Classic Trip of Britain

Romantic
Romantic
19 - 29
days

With some obvious "musts" like London and Glasgow, along with a pinch of nature in Windermere, some Victorian high society in Bath, breathtaking views in Fort William, and the rich cultural heritage of Cambridge, fully immerse yourself in British culture and history on this grand tour.

In this trip

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  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    London, United Kingdom

  • 2

    Bath, United Kingdom

  • 3

    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

  • 4

    Caernarfon, United Kingdom

  • 5

    Chester, United Kingdom

  • 6

    Windermere, United Kingdom

  • 7

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • 8

    Inverness, United Kingdom

  • 9

    Fort William, United Kingdom

  • 10

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • 11

    York, United Kingdom

  • 12

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 13

    London, United Kingdom

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Things to do in and around London

  • hdr parliament
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tower of London
  • British Museum
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • Oxford Postcard
  • V and A 2
  • Kew Gardens
  • Westminster Abbey at sunset
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Leeds Castle
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
  • London Street
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tate Modern
  • Chelsea: King's Road
  • Canterbury Cathedral Aerial
  • Savill Gardens 16-05-2014
  • National Theatre
  • Hyde Park, London, England
  • The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (London 2013)
  • The Wallace Collection
  • Curve and Gothic Temple - Painshill
  • Brighton
  • National Portrait Gallery: London, England
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Bekonscot Town
  • Mapledurham house
   
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London

United Kingdom, London region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nights

Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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Things to do in and around Bath

  • Bath, England
  • Bath - 051
  • Bath - Royal Crescent
  • American Museum in Bath
  • No 1 The Royal Crescent, Georgian Architecture Bath Somerset
  • Stourhead
  • Stonehenge
  • The Circus 01
  • The Holburne museum bath  Art & Cultture
  • Bath 14 Jan 2012 (5)
  • Bath Museum of fashion and Assembly rooms
  • Wilton House
  • Puzzlewood
  • Roman Baths
  • Oxford Postcard
  • Arundel Castle 21-09-2012
   
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Bath

United Kingdom, South West region

Small townsCultureNight lifeHistoricFood2 nights

Established by the Romans in the 1C, Bath remains a spa destination with its 18C atmosphere surviving amid a modern ambiance.

Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, South West England. The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. AD 60 when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although oral tradition suggests that the hot springs were known before then. It became popular as a spa town during the Georgian era, leaving a heritage of Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone. Bath became a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city's theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues have helped to make it a major centre for tourism.
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Things to do in and around Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Stratford-upon-Avon Waterside
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace - Stratford upon Avon
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Stratford upon Avon, England
  • Oxford Postcard
  • Blenheim Palace Water Terraces
  • photo (4)
  • driveway to Charlecote Park
  • Baddesley Clinton 02
   
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Stratford-upon-Avon

United Kingdom, West Midlands region

Small townsCultureHistoric1 night

Famous for being Shakespeare's hometown, this lively market town is certainly a charming and fascinating place to visit.

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Other tourist attractions within the town include five houses relating to Shakespeare's life, At the top end of Waterside is Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried. Other attractions include the Stratford Butterfly Farm, which is on the eastern side of the river and the Bancroft Gardens and Stratford Armouries.
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Things to do in and around Caernarfon

  • View of Caernarfon
  • Caernarfon castle
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  • Back street in Caernarfon
  • 'Town Walls' - Caernarfon Castle
  • North Wales, UK
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  • Bodnant House
  • DSC00262 View from train
   
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Caernarfon

United Kingdom, North Wales region

Small townsNatureActiveCulture1 night

The Welsh port town of Caernarfon is rich in history, surrounded with beautiful countryside and lush waterscapes.

Caernarfon is a royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales. One of the oldest buildings in the town is The Market Hall, which is situated on Hole In The Wall street. The old court buildings, replaced in 2009 by a new complex designed by HOK on the former Segontium School site in Llanberis Road, are situated inside the castle walls, next door to the Anglesey Arms Hotel and to the Gwynedd County Council buildings in Pendeitch. They are grand buildings, especially the exterior of the former magistrates' court, which features a gothic architecture style of decoration.
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Things to do in and around Chester

  • Chester
  • The Village of Woodstock near Oxford, England
  • Chester Rows
  • Roman Garden
  • Wales and the Marches May 2011 130
  • Erddig Hall
  • Bodnant House
  • Wales and the Marches May 2011 102
  • Chester Cathedral 1
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester 2006: Onto the wall
  • Bodelwyddan Castle
  • River Dee
  • Liverpool cityscape view towards Liverpool Cathedral
  • Conwy Town and Wall
   
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Chester

United Kingdom, North West region

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Evidence of Roman and Saxon history are still visible throughout the city, while its medieval atmosphere id delightfully predominant.

Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee. Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the listed Grade I walls are almost complete. The major museum in Chester is the Grosvenor Museum which includes a collection of Roman tombstones and an art gallery
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Things to do in and around Windermere

  • Lake District National Park Lake Windermere near town Ambleside, county Cumbria, North England.  2 December 2012
  • Windermere ...
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  • Muncaster Castle
  • Derwentwater
  • The Bowes Museum, Art Gallery Barnard Castle Teesdale County Durham North East
  • Lake Ullswater Cumbria.
  • Lake Windermere
  • lowther castle
   
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Windermere

United Kingdom, The Lake District region

NatureActiveSmall townsFood2 nights

Named for the largest lake in the area, this Cumbrian town is the perfect base for exploring England's breathtaking Lake District.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Due to its position on the banks of Windermere, the town has become a tourist honeypot. Although their mutual growth has caused them to become one large settlement, the town is distinct from the town of Windermere as the two still have distinguishable town centres. Historically part of Westmorland, in 2012, Bowness was one of the official stop off points for the Olympic torch before it made its way to the Olympic Games opening ceremony
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Things to do in and around Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Burrell collection interior view 2
  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Hunterian Art Gallery & Mackintosh House
  • At the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain stop
  • They're escaping me ...
  • Hunterian Museum
  • Kelvingrove
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow
  • Loch Katrine
  • P1060108
   
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Glasgow

United Kingdom, Scotland region

CultureHistoricFoodNight life1 night

The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is spirited and fun-loving with its strong maritime history still preserved in its cityscape.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums. Glasgow is home to a variety of theatres including the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre and is home to many municipal museums and art galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Burrell Collection. Most of the museums in Glasgow are free to enter.
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Things to do in and around Inverness

  • River Ness - Inverness
  • Inverness
  • St Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness Scotland
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle Scotland
  • Urquhart Castle
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  • Lochan
  • Spynie003.jpg
  • P1110975.JPG
   
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Inverness

United Kingdom, Scotland region

NatureActiveSmall townsCulture2 nights

Once coveted for its strategic locale, Scotland's northernmost city is a booming economic and cultural hub, full of Highland charm.

Inverness (meaning ""Mouth of the River Ness"") is a city in the Scottish Highlands.It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century. Inverness Botanic Gardens is located in Bught Park a few minutes walk from the west bank of the River Ness near to the Ness Islands. Inverness is the location of Macbeth's castle in Shakespeare's play.
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Things to do in and around Fort William

  • FORT WILLIAM SCOTLAND SEP 2013
  • Fort William 33
  • West Highland Museum, Fort William, Scotland
  • Neptune's Staircase 2
  • Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle Scotland
  • Glen Coe
  • Sanna Sands Pen Wash
  • SANY0016
   
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Fort William

United Kingdom, Scotland region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 night

One of the largest towns in Scotland's Highlands, this busy town boasts museums, warm locals, and access to stunning nature.

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tourist center, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mor to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a center for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track. It is the start/end of both the West Highland Way (Milngavie-Fort William) and the Great Glen Way (a walk/cycle way Fort William-Inverness). Around 726 people (7.33% of the population) can speak Gaelic.
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Things to do in and around Edinburgh

  • Stormy Calton Hill, Edinburgh (Remixed)
  • The Museum of Scotland
  • Portobello Beach from Seafield, Edinburgh, April 2014
  • Victoria Street, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Mile - iPhone
  • Rosslyn Chapel. Scotland
  • Scott's View
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  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Mary King's Close
  • Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
  • At the 'Rest and be Thankful' mountain stop
  • Tweed Valley at Cardrona
  • camera obscura
  • Weekendje Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey
  • Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
  • Tantallon Castle
  • Scone Palace, Scotland
   
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Edinburgh

United Kingdom, Scotland region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFoodBeaches2 nights

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for its rich history, idyllic setting, and spirited cultural life.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city is home to many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh is rich in associations with the past and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2004 Edinburgh became the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, an accolade awarded in recognition of its literary heritage and lively literary activities in the present.
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Things to do in and around York

  • York
  • York Minster. Early morning, autumn
  • York-England
  • 737
  • York Minster from the city wall
  • Harewood House
  • An eye in the garden wall
  • Shambles
  • Fairfax House, Castlegate, York
  • No queue at the Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Cold War Bunker
  • Fountains Abbey 066
  • It's got scale
   
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York

United Kingdom, Yorkshire and the Humber region

HistoricNight lifeCultureFood1 night

This marvelous walled city offers a wealth of history at every turn, with a beautiful cityscape laid out around its two rivers.

York local is a walled city at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities. York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, dominates the city. York Castle, a complex of buildings ranging from the medieval Clifford's Tower to the 20th century entrance to the York Castle Museum (formerly a prison) has had a chequered history. York's centre is enclosed by the city's medieval walls, which are a popular walk. These defences are the most complete in England.
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Things to do in and around Cambridge

  • College Rooftops
  • Pembroke College - Cambridge
  • St. John's College, Cambridge
  • Not Diagon Alley - Cambridge, England October 2006_270
  • King's College, Cambridge
  • Burghley House
  • St Mary's Bridge, Stamford
  • Kings College Kings Parade Entrance...
  • Quadrangle, Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Market Square, Cambridge
  • The Winter Garden in Winter Sun
  • Anglesey Abbey (NT) 16-10-2010
  • Oxford Postcard
   
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Cambridge

United Kingdom, East of England region

CultureHistoricNight life1 night

A famous university city full of highly respected colleges, medieval architecture, thriving culture, and lush countryside.

The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam. There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area during the Bronze Age and Roman times; under Viking rule Cambridge became an important trading centre. Cambridge is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library.
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Things to do in and around London

  • hdr parliament
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tower of London
  • British Museum
  • White Cliffs of Dover, UK
  • Oxford Postcard
  • V and A 2
  • Kew Gardens
  • Westminster Abbey at sunset
  • London Eye - iPhone
  • Leeds Castle
  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!
   
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London

United Kingdom, London region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

Steeped in history and royalty, the English capital is considered to be one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, its history going back to its founding by the Romans. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
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