BLH Tour Collection

The Best Loved Tour Collections

The Best Loved Tour Collection is a series of custom tours and itineraries around Great Britain that will suit a variety of different travellers. Working in collaboration with Paull Tickner, who has been designing and operating customised itineraries for independent travellers and groups for over 40 years, the Tour Collection will offer agents and travellers tailor-made UK/Ireland tours to suit all interests. From literary lovers to historical hunters, these itineraries have been designed to highlight the best of British, so that clients can see and enjoy more during their short time spent in the UK.

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Best Loved Hotels is a long-established and internationally admired British hospitality brand founded in 1993. We’ve spent the past 26 years developing a reputation within the luxury market for its curated collection of hotels, service excellence and quality.

It is this attention to detail that has made us a go to resource for discerning bookers who trust us to connect them to carefully selected unique, luxurious and character-filled independent properties. Indeed the brand has for many years been seen as the go to for agents with its iconic Gold Book gracing most high-end agency desk.

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The YouTube Tour Collection

As you and your clients are unable to travel to the UK and Ireland for the foreseeable future, we’ve decided to use this as an opportunity to bring Britain to you, the travel advisor who will play an important role when the renaissance begins. You were there after the difficult travel times in the past and you’ll be there again once things show signs of improvement. This week’s tour collection looks at captivating buildings and breath-taking gardens that you can experience simply through your screens at the click of a button.

1000 years of history

Set high on a hill and dating from the 11th century, treasure-filled Arundel Castle has a long, fascinating and often turbulent tale to tell. The ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk and the Earls of Arundel, its extensive gardens host an annual Tulip Festival and an international jousting and medieval tournament.

Award-winning Borde Hill

Take a close look at this stunning botanically rich heritage garden. Arranged in a series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’ it will give you a fragrant and colour-filled horticultural world tour. It’s an absolute must for clients visiting next year’s Chelsea or Hampton Court Flower Shows. It’s one of the England's truly great gardens.

The Rothschilds at Waddesdon Manor

The Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship with a keen sense of historical importance. The houses that they built, the interiors they created and the collections within them became known internationally as the ‘goût Rothschild’. Waddesdon is one of the rare survivors.

A sub-tropical paradise in Cornwall

Trebah is a beautiful steeply wooded garden that winds past ponds with Koi Carp and under overarching canopies bursting with exotic blooms and vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to 2 acres of hydrangeas. It finally spills out onto a secluded beach on the Helford River with WWII D Day connections.

Welcome to a different world

Still in the West Country and set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the most unusual villages in North Devon. The cobbled high street winds its way past traditional 16th century whitewashed cottages decked with fuchsias and geraniums and drops 400ft in the half mile down to the small harbour.

Dover Castle, the key to England

If you’ve ever sailed in/out of Dover, this iconic castle is what you will have seen from your cruise ship. It has commanded the gateway to the realm for nine centuries and you can now roam through centuries of history and delve deep within the famous White Cliffs to witness the secret War Time Tunnels.