The Pinpoint Britain Blog

New-City Explorer Breaks

September sees the launch of our City Explorer collection. Great Britain enjoys an eclectic mix of cities, each with their specific character and charm-and we’ve picked the best of the best! We’ve included Inns, small hotels, and boutique B&B’s for the accommodation, which are all perfect for FIT or family customers. Below are a few snippets of what you can expect from your City Explorer, but we’ll be updated and adding new destinations throughout the year.                                       *… Read More

Greenwich-The Home of Time

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is overlooked for accommodation options, yet its location and tourism offering is superb for a few days in London! Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was adopted around the world in 1856 and The Observatory tells the story, allowing you to straddle the hemispheres with one foot in the East and other in the Western hemispheres. Perched on the hill, in Greenwich Park, the view over London reaches for miles -so make sure your phones/camera’s are charged. Wander down through the park into the world’s first Fan Museum, with a collection celebrating the making of… Read More

A Flavour of York

My brief trip to York over-delivered on expectations. Firstly, for huge fans of the popular TV series “The Crown” which portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth from a young lady through to her coronation as The Queen, York would be a good starting point. Filmed at the magnificent Castle Howard, around 20 minutes outside of the City, this manor house is over 300 years old but remains a family home. It’s rooms are splendid  and you must take a peek at the view over 1,000 acres of gardens set in the countryside, which has been designated an area of outstanding… Read More

London-A Royal Treasure

Do not underestimate the impression this stately residence of Her Majesty, The Queen, will leave. It’s sheer magnitude of architectural design, opulent enough for Monarchy-but not “over-the-top” and the commanding position makes Buckingham Palace one of the most-visited, London landmarks during its opening season. You may have visited once-but we guarantee your second, or third visit will be different!                                                           And whilst there, around the corner… Read More

The Friendly Invasion

The Friendly Invasion is an interesting project that will attract huge attention as it sets to celebrate the arrival of over half a million US Military forces in 1944, to help defend Europe in WWII-many of them located in East Anglia. Royal figures and American A-listers will be re-enforcing the importance of remembrance, and we are delighted that Pinpoint Britain amongst the first to  create itineraries that will showcase the combination of memorabilia and combine history with heritage for those wishing to revisit their past, or just tour the hidden secrets of East Anglia. We include… Read More

Late availability-London

  We’re always amazed that when London appears “full” there’s always availability out there. How about some quirky ideas to do whilst you’re here? Ride the fastest inner city zip wire, just opened on the South Bank. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zip from the equivalent of nine double-decker buses high, at fifty miles per hour-and view The Shard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and more. Head over to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, home of the O2 for alternative dizzy heights. Conquer the O2 by climbing over the roof at sunset? You’ll be adorned… Read More

The Hertfordshire Collection

Hertfordshire is just one hour from the Capital, so a perfect add-on, great value extension to your London trip. It’s also an idea to use this location en route to Cotswolds or East England with St Alban’s falling within the top 4 visited cities/towns in the East of England. St Alban’s has its iconic cathedral visible from miles away, perched near parkland with museum and quirky shops-plus market days on a Wednesday & Saturday. Within minutes your choice of accommodation includes large, English country manor house estates like The Grove with its famous championship golf course or Pendley Manor with an award-winning spa… Read More

Cotswolds-Quintessential England

  This itinerary is specially for Downton Abbey fans, with honey-coloured cottages, quaint country gardens and traditional afternoon tea. Tour many of the villages and witness first-hand, the scenery that has popularized this region. For those desperate to see Highclere, we do have prices for exclusive, private, guided tours. This would work well for groups, but sadly, the offer is not available for FIT’s. Accommodations can range from the fabulous Farncombe Estate, set in 400 acres of woodland, to small hotels and inns.  … Read More

Farncombe Estate – Cotswolds countryside

Set in 400 tranquil acres of English countryside, the Farncombe Estate consists of three stylish hotels each with their own character. Not only is the place welcoming in every aspect with very personal touches, like retro radios and quality coffee machines in the room, wellington boots for walking and range-rover cars for those lazy enough not to want to walk between the hotels, but it’s so friendly and unpretentious. Everything is relaxed with nothing too much trouble and the food is locally-sourced.The great location means you are just minutes from “chocolate-box” villages, traditional  pubs and tearooms with  gardens, historic houses and… Read More

2016-Welcome to our English Country Gardens

This year sees the celebration of our traditional country gardens in all their splendour. As we approach Spring, be prepared for those extra touches that make these attractions so special. We’ve got some new itineraries that include Pashley Manor Gardens in Kent-the officially recognised Garden of England county; then onto “1066 country” and the Battle of Hastings, followed by one of our finest vineyards, Chapel Down and onwards to 14th century Bodiam Castle. Plus we don’t just use coach transfers-we prefer to take you back in time with the use of the steam train. When you undertake a search on these destinations, you’ll… Read More