Highlights of Britain - London to Edinburgh via Wales

England - Wales - Scotland
From London to Edinburgh via Wales
Cotswolds, York, Lake District

11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS /UP TO 18 GUESTS
This adventure delves deep into Britain’s history and culture. In England, we celebrate the differences and trace the footsteps of Bronte, Beatrix Potter, and even Dan Brown. We visit Snowdonia in North Wales and the borders of Scotland. Our journey takes in spectacular scenery and dramatic castles.

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Little tour of England, Scotland

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The Lynott Tours Difference
  • Delve into Welsh cuisine with a cookery demonstration and lunch at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
  • Indulge your sweet tooth and become a dessert connoisseur at the world famous “Pudding Club”
  • Explore the scenic back roads of some of Britain’s most spectacular regions, including the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

LondonDAY 1 LONDON
An epicenter of rich history and innovation, London is where we’ll meet for the start of our incredible journey. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Day 2 LONDON – OXFORD – COTSWOLDS 
Our group meets in London, but we soon leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford. A guided walking tour provides the perfect introduction to this most English of cities, taking in the hallowed halls of one of the historic colleges. Then it’s off to the rolling green hills and honeystone villages of the Cotswolds – England’s bucolic heartland. As a welcome treat, tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club, where we become classic dessert connoisseurs. Accommodation: (Three Ways House Hotel) (D)

DAY 3 COTSWOLDS –  STRATFORD-UPON-AVON –  COTSWOLDS
There’s plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we leave to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This medieval market town is famous as the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Accommodation: (Three Ways House Hotel) (B)

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DAY 4 COTSWOLDS – WORCESTER – IRONBRIDGE – DENBIGHSHIRE
We’ll discover more about the crusades of saints and kings on a visit of Worcester Cathedral before our road turns towards the rugged ancient landscapes of Wales this afternoon. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire. Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar). (B, D)

CotswoldsDAY 5 DENBIGHSHIRE – SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK – DENBIGHSHIRE
Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning – the magnificent Snowdonia National Park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is our next stop. Boasting 823 square miles of captivatingly diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is an area steeped in culture and local history. We’ll spend the day exploring the park together before returning to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner.(B,D)

Accommodation: The Mulberry Inn (or similar)

DAY 6 DENBIGHSHIRE – LIVERPOOL – YORK
Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’ll leave Wales behind us and move on to Liverpool – the welcoming (and fiercely proud) city that gave birth to The Beatles. What better way to get into the ‘Beatlemania’ spirit than with a bus tour and visit to The Beatles Story museum? Toes still tapping, we’ll round off the day in York. (B)

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)

York

DAY 7 YORK
We’ve a full day to spend getting to grips with York, starting with an orientation tour of the Old Town. There are centuries of history to uncover along the medieval Shambles and Snickelways – and plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed! This evening is ours to spend at leisure in town or back at the hotel. (B)

Accommodation: The Churchill Hotel (or similar)

DAY 8 YORK – CASTLE HOWARD – LAKE DISTRICT
Today we’ll rewind to  the glory days of the English country estate with a tour of magnificent Castle Howard. Our path will then take us through Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing by rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The invigorating Lake District will be the spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)

DAY 9 LAKE DISTRICT
What better way to spend the day than discovering the Lake District’s historic highlights? Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere will be Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. This afternoon, we’ll visit the charming Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth. Later, a scenic lake cruise awaits. We’ll take to the water to soak up the awe-inspiring scenery of this spectacular region before returning to our accommodation for the evening.. (B)

Accommodation: The Waterhead Hotel (or similar)

DAY 10 LAKE DISTRICT – SCOTTISH BORDERS
Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria. Located on the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, here we’ll take some time to uncover centuries-old history and admire the awe-inspiring vistas before pressing on to the Scottish Borders. This evening we have a cultural treat in store! A traditional haggis dinner and bagpipe demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night. (B,D)

Accommodation: Woodland House Hotel (or similar)l (or similar)

DAY 11 SCOTTISH BORDERS – ABBOTSFORD HOUSE – ROSSLYN CHAPEL – EDINBURGH
Before we say our goodbyes, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the grand Abbotsford House and beautiful Rosslyn Chapel. Our tour will conclude upon arrival in Edinburgh.. (B)

York

INCLUSIONS

  • 10 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Lynott Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)
  • Bagpipe demonstration during farewell dinner
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Worcester Cathedral, The Beatles Story museum, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, Hawkshead Grammar School, Dove Cottage, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Abbotsford House, Rosslyn Chapel
  • Tour returns 530PM Bonham Hotel

Where will be stay? Elegant, comfortable hotels, inns and castles which give you always reflect character and charm, A true feeling of the country that you are in. Not purpose built cookie-cutter hotels, each is unique and exudes its own charm.

COTSWOLDS Three Ways House Hotel
LLWYNMAWR The Mulbery Inn
YORK Churchill Hotel
LAKE DISTRICT Waterhead Hotel
SCOTTISH BORDERS Woodland House

 

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