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With the recent movie premiere of Crawley family’s continuing saga – ‘Downton Abbey’ – here at adeo Travel, we wanted to recommend spectacular places, where the series and movie were set and filmed, and which you should consider visiting during your next journey across the pond to the UK! HIGHCLERE CASTLE, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND Highclere Castle, England Our recommendations wouldn’t be complete without starting at Highclere Castle, where majority of the interior and exterior scenes were filmed. Located in Hampshire, between Bath and London, England, Highclere Castle is a remarkable building surrounded by beautiful gardens, farmlands and woods. Inside, there’s antiquated and traditional furniture, a plethora of portraits and fireplaces, and most importantly, unique and historic atmosphere embracing you from the…

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So much of Britain’s, and the world’s modern identity can be attributed to the prosperous Roman Empire; the remnants of which are now scattered throughout the UK. Huge areas of what we now know as Britain were once governed by the empire for a near 400 years, leaving in its wake a plethora of historical artefacts, precious relics and complex architectural designs, all of which make for fascinating visits. Below is a complied list of the must visit Roman remains in the UK. Roman Baths, Bath In terms of lasting influence, few places in Britain have a stronger identity than the city of Bath; hence its namesake. The magnificent Roman Baths are believed to have been constructed before the turn…

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For those of you that have booked a tour of England with adeo, then it’s likely you have your English Heritage sightseeing pass included in your travel pack. The English Heritage pass is inclusive of admissions to some of England’s most iconic sites and is a great sightseeing navigation tool, but how do you make the most of your English Hertiage pass? Below is a compiled list of the best value for money locations that are included as part of your English heritage pass. (more…)

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The UK’s story is one truly worth discovering, but a common question we get here at Adeo is what to see in the time that you have. The best and most cost & time saving devices often come in the form of sightseeing passes that offer admissions to many historical points of interest located throughout England, Wales & Scotland. Below is a list of the most valuable sightseeing passes worth including as part of your package. (more…)

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Pre-planning a trip to the UK is as exciting as it is important. Home to four different countries, each with distinctive cultural identities, landscapes and histories, it can sometimes seem that there is simply too much to see in too little time. But do not fret; that is where we come in! Sharing our own personal experiences from our own recent trip to Scotland, the below guide can assist you when it may be that time isn’t always on your side. Planning a vacation to England and Wales but want to squeeze Scotland into your already full schedule? This is how you can add a full experience of Scotland to the picture in just 4 days. Panoramic view of Edinburgh…

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From the deepest freshwater loch, to the tallest mountain in the UK, Scotland has it all. A country of vast natural wilderness and a unique heritage waiting to be discovered. Whether you visit Scotland for the historic city-life, to enjoy her glorious Highland panoramas or simply to soak-up an utterly unique culture and heritage, your experience will be truly unforgettable. But with so many incredible regions to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. We are here to help! Below is our list of the must-visit regions during any tour of Scotland. (more…)

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Of all the things that pop into your head when you think of Scotland, Castles will not stray far from your thoughts. These ancient relics have long stood the test of time, passing through generations and now serving the nation as a stark, visual reminder of its enthralling history. From mysterious ruins, to Royal palaces - castles are an essential part of the country’s identity. Fitting then, that some of the most luxurious hotel establishments the country has to offer are castles, reinvented for a modern purpose. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in Scottish history with a stay at some of these incredible accommodations. (more…)

The diverse landscapes of England, Wales & Scotland have produced some of the world’s most important works of literature for centuries. Now, its your turn. Using this guide, you can navigate your way through Britain’s historical influence on literature. Walk in the footsteps of the literary geniuses that shaped Britain’s identity as we know it and discover the majestic landscapes that inspired their words during your tour of Great Britain. Oxford – Tolkien & C.S Lewis Oxford University, England The beacon of academia, Oxford is synonymous with its historical university and influence on the literary world. The establishment dates to the 11th Century and has nurtured philosophical vision, artistic flare and spellbinding literature for generations, including Oscar Wilde, JRR Tolkien…

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Explore remote regions, quaint historical towns and powerhouse cities, uncovering the awe-inspiring landscape of the United Kingdom on board some of the world’s most exciting railway journeys. Below is a list of the must-do rail journeys in Britain. If you’re not interest in the drive, then take it from us here at adeo - you want to start planning your route around these truly remarkable rail lines. West Highland line: Scotland (Fort William to Mallaig) Starting with the most iconic; the West-Highland Rail-Way is a marvel of scenic travel. Made famous by the Harry Potter series, this magical route will fill your heart with adventure as your cross over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, taking in the breath-taking majesty of the Scottish…

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If you’ve been researching the many wonders that a visit to Wales has to offer, then there is little doubt that somewhere down the line you’ve stumbled across the many, many castles which pepper our landscapes. In fact, Wales has so many of these ancient relics that deciding which ones to prioritize to visit during your time in Wales can be a bit of headache. So, based on my personal experience - as well as my proud heritage as a Welshman - below is a compiled list of the absolute must visit castles during your tour of Wales.   Cardiff Castle: Cardiff, South Wales. Starting with the obvious; situated in the heart of the Welsh Capital of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle…

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