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Enclosure farming system, typical of the 19th century, in Yorkshire.

Dry Stone Walls: An Alternative History of the British Isles

Throughout the nation, from Yorkshire to Orkney, miles of moss-covered dry stone walls snake their way through the open land. You would be forgiven for not looking twice. However, dry stone walls offer an alternative route into the history of humanity in the British Isles.

28 Nov 19 · 12 mins read
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Cottages in Cheshire

British Village Icons: Definitive Guide for Travellers

Icons of the British Villages: Pubs and Cottages The British pub and cottage figure prominently in the image of a (often romanticised) quintessential “British village”. In this article, we will give special attention to these…

9 Oct 19 · 12 mins read
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Exploring Britain's Neolithic past

Exploring Britain's Prehistoric Past: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Article on Britain's neolithic past for small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in learning about Standing stones, burial chambers, Skara Brae and Stonehenge or Beaker people.

8 Oct 19 · 13 mins read
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Woman stacking peat blocks

Peat and Scotland

Article about Peat, a historically important organic product for fuel and making whisky. Read and learn more about Scotland, its history, the islands and neolithic past before joining a small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

4 Oct 19 · 7 mins read
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Scottish tours

Questions about Scotland for senior travellers.

Enjoy a small group tour of Scotland. Off the beaten track, for curious senior travellers about history, culture and landscapes. For mature couples and solo travellers. Explore the Orkney Islands, the Hebrides, Skara Brae whilst touring the Scottish isles.

26 Aug 19 · 2 mins read
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Ancient Roman Britain

Roman Roads in Britain: The Definitive Guide

Roman Roads in Britain Roads were crucial in the Roman Empire: they facilitated the speedy deployment of troops and the free movement of supplies. Later, when Roman towns began growing into urban centres, the roads…

16 Aug 19 · 7 mins read
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St Vincent Street Church

Understanding British Churches: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

British Churches Through the Years “How old is this church?” asks Mary-Ann Ochota in a chapter of her book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape (Francis Lincoln, 2016, p. 250). In this article, we…

28 Jun 19 · 10 mins read
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Nelson Mandela Pl. Glasgow

Glasgow; Nelson Mandela Place

How Glasgow stood with the South African Leader Against Apartheid as part of learning about Scotland before joining a small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

12 Jun 19 · 6 mins read
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Manchester canals boats

Britain: First Industrial Nation

Britain: The First Industrial Nation In the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution was largely confined to Britain. Historians and economists continue to debate what it was that sparked the urbanisation and industrialisation that would change…

12 Feb 19 · 8 mins read
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Industrial revolution

Industrial Revolution. Britain's contribution to the world

Britain and the industrial revolution. A progressive period that spanned Queen Victoria's period. Small group package tours for mature and senior travellers explore this fascinating period of history across England and Scotland and key cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow.

9 Oct 17 · 36 mins read
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Great Britain

Great Britain - a profile and travel tips for seniors

Great Britain. Travel tips for seniors. With over 36.115 million visitors in 2015 alone, Great Britain is the world’s 8th biggest tourist destination, offering a range of experiences to entice travellers of all kinds, whatever their…

13 Jun 17 · 7 mins read
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Stonehenge

Standing Stones in Prehistoric Britain

Standing Stones in Prehistoric Britain Stonehenge, England, United Kingdom The standing stones of Great Britain continue to be the subject of research and archaeological hypothesis. Britain is not the only location where standing stones are…

22 Aug 16 · 4 mins read
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Neolithic Burial Chambers: Telescopes to the Stars

Neolithic Burial Chambers: Telescopes to the Stars

Neolithic Burial Chambers and the stars The calendar you have in your smartphone was once written in the stars. During the Neolithic or final period of the Stone Age, skies were used to mark time;…

30 Jun 16 · 2 mins read
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Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

Glasgow's Clyde river has an important place in Scotland's history both as a port and shipbuilder. Read and learn about the contribution to the Industrial revolution and beyond that period in this article and others on Scotland. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

24 Mar 22 · 9 mins read
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Shetland Salt Fish, Scotland

Shetland Salt Fish, Scotland

The Atlantic cod, the Faroe Islands, Spain, Scotland and Iceland are all historic cultures that have been influenced by Salt fish. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers provides this article for the curious senior traveller.

25 Apr 23 · 13 mins read
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Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers

Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers

An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Articles about Scotland, its cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, the islands and its Prehistoric heritage including standing stones and viking heritage are all published to support your knowledge before you travel with Odyssey.

22 Feb 22 · 10 mins read
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Stevenson Family Lighthouse Engineers

Stevenson Family Lighthouse Engineers

Article about the generations of Stevenson's building lighthouses along the islands of Scotland and the Scottish coast.An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

8 Feb 22 · 13 mins read
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Pargeting County Museum Clare Suffolk

Medieval British Village Life: The Definitive Guide for Seniors

Life in the Medieval British Village In a previous article, we looked at the icons of the British village–the pub and the cottage–and looked at their history and evolution from Roman and Norman times. In…

22 Aug 23 · 15 mins read
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The Country House, Britain

The Country House, Britain

Articles explores the evolution of the British country house. Landscape, the work of the likes of Capability Brown have influenced the house through time. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

18 Jul 23 · 13 mins read
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Faroe Islands

Creating the Faroe Islands

Creating the Faroe Islands, an independent constituency of Denmark. A short piece for mature solo and senior couples looking to join a small group tour to these Islands which played an important part in both Viking and Scottish history. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983.

19 May 23 · 10 mins read
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Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland

Bell Rock Lighthouse, Scotland

Designed by Stevenson Family, an amazing engineering feat in the Victorian age of Britain and the industrial revolution. An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

3 Apr 23 · 9 mins read
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British Neoclassical Architecture & Decorative Arts

British Neoclassical Architecture & Decorative Arts

Article about the influences on Neoclassical architecture and the decorative arts in the Georgian period. Odyssey Traveller is an Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers.

19 Jul 22 · 10 mins read
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British History Tours

Standing Stones of Britain and Europe

An article for senior couples and mature solo travellers curious to learn about Standing stones of Scotland, England, Wales, France and other parts of Europe. Support material for Odyssey's small group tours of pre-historic Britain, Scotland and the Anglo - France tour.

7 Feb 22 · 18 mins read
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Industrious revolution

Industrious Revolution

Article for senior couples and mature solo travelers curious about the foundation for the Industrial revolution of Britain and Europe. Leads the reader to Scotland and the Derwent valley mills and to Manchester and Newcastle upon tyne in a period of great expansion.

31 Dec 21 · 8 mins read
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Small group tours to Scotland

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City of Edinburgh at dusk

5 days

Jun, Jul

Edinburgh City Tour

Visiting Scotland

A guided tour of the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a day tour collection with a tour leader and local guides. The old town of Edinburgh including the Royal mile and New town of Edinburgh are a UNSECO world heritage site and are included in our itineraries as well the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

From A$4,580 AUD

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tours of scotland

22 days

Jul, Sep, Jun, Aug

Scotland small group tour | Tracing 5,000 years of history

Visiting Scotland

This guided tour of Scotland with a tour leader and local guides includes the isle of Skye, Orkney islands, the Scottish highlands with breathtaking scenery. Edinburgh including the royal mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Fort William, Urquhart castle, Stirling castle, loch lomond, Hadrians wall and New Lanark also a UNESCO World heritage site.

From A$15,995 AUD

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival small group for Mature travellers

9 days

Aug

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Small Group Tour

Visiting Scotland

One of the few European tour companies to have in Scotland an escorted small group tour of Edinburgh during the fringe festival. As well attending performances, this trip includes time to experience, the old town, new town and the royal mile, a UNESCO world heritage site plus Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

From A$6,875 AUD

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Jacobites, Scottish History small group mature travellers tour

17 days

Jul

Jacobites, Scottish History small group mature travellers tour

Visiting Scotland

Small group tour on the Jacobites commences in Edinburgh. During the 19 days you visit 19 locations including the Culloden battlefield as you travel from Edinburgh as far north as Inverness to finish in Glasgow. Learn from 10 specialist guides about the Jacobites.

From A$15,995 AUD

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Liverpool, Newscastle, Glasgow

21 days

Jun, Aug

Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow

Visiting England, Scotland

Spend 22 days in 3 cities in England and Scotland. Your tour leader and Knowledgeable local guides examine the history of these great cities. Liverpool & Glasgow faced onto the Irish sea, and Newcastle onto the North sea, and all where connected to the city of London.

From A$13,915 AUD

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Prehistoric Britain small group history tour

21 days

Aug

Prehistoric Britain small group history tour including standing stones

Visiting England, Scotland

This guided tour invites you to explore UNESCO World heritage sites at Skara Brae in the Orkneys, Isle of Skye, and Stonehenge in a prehistoric tour. This escorted tour has trips to key sites in Scotland, and the Irish sea in Wales such as Gower Peninsula and National Museum in Cardiff and England. Each day tour is supported by local guides.

From A$16,750 AUD

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Queen Victoria's Great Britain, Leadenhall arcade

21 days

Sep, Jun

Queen Victoria's Great Britain: a small group tour

Visiting England, Scotland

A small group tour of England that explores the history of Victorian Britain. This escorted tour spends time knowledgeable local guides with travellers in key destinations in England and Scotland that shaped the British isles in this period including a collection of UNESCO world heritage locations.

From A$15,880 AUD

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Whitby Abbey walking britain

22 days

Sep, Jun

Rural Britain | Walking Small Group Tour

Visiting England, Scotland

A walking tour into England, Scotland and Wales provides small group journeys with breathtaking scenery to destinations such as Snowdonia national park , the UNESCO world heritage site Hadrians wall and the lake district. each day tour provides authentic experiences often off the beaten path from our local guides.

From A$15,880 AUD

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Modern pot stills in a distillery in Scotland

19 days

Jul

Whisky and Other Scottish Wonders

Visiting Scotland

A guided small group tour of Scotland is a day tour collection that includes Edinburgh, the royal mile, Edinburgh castle, and the old town a UNESCO World heritage site Experience and learn about, Kellie castle, St Andrews, Skye, Balmoral castle, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness as well touring the Scottish highlands to finish in Glasgow.

From A$17,525 AUD

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Lindisfarne

22 days

Apr, Aug

Seven Ages of Britain, snapshots of Britain through the ages.

Visiting England, Scotland

This guided small group tour starts in Scotland and finishes in England. On Orkney we have a day tour to the UNESCO World heritage site, Skara Brae, before travelling to city of York. Your tour leader continues to share the history from the Neolithic to the Victorian era. The tour concludes in the capital city, London.

From A$15,995 AUD

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Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

20 days

Jul, Sep, May, Aug

Scottish Islands and Shetland small group tours for seniors

Visiting Scotland

An escorted small group tour for couples and solo travellers of the Scottish isles including the isle of Skye draws on local guides to share their knowledge of the destinations in this unique part of Scotland. UNESCO world heritage site are visited as breathtaking scenery and authentic experiences are shared in a group of like minded people on this guided tour of remote Scotland.

From A$16,695 AUD

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Scotland

13 days

Jun, Aug, May

Scotland's Great Trails Walking Tour

Visiting Scotland

An escorted walking tour of Scotland. This trip is mainly in the Scottish Highlands. Your tour leader guides you to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Craignorms National park with experienced local guides. The tour for mature couples and solo travellers finishes in Edinburgh with time to visit Edinburgh Castle and the Royal mile a UNESCO World heritage site.

From A$11,560 AUD

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Small Group Tour of British Gardens

16 days

Jun

British Gardens Small Group Tour including Chatsworth RHS show

Visiting England, Scotland

This small group tour will explore gardens in Scotland and England with knowledgable local guides and a tour leader. We explore the gardens in and around Edinburgh, Chester, Stratford upon Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace, Oxford and London in a 22 day tour.

From A$16,895 AUD

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