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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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  • 24 Hours In... the Scottish Highlands

    By Matt Coppin, 31 August 2016 – 0 comments

    The Scottish Highlands are home to some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery and make a wonderful part of any self-drive tour. They are also Britain’s least populated area so you often have much of it to yourself! If you have the time, it is great to spend a few days here but, as time is often short – and there is so much to see elsewhere! – read on to see how we’d recommend getting the most out of a visit on an overnight stop.

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  • 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!

  • For two weeks in October, the historic heart of Cheltenham is transformed into a celebration of literature from Britain

  • On the 5th of November and the weekends either side, events take place all over Britain to commemerate the Gunpowder

  • The finale of the men's ATP tennis season sees the world's top 8 players battle it out to be crowned champion.


  • Set in the historic Tobacco Docks in East London, a Taste of Winter combines an exciting line-up of London’s best