Whilst maintaining superlative service for all your guests over the past year, we have also made it our mission to scout out what's hot and what's not across the UK & Ireland. As we look to the year ahead, here are our favourite destinations that we visited in 2015 - we believe these destinations will continue to be a real hit with you and your clients!
Belfast & The Giants Causeway
Northern Ireland has had a great revival over the past few years, and one of our favourite destinations is Belfast. The city is filled with culture and history and our local driver-guides can wow you with a wealth of knowledge. Let us know whether guests would like a socio-political tour, a visit to the incredible Titanic Museum or an epicurean exploration during Northern Ireland's Year of Food 2016. Combine with the fascinating sites of the Giants Causeway for a brilliant day out.
Liverpool & North Wales
A city famous for the Beatles and a world class soccer team means there is something for all ages in the heart of this bustling city! We have plenty of options for shore excursions in the city or further afield to historic Chester. We loved the Chester Grosvenor for a superb city centre hotel and historic Bodysgallen Hotel for those in search of the rugged landscapes and castle ruins of North Wales. Readily accessible on the train from London in just 2 hours, Liverpool and her surrounds make a great escape.
The Scottish Highlands
We visited some of our favourite hotels in the Scottish Highlands and especially enjoyed our time at Inverlochy Castle. The Torridon's location was second to none and the cosy feeling at Arisaig house made us want to curl up with a good book in front of the fire, thanks in no small part, to the incredibly warm welcome of our hosts who know how to make all guests feel at home. Our extremely knowledgeable local driver-guides means visiting this region comes up trumps time after time.
A Cotswolds Day Trip
For the perfect day trip outside of London - where better than a trip to the mellowed stone villages of the Cotswolds, especially as 2016 is their 50th anniversary as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.' After a mooch around this quaint region head to The Wild Rabbit for a stunning meal, or visit Daylesford Organics for treats a plenty! A visit to Dormy House, or Foxhill Manor, is certainly worth staying out of London for!
West Coast Ireland
The views on the West Coast of Ireland are worth visiting the region for alone! We headed to the Cliffs of Moher for sumptuous sights of birds wheeling above and crashing waves below the huge cliffs. The Burren's unusual landscapes coupled with the seriously foodie atmosphere makes for a brilliant day trip.Our specialist local guides will bring the place alive and know where all the best haunts are for a pint of the black stuff. The best place to stay whilst visiting - the newly refurbished Ashford Castle of course.
A Downton Day Out
Earlier in the year we visited the beautiful Highclere Castle to get in the Downton Abbey spirit! We are now offering pre and post cruise day trips to Highclere & Bampton for a Downton Abbey Themed Day. Enjoy feeling like a Lord or Lady with our knowledgeable driver-guides who can show you all the best filming locations of this cult show. We like to add value wherever we can and what could be a day spent in a transfer is now a fabulous opportunity to enjoy.