Grand UK Holidays caters for culture vultures
14th March 2011
Cultural tours from the south coast up to Scotland are available in the summer programme from Grand UK Holidays.
One of the highlights of is ‘Constable Country & Suffolk Coastlines’, to see where the famous artist’s best-known paintings were inspired.
Clients travel to Dedham Vale and see where Constable was born, his studio and grammar school, plus the 16th Century church featured in his paintings.
The tour also includes a trip to Aldeburgh, famous for the music festival founded by Benjamin Britten, plus an excursion to Sudbury, birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, where his home has a permanent collection of his work.
It costs from £279pp for five days including coach travel and half-board accommodation.
‘Antiques & Collectibles’ is another popular escorted tour, taking clients to Horncastle and Hemswell Antiques Centre by day, plus an evening talk by an antiques expert.
Based in Skegness, it costs from £219pp for five days.
More art and antiques can be seen on the ‘Chatsworth & High Peaks’ holiday, which visits Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Castleton (£339pp for five days).
Our UK heritage is the highlight of the ‘Kingdom of Northumbria’ holiday, which takes in Lindisfarne, Alnwick, Durham, Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham (from £189 for four days, other durations available).
The August 21 departure for this holiday also includes a visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo.
Those wanting to immerse themselves in the Tattoo experience can opt for escorted tours to the city by coach (£349pp for five days) or by air (from £459pp for five days).
As well as entry to the famous international spectacle, the Edinburgh Tattoo holidays offer sightseeing time in Loch Lomond, Ayrshire, Braemar and Pitlochry.
For bookings, call 01603 619933 or see www.grandukholidays.com.