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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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  • Downton Abbey Filming Locations

    By Helen Coppin, 09 December 2019 – 0 comments

    With the release of the Downton Abbey Movie in the Autumn, we’re seeing a renewed interest in all things Downton – so what better way to start the festive season than with a nostalgic look back at some of the fantastic locations which helped to make this programme so loved around the world. Any of these sites can easily fit in to one of our self-drive trips!

    Highclere Castle, Berkshire

    The obvious starting point is Downton Abbey itself,

  • 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...

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    Scotland's celebrated national poet, Robert Burns, is honoured with a evening of feasting and dance on 25 January every

  • A celebration of York’s Viking and Norse history, the Jorvik Viking Festival takes over many areas of the city during

  • 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. The women's