Elegant escapes in Great Britain

Great Britain, the home of amazing moments, has developed a taste for luxury over the centuries, and perfected the art of showcasing its elegant side to visitors. Enjoy fashionable restaurants, shopping and culture, hire historical castles and islands to stay and play at, and take a classic car for a spin around the countryside.
 
Get a taste for the life lived by royalty and the aristocracy at key dates in the social calendar, from Royal Ascot to Wimbledon. And when it comes to shopping, seek out the royal crest above shop doors to unlock the highest quality products favoured by none other than the Queen.
 
Luxurious stays
From staying at a Scottish castle to taking tea at a beautiful country house in Wales, there are unique, talking-point places to stay all over Britain. Experience true traditional British opulence at the likes of Cliveden in Berkshire, The Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Prestonfield House in Edinburgh or Chateau Rhianfa in Anglesey, Wales. Luxurious dining & drinking
Fine dining in Britain is an all-day affair. Breakfast like a king at Gleneagles, Scotland’s famous golf hotel, or lunch at one of the nation’s brilliant Michelin-starred restaurants. Many restaurants across Britain offer tables where you can dine away from the rest of guests, and perhaps enjoy close-up views of the chefs at work. Take a seat at Aulis at L’Enclume in Cumbria, The gazebo at Gravetye Manor in Sussex, or The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye. Whether you’re a total novice or a talented amateur, Britain’s best cookery schools
have a course for you. So tie on your apron, unleash your creativity and get cooking! Try Swinton Park Cookery School in Yorkshire or Angela Gray’s Cookery School at Llanerch
Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan.
 
Luxurious shopping
Hire a personal shopper to tailor the delights of world-famous departments stores to your tastes – Harrods, Liberty, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are temples to high fashion, homewares and unique British products.
 
Luxurious experiences
Soaring in a seaplane over the stunning Loch Lomond in Scotland or enjoying true indulgence with lunch aboard the Belmond British Pullman – sister train to the Orient Express – are unforgettable experiences. Or how about attending Royal Ascot, where haute couture hats meet horse racing and the Royals attend?
 
Travel Associates would love to assist with planning your own British amazing moments. Call 1800 017 849 to speak with one of our experienced consultants or enquire online.
 

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