Do you like your holidays with a handful of history and culture? Then you will love the exciting range of historic sites visited by Woods Travel on your luxury coach holiday, including a number of enchanting castles! From the dramatic scenery of Scotland to the lush greenery of Wales, we’ve picked out some of the best destinations around the UK and Europe for 2016 and 2017!
Pitlochry & Historic Scotland
24th September 2016 – 8 Days
Pitlochry is a busting town in the heart of Scotland and a wonderful base from which to travel through the wild and wonderful Scottish scenery. This area is rich in history and the perfect opportunity to tread in the footsteps of Scottish and English kings and queens. Woods Travel visit Scone Palace, Glamis Castle and Drumlanrig Castle on the Scottish border, as well as travelling to Edinburgh to explore Blair Castle, taking you on a journey through the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl.
Durham – Land of the Price Bishops
16th October 2016 – 6 Days
County Durham is unique, as for many centuries it was a virtually independent state ruled not by the king, but by powerful ‘Prince Bishops’. Your tour with Woods Travel explores this fascinating history and includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham, a cruise along the River Wear and a visit to Raby Castle; one of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, providing over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages.
Little Switzerland & Springtime in Vianden
24 April 2017 – 5 Days
One of Europe’s best kept secrets is the picturesque town of Vianden, found amid magnificent scenery on the banks of the River Our. Vianden has much to offer, including the dramatic castle which dominates the town, one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the Romanesque and gothic periods in Europe.
Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle
13 February 2017 – 5 Days
A Victorian folly that looks like a medieval fortress, Bodelwyddan Castle forms a unique part of the North Wales Landscape. Spend your time strolling around the extensive parkland and gardens, visit the amazing National Portrait Gallery, which houses the Victorian Collection, or get involved in the many and various activities which make a Warner’s holiday so memorable.