Great British Trips
Great British Trips is a small family run company that was founded in 2010 by a British couple called Andy and Ruth Lancey. With a genuine love for travel and an even greater love for Britain, early in their marriage the couple travelled the globe, visiting 6 continents and speaking to all the people they possibly could, and one thing became abundantly clear; planning a tour of the United Kingdom on your own can be really hard!
The people they spoke to, some of whom had visited the UK and some who had not, all said that unless you wanted to get stuck on a coach tour (which let’s face it, lots of us don’t!) then doing the research, figuring out where to go, how to get there, which companies to use, where to stay, who has the best deals on, checking out the endless reviews and reliability of every single element and then actaully making the bookings was an exhausting, costly and time consuming process! They said they wanted to see Britain, real Britain; discover the hidden gems, get lost in the stunning scenery, drink tea in quaint tea houses, eat lunch and drink local ale in a cosy country pub, look out from a castle turret, drop a postcard into an old red post box, stand in the shadow of a breathtaking cathedral and take a refreshing drink from an ancient well.
Great British Trips are legally recognised in England and Wales as a private limited company called ‘Great Trips Ltd’. Since the launch of Great British Trips, the company has developed a sister company ‘Great Irish Trips’ which provides the same great tailor made package for tours of Ireland. The best bit is that the two companies and websites are totally interchangable so you can add Irish destinations to your Great British Trip!
As a company with a very strong ethical and moral conviction, we feel that it is vital that we use some of our profit to transform the beautiful world in which we live. As such, we support 3 main charities which are primarly involved in Social Change, Economic Change and Environmental Change.
Whilst our profile pages will give you a run down and overview of each place you might like to stay, our attractions and activities guide will provide you with an overview of what’s available in each region. Some of the activities such as West End shows and day trips need to be booked in advance. We also offer this service and can easily include these activities as part of your Great British Trips package.
Whether you’re looking for castles, cathedrals, shops, natural features, historic monuments, ships, bridges, museums, mountains, boat rides, amusement parks and everything in between, Great Britain has it all. Our attractions pages contain brief details about thousands of UK attractions whilst our Destination pages have even more specific attractions and things to do and see. However you want to plan your UK tour, you can do it all with Great British Trips.