England may be a small country, but it is mighty. From spectacular, rugged coastlines and breathtaking countryside to iconic cities and chocolate-box villages, there’s something to suit all interests in every corner! Even in the tiniest places, you can find all that is quintessentially English. Down in the district of Cornwall, charming St. Ives offers pretty streets, seafront eateries, and boutique shops, whilst Newquay is renowned for its long, sandy beaches and nostalgic seaside attractions. Take the chance to visit some truly stunning architecture, like the extraordinary minster in York, Brighton’s remarkable Pavilion, and the historic Roman Baths and the Georgian stone façade of the Royal Crescent in the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Bath! Mix the old with the new in the popular harbourside city of Bristol, or venture to the fantastic gorge cliffs of Cheddar – the choice is yours! Wherever you go, find friendly people, gorgeous natural sights, and bustling English streets adorned with the history of your homeland. See another side to the country you call home on one of our fully escorted coach holidays or self-drive hotel breaks – you certainly don’t have to travel far to enjoy a holiday you will never forget!
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Weston-super-Mare is a traditional seaside town with Somerset’s stunning scenery just on the doorstep, along with the cities of Bristol and Bath.
Delve into a Devon cream tea on this exciting tour and discover the very best of Torquay, also including a harbour cruise in Plymouth.
Situated at the very heart of the English Riviera, Torquay boasts a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and a palm-lined seafront – a true holiday spot.
From Newquay, we discover some of Cornwall’s most popular attractions, including the Eden Project – home to plants from all over the world!
From our base in charming Whitby, take to the tracks aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and admire the beautiful scenery.
Set on a Georgian bay, with sandy beaches and clear waters, Weymouth is a firm favourite and a great base from which to explore Dorset.
The Isle of Wight boasts Royal connections through its association with Queen Victoria who made Osborne House a home with Prince Albert.
With splendid views of the abbey, our cliff-top hotel sits proudly above the charming town of Whitby; the perfect spot for a long weekend!
Discover Yorkshire’s highlights on this superb short break, with visits to York and Whitby, and a journey along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Relax on the 'diamond' Isle of Wight, journey through the scenic countryside aboard the steam railway, and enjoy a visit to Osborne House.
Discover the pretty coastal resorts of delightful Eastbourne and beautiful Brighton on this charming 5-day break.
Join us on a sightseeing spectacular staying in either St. Ives or St. Mawes and discover the magical Isles of Scilly and beautiful Cornwall.
Set in 24 hectares of magnificent parkland and exquisite gardens, visit Sandringham, perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk.
From our base in stunning St.Ives, we take in the beautiful Cornish coast and countryside including a trip to the tropical Isles of Scilly.
From our base in the picturesque town of Windermere, we’ll explore Keswick and Grasmere, before setting sail on a cruise along Lake Windermere.
Enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea on this delightful break staying in St. Mawes, also visiting charming Padstow and historic Truro.
With golden sandy beaches, sheltered coves and seaside attractions, St. Ives is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
Discover Bournemouth's 7 miles of sandy beaches on this magnificent holiday that also takes you to historic Salisbury and the charming resort of Swanage.
Take in charming cities, gorgeous scenery and much more on this fantastic tour, with a visit to Norwich and a cruise along the stunning Norfolk Broads.
Discover the elegance of York with its marvellous Minster and the quirky Shambles, before exploring seaside Whitby.
Make your festive season merry and bright with this Turkey & Tinsel break in Whitby! Enjoy a visit to York and it's superb Christmas Market
Uncover some of Yorkshire’s gems on this fantastic short break, with visits to historic York Minster, quaint Grassington and charming Skipton.
Take to the waters with a cruise around Plymouth’s historic harbour, and enjoy a classic Devon treat – the delicious Devonshire cream tea!
The Cumbrian town of Kendal is the perfect base for exploring the nearby Lake District, and towns such as Windermere and Keswick.
The Royal Palaces of London are remarkable! Join us as we discover some of the city’s finest buildings, including Buckingham Palace.
Join us on a sightseeing spectacular staying in popular Newquay and discover the magical Isles of Scilly, quaint Looe and enchanting Polperro.
You can’t visit the Lake District without taking a cruise, and on this break we include three! Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Admire the beatiful South Coast of England with a cruise aboard the Dorset Queen and see Millionaire's Row and the five islands of Poole Harbour.
Derwentwater has long attracted visitors with its lakeland setting. From here, we’ll explore the Lake District and cruise along Windermere.
Soak up the seaside delights of Eastbourne before discovering some the finest historic properties in Sussex, including romantic Hever Castle.
Explore the fascinating Black Country Living Museum, and walk the historic footsteps across the first-ever cast-iron bridge as we visit Ironbridge.
Set on a breathtaking Georgian bay, Weymouth is a firm favourite and a great base from which to explore the delights of Dorset.
Discover Lincoln and Nottingham from our base at Warner’s Thoresby Hall – a magnificent Grade I listed building set on the edge of Sherwood Forest.
Enjoy the facilities at Warner Alvaston Hall in the pretty Cheshire countryside on this delightful tour, also visiting Chester and Shrewsbury.
Enjoy the best of North Yorkshire with this fantastic break. From our base in Whitby, we explore the North York Moors and Scarborough.
Eastbourne provides us with the perfect base from which to explore the delights of the South Coast, including historic Michelham Priory.
Staying at the 4-star Park Hotel with its gorgeous landscaped gardens, discover North Devon's finest sights, including Clovelly, Bideford and RHS Rosemoor.
Staying at Warner’s Sinah Warren Hotel, enjoy a relaxing break with visits to Bournemouth, Portsmouth and more.
Look beyond the breathtaking scenery at Windermere and you’ll discover a hive of cultural activity, quaint villages and fascinating heritage.
Join us as we celebrate this magical time of year in beautiful Whitby, combining your stay with a visit to historic York and its Christmas market.
Coastal towns, beautiful gardens and spectacular views await on this tour taking in the charms of Dorset, from our base in seaside Weymouth.
From our base in Torquay, discover the elegant resort of Sidmouth, explore beautiful Brixham, and visit the charming village of Kingswear.
Enjoy a wonderful stay at a 4-star city centre Bristol hotel, and the and explore Regency Bath and His Majesty The King's own personal gardens at Highgrove
Enjoy the spectacular Isle of Wight from our base in Shanklin, where we’ll explore the island with a scenic tour and a trip to Victorian Ryde.
A popular resort since Victorian times, Torquay is the perfect base from which to discover the many sights of South Devon.
See the unforgettable Thursford Spectacular and relax in Great Yarmouth
Discover the best of North Devon on this wonderful break exploring seaside towns, Exmoor National Park and delightful Clovelly.
Once known as the ‘Little Switzerland of England’, Lynton is set in a beautiful part of the country with cliff faces and tumbling waterfalls.
Situated on Yorkshire’s glorious coastline, Scarborough is perfectly placed to discover wonderful Whitby.
Join a group of like-minded individuals and start your Christmas celebrations early in Weston-super-Mare, also visiting Bath and Cheddar.
Staying at Warner's Lakeside Village on Hayling Island, discover Bournemouth, Portsmouth and more on this fantastic tour.
Experience the quintessential charm of the Cotswolds, exploring chocolate-box villages, rolling green hills and stunning scenery along the way.
Discover cobbled streets, folklore, legends and cultural charms with trips to Lincoln, Nottingham and the delightful town of Melton Mowbray.
Take a stroll along Sandown’s pretty promenade and you’ll find deckchairs, beach huts and the delightful Victorian pier which dates back to 1879.
One of Britain’s oldest resorts, Weymouth is the perfect place to enjoy a magical Christmas break!
St. Ives is known for its arts scene, quaint cottages and winding alleys. From our hillside position, see the incredible views of Porthminster Beach.
Celebrate the festive season in style on this Turkey & Tinsel break to beautiful Windermere in the Lake District.
Explore delightful Durham from Redworth Hall Hotel, a stunning 17th century Jacobean Manor House with acres of tranquil landscaped grounds.
Join us on this fantastic Turkey & Tinsel break to the popular resort of Weymouth – the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
The sophisticated resort of Torquay lies at the very heart of the English Riviera and has been a popular destination since Victorian times!
Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when staying at Warner’s Gunton Hall, enjoying visits to Norwich, Great Yarmouth and more.
Exmouth has been a popular seaside resort since the Regency period, and from here we visit historic Exeter, Totnes and Torquay.
The Isle of Wight offers a mix of coast and countryside, with olde-worlde villages and modern seaside resorts all within close proximity.
Enjoy traditional seaside fun in Southend-on-Sea and visit The Historic Chatham Dockyard – the home of TV’s popular Call The Midwife.
Take in the scenic landscape of the Wye Valley and visit historic Worcester from our base at Warner’s fantastic Holme Lacy House.
The romantic gardens of Cornwall exude a timeless, magical quality and on this holiday we visit some of the finest gardens the region has to offer.
Discover the best of the North West on this short break, combining a stay in Blackpool with the Lake District and the East Lancashire Railway.
Explore the glorious North East from our scenic riverside setting in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, and discover the wonderful Northumberland Coast.
From the dreaming spires of Oxford to the mighty Windsor Castle, join us for a short break brimming with history, culture and tradition.
Explore the fascinating cultural city of Liverpool, famous for its musical heritage, whilst also visiting elegant Southport and historic Chester.
Explore your home and head on a tour featuring many incredible British Royal palaces and homes, including Buckingham and Kensington, as well as the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Home to the Royals since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a must-visit when in the capital city of London. The Royal family are a key part of British culture, just like the desire to enjoy Devonshire cream tea in the heart of the countryside, taking the chance to venture on a walking trail like the Agatha Christie Mile in gorgeous Torquay, or relishing in a seaside summer break with some sun, enjoying the traditional seafronts, piers, and bays in gorgeous resorts like Sandown and Yarmouth. England also has a long railroad history, which can be explored onboard the extraordinary North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Kent & East Sussex Railway, East Lancashire Railway, and many more, winding through the gorgeous scenery of this attractive country. From the outstanding natural beauty of the Northumbrian coast to the popular resort of Eastbourne, the tranquillity of the breathtaking Lake District to the literary playground of Shakespeare’s county, you’re never short on things to see and do in England. Home really is where heart is, so let’s explore it together…
Amongst some of the most recognisable sights in the world, the royal palaces of London are a must-visit!View Tour
The origin of the chicken tikka masala is often disputed, with some attributing it to the South Asian community in Britain, and others claiming it comes from Glasgow. Either way, it is one of the national dishes of England. With comparisons to Indian butter chicken, it is an immensely popular creamy and mild curry.
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
Located on the outskirts of Eastbourne, Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The spectacular views of the English Channel and famous red and white-striped lighthouse are mesmerising – it’s no surprise this area has been used in several films and TV shows.
Showcasing Victorian seaside architecture at its finest, this 150-year-old pier is home to souvenir shops, traditional attractions, and the iconic Victorian Tea Tooms. Soak up the ocean views whilst you enjoy the very best fish and chips!
Museums and Galleries
For those interested in history and culture, Eastbourne has a fantastic selection of museums and art galleries. The Towner Art Gallery boasts a collection of over 4,000 works of art, whilst the Lifeboat Museum features fascinating displays on the town’s lifeboats and maritime past.
Situated on the banks of England’s largest natural lake, Windermere is one of the most popular towns in the Lake District. Brimming with independent shops, bustling cafés, stylish restaurants and traditional pubs, you won’t be short of things to see and do.
Renowned for its scenic location and charming streets, enjoy taking in the stunning views of majestic mountains and shimmering lakes as you explore this popular town. Find unique gifts made by local artists and craftspeople in the art galleries and boutiques, or relax in one of the cosy pubs with your favourite drink.
Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, Grasmere is famous for its connections to William Wordsworth. You can learn more about this famous poet at his former home, Dove Cottage, and be sure to treat your tastebuds to the legendary Grasmere Gingerbread at Sarah Nelson’s shop.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Tate Gallery showcases modern and contemporary art, focusing on artists who have lived or worked in St. Ives and the surrounding area. The museum’s collection features works by celebrated figures, including Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson, and Barbara Hepworth.
St. Ives Harbour
The heart of the town, St. Ives Harbour boasts three piers: Smeaton’s Pier, West Pier and New Pier. Fishing and pleasure boats come and go throughout the day, and there is a delightful range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and shops to keep visitors entertained.
Barbara Hepworth Museum
A must-visit attraction for art lovers, the Barbara Hepworth Museum is located in the former studio and garden of the famous sculptor. With various exhibitions, giant sculptures, and inspiring paintings, visitors can admire her work and learn how her style changed over time.
One of the most recognisable landmarks in this favourite coastal resort, Whitby Abbey sits atop the East Cliff, overlooking the town, and provides panoramic views of the North Sea. Dating back to the 7th century, visitors can explore the ruins and learn about its history – did you know Bram Stoker drew inspiration from the abbey for his novel, Dracula?
Whitby is home to several fascinating museums. Whitby Museum showcases the town’s rich history and culture with exhibitions on local archaeology, the whaling industry, Bram Stoker and more, whilst the Captain Cook Memorial Museum is packed with information on the famous explorer’s life and voyages.
Filled with fishing boats and a host of yachts, Whitby Harbour the perfect place to sit back and watch the world go by. With quaint, cobblestone streets, inviting bars, and plenty of fish and chip shops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Having been on 5/6 trips with Sheerings in the past we booked , a trip to Paris for a four night break, the majority of the trip was enjoyable except , we all booked an .advertised trip paid the coach driver our money 56.00E. for a meal in Paris and a night tour round Paris.. The meal was very mediocre, but as we had a good group atmosphere all was going good. however when we all were back on the coach . the driver informed the tour coach 168 that he had decided that he was not doing the night tour round Paris, as it was too light still 8.00 at night, and that anyone that has any complaints should email shearings when they got back. his attitude appeared to have a menacing tone . after a little while , another passenger with slight autism stood up and asked why he wasn't going on the night trip, the answer he gave was there are 28 people on the coach and 27 are too tired to go out at night . he then proceeded to stand over the seated vulnerable adult with his arms outstretched and blocking the view of his family in what appeared to be intimidating telling this person not to spoil it for everyone. HE HAD ONLY ASKED WHAT OTHERS WERE THINKING. On return his mother rang the customer service line to be told that the drivers were out of time , had the driver said this it would have been more acceptable , but its a lot to advertise and charge people for and then intimidate them when they respond . well done sheerings ledger . never again will i stand by and allow you to ick on a vulnerable adult. we don't want financial recompense , just to let people know that if your expecting a night seeing the lights in Paris you may well be disappointed
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