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Great British Holiday Magazine

Immerse yourself in our Country Charms and Coastal Delights.

In a digital era where the world remains switched on, take some time off, away from a screen to live in the present moment. Bask in picturesque beauty, explore hidden treasures and enjoy the delights our country has to offer.
 
Visit Guildford in the Heart of Surrey
A vibrant town steeped in history…
 
With excellent shopping, heritage sites, art and culture, and the beautiful River Wey, all just 35 minutes from London. Close to Heathrow and Gatwick and a wellpositioned base to explore the South East including Windsor, Portsmouth and London. Ramble the famous cobbled high street and enjoy sampling local food and drink – especially Hogs Back Beer, Silent Pool Gin, and Denbies or Albury sparkling wines. Step back 1000 years into Guildford’s past on a Guildford Town Guides free walk. Visit the Castle Keep with its stunning gardens and Guildford Museum with its collection of Lewis Carroll objects. The beautiful countryside on your doorstep is ideal for walking or visiting homes, gardens, vineyards and more!
 
Visit Exeter
Discover one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England...
 
Home to mysterious underground passages, a magnificent cathedral, an imposing Roman wall, a beautiful Quayside and an award-winning museum, the city’s history is evident around every corner. Exeter has a great mix of shops. The city’s sense of individuality is reflected in its large range of independent specialist shops and boutiques offering unique one-of-akind items. From farmers’ markets selling field-fresh produce to cosy cafes and renowned restaurants, Exeter is firmly on the map as one of the foodie capitals of the South West.
 
Here in Exeter you will find a cultural scene that is as varied and exciting as the city itself. Whether you are a theatre lover, music buff or art enthusiast, Exeter’s packed calendar of events and festivals offers something for everyone.
 
Step back 1000 years into Guildford’s past on a Guildford Town Guides free walk.  Visit the Castle Keep with its stunning gardens and Guildford Museum with its collection of Lewis Carroll objects. The beautiful countryside on your doorstep is ideal for walking or visiting homes, gardens, vineyards and more!
 
 
Tilbury Fort 
A fortress that fires your imagination!
 
Explore English Heritage’s Tilbury Fort on the Thames Estuary, protector of London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War.
 
Originally built by Henry VIII, and where Queen Elizabeth I rallied her army to face the threat of the Spanish Armada, the present fort is one of the best examples of a 17th-century bastioned fortress in England.
 
Delve into the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder and enter the underground passages to feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. Discover the fort’s colourful past in our exhibition.
 
Leeds Castle
Enjoy an unforgettable view...
 
Visitors never forget their first breath taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat. With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily events and year round attractions, it’s not just the glorious history of Leeds Castle that makes it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the UK.
 
Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace owned by Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion and an elegant early 20th century retreat.
 
There are so many things to see and explore at Leeds Castle from historic tours of the Castle, the maze and grotto, falconry displays, the world famous Dog Collar Collection, children’s playgrounds and much more.
 
One day is never enough so complete your visit with an overnight stay in one of our indulgent Bed and Breakfast rooms or experience a stay in our Knight’s Glamping tents. There are also a number of charming historic Holiday Cottages sleeping up to 12 people for those wanting to stay longer.
 
Bed and Breakfast Nationwide
Discover the UK and Ireland...
 
Take on the bed and breakfast challenge. It’s a great adventure getting to know the best of the British Isles. Each offers a unique seasonal challenge to the traveller arriving by car, or even walking and looking forward to a restful end to the day at a reliable bed and breakfast home or cottage. 
 
The Bed and Breakfast Nationwide brochure – the Little Green Book – and websites are the passports to that adventure. The comprehensive guides to more than 450 inspected, high quality B&Bs and self-catering cottages. With something to suit everyone, you can find out which have facilities for the less mobile. You’ll find many that welcome dogs and some that even allow horses.
 
Devon Farms
Experience one of the most picturesque counties in England...
 
With an unequalled diversity of scenery and two magnificent coastlines, Devon offers every sort of seaside holiday from vast stretches of sandy beaches to towering cliffs.
 
To really get the most out of a holiday in Devon book your stay in one of Devon’s farms. Our Farm Holiday group, Devon Farms Accommodation, offer a variety of B&B and self-catering accommodation in farms across Devon. Whether you are looking for a family holiday with hands-on fun for young children, or a luxury retreat from which to explore the countryside, there will be a farm to suit you. 
 
No-one knows the Devon countryside with its attractive villages better than those who farm and shape the landscape. This knowledge, coupled with the pride our farmers have in our local produce, means that a stay on a farm will ensure you know the best places to go, what to do, and where to eat during your stay.

 

Order our ‘Country Charms and Coastal Delights’ brochure pack from www.dayvisits.co.uk  

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