A guide to a city break in the historic city of York

The city of York has so, so much to offer for any tourist. This hotspot, voted The Times’ best place to live in the UK in 2018, provides the setting for a beautiful getaway. The compact walled city is half the size of Leeds and less than two hours away from the northern heights of Newcastle and the capital of London. The little romantic and historical city of York is a must for any tourist – whether you currently reside in the UK or are travelling from further afield.

York Minster

Get ahead of the class (and save 10%) with a Shakespeare inspired tour of England

Venture on a literature inspired UK break and brush up on your knowledge before sending the young ones back to school with a three day tour around Shakespeare’s England with Rabbie’s.

Visit historic locales such as Stratford-upon-Avon, the poet’s hometown, plus places that were inspirational to many of his tales studied in the class room such as Warwick Castle or Bampton, also popular for its Downton Abbey connection, as some buildings in this small town were chosen to feature in the acclaimed TV show. 

Discover the history of coal mining in England

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great educational day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines with an ex-miner as your guide. It’s an eye-opening and unforgettable experience. Situated in a rural setting, the Museum offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages. Free entry & free parking for everyone. £4 charge for underground tour.

Capability Brown Festival 2016 - ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday (probably) falls this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so we have declared August as his Birthday Month! The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’.

Brexit and the Energy & Environment Industry – What Lies Ahead

The result of the referendum for the UK to exit the EU has created quite a bit of uncertainty in the general market, but within the energy and environment sector the impact is more muted, given that the interests of both the EU and the UK have largely been broadly aligned. The most immediate effect in the energy sector will be the negative impact of an increase in petrol prices, due to a weaker pound. However, this is merely a result of a fluctuation in the relative value of the currency.