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5 holidays fit for the Platinum Jubilee

26 May 2022

What a treat - a long weekend off to celebrate the fact that Her Majesty The Queen has become the very first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. To honour this wonderful occasion, we've rounded up five holidays that offer a taste of royalty…

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Meet our tour manager Trevor Edwards

26 May 2022

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have been speaking with our ever-popular Brightwater Holidays tour managers about their experiences with us over the years and Trevor Edwards had some great memories to share. 

An award-winning garden designer, writer and broadcaster, Trevor began his Brightwater journey back in June 2014 and…

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An Interview with Alastair Walker

4 April 2022

If you're a previous Brightwater Holidays guest, you may have been lucky enough to enjoy a trip alongside Alastair Walker – one of our most popular Tour Managers.

Alastair was recognised by Wanderlust magazine in 2021 at the World Guide Awards, where he was named a finalist for the coveted…

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International Women's Day

8 March 2022

Today is International Women's Day and we thought we would share some of the wonderful feedback we have received for Tour Managers including Julia Corden, Alison Reid and Maureen Lightbody. 

Our excellent Tour Managers truly are at the heart of everything we do and it's always a treat to hear…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Chelsea Flower Show 2022

4 February 2022

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will return to its usual May slot for the first time since 2019 this year and we couldn't be more excited. 

Taking place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May at The Royal Hospital in Chelsea, this highly anticipated horticultural highlight will return with a…

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11 Best UK Castles To Visit In 2022

3 August 2021

If you're hoping to enjoy a little history on your holidays around the UK, you're in luck! Many of our at-home holidays include visits to incredible castles with stories to tell and we've rounded up a selection of our favourites to inspire your 2022 adventures. 

From Scottish castles with royal…

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Celebrating Our Return To Travel

28 June 2021

In early June, our ever-popular Gardens of Kent & Sussex tour was able to depart and this return to travel was a real celebration for the guests on this departure as well as for our very own Harry, who joined the trip as Tour Manager. 

To mark this exciting occasion,…

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Scotland's Most Popular Islands Revealed

1 June 2021

In December 2020, Which? Travel conducted a survey among over 1,000 users to determine the islands in Scotland most popular with tourists and the results are in. 

While there are around 900 or so off-shore islands in our wonderful country, the undiscovered nature of many of them meant that only…

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Indulge In A Grand Tour

24 May 2021

Here, at Brightwater, we like to make the most of our time on holiday. If you're the same, you might be interested in a new collection of trips for 2022 we're calling our Grand Tours

If you're wondering what a grand tour is, we like to define it as a…

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