Tours from Manchester...The North
Manchester is a charming city with much to discover! The rich heritage featuring a fine cathedral, historic Rylands Library and author Elizabeth Gaskell's home museum. Explore the activities of the rejuvenated docklands area, now full of theatres, music venues, sports centres and museums including the Imperial War Museum North. For any football/soccer fans, perhaps a tour around Manchester United’s stadium Old Trafford will be top choice. Enjoy some amazing shopping opportunities, top high street shops as well as local boutiques, vinyl record stores and art galleries.
Manchester is the gateway to the best of Northern England and Wales.
Gardens of North Wales & Cheshire featuring RHS Chatsworth Estate Flower Show
Welsh Gardens are lush and green, thanks to the high volume of rainfall, higher altitudes, the climate is certainly wetter and usually windier than in neighboring England, these conditions create uniquely Welsh spaces. North Wales is home to the fantastic scenery of Snowdonia National Park, Isle of Angelsey and the most impressive range of 12th Century castles of anywhere in the British Isles! It is not often appreciated that this northern end of the Principality boasts some of the finest gardens in the UK. Enjoy the wonderful tranquility of a Victorian coastal resort, uncover a fabulous industrial heritage, prehistoric tombs and evidence of the rich Celtic culture of our forefathers.
Also explore a sampling of the best Cheshire Gardens. From stately homes and secret gardens, botanic blooms, the quintessentially English at Arley Hall & Gardens to exotic, oriental planting at Tatton Park, it’s the ever-changing landscape of the region that continues to inspire and attract. We also have time to explore the best of the classic stately homes of the Peak District.
Our grand highlight of this garden adventure is sure to be a full day at the RHS’s newest flower show, the first annual RHS Chatsworth Estate Flower Show!
English Lake District Tours
Lake District As Your Please! Create a holiday break in the English Lake District to suit your schedule.
Package can include accommodation for the appropriate number of nights, rail tickets from London, Manchester or Edinburgh, transfers between your hotel and the rail station, your choice of scheduled day trips or independent free days to enjoy walking, boating or relaxing. SGT will give you recommendations and YOU choose the level of accommodation from small b&b to luxury country hotel, YOU choose your day trips and YOU choose how many days.
Please let us know your details for a specific rate quote for an overall package. So you can get started now, LAKE DISTRICT SCHEDULE DAY TRIPS ARE LISTED HERE…On the ITINERARY tab.
Beatles 50, Liverpool & North Wales, can include Led Zeppelin’s Bron-Yr-Aur
Follow loosely in the Beatles footsteps in their hometown of Liverpool and in the magical land of North Wales.
The Beatles ruled the music industry 50 years ago, and were in the intense swirl at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles played early on in their career in North Wales and it was in North Wales that they spent time with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967. This was where they learned of the death of their manager Brian Epstein, an event that was a major turning point in Beatles history. The following year, the lads made an escape from the madness of their daily lives with a trip to India to stay with Maharishi Yogi.
Liverpool is home to the Fab Four. What a huge amount to discover here! North Wales is home to the fantastic scenery of Snowdonia National Park, Isle of Angelsey and the most impressive range of 12th century castles of anywhere in the British Isles. Enjoy the wonderful tranquility of a Victorian coastal resort and a steam train ride into the mountains. Uncover a fabulous industrial heritage, prehistoric tombs and evidence of the rich Celtic culture of our forefathers.
This is our celebration of The Beatles in India, over 50 years ago now, without leaving the UK!
Yorkshire Gardens with Harrogate Flower Show
The dramatic Northern landscapes of The Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors are home to some of the UK’s best gardens. There are sculpted formal stately home gardens, lavish parklands, herberies and local stone cottage gems. Our journey will take us through the scenic landscapes that inspired James Herriot. Experience British Gardens through the ages, waterfalls and wildlife viewing opportunities. Explore charming market towns, magnificent ruined abbeys and monasteries and sample the best of local treats.
A highlight of your gardening adventure can be a full day experiencing the largest independent flower show in the UK, Harrogate Flower Show at Great Yorkshire Showground. The show is on twice annually, in April and September. Please contact us for specific date information to include the show in your Torkshire Gardens Adventure!
Yorkshire Literary Landscapes
The literary heritage in Northern England is plentiful and it’s easy to see how these beautiful surroundings inspired such great works of art! Yorkshire is the area of inspiration for ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ author James Herriot and the Bronte sisters - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights among other novels. DH Lawrence, George Eliot, Bram Stoker, George Orwell and the poet Auden all have northern connections. Then there is the city of York, charming market towns, great cathedrals, country parish churches, magnificent ruined abbeys and monasteries. Filmmakers have used several of the lovely stately homes in the area for recent film versions of classic novels. There’s Harry’s steam train too, for even more fun. Northern England has such a variety of things to see and do!
Brontes, James Herriot, York, 'Harry Potter' train & Castle Howard
Beatles Liverpool Tours
Beatles Liverpool Half and Full Day Adventures!
North Wales Sampler – Celts, Castles & Gardens
North Wales is home to the fantastic scenery of Snowdonia National Park, Isle of Angelsey and the most impressive range of 12th century castles of anywhere in the British Isles. Enjoy the wonderful tranquility of a Victorian coastal resort and a steam train ride into the mountains. Uncover a fabulous industrial heritage, prehistoric tombs and evidence of the rich Celtic culture of our forefathers. All in all, this is a lovely short break in the stunning Welsh countryside!
This tour can link with the South Wales Sampler tour via easy rail connections between London and Manchester. Please ask us for details