Visit Britain is the national tourism agency.
Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport their responsibility lies in promoting Britain across the globe, so more people can enjoy everything Britain has to offer. They have a lofty goal of inspiring the WORLD to explore our green and pleasant land!
And they promote Britain in some ‘out of the box’ ways!
When the Paddington film was launched internationally, Visit Britain didn’t miss a trick.
They created destination itineraries for towns across Britain reachable via Paddington station, highlighting how easy it is to travel across the country by train along with a list of where to find the best marmalade!
They launched a worldwide competition offering prize winners from 15 different countries a Paddington themed afternoon tea, complete with marmalade sandwiches; a private out-of-hours tour of the Natural History Museum and a visit to the movie locations.
They have an official magazine called “Britain” which offers advice about travelling, stunning photography and publishes features about Britain’s rich history and traditions.
You’ll find fascinating stories about everything that makes Britain what it is – our Kings and Queens, castles, cathedrals, writers and poets, stately homes and stunning and ever-changing landscapes.
It’s packed with inspiring travel features, photography that makes you want to book your ticket, and behind-the-scenes tours. And they’ll deliver a print magazine to your home or a digital version to your nearest screen!
On their site recently, Visit Britain wrote an article called “Five of the best Cotswolds tours” which highlighted their ‘best of Cotswolds’ secrets.
They began the article:
The glorious Cotswolds region is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the country, with honeypot villages so pretty you just want to wrap them all up and take them home. One of the most rewarding ways of exploring this bucolic area is on a behind-the-scenes tour and here are some of our favourites.
And we were thrilled to find we were their number one!
Take tea in a thatched cottage
Charming, tailored tours of the Cotswolds by a seasoned local (Becky) are on offer at Secret Cottage, including a classic cream tea hosted in the guide’s own thatched cottage.
From learning traditional rural skills to discovering secret gardens, why not take a look for yourself and see what Visit Britain think are the best of cotswolds experiences?