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British Heritage

British history & heritage

With so much culture and heritage to explore right on your doorstep, why go anywhere else? Great Britain is such a fascinating country, with a history that goes back for centuries. You can make the most of it with an exciting coach holiday, learning about  the important events that shaped our green and pleasant land as you go.

Discover the stunning beauty that inspired British authors with one of our literary tours, experience the pomp and ceremony of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo or explore the fascinating National Trust properties of Scotland. Whichever holiday you choose, you'll enjoy luxury coach travel, comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and, of course, the expertly guided excursions that Shearings are famous for.

Choose your favourite holiday below, or see the full range of coach holidays in the UK.

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Close this result item Bournemouth & Maritime Portsmouth 5 days 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Golden sands, spectacular gardens, mild climate - it's hardly surprising that Bournemouth is one of our best-loved resorts. On this holiday we also gain a fascinating insight into centuries of naval heritage in maritime Portsmouth.

Majestic Hotel , Bournemouth

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5 days from only £246.60 per person.

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Close this result item Historic Durham & Beamish 5 days 

Durham

The beautiful city of Durham, with its Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, is the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county. Come away with us and discover what the magical North East corner of England has to offer.

Eden Arms Hotel , Nr Durham

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Close this result item Royal Yacht & Edinburgh 5 days 

Royal Yacht Britannia

The quaint town of Melrose, nestled between the Eildon Hills and the River Tweed, is a perfect base from where we explore some of the area’s rich heritage and scenery. With historic Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders on the doorstep, there is so much for us to discover.

Waverley Castle Hotel , Melrose

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Close this result item Kipling's Batemans & Hastings 5 days 

Batemans - Kipling's home

Discover the tranquility of Rudyard Kipling's family home and the surrounding countryside which provided inspiration for his work. We also visit historic Hastings and delightful Bexhill-on-Sea.

Majestic Hotel , Eastbourne

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Close this result item Belfast & Giant's Causeway 5 days 

Giant's Causeway

Come and discover the beautiful Antrim Coast, as we take you past stunning seascapes to see the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, as well as exploring the vibrant city of Belfast on this great midweek break.

Clarion Hotel, Carrickfergus

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5 days from only £269 per person.

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Close this result item Historic Oxford & Captivating Cambridge 5 days 

Cambridge

The truly English cities of Oxford and Cambridge are enchanting places to visit, filled with magnificent architecture, romantic rivers, historic colleges and atmospheric streets. Uncover the heritage as we explore two of our country's gems.

Holiday Inn Luton South

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Close this result item Edinburgh Tattoo - Tarbet 5 days 

Edinburgh Tattoo

Join us for the spectacular mix of music, pomp and ceremony of the 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo staying in Tarbet on the peaceful shores of Loch Lomond.

Tarbet Hotel , Tarbet, Loch Lomond

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Close this result item Edinburgh Tattoo - Melrose 5 days 

Edinburgh Tattoo

Join us for the spectacular mix of music, pomp and ceremony of the 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo staying in Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Waverley Castle Hotel , Melrose

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Close this result item Paignton & Morewellham Quay 8 days 

Morewellham Quay is a historic river port which was originally developed to support the local mining industry. Join us as we discover this popular tourist attraction and other gems along the English Riviera.

Esplanade Hotel , Paignton

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Close this result item Edinburgh Tattoo - Pitlochry 5 days 

Edinburgh Tattoo

Join us for the spectacular mix of music, pomp and ceremony of the 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo staying in Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire.

Pitlochry Hydro Hotel , Pitlochry

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Close this result item Edinburgh Tattoo - Tarbet 8 days 

Edinburgh Tattoo

Join us for the spectacular mix of music, pomp and ceremony of the 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo staying in Tarbet on the peaceful shores of Loch Lomond.

Tarbet Hotel , Tarbet, Loch Lomond

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Close this result item Edinburgh Tattoo - Pitlochry 8 days 

Edinburgh Tattoo

Join us for the spectacular mix of music, pomp and ceremony of the 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo staying in Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire.

Pitlochry Hydro Hotel , Pitlochry

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Close this result item Celtic Experience 8 days 

Shannon Cruise

Join us for a fantastic break as we explore parts of the Emerald Isle that will make you want to come back for more. From train to cruise, cities to coast, as well as discovering unique heritage attractions, join us and enjoy a true Celtic experience.

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  • Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis
  • Oriel House Hotel, Cork
  • Ardmore Hotel, Dublin
  • Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin

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Close this result item Celtic Experience 8 days 

Shannon Cruise

Join us for a fantastic break as we explore parts of the Emerald Isle that will make you want to come back for more. From train to cruise, cities to coast, as well as discovering unique heritage attractions, join us and enjoy a true Celtic experience.

Selected local hotels

  • Oriel House Hotel, Cork
  • Ardmore Hotel, Dublin
  • Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis
  • Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin

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