Attractions
Coach tours would not be a success story if they had no where special to go! That is why operators of some of the UK and Europe's major visitor attractions are also keen supporters and members of the Coach Tourism Council. Blackpool Pleasure Beach and London Zoo are two famous destinations popular with coach tours but so too are such diverse attractions as the Eden Project in Cornwall, Shakespeare's Globe, Ascot and Newmarket Racecourses, Drayton Manor theme park and West Midland Safari Park. Organisations that protect our national heritage such as English Heritage, the National Trust in England and Scotland, Historic Royal Palaces and Imperial War Museum are also keen supporters.

Company: Arundel Castle
Tel: 01903 882 173

Arundel Castle in West Sussex offers group travel visitors the chance to tour one of the longest inhabited Stately homes in England and 40 acres of stunning gardens and grounds. Reduced ticket prices are available for group bookings alongside free admission for group organisers, tour guides, teachers and supervisors. Coach drivers bringing groups to the Castle are also given free coach parking, free admission, and a Restaurant voucher. For further information visit www.arundelcastle.org or call the Information & Bookings Administrator on 01903 882 173, extension 230.

www.arundelcastle.org

Company: Bodnant Welsh Food
Tel: 01492 651100

Experience the true taste of Wales…. Discover what makes real Welsh food & drink different. An all-weather attraction ideal for a food experience or a short stop. Pre book tours of the centre or a history of Welsh food presentation, group cookery and wine tasting demonstrations and lunch packages available to book. On-site farmshop featuring 70%+ Welsh and homemade produce and offer tastings daily, tea room, restaurant, wine shop, cookery school, private dining for up to 80 guests, free coach and car parking, wheelchair accessible. 2 minutes drive from Bodnant Garden. 4 miles from A55 J19/A470.

ww.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

Company: BBC Tours
Tel: 0203 614 0228

Join us on a tour of the BBC! BBC Tours invite you to step inside the BBC and take a peek behind the scenes of television and radio production and gain an exciting insight into the world of BBC broadcasting. We offer tours of BBC buildings throughout the UK, including our flagship tour of Broadcasting House, the BBC's brand new, state of the art, multimedia broadcasting centre in the heart of London. All our tours include interactivity, often with the opportunity to have a go at being a news or weather presenter or taking part in making a radio drama!

www.bbc.co.uk/tours

Company: Beaulieu - National Motor Museum & Palace House
Tel: 01590 612345

Visit Beaulieu for an award-winning day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world-famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear. With beautiful grounds and gardens plus Rides & Drives for all the family.
 
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Company: Borde Hill Garden
Tel: 01444 450326

Borde Hill Garden is a tranquil Garden with plenty to explore, making it an ideal destination for groups. The Garden was created in 1892 by the current owner’s great grandfather and plant expedition sponsor Col Stephenson R Clarke. There is 200 acres open to the public, including English Heritage listed woodland and parkland. The 17 acres of formal gardens are planted as ‘garden rooms’ overlooked by an Elizabethan Mansion. Mansion & Garden tours can be arranged for pre-booked groups. Other facilities onsite include: café, restaurant, gallery, plant & gift shop. Special group rates and coach-driver vouchers. Open 22nd March to 2nd November 2014

www.bordehill.co.uk

Company: Boughton House & Gardens
Tel: 0131 5240910

Boughton House is a world away from our other Estates drawing its inspiration from the Palace of Versailles. Its village-like Tudor courtyards paired with its palatial French style make it a unique property. The French architectural design inspired filmmakers at Universal to use Boughton in the recent film adaptation of Les Miserables. Within the House there are many hidden treasures including an original music collection, 40 van Dyck portraits and the Boughton State Bed which has been returned on loan from the V&A. Surrounding the House are 150 acres of landscaped parkland including a walled garden and the recently commissioned land art installation ‘Orpheus’ designed by renowned landscape artist Kim Wilkie. Groups are welcome year round, allowing visitors to experience the beautiful Estate throughout the seasons.

www.boughtonhouse.org.uk

Company: Bowhill House & Country Estate
Tel: 0131 5240910

Only an hour from Edinburgh, Bowhill House and Country Estate is situated in the centre of Sir Walter Scott country in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Home to Buccleuch ancestors for over 250 years Bowhill is the epitome of a family home. The walls are adorned with tapestries and paintings by renowned artists Canaletto, Gainsborough and Reynolds. Scattered amongst these you will find photographs of the current Duke and his family. Described by Sir Walter Scott as ‘Sweet Bowhill’ the surrounding Estate will not disappoint. The House sits overlooking the Upper Loch, offering a beautiful setting to start exploring the Borders’ countryside. Groups will enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the House which can be tailored to meet specific interests from antique furniture and costumes to Bowhill’s unrivalled collection of miniatures.

www.bowhillhouse.co.uk

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Company: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Tel: 01772872000

Brockholes is a new nature reserve with the UK's first floating Visitor Village. Located right on junction 31 of the M6, Preston. We have a range of free events and activities throughout the year, free coach parking and groups packages available. Explore our nature reserve, stroll round our shops, enjoy our interactive welcome centre and a delicious range of homemade meals and sweet treats in our waterside restaurant. What’s more, the money you spend will go back into the nature reserve.

www.brockholes.org


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Company: Canterbury Cathedral
Tel: 01277 762862

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the country’s most visited visitor destinations and offers a wide range of facilities, from guided tours to special interest ’behind scenes’ tours to Archives/Library/Conservation Studios. Stunning medieval stained glass windows depict miracles said to have taken places after the murder of Thomas Becket.

www.canterbury-cathedral.org

Company: Castle Howard
Tel: 01653 648652

Built in the 18th century and taking over 100 years to complete, Castle Howard commands breathtaking views across sweeping countryside. In the house, visitors can discover a treasure trove of inspiring architecture and interiors, as well as world-renowned collections. The grounds and gardens provide a great place to relax; enjoy walks through woodlands, formal gardens and parkland. Our cafés and range of shops make Castle Howard a perfect way to spend the day.

www.castlehoward.co.uk

chic
Company: Chic Outlet Shopping
Tel: 0207 644-6108

Discover Chic Outlet Shopping®, the nine luxury brand outlet Villages offering previous seasons’ collections of the world’s leading designer fashion and lifestyle brands with up to 60%, and sometimes more, off the recommended retail price, all year round. Make a trip to a Chic Outlet Shopping® Village part of your itinerary. Within easy reach of Europe’s destination cities, the nine Villages provide a perfect complement to visiting London; Dublin; Paris; Barcelona; Madrid; Milan and Bologna; Brussels, Antwerp and Cologne; Frankfurt, Munich and the surrounding regions. In all the Villages, a selection of five-star services and amenities including restaurants and cafés serving local cuisine are available, as well as tax refund service, Tourist Information Centres, art galleries, seasonal events, multilingual welcome hosts, recreational facilities for children, ample free parking for customers arriving by car and tour groups arriving by coach. Online group booking system, Lunch or drink voucher are offered to tour leaders and coach drivers.

www.chicoutletshopping.com

cheddar
Company: Longleat Enterprises Ltd
Tel: 01934 742343

Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and explore the stunning stalactite caverns below. This world famous beauty spot is not only a National Nature Reserve but also a premier site of British prehistory and home to X-treme Cheddar Gorge’s caving and rock climbing activity centre. Journey through the gorge to experience the spectacular Gough’s Cave, Cox’s Cave and the Crystal Quest, the 274 steps to the Lookout Tower and the magnificent views from the Cliff-top Gorge Walk. With seven great attractions to explore and a price freeze on all 2012 tickets there is no better time to visit. Open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Cheddar Gorge Cheddar Somerset BS27 3AF Tel: 01934 742343

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www.cheddargorge.co.uk

city
Company: City Cruises Plc
Tel: +44 (20) 77 400 400

The only way to see London is from the Thames. City Cruises offers sightseeing, dining, entertainment and charter services. - Hop on, hop off sightseeing between four major destinations - The London Showboat fun dinner cruise, - Charter fleet of boats - The permanently moored Restaurant Ship Hispaniola.

www.citycruises.com

Company: Continuum Leading Attractions
Tel: 01904 527709

With a 30 year history of operating visitor attractions around the UK, we now offer seven totally unique attractions in some of the country's most beautiful cities. Each of our attractions offer discounted rates and a preferential scheme for coach operators looking to visit, along with money saving packages, events, educational options and coach driver incentives. Travel with Chaucer's at The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury; experience a 1000 years of hidden history at Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford; view the south coast from the 170 metre Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth; explore the secrets of underground Edinburgh at The Real Mary King's Close, learn about Kent's rural heritage at Kent Life, Maidstone, enjoy our delicious new York's CHOCOLATE Story in York and NEW for 2014 walk the cobbles at Coronation Street, The Tour, Manchester.

www.continuum-group.com

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Company: Disneyland Paris
Tel:

Disneyland ®Paris comprises two world class theme parks (Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park) and seven Disney themed hotels. In addition, the vibrant entertainment district, Disney® Village, offers themed restaurants, shops, bars and a cinema multiplex. This year there is more magic in the air than ever at the Resort, as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The Parks have been transformed in the most magical way through an explosion of lights and colours, with a new parade and a breath taking new night-time spectacular featuring lasers and fountains. With tailored offers and events that complement itineraries, this is THE year to bring your groups.

www.disneylandparis.co.uk

Company: Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate
Tel: 0131 5240910

Drumlanrig Castle sits at the heart of a vibrant country estate in picturesque Dumfries and Galloway. The Castle offers a wealth of history from the original ‘Braveheart’ story to tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s dastardly ways and is also home to part of the internationally renowned Buccleuch Art Collection including Rembrandt’s Old Woman Reading. Beyond the Castle walls sits a 90,000 acre Estate offering groups the opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens and beyond. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample homemade cakes or a light lunch. Group visits will be taken on an exclusive tour of the Castle by one of the knowledgeable guides. Special interest groups are very welcome and tours can be tailored to specific areas of interest including art, architecture, tapestries and much more. The garden team is also on hand to provide tours of the gardens and talk visitors through the wide variety of plants and flowers.

www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk

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Company: Earl of Sandwich
Tel: 020 7024 8456

In 1762, the sandwich was named after its inventor, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Now 250 years later, the current 11th Earl and the Sandwich family remain passionate about the world’s most popular quick food that carries their name. The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich has arrived in London at The Earl of Sandwich, St. Paul’s. All of our hot sandwiches are made to order from scratch using high quality fresh ingredients and served on our very own artisan baked loaf. We also offer, salads and wraps with group menu options for both eat-in and take-away.

www.earlofsandwich.co.uk

eden
Company: Eden Project
Tel: 01726 811911

Eden is the gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people and a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival. A unique regeneration project which transformed an old china clay pit into a global garden and home to the biggest greenhouses ever built. With a series of seasonal events you can be sure that there will always be something new to see.

www.edenproject.com

englishheritage
Company: English Heritage
Tel: 020 7973 3529

Explore England’s historic attractions and turn your daytrip into a fascinating memory! Whatever your interest; English Heritage has a property to match; from Stonehenge to Roman villas, magnificent castles and stately houses and gardens. Generous group discounts apply at all sites and the coach drive always goes for free. Visit our award-winning website for great ideas and to sign up for our free bimonthly e-newsletter.

www.englishheritage.org.uk
Company: Gloucester Quays Outlet Shopping
Tel: 01452 338910

Set in the beautiful historic Docks, Gloucester Quays Outlet Shopping centre comprises of over 50 outlet stores, restaurants and cafes and offers up to 70% off the RRP of top name brands such as M&S, Next, The White Company & LK Bennett. Coach Benefits include:- Free Coach Parking Free meal voucher for the driver Meet and Greet Service "Book of Treats" for each party member offering various discounts within the Outlet and local attractions including; Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Waterways Museum, Gloucester Cathedral and Antiques Centre. Coach Loyalty Card – 3 visits to receive a £50 Gloucester Quays gift card

www.gloucesterquays.co.uk


Company: Great Central Railway
Tel: 01509 632323

Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world, by the Independent newspaper, travelling on the Great Central Railway is your ticket to 'time travel' and an excellent way to explore the beautiful Charnwood countryside. Hop on and off at any our 4 stations and step back in time to different periods in history. With various events to suit all ages throughout the year, charter services, first class dining and special experiences, The Great Central Railway really is one attraction you shouldn't miss!.

www.gcrailway.co.uk

yorkshire
Company: Great Yorkshire Show
Tel: 01423 546218

The 155th Great Yorkshire Show, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, 9-11 July 2013 in Harrogate when more than 130,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates. The annual farming and countryside showcase is now the premier agricultural show in England. Attractions for 2013 include top class show jumping and equine classes; competitive classes for livestock, including cattle, pigs and sheep; food hall with the region’s best food and drink plus hundreds of stands for plenty of shopping. Discounted tickets are available for coach operators and groups along with the flexibility of sale or return.
 
www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

gretna
Company: Gretna Green’s World Famous
Tel: 01461 338441

Romance, scandal, intrigue…whisky, cashmere, golf…One of Scotland’s most compelling historical tales marries with the best of ‘Made in Scotland’. This famous village on the Scottish border is a popular place to visit…. famous for runaway weddings, it also makes a great place to stop while travelling north or south. The story of Gretna Green unfolds in a fascinating exhibition where group visitors can also be entertained as they take part in a traditional Gretna Green wedding! A collection of clothing, accessories, giftware, luxury foods and whiskies have been gathered from the best in Scottish manufacturers. Our Whisky House is also the first place in Scotland to sample some of our rarest malts. The 250 cover Old Smithy Restaurant offers meals any time of day. Special facilities for coaches and open all year round.

www.gretnagreen.com

Company: Groups On Track
Tel: 01483825756

Groups On Track specialise in arranging unique group packages to Racecourses in the UK for the Travel Trade and Group Organisers. We can help to recommend and create the best day trip or weekend break to suit your groups and have an in depth knowledge of the Horse Racing and Groups Industry.

www.groupsontrack.co.uk
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Company: Harrogate Flower Shows
Tel: 01423 546158

Harrogate Flower Shows are the UK's premier independent gardening events and a great day out for all garden lovers. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the 2013 events will take place on 25-28 April and 13-15 September. The shows feature beautiful show gardens, over 100 plant nurseries, the Dig It Garden Theatre, Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre, and Kitchen Garden Live, plus crafts, gifts, specialist foods and great garden shopping. Discounted, advance tickets are available on sale or return. Driver admission and coach parking is free. A wide range of catering and excellent disabled facilities are also available.

www.flowershow.org.uk
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Company: Hever Castle & Gardens
Tel: 01732 861710

700 years of history for groups to explore and enjoy at the13th century castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. 30 acres of classical and natural landscape, the Edwardian gardens include Tudor , Italian and Rose gardens, 38 acre lake with rowing boats, yew and water mazes (open April-October), miniature model houses, adventure playground. An exciting programme of events including Henry VIII’s Summer Pageant with the jousting ‘Knights of Royal England’ and Rose & Herb Week, and a ‘Taste of the Garden’.Wonderful newly refurbished Pavilion Restaurant. Pre-booked lunches and teas. Private guided tours available. Inspiring gifts in the Hever and Courtyard shops. Coach park, complimentary meal voucher for driver and courier. Castle opens from 3 March – 2 January check for open times Gardens open 11am; Castle opens 12 noon; Last admissions 5pm. Grounds close 6pm
 
www.hevercastle.co.uk

Company: Hidden England
Tel: 01778 591205

Hidden England represents an area that is not always visited by groups. We want to share this secret place with you as it offers the visitor seven of the most unique historic houses, castles, gardens and even a cathedral, many of them still lived in by the families who built them hundreds of years ago. Rockingham Castle was a royal fortress as well as a family home, whilst Belvoir Castle is home to the Duke & Duchess of Rutland. Burghley House is the grandest house of the first Elizabethan Age and Grimsthorpe Castle boasts Sir John Vanbrugh's last major work. There’s also Doddington Hall near Lincoln and Deene Park in Northanptonshire. London, Yorkshire, East and West Midlands are all within easy reach for day visits and those from further afield can take advantage of nearby quality hotels. Close to the A1, all of these magnificent heritage sites are within an hour’s drive of one another, and offer a thousand years of history in tranquil parklands and ornate gardens. We look forward to welcoming you to the hidden delights of this less well known area of the country.

www.facebook.com/HiddenEngland
hrp
Company: Historic Royal Palaces
Tel: 0203 166 6311

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. It also helps everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

www.hrp.org.uk

Company: Historic Scotland
Tel: 0131 668 8656

Historic Scotland maintains many of Scotland’s important historic sites as visitor attractions therefore safeguarding our heritage for generations to come. We look after 78 sites including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and on the banks of Loch Ness Urquhart Castle. We offer many products to the trade, including our Explorer Pass which offers one of the most cost effective ways to experience our attractions which can all be booked centrally through our Sales team. We are also delighted to offer private tours, afternoon teas and traditional hospitality at many of our sites.

ww.historic-scotland.gov.uk

parliament
Company: Houses of Parliament
Tel: 0844 847 2498

Located within a Royal Palace, the Houses of Parliament provide more than 900 years of history and intrigue, iconic exteriors, and spectacular Victorian art and architecture, whilst remaining a vibrant working building. To check on group tour discounts and availability and to make bookings please call 0844 847 2498.

www.parliament.uk

house
Company: House of Waterford Crystal
Tel: +353- 51-317003

www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com

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Company: Imperial War Museum
Tel: 020 7091 3033

The Imperial War Musuem is the museum of everyone’s story: the history of modern war and people’s experience of war and wartime life in Britain and the Commonwealth. The Museum’s five branches include Imperial War Museum London, HMS Belfast, the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, Imperial War Museum Duxford and Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

www.iwm.org.uk

leeds
Company: Leeds Castle
Tel: 01622 765400

1,000 years of history, 500 acres of parkland, woodland walks and formal gardens, an aviary and duckery, falconry displays, maze and grotto, dog collar museum, vineyard, golf course, shopping, restaurants, adventure playground, craft café, Go-Ape and a Hi-Flyer can all be found at Leeds Castle, just one hour from London. Excellent group discounts.
 
www.leeds-castle.com

Company: Lincoln Cathedral
Tel: 01522 561617

The vibrant cultural quarter of Lincoln is home to one of the greatest Cathedrals in Europe. This iconic building houses breathtaking architecture, a medieval library, the shrine of St.Hugh, the tomb of Katherine Swynford and many more hidden treasures. The Cathedral is open daily and tours can be booked on arrival.

www.lincolncathedral.com
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Company: Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tours & Restaurant
Tel: 01513379887

Visiting Anfield is a memorable experience for all, offering great group rates & a dedicated Groups Welcome Office to organise your visit. We are currently working with the CPT striving to achieve Coach Welcome status and have experience of dealing with high volumes of coaches. Our award winning Stadium Tour & Museum offers the chance to see behind the scenes at one of sport’s greatest cathedrals. Liverpool FC's Boot Room Sports Cafe offers a family friendly dining experience in a unique and memorable environment. Competitive group menus are available and we cater for visiting coach drivers free of cost.

www.liverpoolfc.com

longleat
Company: Longleat Enterprises Ltd
Tel: 01985 844328

Longleat House, Safari & Adventure Park is now bigger and better than ever before, with substantial investment and a price freeze on all 2012 group tickets, there is no better time to visit and take advantage of the new animals, attractions and packages available for groups. Safari Park, stately home and over 15 attractions on offer it’s a fun-packed day out for all types of groups. Four new themed tours for groups include - Longleat House through the ages, private apartments as they are today, basements and attics and a historical walk through the gardens. Groups will benefit from new catering options with afternoon tea or lunch in the Cellar’s or Wessex Pavilion to the stunning setting of the Orangery overlooking the Love Labyrinth and Secret Garden. Opening Dates 2012: All Attractions Open: Daily: Sat 11th Feb - Sun 19th Feb Weekends Only: Sat 25th Feb – Sun 18th March Daily: Sat 24th March – Sun 4th Nov For further information please visit www.longleat.co.uk The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW Tel: 01985 844328 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.longleat.co.uk

Company: Loseley Park
Tel: 01483 405 112

Come and enjoy a visit to Loseley Park, Guildford Surrey. Beautiful Elizabethan Manor House, steeped in history, visited by royalty and the home of the More-Molyneux family for over 500 years. Guided tours of the House for groups are a delight and most informative. Our stunning 2.5 acre Walled Gardens compare favourably with gardens of national repute. Guided garden tours with our Head Gardener are also on offer for groups and are thoroughly enjoyable. Group Visits welcome by prior arrangement May to September 2014. Disabled facilities, pre-booked catering, Gift Shop, Chapel, Moat Walk. Plenty of free parking and Coach drivers receive complimentary Refreshment Vouchers together with free entry to our beautiful Gardens.

www.loseleypark.co.uk
mercat
Company: Mercat Tours Ltd
Tel: 0131 225 5445

Mercat Tours is the original, largest, and only 5star walking tour company in Scotland providing award-winning history and ghost tours of Edinburgh since 1985. With an extensive portfolio of tours we guarantee departures, daily, all year. Tours run by day and night; discover Old Town and New Town; explore above ground and underground; glimpse the historical and ghostly. Bespoke group tours are available with tailored content, route, duration, locations and foreign language upon request. Mercat promise to engage, enthral and entertain our visitors as we share the city’s remarkable stories.

www.mercattours.com

national
Company: National Trust
Tel: 01793 817574

Enjoy wonderful group days out with the National Trust. Plan ahead with the Groups Guide and discover Britain’s biggest conservation charity. Explore historic houses and glorious gardens across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Or for that extra-special visit book a Special Interest Tour; from discovering life behind the scenes to exclusive garden tours - you’re in for a memorable visit.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Company: Newmarket Racecourses
Tel: 01638 675500 option 4

GREAT GROUP DAYS OUT At the historic Home of Racing Newmarket with its two magical racecourses provide 39 fun packed racedays for any group to enjoy! Here’s just a few to choose from, it’s a sure bet your group will love them: •The ‘Classic’ QIPCO Guineas Festival •The July Festival featuring Ladies Day •Relaxing Summer Saturdays •The historic Cambridgeshire Meeting •The exhilarating Future Champions Friday Save up to 25% on group bookings (with the exception of music events) Free G&P entry and a soft drink for coach drivers of 16+ passengers Free coach parking Call 01638 675500 option 4 or visit:

www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk

oswoldtwistle
Company: Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village
Tel: 01254 871025

Oswaldtwistle Mills offers a fascinating range of facilities and shopping for the group visitor. The three coffee shops, plus the ‘Crumbly Cheese Deli’, the ‘Olde Sausage Shop’, Stockleys Sweet Factory, Mr Bubbles Play Centre, plus a wide range of itineraries and meal options make a visit a fabulous day out.
 
www.o-mills.co.uk

planet
Company: Planet Hollywood
Tel: 020 7287 1000

Planet Hollywood, the world’s only dining experience inspired by the glamour of Hollywood, is the perfect venue for group meals and can accommodate most large and small groups for lunch, dinner or late night dining. Its location is especially ideal for pre and post theatre group dinners and offers a range of group menus to cater for all budgets, and also partial or total private hire possibilities. Movie memorabilia and props are displayed throughout select areas of the restaurant and 18 screens feature up-to-the-minute films trailers and music videos, keeping it fresh and interesting for restaurant guests.

www.planethollywoodlondon.com

pleasure
Company: Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
Tel: 01253 341033

Breathtaking rides, spectacular shows The entertainment adventure capital with an amazing 145 rides and attractions Home of adrenaline packed rides including The Big One, Spin Doctor, Valhalla and Bling. A vast selection of rides for the whole family, Beaver Creek Theme Park for children. Award winning shows - Hot Ice, the ice skating spectacular; Eclipse circus musical; Mystique, a cabaret of magic and illusion Relax in luxury and style at the Big Blue Hotel - new club wing now open. Check out our website for special offers 2006 opening: weekends from 18th February, then daily from 7th April to 5th November 2006

www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

ports
Company: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Tel: 023 9272 8077

Visit the world famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy. Go aboard HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and see the Mary Rose Museum for the best day out in the South of England. Portsmouth Harbour’s leading attraction also includes the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours. The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings. We are ideal for groups with specially tailored itineraries and exclusive Behind-the-Scenes tours.

www.historicdockyard.co.uk

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Company: Royal Botanic Gardens
Tel: 0208 332 5648

Kew Gardens is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a soaring treetop walkway, art galleries and a royal palace. 4.5 acres of gardens under glass reach up to 27°C, guaranteeing year-round warmth. Wakehurst is set in the West Sussex countryside and features ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and the Millennium Seed Bank. Discounts for groups and private guided tours are available at both locations.

www.kew.org

rct
Company: Royal Collection Trust
Tel: 020 7766 7321

Royal Collection Trust manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen, including Buckingham, Palace, The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Galleries. It is also responsible for the Royal Collection, one of the world’s greatest art collections.

www.royalcollection.org.uk
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Company: Royal Pavilion & Museums
Tel: 03000 290901

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Preston Manor offer a great day out in Brighton for groups. The Royal Pavilion, built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China. Refreshment packages are available for groups in the excellent Royal Pavilion tearoom. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery houses nationally and locally important collections including fine art, 20th century art and design, world art, local history, fashion and style gallery and body gallery. Preston Manor is a delightful old Manor House evoking the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry house both 'upstairs' and 'downstairs'.
 
www.royalpavilion.org.uk

Company: Sabrina Boat Tours
Tel: 01743 369741

The Sabrina is a triple deck passenger boat. She holds 60 passengers in comfort whilst gently sailing around the beautiful and picturesque River Severn loop in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Fully licensed, well stocked bar with quality afternoon teas available (book in advance). Live, entertaining commentary about the 1000 years of Shrewsbury history. Wheelchair access, dogs allowed, groups encouraged..

www.sabrinaboat.co.uk

Company: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Tel: 01603 593199

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts contains thousands of works of art from all over the world.The Modern Life Cafe is open 9am - 4.45pm daily, lunch served between 12 and 2pm. Admission is free to the Permanent Collection. Blockbuster exhibition "Masterpieces - Art and East Anglia" runs 14 September - 24 February and celebrates the artistic heritage of East Anglia from antiquity through to the present day. For Group bookings contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

www.scva.co.uk

sals
Company: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Tel: 01722 555 120

Salisbury Cathedral is one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, both living church and internationally renowned heritage attraction. It is also home to the finest original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, which is on permanent display to visitors in the Chapter House. The Cathedral offers a warm welcome to the 250,000 pilgrims and tourists who visit each year to marvel at the peace and beauty of the 750 year old building and admire Britain’s tallest spire. Its commitment to working with the travel trade and looking after group visitors recently attracted the award for Innovation in Tourism at the Group Travel Awards.

www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

severn
Company: Severn Valley Railway
Tel: 01299 403816

Our Group Travel information pack for 2011 is packed full of fantastic ideas for days out for groups. The one-hour steam train journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth in period carriages hauled by historic steam locomotives, with stops at the delightful ‘time-warp’ stations of Bewdley, Arley, Highley and Hampton Loade, remains the railway’s main showcase. The Engine House Visitor Centre contains the Railways reserve collection of steam locomotives and other displays connected with the Railway and its important place in railway preservation. Pre-booked groups of 15 or more adults qualify for the group discount, and coach drivers accompanying groups receive a complimentary meal and travel voucher.

www.svr.co.uk

globe
Company: Shakespeare’s Globe
Tel: 020 7902 1503

The world famous Globe theatre is dedicated to the experience and understanding of Shakespeare in performance. Located on London’s Bankside, it shares the discoveries it makes with people of all ages and nationalities through a diverse education programme, an acclaimed theatre and a renowned visitor experience and guided tour, open all year-round.

www.shakespearesglobe.com

ewm
Company: Simply the Best
Tel: 013873 80611

A prestigious group of quality attractions and visitor centres ideally situated throughout Britain. Excellent shopping opportunities including cashmere, knitwear, clothing and gifts at value for money prices. Restaurants and coffee shops offer delicious home-baked regional recipes. Free membership of Simply the Best Travel Club with many benefits.

www.ewm.co.uk

mount
Company: St Michael's Mount
Tel: 01736 710507

Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets history. Discover an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community, home to the St Aubyn family and thirty islanders.

www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk

tate
Company: TATE
Tel: 0202 7887 8888

Tate is a family of four galleries, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern in London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Each gallery has its own unique character so we guarantee that we will provide a day out that is perfectly suited to meet the needs of any group.

www.tate.org.uk

Company: Tatton Park
Tel: 01625 374400

Tatton Park is a beautiful historic estate in Cheshire where herds of deer roam the parkland. Enjoy the ambience of the Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of award-winning Gardens, Tudor Old Hall and working heritage Farm. Plan a trip round one of the inspirational events then visit the speciality shopsand quality restaurant..

www.tattonpark.org.uk
Company: Tatton Park Christmas  Spectacular
Tel: 0844 318 3903

New for 2013, the biggest and most exciting Christmas show in the North West! A magical day out for a truly unique Christmas experience! Be wowed by a cast of singers, dancers and speciality acts from stage, screen T.V. and the West End in a magical Christmas extravaganza of show stopping display of song and dance from around the world. From dazzling dancers and glittering costumes to a collection of festive favourites and traditional carols, enter the Christmas Spirit that is the Tatton Park Christmas Spectacular. From 18 – 26 November 2013, with performances every day, book your tickets now.

www.jdparties.co.uk

food
Company: The Clwydian Range Food Trail
Tel: 01824 705 802

The Clwydian Range Food Trail is an exciting new way to discover the gastronomic delights of the scenic Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail will take you through some of the most spectacular views in the Clwydian Range from Loggerheads through the picturesque market towns of Ruthin, Denbigh and beyond. Along the way you can explore award winning producers of delicious foods, handmade bread, pies and pastries, meat from traditional Welsh breeds, cheese, yogurt, chocolate and cider. All members of the trail are selected because of the excellent food they produce, and their commitment to working with high quality local food suppliers. Collectively they have won over two hundred regional and national food awards. We look forward to welcoming you on the trail as you taste and enjoy some of the best food and drink to be found in the area, and enjoy our stunning landscape.

www.foodtrail.co.uk


dock
Company: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Tel: 01634 823812

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations with award-winning historic warships, museum galleries and attractions. A diverse programme of events, family activities and temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year. Tailor-made itineraries and guided tours are available for the Travel Trade, Group Travel Organisers and Youth Group Leaders.

www.thedockyard.co.uk

Company: The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Tel: 01726 845100

Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration. Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond. Enjoy freshly cooked meals made with produce from the vegetable garden in one of our tearooms.

www.heligan.com

ntfs
Company: The National Trust For Scotland
Tel: 0131 243 9304

Enjoy the best of Scotland with the National Trust for Scotland. With over 90 of the top historic attractions across the country including the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle, Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield, Inverewe & Threave Gardens, all NTS properties in Glasgow and Edinburgh and many sites on Scotland’s famous Castle Trail, the Trust offers an unrivalled Scottish experience for your customers. Many properties are 4 and 5 star visitor attractions with tearooms/restaurants, gift shops and coach parking. Contact our Travel Trade team for more information about Flexible Discover Tickets, central booking and invoicing.

www.nts.org.uk
yacht
Company: The Royal Yacht Britannia
Tel: 0131 535 8800

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh is a unique 5-satr visitor experience and VisitScotlands’s highest rated visitor attraction. For over 40 years the Royal Yacht sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating visitor attraction and also one of the UK’s most prestigious corporate event venues. The captivating handset tour takes visitors round five decks at a leisurely pace and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

vinopolis
Company: Vinopolis
Tel: 020 7940 8300

Open all year round, Vinopolis is London's premier destination for wine tasting and food in the heart of London's Borough Market and the bustling Bankside area. Our wine tasting experience is an informal and leisurely interactive experience designed to enthuse the novice and thrill the enthusiast with over 100 wines, spirits and champagnes available to sample. Experts are on hand with advice & recommendations but visitors are encouraged to explore the experience at their leisure (fully guided sessions available). In addition, we can cater for everything from a quick pint, light bite to fine dining with our five bars and restaurants & a microbrewery all on site.

www.vinopolis.co.uk
wedgewood
Company: Wedgwood Visitor Centre
Tel: 01782 282986

The home of Wedgwood is a fascinating and revealing insight into the world’s most famous ceramics company, combining 250 years of history, craftsmanship and creativity. Guided tours of the working factory, self guided tours of the award winning Museum, and the opportunity to meet the master craftsmen and women. Large factory outlet, retail store and 200 seater restaurant serving home cooked food on Wedgwood china. Only 10 minutes from the M6, J15 we are also an ideal venue for a quick shop and coffee break stop, with ample free coach parking and driver’s incentive package offered.

www.wedgwoodvisitorcentre.com

wmsp2
Company: West Midland Safari Park
Tel: 01299 402114

Go wild on a fantastic day out to West Midland Safari and Leisure Park and come face to face with the first ever WHITE LION cubs born in the UK on our four mile all-weather safari drive. The Leisure Area is packed with a variety of family fun rides.

www.wmsp.co.uk

west2
Company: Westfield London
Tel: 020 7061 1538

Westfield London is a dynamic shopping and leisure destination: the perfect place to shop, eat, and meet. The architecturally stunning environment is home to 315 including the luxury premium enclave, The Village, with over 40 luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany, Salvatorre Ferragamo and more. Westfi eld London is as much an entertainment hub, as a place to shop. 65 exciting eating concepts offer more than 25 styles and nationalities of cooking, and gourmet retailers offer fabulous ‘foodie’ gifts. There is also a state of the art 14 screen cinema showing a wide range of films.

www.uk.westfield.com/london
west1
Company: Westfield Stratford City
Tel: 020 7061 1538

With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and a stunning new lifestyle destination for East London. As well as the many shops and restaurants, you’ll find a range of world-class leisure facilities. Boasting 17 screens, Westfield Stratford City’s Vue Cinema is one of largest, most innovative all-digital cinemas in Europe. You can also enjoy a luxury bowling experience at All Star Lanes while Aspers Casino, with its two bars and an 80-seat restaurant, sets a benchmark in the UK for modern entertainment.

www.uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity
windsor
Company: Windsor Attractions Group
Tel: 01753 743918

Windsor and the Royal Borough has around 20 visitor attractions which welcome groups including two of world class status, plus a large choice of high quality hotels, fine restaurants and stylish shops. Combine this with unrivalled royal connections, top international events and an exciting ambience and you have the formula for one of Britain’s top short break destinations. Many of the attractions offer discounts for pre-booked group admission. There is a large dedicated coach park in Windsor with space for up to 88 vehicles within an easy walk of the town centre.

www.windsor.gov.uk