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Oxford England Tours Oxford, home to the most famous (and best – sorry, Harvard, Cambridge et al) University in the world has to be one of the most interesting and iconic places to visit in England. With our range of Cotswold and Oxford England Tours finishing in Oxford, our guests often stay additional days and...
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English Quirks and Traditions. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is fast approaching on the 19th of May this year and we at Active England – being experts on all things English: from cream teas and cucumber sandwiches to Jane Austen and Shakespeare – thought we would shed a light on the particular and peculiar...
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4500 Miles of British Coastline What do our guides do when they’re not leading tours? Well, Active England’s very own Operations Manager and Tour Leader, Frances Mills, has taken on the challenge of running 4500 miles around the coast of Britain, self-supported and over the next three winters. We caught up with her this week...
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At Active England Tours, we take our mid-afternoon pub stops very seriously and 2017 has been no exception. Our guests, typically from North America are introduced to the inner working of the hubs of our communities – the village pub. We delight in helping guests discover English beer, pork scratchings, pickled onions and other delights...
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Shakespeare's birthplace
Cycle into the home of England’s greatest writer For any William Shakespeare fans, whether you have studied his works in school, seen one of his plays, or have just been curious to know more about the man and his extraordinary literary gifts, Stratford-upon-Avon is well worth the visit. Shakespeare was both born and buried in...
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Blenheim Palace Tours | Churchill’s Grand Estate A walking tour of Blenheim Palace is a real favourite on our Cotswolds tour. We are able to cycle and walk right into the heart of Blenheim’s iconic estate, giving our guests a true appreciation of the palace’s splendour as well as the grandeur of its surrounding parkland....
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‘Oh who can ever be tired of Bath?’ | On a walking tour of Bath You may well be tired upon entering Bath – late in the week with many miles under your belt and hills along the way, but you will never tire of Bath. Our Bath day trip is always a high point...
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The English Civil War and the Cotswolds Famous for its tranquil scenes of lazy rivers winding round sleeping villages in honey-coloured Cotswold stone, it is hard to believe that this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty could have been anything other than peaceful. Even harder to imagine its rolling hills as the stage for some of...
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The World Championship Woolsack Races If you thought that hurling yourself down a hill trying to catch a cheese was just a little odd, how about running uphill with a giant sack of wool on your back?? The ‘World Championship Woolsack Races’, held in Tetbury each May, draws a crowd of over five thousand people waiting...
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How one sleepy Cotswold village became a TV sensation Our 7-day cycling tour takes us through many little villages and towns and after a day or two cycling down lazy lanes, past cosy cottages it is wonderfully easy to relax into the Cotswolds’ bubble, as well as the location of the hit TV show Downton...
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