Rugged landscapes and Roman treasures; haunting ruins and rocky coastlines; soaring mountains and classic railways.
The charms of England and Wales can dazzle even the most hardened traveller.
In Northern England you’ll be continuously surprised and delighted by the contrast of places to see and visit. There are historic cities and small fishing villages, magnificent coastal castles and Hadrian’s Wall – not to mention the Victorian industrial heritage. Marvel at York Minster, visit Durham Cathedral or walk Chester city walls before enjoying great shopping and dining in those same cities. Explore the rolling hills and lush dales of Yorkshire, the deep lakes and pretty villages of the Lake District and the glorious Northumberland beaches. We’ve uncovered some real treasures for you to discover including classic train tours on atmospheric steam trains and self-drive holidays to one of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world.
Perhaps take the train further down the country to the east and you will arrive in Norfolk – a region full of regal connections, vast landscapes and delicious local produce, and a new destination to McKinlay Kidd for 2020.
If big cities are more your thing, where better to visit than the capital? Perfect for a stop-off at either the beginning or end of your holiday, London is one of the most vibrant and captivating cities in the world. We aim to take you beyond the tourist sights and into the heart of the metropolis – our hand-selected luxury accommodation, enthusiastic local guides and personal recommendations will make your London break one you will never forget.
If the south of England has captured your imagination, the quieter city of Bath is a breath of fresh air with Roman ruins, cobbled streets and magnificent Georgian architecture. Venture further south and you will find glorious coastal scenery and wild moorland in Devon & Cornwall – a real treat for any lovers of nature. Alternatively, if islands are more your thing, take a flight (or helicopter) to the beautiful Isles of Scilly to experience an altogether slower pace of life.
If a tour of England has ticked your fancy, why not broaden your horizons even further and embark on a UK and Ireland tour? No matter what you are looking for, our award-winning team can make it happen.
We’ve discovered some of the UK’s most arresting driving and rail routes, too, as well as a fine selection of accommodation from classic seafront hotels, to cosy B&Bs and hidden country houses. We’ll never recommend anywhere that we haven’t enjoyed ourselves: that way, we can promise that you’ll get the very most from your holiday. Our England and Wales tours can be tailor-made to suit your exact requirements and we will leave no stone unturned in creating your perfect trip.