Tag Archives: Coach Friendly

Weekends Away & Short Breaks

From coastal delights to northern wonders, Amy Moore lists locations outside London that can be easily accessed by coach.  SEASIDE RETREAT//BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth is bound to impress, having achieved the accolade for Best UK Coastal Resort at the British Travel Awards 2014. Seven miles of golden sand and sparkling sea welcome groups to bask in its beauty, making […]

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Medieval Shrewsbury

Amy Moore reviews a recent familiarisation trip to the town, which features an eclectic mix of old and new attractions suitable for groups. Shrewsbury sees an abundance of classical buildings dominate its traditional market square, which thrives with a generous amount of independent shops and boutiques. Its Old Market Hall was built in 1595-1596 and stands […]

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Hilton Hotel, Swindon

Hilton Swindon Hotel is considerably less unique, but is much better suited to a large coach party due to its coach drop off/pick up and parking facilities. A spacious reception area welcomes guests, with a rotating door to enter. The aptly named Lydiard Suite played host to a wedding reception during our date of stay, […]

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Journey To The South West

Amy Moore embarks on a familiarisation trip to the historic county of Wiltshire, which looks to host a number of cultural events in the New Year. Salisbury Voted Top City For Travellers According to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015, Salisbury is one of the top cities in the world for travellers. Announced by VisitWiltshire, Salisbury […]

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GTO Grapevine//November 2014

b2me Fam Visit To The ArcelorMittal Orbit On September 30, GTW attended a familiarisation trip – hosted by b2me Tourism Marketing – to the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The ArcelorMittal Orbit holds the title of ‘Britain’s Largest Sculpture,’ stretching a total height of 114.5metres, with a viewing platform at 80metres. Designed by […]

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Regional Focus: Wimborne Minster

Amy Moore visited the petit town in Dorset, which looks to promote itself as a key coach tourism destination. Wimborne is the hidden gem of East Dorset, considered an ideal spot for coach visits to the county. Wimborne features a unique blend of old and new attractions, with charming, independent boutiques set amongst more modern chains. […]

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Coach Drivers’ Choice: Coach Touring

James Day examines some of the UK’s best coach-friendly destinations. Mellerstain House And Gardens Mellerstain House in Berwickshire, Scotland, is a grand stately home with a fascinating history and has a unique architectural interest, which was the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Baillie family and famous architects William and Robert Adam. 

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Shopping Destinations Within The UK & Europe

Local shopping destinations are an easy alternative for groups, with Wyre Markets offering the finest fare at Fleetwood. European destinations also deliver a host of cultural and gastronomical delights for groups to enjoy. CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING Chic Outlet Shopping offers an insider’s guide to discovering Europe, with a range of destinations suitable for gastronomy, culture […]

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Theme Park // Reviews

ALTON TOWERS RESORT BY GEMMA IRELAND I visited Alton Towers Resort on Sunday, August 3. The entrance queue to the park proved fairly long, and we didn’t embark on out first ride until around 1330hrs. This was Hex, the best illusion ride I have experienced. We managed to access the ride in good time, which […]

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Coach Groups Welcomed

The GTW team look at a selection of coach-friendly destinations and attractions, both in the UK and continental Europe. At Boundary Mill Stores, the philosophy is to offer quality branded goods at discounted prices. There is always something new and exciting to tempt passengers on group days out. In short, it’s about quality shopping at […]

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