnished in the style of the period and visit the Assembly Rooms (now a fashion museum) where dancing parties took place in Jane’s day.

7: City of Bath

Visit the world famous Roman Baths. Enjoy the beautiful medieval Bath Abbey, and the 18th century masterpieces of the Royal Crescent and the Circus.

8: Cotswolds

Visit Lacock Abbey, home of a pioneer of photography and scene for Harry Potter movies. Tour the historic village, frequently used as a film location.

9: King Arthur

Visit Winchester, ancient capital of Wessex in the days of Alfred the Great, to see the Great Hall with the famous Round Table.

10: New Forest (1)

Drive through the New Forest, with gorgeous scenery, charming ponies running free, and thatched cottages to see the National Motor Museum set in the stunning gardens of Beaulieu Abbey.

11: New Forest (2)

Drive through the New Forest, with its thatched cottages and charming views, to see how ships were built for Nelson’s navy at Buckler’s Hard.

12: Stately Homes (1)

Wilton House near Salisbury is the home of the Earl of Pembroke and has been used for many films including Pride and Prejudice.

13: Stately Homes (2)

Breamore House is an Elizabethan manor house with a Countryside museum showing how rural life worked in bygone years. Visit the nearby Saxon church.

14: Stately Gardens (1)

Visit Stourhead to enjoy its grand house and its world famous garden set around a lake, with a bridge, classical grotto and stunning views.

15: Stately Gardens (2)

Originally a priory, then a private house Mottisfont offers an interesting house to visit with beautiful grounds including a walled rose garden.

16: Stately Gardens (3)

Journey up the enchanting Woodford Valley, home of the pop star Sting, to view the gardens of Heale House with their unique combination of a Japanese garden dating from c1900 with traditional English features.

17: Sculpture Gardens

Visit the Garden Gallery near Stockbridge where exciting new work by contemporary sculptors is displayed outdoors in delightful surroundings.