Members Attractions2018-10-09T16:10:48+00:00

ATTRACTION MEMBERS

Coach tours would not be a success story if they had no where special to go!
That is why operators of some of the UK and Europe’s major visitor attractions are also keen supporters and members of the CTA

Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home
www.abakhan.co.uk
01745562100

Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home are a family-run Retail & Craft Centre located on the North Wales Coast in Mostyn, Flintshire and specialise in Fabrics, Yarns, Sewing and Crafts.

We run Sewing & Craft Classes in a dedicated workshop as well as offering free in-store demonstrations.

Our warehouse-style Café can cater for up to 150 people and offers breakfasts, lunches, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and afternoon teas.

With a designated coach entrance & parking area, disabled facilities and lift access our destination has a wide range of products over a number of buildings and a 5.46 acre site, offering something to suit Sewing, Craft & Knitting enthusiasts.

Abbotsbury Tourism Ltd (Swannery, Subtropical Gardens and Children’s Farm)
www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
01305 871130

Abbotsbury tourism ltd operates three tourist attractions the Abbotsbury Swannery the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. All three attractions are positioned around the idyllic village of Abbotsbury overlooking Dorset’s Jurassic coast between Weymoutrh and Bridport on the B3157 coast road.

The Swannery and the Subtropical gardens are particularly geared up to receiving coach groups offering excellent café ,and shop facilities.

The swannery is world famous for hosting the only colony of nesting mute swans open to the public in the world, with spectacular hand feeding sessions for circa 600 swans at 12 and 4pm daily.

The gardens recently won the HHA/ Christie’s Garden of the Year Award and have been described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest Gardens I have ever visited “

BBC Tours
www.bbc.co.uk
07720072195

Join us on a tour of the BBC! Have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at the BBC? Why not visit one of our buildings for a wonderful insight into the world of BBC broadcasting. Our entertaining guides will take you on a fun and informative tour around the BBC. Tours run at our buildings throughout the UK, including our flagship tour of BBC MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. All our tours include interactivity, often with the opportunity to be a news or weather presenter or take part in making a Radio Play!

Beaulieu – National Motor Museum & Palace House
www.beaulieu.co.uk
01590 612345

Visit Beaulieu for an award-winning day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world-famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, and World of Top Gear. With beautiful grounds and gardens plus Rides & Drives for all the family.

Palais Bénédictine, Normandy (Fécamp), Museum and Distillery
www.benedictinedom.com
+33 2 35 10 26 10

The Palais Bénédictine is located in Fécamp, Normandy, on the seaside. This architectural masterpiece of gothic and Renaissance inspirations will make your groups discover Bénédictine liqueur by exploring the cultural, sensorial and gastronomic Experiences designed for them.

Guided tours throughout the year and many other private Experiences and events available on request.

• 2h15 from Paris, 1h from Deauville, 1h from Rouen, 45 mn from Le Havre and 20 mn from Etretat
• 5 free coach parking
• Free tour for driver and group leader
• Guided tour available in FR, EN, DE
• Leaflets available in FR, EN, DE, NL, ES, IT, RU
• Photography and video assets for use for your communication

Bluewater
www.bluewater.co.uk
01227812911

With over 300 stores, 60 restaurants, plus entertainment, cinemas, and leisure activities, Bluewater presents to the trade and group travel organisers Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination. Their location is ideal as a day trip or meal stop off, and with personal service and a great product offering, they make it easy to include Bluewater on your travel itineraries. The center has transformed the shopping and leisure experience, offering a relaxing calm environment, free of stress, combined with endless inspiring dining, entertainment and leisure options for groups. Bluewater have developed a bespoke offer that includes welcome packages for groups, joint packages options, and advice on creating exclusive programmes for clients, transport services advice to the centre, and more.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery
www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com
01256 890090

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill
Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history.The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows your group to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
We offer a range of benefits and discounts on our suite of experiences for group bookings. We can create bespoke experiences to ensure your group make the most of their time at the distillery including exclusive cocktail masterclasses, hosted visits and special events.
Pre-booked coaches are welcome at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bespoke Cocktail Masterclasses and Hosted Experiences available on request
Priority admission for groups
Coach parking on site
Complimentary FAM trip – contact us for details
Photography and video assets for use in marketing material
Self-discovery experience available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin

Borde Hill Garden
www.bordehill.co.uk
01444 450326

Botanical heritage and stunning landscapes make Borde Hill Garden the perfect day out in West Sussex for horticultural enthusiasts and those who love beautiful countryside. Group benefits include discounted rates, guided tours of the Garden and House, bespoke catering options and free admission for the coach driver and group organiser.

Bowood House & Gardens
www.bowood.org
01249 810961

Buckler’s Hard
www.bucklershard.co.uk
01590 614645

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd
www.cairngormmountain.org
01479 861261

CairnGorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only funicular railway. This is a unique visitor experience that allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant is located with panoramic views from over 3,500ft. There is also a viewing terrace, exhibition, shop and the highest post box in the British isles. Coach parking is available and passengers may be dropped off at the entrance to the Base Station where toilets are available. At car park level we have the Outfitters shop and the Storehouse Restaurant. Beyond the car park we have a mountain garden, camera obscura and various short walks taking in the fantastic views.

Canterbury Cathedral
www.canterbury-cathedral.org
01277 762862

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the country’s most visited visitor destinations and offers a wide range of facilities, from guided tours to special interest ‘behind scenes’ tours to Archives/Library/Conservation Studios. Stunning medieval stained glass windows depict miracles said to have taken places after the murder of Thomas Becket.

Castle Howard
www.castlehoward.co.uk
01653 648652

Built in the 18th century and taking over 100 years to complete, Castle Howard commands breathtaking views across sweeping countryside. In the house, visitors can discover a treasure trove of inspiring architecture and interiors, as well as world-renowned collections. The grounds and gardens provide a great place to relax; enjoy walks through woodlands, formal gardens and parkland. Our cafés and range of shops make Castle Howard a perfect way to spend the day.

Chatsworth House Trust
www.chatsworth.org
01246 565430

Chester Zoo is the UK’s top zoo with more than 12,000 amazing animals and over 125 acres of award-winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more and free coach parking and admission for coach drivers if you book in advance.

City Cruises Plc
www.citycruises.com
+44 (20) 77 400 442

City Cruises is the Number 1 Sightseeing Tour on the River Thames in London. We offer sightseeing cruises 365 days a year between Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. Working with a range of local attractions, it’s also possible to buy combination tickets i.e. cruise + attraction. In addition, we operate daily Lunch and Afternoon Tea Cruises, regular evening ‘Sundowner’ cruises and the ever popular London Showboat Dinner Cruise. We also offer adrenalin fuelled sightseeing cruises in the form of our ‘Thames Jet’ experiences. For something bespoke, you can also privately hire any of our 20 vessels!

City Cruises Poole
www.citycruisespoole.com
01202 467882

City Cruises Poole is the Poole arm of City Cruises, the leading operator of sightseeing services on the River Thames. We operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier and offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole Harbour cruises, evening cruises or private charters.

A smart uniformed crew are on every cruise to welcome you and provide commentary on the glorious coastline and famous landmarks. Refreshments are available on all sailings, including a fully stocked bar. Food can be provided if booked in advance.

City Cruises York
www.citycruisesyork.com
020 3876 1575

City Explorer Liverpool
www.cityexplorerliverpool.co.uk
01519332324

Hop on Hop off Open Top Tour of Liverpool.

All Tours have a guide on board. The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes with various pick up points including Albert Dock, Pier Head and Museums and Galleries.

Special Rates for coach parties.

Continuum Attractions
www.continuumattractions.com
01904527708

Live the story at Continuum Attractions, where fascinating stories are brought to life in unforgettable ways. Witness the drama at Emmerdale The Tour, ascend the 170 metre tall Emirates Spinnaker Tower, discover Edinburgh’s underground history at The Real Mary King’s Close, immerse yourself in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, discover 1000 years of Oxford’s history at Oxford Castle Unlocked or learn how chocolate made history at York’s Chocolate Story.

Devil’s Porridge Museum
www.devilsporridge.org.uk
01461 700021

A 5-star museum just off the A75, 15 mins from Carlisle. The incredible story of the women munitions workers that helped win WW1 is revealed as well as personal stories of WW2, up to the Cold War. Admission for groups from £4 pp. Free guided presentation. Café. Free coach parking. Booking essential.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
www.dewars.com
01887 822013

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, Highland Perthshire

The Aberfeldy Distillery is located on the banks of the river Tay three miles from the birthplace of our founder, John Dewar, and is the only distillery built by the Dewar family.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery offers guided tours for groups throughout the year. Tours can be tailored to suit your groups needs and requirements.

Pre-booked coaches are welcome at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery.
Situated 20 minutes from the A9.
Coach park available for 2 mini buses / 1 full size bus.
Free refreshments for drivers.
Free tour for group leader.
Audio guides for the heritage centre / distillery tour leaflets available in 9 languages.

Disneyland® Paris comprises two world class theme parks (Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park) and seven Disney themed hotels. In addition, the vibrant entertainment district, Disney® Village, offers themed restaurants, shops, bars and a cinema multiplex. This year there is more magic in the air than ever at the Resort, as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The Parks have been transformed in the most magical way through an explosion of lights and colours, with a new parade and a breath taking new night-time spectacular featuring lasers and fountains. With tailored offers and events that complement itineraries, this is THE year to bring your groups.

Eden Project
www.edenproject.com
01726 811911

Eden is the gateway into the fascinating world of plants and people and a vibrant reminder of how we need each other for our mutual survival. A unique regeneration project which transformed an old china clay pit into a global garden and home to the biggest greenhouses ever built. With a series of seasonal events you can be sure that there will always be something new to see.

English Heritage
www.english-heritage.org.uk
0117 975 1349

English Heritage welcomes visitors to more than 400 castles, abbeys, historic houses and gardens throughout England, including Dover Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Osborne, Tintagel Castle and Stonehenge.

Improvements at Stonehenge include a newly designed permanent coach park and a new Group Reception Building with dedicated ticketing, toilet and shuttle facilities. A new exhibition at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield delves into the consequences of the Battle and its key role in the rapidly changing landscape of England’s rule.

Group rates available at all properties.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
www.exbury.co.uk
02380891203

There is something to delight everyone at Exbury, from the world-famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, to riverside walks, the steam railway, tea rooms, play area and art exhibitions.

Come and discover the magic of the gardens – with over 20 miles of pathways, three woods and parkland to explore, there are surprises around every corner.

Children will love the play area, looking out for wildlife such as pheasants, squirrels, dragonflies and butterflies and finding exciting plants such as the Chinese Coffin Tree and even the Devil’s Walking Stick!

Under 3’s are free and family tickets are available. Make sure you pick up a family trail to explore it all fully too!

Exeter Cathedral
www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk
01392 345886

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England and finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. For over 900 years, through pilgrimage, craftsmanship, art and worship, Exeter Cathedral has told stories of conquest and revolution, and of deep devotion and service.

Set in the heart of Devon’s ancient regional capital, Exeter Cathedral occupies a site as ancient as the city itself, with first-class guided tours and a warm welcome giving your party the ideal start to your stay in Devon.

Excellent rates for group visits and guided tours, combined itineraries with local attractions and catering options are all available.

Gloucester Quays Outlet
www.gloucesterquays.co.uk
01452 338933

Great Yorkshire Show
www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
01423 546218

The 155th Great Yorkshire Show, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, 9-11 July 2013 in Harrogate when more than 130,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates. The annual farming and countryside showcase is now the premier agricultural show in England. Attractions for 2013 include top class show jumping and equine classes; competitive classes for livestock, including cattle, pigs and sheep; food hall with the region’s best food and drink plus hundreds of stands for plenty of shopping. Discounted tickets are available for coach operators and groups along with the flexibility of sale or return.

Gretna Green
www.gretnagreen.com
01461 338441

Romance, scandal, intrigue… whisky, cashmere, golf… One of Scotland’s most compelling historical tales marries with the best of ‘Made in Scotland’. This famous village on the Scottish border is a popular place to visit… famous for runaway weddings, it also makes a great place to stop while travelling north or south. The story of Gretna Green unfolds in a fascinating exhibition where group visitors can also be entertained as they take part in a traditional Gretna Green wedding! A collection of clothing, accessories, giftware, luxury foods and whiskies have been gathered from the best in Scottish manufacturers. Our Whisky House is also the first place in Scotland to sample some of our rarest malts. The 250 cover Old Smithy Restaurant offers meals any time of day. Special facilities for coaches and open all year round.

Harrogate Flower Shows
www.flowershow.org.uk
01423 546158

Harrogate Flower Shows are the UK’s premier independent gardening events and a great day out for all garden lovers. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the 2013 events will take place on 25-28 April and 13-15 September. The shows feature beautiful show gardens, over 100 plant nurseries, the Dig It Garden Theatre, Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre, and Kitchen Garden Live, plus crafts, gifts, specialist foods and great garden shopping. Discounted, advance tickets are available on sale or return. Driver admission and coach parking is free. A wide range of catering and excellent disabled facilities are also available

Hever Castle & Gardens
www.hevercastle.co.uk
01732 861710

700 years of history for groups to explore and enjoy at the13th century castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. 30 acres of classical and natural landscape, the Edwardian gardens include Tudor , Italian and Rose gardens, 38 acre lake with rowing boats, yew and water mazes (open April-October), miniature model houses, adventure playground. An exciting programme of events including Henry VIII’s Summer Pageant with the jousting ‘Knights of Royal England’ and Rose & Herb Week, and a ‘Taste of the Garden’.Wonderful newly refurbished Pavilion Restaurant. Pre-booked lunches and teas. Private guided tours available. Inspiring gifts in the Hever and Courtyard shops. Coach park, complimentary meal voucher for driver and courier.

Historic Royal Palaces
www.hrp.org.uk
0203 166 6315

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens at Kew, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and Hillsborough Castle. We are pleased and proud to welcome group visitors and help them explore over 900 years of royal history and follow in the footsteps of the great, good, devious and dastardly, taking home memories of a great day out in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Houses of Parliament
www.parliament.uk
0844 847 2498

Located within a Royal Palace, the Houses of Parliament provide more than 900 years of history and intrigue, iconic exteriors, and spectacular Victorian art and architecture, whilst remaining a vibrant working building. To check on group tour discounts and availability and to make bookings please call 0844 847 2498.

Jetstream Tours
www.jetstreamtours.com
01634 525202

Discover tales of the River Medway and Thames estuary aboard one of our passenger boats or jetboat experiences. Taking in the spectacular views of Medway including, Rochester Castle, The Historic Dockyard and Upnor Castle. Offering day trips to Southend and private boat hire for parties and functions.

We are also the link between Kent and Essex via the ferry from Gravesend to Tilbury departing Monday – Saturday.

Leeds Castle
www.leeds-castle.com
01622 765400

1,000 years of history, 500 acres of parkland, woodland walks and formal gardens, an aviary and duckery, falconry displays, maze and grotto, dog collar museum, vineyard, golf course, shopping, restaurants, adventure playground, craft cafe, Go-Ape and a Hi-Flyer can all be found at Leeds Castle, just one hour from London. Excellent group discounts.

Lifton Farm Shop
www.lliftonfarmshop.co.uk
01566 784605

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tours & Restaurant
www.liverpoolfc.com
01513379887

Visiting Anfield is a memorable experience for all, offering great group rates & a dedicated Groups Welcome Office to organise your visit. We are currently working with the CPT striving to achieve Coach Welcome status and have experience of dealing with high volumes of coaches. Our award winning Stadium Tour & Museum offers the chance to see behind the scenes at one of sport’s greatest cathedrals. Liverpool FC’s Boot Room Sports Cafe offers a family friendly dining experience in a unique and memorable environment. Competitive group menus are available and we cater for visiting coach drivers free of cost.

Lowther Castle & Gardens
www.lowthercastle.org
01931 712192

Come to Lowther and enjoy a magnificent ruin, atmospheric gardens and a wonderful Lakeland setting.  The Story of Lowther exhibition tells Lowther’s history while the gardens, old and new, speak for themselves. With a huge wooden adventure playground and an excellent café and shop, Lowther Castle has something for everyone.

Manchester River Cruises
www.manchesterrivercruises.com
07906301222

Manchester River Cruises is the no.1 sightseeing tour on the Manchester’s River Irwell and Ship Canal. We run public trips throught out the summer and we are available for private bookings 365 days a year. We offer a number of different tour options including our 45 minute adventure tours from Salford Quays and the city centre, three hour expeditions down to the Grade II listed Barton aqueduct and our ‘Grand Tour’ four and half hour cruise down the ship canal to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.

MBNA Thames Clippers
www.thamesclippers.com
07894 835375

MBNA Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river, with departures from key London piers every 20 minutes. The fleet of 16 high speed catamarans link London’s attractions, offering an alternative way to see the city sights. On board you will find climate controlled indoor cabins, outdoor decks and licensed coffee bars.

Glide down the Thames in comfort with MBNA Thames Clippers Single and Return tickets from Putney to Woolwich Arsenal. Or choose to make a day of it with hop-on, hop-off all day River Roamer tickets, valid from 9am. Tickets are valid for use between the 16 piers in the Central and East Zones, including North Greenwich, Greenwich, London Bridge City for The Shard, Embankment for Theatreland and Battersea Power Station. Services run from early in the morning to late at night. Whether you want to spend the day sightseeing or take a quick trip by river, MBNA Thames Clippers are perfect for exploring the city.

We also offer FREE coach parking at The O2 when you pre-book all-day, hop on, hop off River Roamer, Single or Return tickets with us!

Make life easier with our Park and Glide scheme: drop passengers off at key central London piers (Millbank, Embankment or Tower) and securely park the coach at The O2 while they enjoy their day out in London.

For booking requests, please email sales@thamesclippers.com and to receive special rates please don’t forget to quote you are a CTA member.

Mersey Ferries
www.merseyferries.co.uk
0151 330 1458

For every kind of group, great days out begin on the banks of the Mersey – with more reasons to visit than ever before. With so much to please everyone, no wonder it’s such a popular choice for groups. For tour operators, this is the place that has all the ‘must go’ factors and everything is linked by our famous Ferry ‘cross the Mersey. 50 minute River Explorer Cruise, day trip along the magnificent Manchester ship canal and combination tours with other attractions at special group rates Complimentary ticket to coach driver / group escort Free Coach parking on the Wirral.

National Museum of the Royal Navy
www.nmrn.org.uk
02392 839766

The National Museum of the Royal Navy tells the 800 year story of the Royal Navy surface fleet across its galleries and ships. Attractions include HMS Victory, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Explosion, Museum of Naval Firepower, the Royal Marines Museum and a whole host of galleries that reflect the Royal Navy’s operation on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air.

New Lanark World Heritage Site
www.newlanark.org
01555661345

New Lanark World Heritage Site is the perfect destination for your group’s outing. The heart of New Lanark is a living and working village which is situated in an outstanding location by the majestic Falls of Clyde. There are activities for all ages to enjoy including the many attractions of the award winning Visitor Centre, beautiful woodland walks and a programme of Events & Exhibitions throughout the year. Groups can make the most of their visit to New Lanark with a variety of eating, shopping and overnight options.

Planet Hollywod Intl
www.planethollywoodintl.com
020 7024 8456

Planet Hollywood is the world’s only themed dining experience inspired by the glamour of Hollywood, and it’s London restaurant is the perfect venue for group meals and can accommodate most large and small groups for lunch, dinner or late night dining. It’s Haymarket location is especially ideal for pre and post theatre dining or as part of a London sightseeing itinerary and offers a range of 8 group menus to cater for all budgets. Movie memorabilia and props are displayed throughout the restaurant and 18 screens feature up-to-the-minute films trailers and music videos, keeping it fresh and interesting for restaurant guests. There’s also a fully stocked merchandise shop offering a variety of souvenirs including T-shirts, baseball caps and jackets.

Groups are made to feel a part of the show with a welcome message on screen.

Timing is key to hassle free group dining and Planet Hollywood deliver with tables ready for the time booked and timely and efficient service of food with both quality and quantity.

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
01253 341033

Breathtaking rides, spectacular shows The entertainment adventure capital with an amazing 145 rides and attractions Home of adrenaline packed rides including The Big One, Spin Doctor, Valhalla and Bling. A vast selection of rides for the whole family, Beaver Creek Theme Park for children. Award winning shows – Hot Ice, the ice skating spectacular; Eclipse circus musical; Mystique, a cabaret of magic and illusion Relax in luxury and style at the Big Blue Hotel – new club wing now open. Check out our website for special offers 2006 opening: weekends from 18th February, then daily from 7th April to 5th November 2006

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
www.historicdockyard.co.uk
02392 839766

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
www.rbge.org.uk
07776 164 107

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is world renowned for its horticultural excellence in over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Nestled in the Scottish Borders, Dawyck Botanic Garden is home to one of Scotland’s finest arboreta including some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees. In Dumfries & Galloway lies Logan Botanic Garden which is warmed by the Gulf Stream, helping to create an exotic plant paradise. Surrounded by dramatic scenery in Argyll lies Benmore Botanic Garden; a magnificent mountainside Garden with a world-famous collection of plants. Together they represent one of the world’s largest living collections of plants. All four Gardens welcome groups and a range of tours and refreshment opportunities are on offer at reduced rates.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
www.kew.org
0208 332 5648

Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

The Royal Collection
www.royalcollection.org.uk
020 7839 1377

The Royal Collection manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen, including Buckingham, Palace, The Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Galleries. It is also responsible for the Royal Collection, one of the world’s greatest art collections.

Royal Museums Greenwich
www.rmg.co.uk
02083126589

Visit Royal Museums Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House. A top UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is a perfect destination whatever your interests: art and architecture; star gazing and astronomy; ships and the sea; or British history and royalty. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other and are part of historic Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Runway Visitor Park
www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk
01614893932

Enjoy a great day out for all ages.

Take a front row seat on our raised viewing mounds giving a clear 180-degree view across the airfield at Manchester Airport the UKs third largest airport. Watch the aircraft take-off & land and with approximately 600 aircraft movements each day there’s always something to see. Want to get closer then access some of our on-site aircraft exhibits or choose from a variety of guided tours including Concorde, the flagship supersonic airliner of the BA fleet, or take a look around our Nimrod, the RAF patrol and attack aircraft.

Relax with a coffee or lunch in our Concorde Restaurant & Coffee House which has a view like no other, enjoy the Children’s Play Area, take home a souvenir or two to remind you of your day from our Aviation Shop, it really is a fun day out for everyone.

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
www.salisburycathedral.org.uk
01722 555 120

Salisbury Cathedral is one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, both living church and internationally renowned heritage attraction. It is also home to the finest original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta, which is on permanent display to visitors in the Chapter House. The Cathedral offers a warm welcome to the 250,000 pilgrims and tourists who visit each year to marvel at the peace and beauty of the 750 year old building and admire Britain’s tallest spire. Its commitment to working with the travel trade and looking after group visitors recently attracted the award for Innovation in Tourism at the Group Travel Awards.

Scone Palace
www.scone-palace.co.uk
01738 554929

Simply the Best
www.ewm.co.uk
013873 80611

Chester Zoo is the UK’s top zoo with more than 12,000 amazing animals and over 125 acres of award-winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more and free coach parking and admission for coach drivers if you book in advance.

South Devon Railway
www.southdevonrailway.co.uk
07711 552947

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY: FAR MORE THAN A STEAM TRAIN RIDE

The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

The line runs along the stunning valley of the Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes (Riverside). The steam trains offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and visitors of all ages as they are transported back in time to the bygone era of the old Great Western Railway.

Great value group prices and joint tickets with other leading Devon visitor attractions are also available for a whole, varied day of fantastic entertainment.

St Michael’s Mount
www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
01736 710507

Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets history. Discover an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community, home to the St Aubyn family and thirty islanders.

Stuart Line Cruises
www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk
01395222144

Stuart Line Cruises operate short cruises and day trips from the beautiful seaside resort of Exmouth. Sailing on the River Exe throughout the year and the Devon coastline’s during the summer months, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We are an all-weather, family friendly, dog-friendly and value for money experience with boat trips accessible for wheelchair users. Bookings can be made for large groups, small groups and all those in between! Also offering bespoke private charter packages for all of your special occasions.

Tatton Park
www.tattonpark.org.uk
01625 374416

Tatton Park was created to inspire and enthral. Set in 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland where deer freely wander, the neo-classical Mansion is open for you to see the Egerton family’s impressive collection of fine art, books and furnishings, whilst the servants’ quarters give a glimpse of life below stairs. You can also wander through award-winning Gardens and meet rare-breed animals at the working Farm. The parkland provides the perfect setting for picnics, cycling and relaxing country walks whilst the atmospheric Medieval Old Hall has special open days when you can uncover centuries of history.

On offer are half and full-day itineraries with options of free-flow visits or relaxed guided tours. Special interest group tours offered include the popular “Upstairs Downstairs” – a costumed guided tour of the Mansion by our Edwardian staff.

The 50 acres of Garden include a Japanese garden and kitchen garden which produces seasonal fruit and vegetables that feature in the Stables and Gardener’s Cottage menus.

Old Hall tours reveal its fascinating history from original manor house in 1598 through to the 1950s when estate workers lived there (booking by special arrangement).

Tatton’s events programme includes antiques fairs. the annual RHS flower show and traditional Christmas activities.

New for April 2018: Tatton Park to launch Field to Fork, bringing to life its Farm’s fascinating heritage – the buildings and machinery, people, farming practices and animals reared over centuries. Group tours coming soon. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/F2F
www.tattonpark.org.uk/groups

Thames River Services
www.thamesriverservices.co.uk
07717021100

Thames River Services operate sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier, St Katharine’s, Greenwich Pier and The Thames Flood Barrier. Boats have passenger capacities from 200 to 520. 2016 will see us launch multi-lingual commentary on our vessels as well Thomas Doggett the newest addition to the fleet.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
www.thedockyard.co.uk
01634 823812

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations with award-winning historic warships, museum galleries and attractions. A diverse programme of events, family activities and temporary exhibitions take place throughout the year. Tailor-made itineraries and guided tours are available for the Travel Trade, Group Travel Organisers and Youth Group Leaders.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
www.heligan.com
01726 845100

Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration. Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond. Enjoy freshly cooked meals made with produce from the vegetable garden in one of our tearooms.

The Lowry
www.thelowry.com
0161 876 2422

The National Trust For Scotland
www.nts.org.uk
0131 243 9304

Enjoy the best of Scotland with the National Trust for Scotland. With over 90 of the top historic attractions across the country including the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle, Glencoe, Culloden Battlefield, Inverewe & Threave Gardens, all NTS properties in Glasgow and Edinburgh and many sites on Scotland’s famous Castle Trail, the Trust offers an unrivalled Scottish experience for your customers. Many properties are 4 and 5 star visitor attractions with tearooms/restaurants, gift shops and coach parking. Contact our Travel Trade team for more information about Flexible Discover Tickets, central booking and invoicing.

The Piece Hall
www.thepiecehall.co.uk
01422 52 52 08

In 2017 one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain will reopen following a £19 million conservation programme. Yorkshire’s monumental Grade I listed structure is the only surviving cloth hall in the UK, an iconic symbol of the important role played by Georgian Halifax at the booming centre of the world’s woollen trade.

The Piece Hall will be transformed into a 21st century town square, with a mix of independent bars, restaurant, shops and cafés. Alongside a new art gallery, the stories of Georgian Halifax will be told in a state-of-the-art heritage centre that will take you a step back in time.

The Royal Yacht Britannia
www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
0131 535 8800

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh is a unique 5-satr visitor experience and VisitScotlands’ highest rated visitor attraction. For over 40 years the Royal Yacht sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating visitor attraction and also one of the UK’s most prestigious corporate event venues. The captivating handset tour takes visitors round five decks at a leisurely pace and is a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family

The View From The Shard
www.theviewfromtheshard.com
020 3437 3224

The View from The Shard, the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, offers a range of exclusive packages for group travel operators.

The only place where you can see all of London all at once, guests can enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the capital for up to 40 miles. Interactive ‘Tell:scopes’ and multimedia guides enable exploration of the cityscape in every direction, with information on surrounding landmarks, and the chance to see how the capital’s architecture has changed over the centuries with historic views from the Museum of London archives dating back to Roman times.

Trago Mills
www.trago.co.uk
01626 821111

Just off the A38 and nestled into 110 acres of South Devon countryside is Trago’s Newton Abbot store. With retail space comprising over 200,000 square feet and more than 180,000 products, Trago has been a popular shopping and leisure destination for over five decades. Also on site is the Family Fun Park with a steam train, rides and Britain’s largest model railway. The Garden Park features one of the UK’s largest gardening and plant ranges and there are also several inspirational show gardens, designed by Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Paul Stone. The restaurant complex offers a choice of freshly cooked menu options, including Devonshire cream teas. Trago also has two stores in Cornwall, in Liskeard and Falmouth.

Waddesdon Manor
www.waddesdon.org.uk
01296 653226

Something for everyone in a French chateau and gardens. From art lovers to families, gardeners to gourmets, you can choose from priceless art treasures, a contemporary exhibition space, wine cellars, a lovely restaurant and cafe, a country house hotel, Gift and Wine shops and acres of landscaped grounds packed with outdoor activities.

Wales Best Guides (Wales Official Tourist Guides)
www.walesbestguides.com
07867 786368

Welcome to Wales

Members of Wales Official Tourist Guides Association are the only guides officially recognised by Welsh Government to guide in Wales. All have undergone extensive training, passing both practical and academic guiding examinations.

Many members have the prestigious ‘Blue Badge’ guide qualification, a mark of quality and expertise for over 50 years. Others hold ‘regional’ or ‘site specific’ qualifications.

All relish the chance to share their knowledge, aiming to provide fun and enlightening commentaries. When visiting Wales with a Wales Official Tourist Guide, you could not be in more capable hands.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter
www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
0203 427 7512

Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent, imagination and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen. Visitors will relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life.

Waxy O’Connor’s
www.waxyoconnors.co.uk
020 7478 0767

West Midland Safari Park
www.wmsp.co.uk
01299 402114

Go wild on a fantastic day out to West Midland Safari and Leisure Park and come face to face with the first ever WHITE LION cubs born in the UK on our four mile all-weather safari drive. The Leisure Area is packed with a variety of family fun rides.

Westminster Abbey
www.westminster-abbey.org
0207 654 4862

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years.

The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists.

We have recently replaced audio guides at the Abbey with multimedia guides, offering additional languages. We now offer 13 languages on the guides and sign language will be added shortly. Please visit the website for more details:

Woburn Abbey & Gardens
www.woburn.co.uk
01525 290333

Woburn offers a great selection of inspiring attractions with benefits for groups Visit Woburn Abbey & Gardens, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Discover the history, fascinating stories and enjoy our extensive collections of art and many treasures. Indulge in the Duchess’ Tea Room and stroll through beautiful gardens. We welcome group visitors and offer discounted entry. Benefits include: Discounted entry for groups of 12+ – Free organiser entry & pre-visit – Free coach parking close to entrance – £10 driver refreshment voucher – Guided tours/talks – Dedicated groups co-ordinator to tailor your visit.

Woburn Safari Park
www.woburn.co.uk
01525 290407

Woburn Safari Park – The wild is closer than you think!

Woburn Safari Park is a fantastic day out for organised groups with close encounters with magnificent endangered animals from the comfort of your coach. Visit over 1,000 wild residents and listen to keeper talks and demonstrations.

Choose from two fantastic restaurants for lunch and then explore the Foot Safari with lemurs, elephants, sea lions penguins and monkeys.

Tickets are discounted for groups of 15 or more travelling in one vehicle. Book a guide for your coach or perhaps combine your visit with the historic Woburn Abbey. Visit www.woburnsafari.co.uk or call 01525 290407

WWT Wetland Centres
www.wwt.org.uk
01453 891176

Our nine WWT Wetland Centres offer groups unforgettable days out, 364 days a year. Your groups can get close to wildlife by hand feeding rare birds, taking safaris, meeting our otters and flamingos, joining tours and lots more in stunning and accessible surroundings with plenty of places to sit. If that’s not enough, we also have award-winning visitor centres, delicious food and fantastic gift shops.

Zoological Society of London
www.zsl.org
02074496285

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a world leader in wildlife conservation, science and education. Through our efforts, we guide and enable others all across the world. Protecting, educating, inspiring – working for wildlife. As a charity we have active conservation projects in over 50 countries together with our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.