Of course most of our work is in England…..because that’s where Bridgwater is. We started the Twinnings in Bridgwater and that’s where we’re based so this is where we mainly suggest that visiting groups from any nation start their trip. Bridgwater is perfectly located for exploring Somerset with it’s nearby youth hostels and now with lots of Hotels. In particular we like to put people up in Model Farm, an old Victorian Farmhouse just on the edge of our town.
SOMERSET – Bridgwater is less than 10 miles from the Somerset coast, a short drive to the Quantock Hills and a slightly longer one to Exmoor. 10 miles from the county town of Taunton or from the ancient mystical town of Glastonbury and a little further to the cathedral city of Wells and the Cheesey gorge centre of Cheddar.
THE SOUTH WEST
CORNWALL- about an hour and a half to the west is the ancient celtic land of cornwall with its remote beaches, craggy coast and fishermans friends. This is a popular destination in itself but combines with the other South Western counties to make it one of our most oft chosen tours,
DEVON- Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay and Barnstaple are the main population centres, but beyond is the wild moorland of Dartmoor and the patchwork fields and bays of South Devon
DORSET- the Jurassic coast stretching from Lyme Regis through Chesil Beach , Portland peninsula, Weymouth and along to Lulworth Cove is a perfect rural setting evoking memories of Thomas Hardy and 5 going mad on ginger beer.
AVON – Not a county that even exists any more but basically the area along the river Avon containing the city of Bristol and of Bath. The former the transport hub for the south west with its airport and the latter the same but in Roman times (and without the airport)
Another popular area for groups to visit is the North country with its Viking-Saxon history and dramatic industrial heritage set in a landscape of stunning beauty. Whether it’s the Northern metropolisses of Leeds, Liverpool or Manchester or whether it’s the rural Lake District, North Yorks Moors or Penine Hills or even the ancient Roman and Viking towns of York, Chester and Durham it’s a gem. Also think about checking out the picturesque North Sea coast from Robin Hoods Bay via Bram Stoker’s Whitby up to the isle of Lindisfarne, connected by a tidal causeway. Or failing that discover the old Anglo-Scots border along the Cheviot Hills and the Roman Hadrian’s Wall
THE HOME COUNTIES
That’s basically London and the nearby southern counties. The so called ‘garden of England’ surrounding the historical and current capital. Popular holiday locations in themselves but also good for an introductory couple of days before heading out for the ‘real England’.