The Britannia Times
As Seen in The Sunday TimesPublished on 11th. May 2018
Did you spot us in The Sunday Times '100 Summer Days Out'? Eroica Britannia is the epitome of a 'grand day out' or indeed a top family weekend mini break and we're in some rather excellent company in this sizzling top 100!
We’re delighted to have our ‘Classic Ride’- listed in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine ‘100 Summer Days Out’ - providing endless inspiration for the most unforgettable Summer days out.
The Classic Ride, Eroica Britannia“This is part of a weekend-long festival of classic bicycles and vintage style: if you want to enter, you’ll need a bike made before 1987. Routes range from a family friendly 30-miler to a more challenging 60 - and 100-mile routes through the Peaks. If you’re really proud of your ride, arrive a day earlier to enter it into the beauty pagent.’
Pack the picnic. Seize the day. This is Britain at its best.
IN GREAT COMPANY
From the Whale & dolphin watching in the Hebrides to building your own canoe in Cumbria, we’re in great company! Here’s a couple of other ‘great days out’ that we fancy.
Canada has the Rocky Mountaineer and Russia has the Trans-Siberian, but neither can top Scotland’s West Highland Line for sheer beauty. It’s a long journey, at 10 1/2 hours, 328 mile round-trip over mountain, moor, river and the dramatic Glenfinnan Viaduct, but you can do it in a day!
More than 50 buildings were rescued at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, which is spread over 40 acres, from medieval thatched cottage to an Edwardian Tin Tabernacle Church. A fantastic day out for novis historians!
KING OF THE CASTLES
High on a rocky headland above the River Fal, Pendennis Castle growls, ‘No you don’t' at anyone who fancies a crack at Falmouth Harbour. Henry VIII built it, Elizabeth I’s bastions bolstered it and the Edwardian rearmed it with 12- pounder guns one of which is fired most day at noon!
DRAGONFLIES AND BUTTERFLIES
Fall in love with The Delemere Forest, an ecosystem of woodland and mosses interspersed with pools and waterways where dragonflies and butterflies thrive! The white faced darter dragonfly was virtually extinct but recover well here. A magical spectacular.
ONLY IN BRITAIN
What could be more British than jumping off a Bognor Regis pier in fancy dress? It started in 1971, and since then Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and even the pantomime horse has featured!