Flight Free Getaways

06 August 2020

Sometimes, the trip to get you to your destination can be just as fun as the holiday itself! You may have already decided to stay here in the UK for your holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add something to make it even more exciting. Here are our picks of the best ways to travel in style.

Belmond British Pullman

It’s impossible to think about train travel without mentioning the timeless luxury and glamour of the Belmond British Pullman, sister train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Each of the 1920’s carriages has been restored to their former glory and evoke the heyday of train travel.

Enjoy different options on board with a classic Afternoon Tea or signature Golden Age of Travel lunch. Aboard this luxury train, you are guaranteed a relaxing trip through the beautiful English countryside.

Good to know: Dishes served onboard feature only the finest British ingredients. signature dishes include; Smoked Salmon Cheesecake, Braised Scotch Beef and a famous Pimms Pebble to toast your incredible day.

Hebridean Princess

Carrying only 50 guests and with 38 crew members, Hebridean Princess is a home from home which allows you to reach some of the most remote areas of Scotland as you enjoy amazing service and exceptional food and wine, all while sailing around the northernmost coastline of the UK.

See spectacular lochs, romantic castles and some of the most striking locations in the British Isles. Onboard, you can also further your knowledge with enriching guest speakers and knowledgeable guides as well as themed cruises for nature and wildlife lovers.

Good to know: You can choose from a selection of cruises between four and 10 nights long, which explore the waters of the Western Isles and beyond. Everything on board is included, from tours ashore to meals, drinks and gratuities, and bicycles are available to explore onshore independently.

Motorhoming holiday

What better way to travel around the UK than in your own motorhome? Head to some of the most beautiful destinations with all your home comforts around you and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Travelling by motorhome means you can go wherever you like, whenever you like meaning you’ll have much more time to explore.

Why not try the iconic North Coast 500 in Scotland, a spectacular 500-mile route around the north coast of Scotland taking in some of the country’s most magnificent, untouched scenery. Alternatively head to Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastline and myriad of outdoor activities. Stay at one of the many camping and caravan parks which offer access to the local beaches, perfect for a quick dip and some of the best views in the county.  

Good to know: A stay at Durdle Door Holiday Park awards guests with spectacular sea views and easy access to Durdle Door beach with its iconic natural limestone arch and imposing cliffs which make up part of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Norfolk Broads

Made up of five rivers, this is one of the largest protected areas of wetland amid Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 125 miles of lock-free waterways, providing a serene setting for a boating holiday with the option to stop off at some of the beautiful spots along the way.

The Broads are not just restricted to boat trips, however. Why not rent yourself a kayak or paddleboard and enjoy exploring the navigable waterways or enjoy a day’s sailing, a traditional pastime in the area.

Good to know: The beautiful Chequers Inn is the perfect place for an overnight stay. Think crackling fires, freestanding bathtubs, and beautiful countryside views. There’s also a laid-back restaurant serving delicious food and drink.

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