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The Great British Countryside

We have set down some of the outstanding treasures of the Britsh countryside from the lions at Longleat near Bath, to the magnificent rolling hills of the Cotswolds and the towering minster in Roman and Viking York.

Take a look at our Great British Tours to see if there is something you fancy. We have listed them in the order of approximate distance from central London.

We start in price from £250 for 2  people close to London, which wouldnormally be a half day then we will 'price on application' depending how far away it is.

Picnics al fresco

Try our picnic service served in classic panniers with bone china, to a menu selected by you. Make the most of the Great British Countryside.

Osterley Park, Middlesex

Osterley Park, Middlesex

Originally given to the Gresham family, it has fine paintings and strong Adam influences just on the west side of London.. Reservation Request

Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle, Kent

Magnificent Hever Castle - Tudor home of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. You really have to stay at this former Astor–owned home to appreciate it fully. Reservation Request

Knole Park, Kent

Knole Park, Kent

Knole Park has lasted through Tudor and Stuart dynasties to house a host of beautiful works of art set in stunning grounds with deer herds. Reservation Request

Penshurst Place, Kent

Penshurst Place, Kent

Still in the Lisle family, Penhurst Place dates from the 14th century. Reservation Request

Stratfield Saye, Berkshire

Stratfield Saye, Berkshire

Stratfield Saye was the home of the Duke of Wellington set in the Berkshire countryside; the Duke's horse is buried in the grounds. Reservation Request

Sissinghurst, Kent

Sissinghurst, Kent

Sissinghurst is a great Tudor & Elizabethan mansion which slowly fell to pieces until in 1930 Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson repaired the buildings and created one of the loveliest gardens in England. Reservation Request

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Designed in French renaissance style for its owners, the Rothschilds, Waddesdon Manor has hosted many famous politicians and men of letters over the centuries. Reservation Request

Petworth House, West Sussex

Petworth House, West Sussex

Just outside this charming unspolt Sussex town Petworth House boasts van Dyck paintings and Grinling Gibbons works too. Reservation Request

Broadlands, Hampshire

Broadlands, Hampshire

Norman then Tudor influences are evident though much restructuring took place in the 18th Century. The Palmerston and Mountbatten families have owned it. Reservation Request

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is perhaps the most beautiful countryside in England: rolling hills and traditional houses made of local limestone. Reservation Request

Wilton Place, Wiltshire

Wilton Place, Wiltshire

Granted to the Herberts by Henry VIII, the palladian bridge is a special feature of Wilton Place. Reservation Request

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral boasts the tallest spire in the country, a beautiful close where Prime Minister Edward Heath lived. Stonehenge is nearby. Reservation Request

Althorp, Northamptonshire

Althorp, Northamptonshire

Althorp is the home of the Spencer family and the former Diana Spencer, later Princess of Wales. Reservation Request

Longleat, Somerset

Longleat, Somerset

The Marquis of Bath's home - Longleat is set in its own safari park with its famous lions: among other treasures in the house, the Caxton books are most celebrated. Reservation Request

Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire

Granted to the Russell family by Henry VIII. There have been many royal visitors to Woburn Abbey. It has a wonderful abbey too as well as a safari park to match Longleat's. Reservation Request

Glastonbury & Wells Cathedral

Glastonbury & Wells Cathedral

Glastonbury is more than the Festival: it has been a meeting place on the Tor for thousands of years. Nearby Wells is the smallest city in England, prominent since Saxon times with a delightful cathedral. Reservation Request

Coventry Cathedral, Warwickshire

Coventry Cathedral, Warwickshire

Bombed to destruction in 1940 Coventry Cathedral was fully restored. The Piper window and Graham Sutherland tapestry enhance Basil Spence’s dramatic modern design. Parts of the old cathedral remain alongside. Reservation Request

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

The summer retreat of Queen Victoria turned Cowes from backwater to trendy resort. A short ferry crossing gets you to Osborne House. Reservation Request

Chatsworth, Derbyshire

Chatsworth, Derbyshire

Chatsworth is perhaps the finest home in Derbyshire; seat of the Duke of Devonshire and host to countless film sets. Reservation Request

Chester

Chester

Once a Roman port (now no longer navigable), the old city walls are still prominent. There ia a wide spread of different architectural styles and the famous Chester racecourse too. Reservation Request

York Minster

York Minster

Second only to Canterbury in ecclesiastical importance, this beautiful town holds the minster close to itself;its Viking and Roman influences make it a special place of history and scholarship. Reservation Request

Edinburgh: including the Castle, Holyrood Palace

Edinburgh: including the Castle, Holyrood Palace

A trip all of its own flavour; from Royalty with Holyrood Palace and the royal yacht Britannia, to the centre of an independent nation and its magnificent, towering castle. Reservation Request

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