Top days out for groups

Group days out in the west

Discover the best days out for groups in the west of England.

A group visit to Stonehenge

STONEHENGE

Stonehenge is one of the world's most popular tourist attractions, and following a major project to improve the visitor experience there's now more to see and do than ever before. Your group can visit the Stone Circle, unlock the mysteries of the monument in the world-class exhibition, walk across the ancient landscape and discover Stone Age life in the recreated Neolithic houses.

Tintagel Castle

TINTAGEL CASTLE

At the spectacular castle of Tintagel your groups will relish the opportunity to uncover the legend of King Arthur, explore the ruins on the headland, take in astonishing coastal views and venture into Merlin's Cave on the beach below.

  • Coach parking - in Tintagel village
  • Catering - Café 
  • Shop
  • Land Rover shuttle - call 01840 770060 (not managed by English Heritage) 
  • Advance booking required 
  • Average length of visit: 2-3 hours
  • Nearby attractions - King Arthur's Great Hall, Tintagel village and The Old Post Office

In 2018, work will begin on a new footbridge at Tintagel Castle that will follow the path of the original crossing between the mainland and the headland. Tintagel Castle will remain fully open to visitors throughout the spring and summer, before closing for the construction of the bridge from October 2018. The project is due to be completed in spring 2019. For more information on the project please see the Tintagel Castle What's New page.

Beeston Castle

BEESTON CASTLE AND WOODLAND PARK

Take your group to the top of a rocky crag and visit a mighty medieval castle. They can explore the ruins, take in the incredible views across eight countries, follow the woodland trails that surround the castle, and search for the lost treasure of Richard II.

  • Coach parking
  • Catering - Sandstone Café serves takeaway drinks and snacks
  • Shop
  • Advance booking required 
  • Average length of visit: 1 ¼ hours
  • Nearby Attractions - Chester Zoo, Liverpool
Kenilworth Castle

KENILWORTH CASTLE AND ELIZABETHAN GARDEN

Let your group discover a secret history of thwarted passions and royal romance at one of England's most impressive ruined castles. Visit the viewing platforms built inside Elizabeth's tower, roam the picturesque ruins and wander around the astonishing recreated 16th-century formal garden.

  • Coach parking
  • Catering - Tearoom
  • Shop
  • Guided Tours - call property for details 
  • Audio Guide
  • Advance booking required 
  • Average Length of Visit: 2 hours
  • Nearby Attractions - Warwick Castle, Witley Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry Cathedral
Old Sarum from the air

OLD SARUM

Lead your party to a lost city in the heart of Wiltshire. Wander through the remains of the fortified town, see the traces of the abandoned Norman cathedral, and enjoy the views across the rolling countryside.

Pendennis Castle

PENDENNIS CASTLE

Explore centuries of warfare at one of Cornwall's finest fortresses. View the recreated Tudor gun deck in the artillery tower, experience an enemy attack on the World War II observation post, visit the exhibition about Pendennis during the First World War, and enjoy magnificent coastal views.

  • Coach parking and drop-off - call property for details 
  • Catering - Café No. 6
  • Shop
  • Guided Tours - call property for details 
  • Advance booking required 
  • Average length of visit: 2 ½ hours
  • Nearby attractions - St Mawes Castle, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Truro Castle

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