Whether it is sweeping sandy beaches, cosy Cornish coves or beautiful countryside you desire, you will find them all here. Add in some of the country's finest castles and historic towns and villages and you have a perfect holiday destination.
Coast and country are the twin themes of this visit to Bournemouth. A seaside stroll through its lovely gardens and visits to Swanage and Corfe Castle offer lovely coastal scenery. Salisbury's soaring cathedral was immortalised by the artist John Constable and the superb Exbury Gardens and steam railway showcase horticultural variety in a delightful setting.Duration: 7 Days
Weymouth is the ideal place for this Dorset discovery. There is Lyme Regis with its fossil filled cliffs and elegant Sidmouth with its promenade. Dorchester was immortalised by Thomas Hardy and is full of historic buildings and there is Bournemouth, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a leisurely walk in one of its many manicured parks.Duration: 5 Days
Castles, battles and landscapes provide the backdrop to this south cast holiday. The extraordinary Regency Palace at Brighton contrasts with the tranquillity of Hever Castle. See where history was made at Battle Abbey and explore the Cinque Port of Rye, now silted up but formerly on the coast. The Bluebell Railway takes us on a steam powered trip to Capability Brown's magnificent Sheffield Park.Duration: 7 Days
Lively Falmouth is our base for this taste of Cornwall. There is picturesque Penzance with St Michael's Mount just off shore and the artists' colony of St Ives. Truro is Cornwall's cathedral city and not far away is Mevagissey with boats in the harbour. You can't get further south than Lizard village and Padstow providddes culinary choices - of the seafood kind!Duration: 7 Days
What could be more delightful than the Isle of Wight? With its varied scenery and pretty towns, it is a classic English landscape. See thatched cottages and a model village at Godshill and enjoy the shops or pier at Ryde. See where the yachting set race at Cowes and admire the panoramic views over the Solent. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert made a lovely family home at Osborne House and it is still full of their personal treasures.Duration: 7 Days