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What’s in a Beer? “Experienced native pub-goers obey the unspoken rules, but without being conscious of doing so. Regulars will mutter and grumble when an uninitiated tourist commits a breach of pub etiquette, but may well be unable to tell him exactly what rule he has broken.” – From the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association’s...
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Whether English Weather is Wet How wet will you get in an English Summer. Now I’ve lived in England all my life, and we’re used to a good bit of rain! England truly is a green and pleasant land, and we couldn’t get there without our beloved drizzle and the occasional downpour. Cycling the Cotswolds...
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Bath Day Trip | The ruler-straight road to Bath. Our Bath day trip includes a cycle along the Roman Fosse Way, biking all the way into Bath before a spot of lunch, a guide to the Roman baths, and a walking tour of Bath itself. The Romans are notorious for building roads befitting their armies....
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Vacations made easy with Active England Tours  Holiday planning can be a logistical nightmare, especially planning an active vacation with an element of sport. From sourcing the right equipment and finding quality hotels, to choosing good cycling or walking routes, our bespoke Active England Tours make planning easy! Pick your activity: cycling and walking are...
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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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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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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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Enjoy your stay in our partner Cotswold Hotels and Inns Days touring with Active England are dynamic and lively, we cycle and walk through much of the mornings and often the afternoons too. With this in mind, we have chosen country hotels throughout the Cotswolds to ensure that your stay is relaxing. Elegant, contemporary and full...
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