Groups are spoilt for choice this Christmas as historic houses deck their halls, illuminated trails reveal gardens in a new light, and city centres host festive markets.
The August issue of GTO magazine devotes 30 pages to dozens of such great visit ideas – and now is the time to book!
Amongst the options, Historic Royal Palaces has lots in store. Groups visiting Kensington Palace can immerse into young Princess Victoria’s Christmas, and Hampton Court Palace will be celebrating a Tudor festive season.
RHS Gardens (including Wisley, Harlow Carr and Rosemoor) will illuminate their gardens – with giant illuminated flowers, bespoke trails and festive fairs. And Kew has a brand new trail as one of a number created by Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music working with venue partners and event producers Culture Creative.
Cities and towns across the UK, including at York, Manchester, Oxford, Bath, Edinburgh, Caerphilly and Belfast will be holding traditional Christmas markets. These will be replete with unique gift shopping opportunities, tasty treats and seasonal beverages! Bristol has something extra special planned this year, as you can see from our next item.