Historical Getaways

English history dates back centuries and examples of architecture, historical events and wartime battles are all around us.  If you like your coach tours with a handful of history together with some stunning scenery and picturesque villages, we have a wide range of holidays and excursions to choose from.

From Dover Castle, ‘The Key to England’, and its wartime tunnels, to ‘Kynren’ in the North East – a spectacular open-air live show re-enacting 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.

Below are just a few of the trips on offer in Woods 2019 brochures: –

Dover Castle & Secret Wartime Tunnels

7th August 2019  –  Day Excursion

Dover Castle has guarded our shores for 20 centuries. Explore the atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels, including the recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation, and learn about medieval life at King Henry II’s court. With tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt, restaurants, shops and open spaces, this is a wonderful place to visit!

County Durham

29th August 2019  –  6 Day Holiday

This tour takes in the best that the North East of England has to offer, with unspoilt countryside through the Dales and the Pennines and a visit to the Beamish Open-Air Museum. The highlight is our visit to Kynren – a spectacular open-air live show with over 1,000 cast and crew!

Sherborne Castle & Gardens

10th September 2019  –  Day Excursion

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle in Dorset has been the Digby family’s home since 1617. Set in 40 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped gardens and grounds, around a 50-acre lake, the Castle contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain and Raleigh’s original kitchen.

Lincolnshire Landscapes

16th September 2019  –  5 Day Holiday

Belton House

A remarkable county blessed with tranquil countryside, bustling towns, fine country houses, and with connections to the English Civil War as well as the history of British Aviation.  This tour includes visits to the historic city of Lincoln, the Battle of Britain Centre and the delightful Belton House.


For further information on any of the above, and many more day excursions and coach holidays, visit our website or call our friendly sales team on 01243 868080.