English Tourism Week (March 17 to 25), Visit England’s annual promotion of all things English, kicks off tomorrow with discounts on all sorts of activities, events and attractions around the country. And the good news this year is that some of the discounts are being offered all the way to the end of March.
These are some of the highlights:
- 20% off Raymond Blanc cooking classes in Oxford – Fancy yourself a master chef. Take any full day course, Monday to Thursday, at the Raymond Blanc Cookery School on Broad Street in Oxford and focus on the dishes that inspired one of Britain’s first French chefs to become the Michelin star he is today. To book, ring the reservations team on 01844 278881 Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and quote ‘Friends of Belmond Le Manoir’.
- Dogs go free at Ellenborough Park Hotel in Cheltenham – There are 13 beautiful, dog-friendly rooms in this nearly 500-year-old country house hotel. Wallace the Westie and I enjoyed our stay in 2012 just after restoration had been completed. The dog friendly rooms, open right out into the gardens. Dogs are welcome all over the grounds and in some of the public spaces. In 2017 the hotel refreshed and refurbished some of those public areas. (I hope they’ve kept the atmospheric flagstone floors, and beautiful Tudor details) They’re waiving all charges for their doggie guests until the end of March. Find out more.
- 30% off Brighton’s top three paid for attractions – From this week, until the end of the year, buy a combination ticket for a flight on the British Airways i360 – Brighton’s spectacular moving observation tower – plus the Royal Pavilion and SEA LIFE and enjoy a 30% discount on the price of all three. Find out more.
There are dozens more special events, days out, discounts, activities, shopping spectaculars, foodie, sports and fashion offers available all over the country on the Visit England English Tourism Week website. And, what’s more, the offers are organized by geographic region, themes, and types – so you are bound to find something that appeals, near where you live or where you’re planning to travel soon. Check out the events and offers.