Your Tour Itinerary - Highlights of Britain

Day 1 London – Oxford – Cotswolds

We’ll leave the capital behind for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, where a guided walking tour awaits. Then,
it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time wandering around charming villages full of honey coloured cottages. Tonight’s dinner is at the world famous Pudding Club. (D)

Day 2 Cotswolds – Stratford-uon-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. (B)

Day 3 Cotswolds - Denbighshire

This morning we’ll follow the crusades of saints and kings as we tour Worcester Cathedral. Our road then turns towards the rugged, ancient landscapes of Wales. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire. (B,D)

Day 4 Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park - Denbighshire

It’s time to soak up the splendour of Snowdonia National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Tonight, 
we’ll meet back at the hotel for a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Day 5 Denbighshire - Chester - Haworth - York - 

Today’s walking tour of Chester will take us along streets lined with striking black-and-white Tudor buildings. After paying homage to some of Britain’s literary greats at the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, we’ll continue on to York. (B)

Day 6 York 

This morning, your Tour Leader will introduce you to the Old Town of York before leaving you free to explore for
the rest of the day. (B)

Day 7 York - Castle Howard - Lake District

Today we’ll experience the glory days of the English country estate at Castle Howard. Our path then takes us
through Yorkshire Dales National Park where we’ll pass rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The
spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey is the Lake District. (B,D)

Day 8 Lake District 

Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. We’ll also visit Hawkshead Grammar School before dropping by Dove Cottage, which was once home to William Wordsworth. This afternoon, we’ll take to the water on a lake cruise before returning to our accommodation for a relaxing evening. (B)

Day 9 Lake District - Scottish Borders 

Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort before arriving at the Scottish Borders. A traditional Scottish dinner of haggis and a piper demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night. (B,D)

Day 10 Scottish Borders - Abbotsford House - Rosslyn Chapel - Edinburgh

We’ll visit Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour ends. (B)

This tour can be combined with Corners of Southern Ireland and/or The Emerald Isle.

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Departure dates and prices 2019 Highlights of Britain - tour code BEHHBLE-9

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + Tour Code LED

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Back-Roads Touring
Highlights of Britain

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2308

This comprehensive journey is tailored to those who want to fully experience British history and culture. 

Visit Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth's home.

Explore the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park and the Lake Distrtict.

Small group tour up to 18 guests.

To book this wonderful 10 day Highlights of Britain tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and William Wordsworth’s home

  • Become a dessert connoisseur at the worldfamous Pudding Club

  • Explore the Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park and the Lake District


  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation

  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader

  • Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Daily full English breakfasts (B), 5 evening meals (D)

  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Abbotsford House, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Rosslyn Chapel

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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