to Ireland or Scotland is complete without a few days
touring England and Wales. The British Isles are very
compact and ideally suited to touring by car; after Ireland
or Scotland it is very easy to tour through Wales and
England. From Ireland it is a short ferry across the Irish
sea to Wales, and from Scotland you are deep into the
Lake District of northern England within two hours.
in Wales you will see there is no need for the hard sell!!
Wales is a beautiful country with huge tracts of unspoilt
landscape, including three national parks, five "Areas of
Outstanding Beauty" and long stretches of untouched Heritage
Coastline. Celtour will provide "suitable" accommodation
in locations in magnificent surroundings, beside lakes,
within sight of the sea, in peaceful villages or in the
heart of the countryside.
village of Chawton.
has a huge and diverse "heritage" for the visitor to discover;
from the wonders of Stonehenge and Glastonbury to the Roman
towns of Bath and York, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon
& the Cotswolds, Oxford and the royal castle at Windsor.
Then there is London, capital city of England and one of
the most richly diverse cultures in the world! London has
something for all ages; National Gallery, the British Museum,
"swinging Notting Hill", Soho, Tower of London, Greenwich,
Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks; these only begin
to show the full extent of London and what it can offer
recommended tour through Celtour around Wales and England
Wales by ferry from Ireland.
two days exploring Snowdonia National Park and the unspoilt
countryside of Wales.
south to Bath and stay two nights in this elegant
city with its graceful, honey-coloured buildings, interesting
museums and delightful shopping area. Highlights include
the Roman Baths & Pump Room, Sally Lunn's House, the
Assembly Rooms & The Museum of Costume; and the Royal
Crescent which, is a prime example of John Wood II architecture
from the 18th century.
Bath drive east via Stonehenge which, was built over a period
of 1000 years up to 1250 B.C. Continue through Glastonbury,
a small market town stepped in legend, most notably
Arthur and Guinevere are reputedly buried on the Arthurian
Isle of Avalon. Continue your journey to London.
at least two nights in London and marvel
at the things to "do and see". St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent
Garden, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster
Abbey and the Natural History Museum are among the highlights
north via Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon to York.
Spend two nights in this historic city. York is a delightful
historic and compact city brimful of history encircled by
700-year-old walls. There has been a settlement here since
Roman times and by the time of the Norman Conquest it was,
after London, the principle city of England. Highlights
of York include walking the narrow, cobblestone streets
such as The Shambles, Goodramgate and Stonegate; the cathedral
known as The Minster, The Jorvik Viking Centre, the Castle
Museum and Clifford's Tower.
York drive north east through the Yorkshire Dales and North
York Moors to the Lake District. Stay overnight before
heading to Scotland. The Lake District has inspired poets,
authors and artists. It is a land of awesome bleak mountains,
quiet wooded valleys, large lakes and sheep farms. Recommended
areas include Keswick & Derwentwater, Windermere, Coniston
and Langdale. The Lake District could easily absorb you
and you will find it hard to leave for Scotland or another
is an example tour to incorporate an extension to
both Ireland and/or Scotland,
BUT you can choose any tour you wishas Celtour would be
delighted to arrange " An individually tailored tour of
the British Isles".
and example tour costs for England & Wales (£ Pounds Sterling).
2 nights in this beautiful Grade 2 listed "Longhouse" dating
back to 1550, situated within the Snowdonia National Park
just outside the village of Llanfachreth, near Dolgellau.
The house has been sympathetically renovated and decorated
to offer the best in modern comfort but still preserving
the character of this important house. House is fully centrally
heated. Traditional home cooked meals are served.
All bedrooms are high quality with private ensuite bathrooms.
nights accommodation to include
breakfast from : £120.00 for two persons.
course dinner with wine from £15.00
Stay in an
atmosphere of period charm, built of Bath stone circa
1880. House is a fine example of Victorian architecture
at its most elegant, retaining all its original features.
Bedrooms, some with oak Four-poster beds, are individually
decorated and feature ensuite bathrooms.There is a small
bar and cosy lounge, furnished with antiques. Accommodation
is a ten minute walk to centre of town and is the perfect
base to explore the historic spa town of Bath. It is located
in a peaceful area and has views of the town centre and
to include breakfast from : £200.00 for two persons
in a four poster bedroom with ensuite bathroom to
include both shower and bath.
one of the largest cities in Europe and has a multitude
of accommodation options to choose from.
A 27 bedroom
hotel in the heart of London's Knightsbridge with Harrods
just across the street and Hyde Park virtually on your
doorstep. Every room and suite are air conditioned, suites
have king size beds and sofa beds, Sat TV and 'phone,
roof top health club with fully equipped gymnasium and
Room: £160.00 per room per night.
(suitable for 3): £195.00 per night.
A 18 bedroom,
18th century family run hotel on the north side of Hyde
Park in the middle of the shopping and tourist attractions,
and very close to Marble Arch and Speakers Corner and
just off Marlebone Road. This is a friendly and
informal hotel with large en suite rooms, single, double
and family rooms available. Hotel is three minutes
walk to Oxford Street and Hyde Park, five minutes walk
to Tube Stations (underground railway) of Marble Arch,
Baker Street and Bond Street Stations and Paddington main
line railway. Five minutes walk to the tourist attractions
to include Madame Tussaud's, Planetarium, Regents Park,
and Restaurant's to suit every taste.
Room: £70.00 per night.
Room: £110.00 per room per night.
Room: £135.00 per room per night.
£160.00 per room per night.
breakfast and bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.
option is to stay in London for a week or two weeks! This
will allow you to fully explore the history and culture
of both new and old London. Also, with excellent communication
links you can take day trips to Bath, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Brighton, and York thus, combining the best of England
from one central city. Also, London has the main Inter-Continental
Airports for connections to the rest of the world, with
Heathrow only a 30 minute transfer to central London.
bedroom with two bathroom Apartment on Tottenham Court Road
(W 1 ) :
bedroom with two bathroom Apartment on Fleet Street (E C
bedroom with one bathroom Apartment in South-West London
(S W 5) :
independently owned Regency Town House Hotel, close to
the ancient city walls of York. This Town House has been
carefully restored and its beautifully proportioned rooms
richly and sympathetically decorated. The elegant furnishings
and open fires give a warm and restful atmosphere of the
best country house. The Hotel is within walking distance
of the Railway Station, York Minster and The Shambles.
London and Edinburgh can be reached by train in under
two and a half hours respectively.
of full English breakfast and V.A.T. All bedrooms have
en suite facilities, Sat TV, mini bar and direct dial
Double/Twin Bedroom: £160.00 per room per night.
Bedroom: £205.00 per room per night.
Dales & Moors.
the heart of "Herriot Country", this award winning Country
House provides the ideal relaxed location for a short
break to explore the picturesque landscape of the Yorkshire
Dales & Moors and the rich cultural heritage of North
Yorkshire. The superb home cooked meals and full English
breakfast with home made preserves are just a token of
what is on offer. You can sit and relax in the garden
and enjoy a drink while listening to the calming sounds
of water cascading over the waterfall. All bedrooms are
en suite and there is a games room, solarium and lounge
bar to enjoy.
accommodation to include breakfast: from £140.00
for two persons in a warm and comfortable en suite
bedroom. Evening meal from £12.00.
is quietly situated in Keswick away from the noise and
bustle of town and traffic, yet within minutes of the
Moot Hall, the town centre and Lake Derwentwater and with
easy access to main routes north and south. It is
a family-owned and managed hotel with friendly and attentive
service without undue formality. There is a lift to all
but three of the thirty-five bedrooms, with full en suite
facilities, Sat TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee etc. The
dining room can offer you a large or small breakfast to
suit your appetite, returning later to a satisfying four
course table d'hote dinner with plenty of choice.
to include breakfast: £100.00 per room for two
Superior to include breakfast: £110.00 per room
for two persons.
for children sharing with two adults in a family room.
d'hote four course dinner £20.00.
Ltd. Brambles, Pilgrim Hill, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.