Discover what makes Britain truly great on a staycation unlike any other...6th February 2019
Booking a holiday is something that should be an enjoyable experience and if you’re anything like us, you’ll love the excitement of sitting down with a cup of tea and travel brochure to plan your next adventure. 2019, however, has so far been a little different...
Anyone reading the news at the moment will be more than aware of the looming Brexit deadline, and despite many companies – us included – trying to reassure customers that foreign travel won’t be hugely impacted, many of us are choosing, instead, to remove any uncertainties by simply holidaying at home. Luckily for us, calling the UK home means that we have unlimited access to its stunning landscapes, incredibly rich history and vibrant culture.
It’s easy to overlook your home country as a must-visit destination, but when you look at what our magnificent British Isles have to offer, it’s not that hard to be persuaded...
So, why not treat yourself to an all-encompassing tour of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands? How about a trip to medieval sites in and around beautiful Yorkshire? Or, maybe it’s time to hike alongside Hadrian’s Wall and bring the history you learned about vividly back to life.
Walk through landscapes strewn with heather and wildflowers, admire incredible standing stones and monuments, and visit memorable UNESCO-listed sites in magical Scotland. Join expert Dr. Val Turner, Shetland’s Regional Archaeologist, on an 11-day adventure through Scotland’s history and heritage this summer.
Crossing wild and beautiful terrain, this trek alongside the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall will open your eyes to its rich and fascinating history. Walking up to 13 miles per day in the company of Mark Corney, expert and contributor to Channel 4’s Time Team, you’ll explore Birdoswald with its fort and museum, you’ll observe the longest unbroken section of the wall itself, and you’ll gain unprecedented insight into its story along the way.
Join expert and York local Ailsa Mainman for this journey through the medieval period among some of the UK’s most spectacular landscapes. From the legendary Whitby Abbey and the impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, to the remains of a deserted village at Wharram Percy – leave no stone unturned on this 7-day tour.
If last summer’s blistering heatwave is anything to go by, you’ll be looking for a cool August escape and our Highlands & Islands tour of Scotland is ideal. Starting in Edinburgh, visit museums and castles before heading off to more remote areas. Encounter the Callanish Standing Stones, the stunning Isle of Skye and myriad sites of historic and archaeological interest.
If you’d rather explore this fair country on a smaller scale, why not treat yourself to a Study Day? Hosted by leading experts in archaeology, history and the arts, these day-long experiences offer you the chance to journey back to the past in immersive and unique ways.
Join Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb at Hampton Court to follow in the footsteps of King Henry VIII. Delve into the fascinating world of human osteoarchaeology in Winchester, where the chance to reassemble a real skeleton awaits. Take a walk among the legendary monoliths at Stonhenge during a memorable private visit. We will bring you closer to history than ever before on our UK-based Study Days.