A ‘Staycation’ is the choice of four in five Britons in 2017.

And is it any surprise.  Britain has a wonderful selection of villages, towns, and cities to visit.  Together with historical heritage, varied landscapes, and inspiring waterways, combined with fantastic entertainment, museums, stately homes and plenty more to explore.

This is how Denise, a recent Woods traveller, described her trip earlier this year.

“Following my recent decision to retire as editor of the publication ‘Caring 4 Sussex, I inevitably thought about a trip away to begin my new adventures.  Thailand?  Isles of Scilly?  New York?  All desired destinations on the list.  I was browsing through my Woods Travel brochure and realised there’s a strip of the UK that has somehow passed me by – the middle bit.

I soon found myself and a friend picked up by taxi and heading in Woods luxury coach to Telford and the Union Canal for a fabulous five-day tour.  Staying in the beautiful four-star Telford Hotel resort, set in 170 acres of Shropshire countryside, we were impressed by the friendly staff, fine dining, indoor pool and spa facilities. The restaurant manager even set a special table for us to have dinner with my cousin, who popped over from Wales to see me.

Our first tour was to Norbury for a cruise on the Shropshire Star Union canal narrow boat – interesting to think about our industrial heritage, now turned over to wildlife habitat – including the human kind.  This was followed by a guided tour of the stately home at Weston Park.

Excursions included a visit to the Shugborough Estate to see the mansion house including a working Georgian farm and beautiful gardens.  We travelled west to Wroxeter Roman City, discovering urban living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium, with a guided tour and wine tasting at the vineyard.  Just when we thought they couldn’t pack in any more, we headed south to Ironbridge to gaze over the iconic bridge, before continuing our journey home.

The excursions were fantastic, and each day was different with plenty of time to explore and enjoy local food and drink.  We could not fault the service of Woods Travel, hotel staff and our driver, and had a real laugh with our fellow passengers along the way.”

Here are just a few of the UK tours on offer with Woods Travel in the next few months.  If you are interested in any of these or want to find out further information about other coach holidays we have on offer, you can visit our website or phone us on 01243 868080.

Autumn Colours of Wales  –  22 October 2017  –  5 Days

From our base in beautiful Llandrindod Wells, we visit Powis Castle and Aberglasney Gardens; taste delicious Victorian apple dishes at the Judge’s Lodging; and tour through glorious countryside as autumn transforms the trees of mid Wales into sheets of red and gold.



Torquay Tinsel & Turkey  –  17 November 2017  –  4 Days

A glorious weekend basking in the festive hospitality of Torquay’s highest rated three-star hotel, which offers live entertainment every night!  Enjoy an early Christmas, visit wild and wonderful Dartmoor and have time in the beautiful resort town of Torquay.

Torquay Tinsel & Turkey

A Wight Christmas  –  23 December 2017  –  5 Days

With beautiful sea views on the coast at Sandown, The Trouville Hotel is a Woods favourite.  Customers return to enjoy Christmas again and again, to relax in comfort, enjoy the festive atmosphere, excellent entertainment and ride on the wonderful Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight