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Great British Escapes designs individually tailor-made UK holidays and UK self-drive tours.

Great British Escapes is a bespoke travel planning service, which specialises in arranging independent UK self-drive tours for visitors to Great Britain. All of our UK holidays are tailor-made so let us know your interests and we will use our wealth of local knowledge to create an itinerary that is perfect for you.

If you would like some inspiration or are looking for some ideas of where to go and what to do, have a look at our example itineraries and places of interest sections. Alternatively, just get in touch and we would be happy to suggest some ideas for your tailor-made UK holiday.

We have scoured the country to hand-pick fantastic accommodation, unearth the most fascinating sights and activities and track down the hidden gems for you to discover during your self-drive UK tour.

No two Great British Escapes are the same. All you need to do is let us know what you want from your self-drive UK tour and we will create a once in a lifetime experience to suit you.

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  • England's Castles

    By Matt Coppin, 20 June 2016 – 0 comments

    Castles are as typically English as fish & chips or strawberries at Wimbledon (which is coming up next week!), and feature highly on many of our customers' ‘must see’ lists on their trips.

    We are lucky to have these magnificent sites dotted all around the country. Castles, be they well-preserved fortresses or crumbling ruins, evoke a fantastic sense of history and make you imagine the scenes they have witnessed over hundreds of years. Some of

  • We had an absolutely fantastic time on our Great British Escape! Everything was arranged perfectly from start to finish and all of our destinations were wonderful...

What not to miss!

  • Whitstable in Kent has long been famous for its delicious oysters and the modern festival is a revival of a celebration

  • The city of Edinburgh is overtaken by festivals during the month of August. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (or just ‘the

  • The Foodies Festival returns to Oxford’s South Parks and will be packed with pop-up restaurants, a BBQ arena, a

  • The longest running food festival in England and one of the biggest, the Ludlow Food Festival 2016 will have stalls from