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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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Helen's blog

  • Accommodation Focus: Grays Court, York

    By Helen Coppin, 31 January 2017 – 0 comments

    Our recent trip to try out the gorgeous Grays Court Hotel in York was long overdue.

    Driving through the city walls, along a narrow lane and under the arch into Grays Court’s cobbled courtyard, it is immediately apparent that this hotel has a location that is hard to beat. Iconic York Minster can be seen peering over the rooftops, only a few metres away.

    This is the heart of historic York and Grays Court itself more than holds its own when it

  • 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!

  • One of the ‘big four’ literary festivals in Britain. Over 350 writers flock to the famous university city to discuss all

  • One of the world's great sporting traditions with Oxford and Cambridge battling for victory on the Thames. Following on

  • York has a long history as Britain’s primary chocolate producing city and this festival, fittingly over the Easter bank

  • 19/5 - 28/5 The Bath Festival

    New for 2017, the Bath Festival is a 10 day multi-arts festival celebrating the city through music and literature.