18th March, 2021
As we sputter on through what we hope are the final days of lockdown in Britain we are all looking forward to a more normal life and to taking trips and holidays that invigorate and restore us. We hope that the projected May 17 date for the opening of hotels in Britain will mark the start of the holiday season for us this year. We have many tours already booked and we welcome fresh enquiries.
In the meantime, here are some guilt free viewing ideas, all available on Amazon Prime - hopefully some a little less known than others...
What better excuse than lockdown for a Harry Potter marathon! All 8 films with so many iconic moments from the flight of the Ford Anglia over Glenfinnan; stunning views of Glencoe; Hogwarts Dining Hall at Christchurch Oxford and many more culminating in the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Take a look at Highland lochs and isles for a ride on The 'Hogwarts Express' alias The Jacobite seen steaming over Glenfinnan Viaduct in the picture above or contact us to design the perfect tour for you.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
An apt title for this period - this 2015 film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's wonderful novel, tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene's struggles in Victorian England to run her farm and choose between 3 very different suitors. Take a peek at the film trailer then plan your own escape from the crowds with a cycling trip in Doset and the New Forest - click here for more information.
Renee Zellweger plays the part of Beatrix Potter as her childhood stories and paintings are brought to life and become some of the best loved stories of all time, and allow her to indulge her love of the Lake District; buy Hill Top Farm and save some of its treasures for us today. See the film trailer then plan a walk in her footsteps on our Quintessential Lake District holiday
SUNSHINE ON LEITH
This feelgood film will make you laugh and cry as two young soldiers return from Afghanistan to pick up the threads of life and love in Edinburgh. Weaving the songs of The Proclaimers throughout it ends with a raucous finale near the castle. Even if you don't watch the film, listen to the music and you will want to add an extra day to our Lochs and Glens to Edinburgh cycle tour!