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A place of legend and adventure! Follow in the footsteps of Robin Hood with a visit to the Major Oak and the pretty village of Edwinstowe. You can decide for yourself if he was a folk hero or a fantasy as we explore this ancient woodland, see some of the magnificent oak trees that contribute to the legend and get to know the area of Nottinghamshire that contributed so much to our entertainment.
Quintessentially English villages and rolling countryside - the Cotswolds area is what many visitors think of as England. A scenic tour can take in several picturesque towns and villages, a pub lunch, spectacular views and a sense of how life has been lived over the centuries in this rural setting. And of course, lots of sheep...
BMAG - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
BMAG exhibits some wonderful objects, from exquisitely decorated Anglo-Saxon gold, beautiful metal and glassware, to a world-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Enjoy a highlights tour that includes the splendours of the Staffordshire Hoard, an intriguing 16th century seafarers map as well as paintings, pottery and stained glass, many of them reflecting the industrial history of Birmingham.
Hidcote, Blenheim, Kiftsgate, Chatsworth... there are so many beautiful gardens to visit in the Heart of England. We can put together an itinerary that includes several gardens or an extended visit to just one or two. Spectacular countryside scenery is always part of the deal and lunch in a local village pub makes for a splendid day out. The English have a passion for gardening and wonderful gardens are the result.
Cathedrals and churches
London and the Heart of England have many awe-inspiring churches and cathedrals, just waiting to be explored. From the magnificent monuments of our royal church, Westminster Abbey, to the sublime splendour and modern art works of St Paul's Cathedral or the soaring spires and Harry Potter connections of Gloucester Cathedral - let us show you the stunning architecture and surprising modern touches that make these buildings for all time.