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Extra Holidays and Breaks

Athens-006.jpg (6799 bytes)As well as the information on this page take a look at our Holiday and Travel section, with a huge range of Holidays and Breaks all selected to match your travel interests in later life and to be that little bit different. Holidays and Travel in laterlife.


Holidays and Travel in laterlife is edited by travel writer Hugh Taylor.




@UK is a UK Travel and Tourist Guide and is an extremely comprehensive guide for anyone interested in a vacation, holiday or just a day out in the UK

Brittania The travel resource guide to Great Britain. Aimed at US visitors, but well worth a look. Not only does this magazine cover destinations, travel and travel companies, it also offers stories from around the British Isles, cookery, government, and the arts


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Take a look at these special offers just for web users from Warner Breaks. Warner pride themselves on their high quality hotels and resorts with packages aimed specifically at adults. Click on the link or image above to view the latest offers and information on the hotels featured.

If you want to find someone to travel with try
Travel Companion Services

for a list of sites that specialise in helping you find the ideal companion.

If you are thinking about going to London, consider getting the tourist card for London, the London Pass, which gives free entry to many attractions as well as lots of other benefits. Click on the link below to have a look at it.



If you plan to use rail for any part of your journey then you can do all you need on-line at the trainline - this site provides facilities to plan your journey, checking train times on the central rail reservation system. Once you've planned your journey you can then order your tickets on-line too.

If you or one of your party should have a wheelchair or need any other sort of helping hand then you can call JourneyCare on 0345 443366 to arrange assistance.


The British Tourist Authority

The British Tourist Authority has an excellent website called For all kinds of information about exploring the UK, it's first class.

Breaks In Britain and Ireland

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Warner Hotel at Cricket St Thomas

If you feel sometimes that it would be nice to get away for a weekend break or a short holiday break, then this page is for you. There is information to find the best place at the best price without spending hours searching the internet, as well as information to decide where to go for your break in the first place.

As well as a good range of information for short breaks in the UK, there are also some excellent sites for any holiday destination which is aimed specifically at the over 50s. Try Travel 55 to see a range of holidays. 

Information Britain Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Pubs & Inns, Self Catering (Efficiencies) & Attractions in Britain. Great information site for everything you need to plan a short holiday or weekend break within the British Isles.

Self-Catering Accommodation and Holiday (Vacation) Rentals UK and Ireland Arrange a holiday across the UK and Ireland staying in a self-catering cottage

Museums is the complete guide to museums in the UK. It contains an A-Z database as well as regional listings giving addresses and contact numbers for the museums in its database. If you work for a museum which isn’t included in the database you can give the site the information.

See the Sights includes a complete guide to museums in the UK. If the museum has a website it is here with details of displays, prices, and opening times among other things. This site is also part of the National Learning Grid, which is well worth following up.

Canals & Lakes

CANAL JUNCTION - the comprehensive canal guide and canal business directory - canal maps, canal history, canal culture, canal engineering, canal museums, canal folk art, hotel boats, boatyards & marinas, canal boatbuilders and hire boat firms and much more.



is packed full of all the information you need about taking a short break on a canal - either alone or with a group.

One very interesting feature if you don't fancy navigating yourself are the Hotel Boats where you not only have a skippered boat, but have the chance to meet others too.



eBookers.comeBookers is an online travel service offering over 2 million discounted flights to destinations throughout the world. Established in several European countries originally offering flights only, it now also offers hotel booking, car hire and travel insurance. Don't be put off by the initially bewildering home page - this site has a lot to offer, particularly if you know what you want to do and want to enjoy the benefits of cutting out a travel agent. 

Specialist Holidays

A well-established company with an excellent reputation is Sagaholidays who specialise in providing all kinds of goods and services specifically aimed at the needs of the over 50s. Saga is the world leader in over 50s travel, and offers excellent service, thanks to its specialist planned holidays. The website gives you access to Saga Holidays’ extensive list of locations and travel plans, along with complete details of what their holidays comprise. The parent site is worth a visit at SAGA.

LeisureHunt is a great site for planning holidays and breaks worldwide. You can search across the world by region, search by facilities in hotels, places of interest, and it has a new facility for speed-booking holidays

National parks & Protected Areas

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. This is the UN register of national parks and protected areas, and contains complete listings for every country in the world as well as the relevant acts and legislation, and a directory giving longitude and latitude of these areas. Well worth a visit.




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