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National Trust

The National Trust is Britain's largest conservation organisation, caring for 300 historic houses, 700 miles of spectacular coastline and over 600,000 acres of beautiful countryside and thereby creating 100's of day tour opportunities

  • Winners of VisitEngland's Outstanding Contribution to Tourism accolade at the Enjoy England Awards 2010
  • Winner of a Sustain' Magazine Award for Sustainability, Business & the Built Environment in 2010 for South Milton Sands
  • National Trust’s Garden Collection has been awarded a certificate of merit for its outstanding presentation at the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Best Green Event Award (shows/exhibitions) won by The National Trust and Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks’ ‘A Plant in Time’ touring garden exhibition at the prestigious global Green Awards 2010
  • Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Cotehele, Saltash, Cornwall - Gold - South West Tourism Awards 2011/2012

Jacobite Experience Loch Ness

Provider of award-winning cruises, day tours and charters on Loch Ness, Scotland. The company operates three vessels and four mini-coaches and offers a variety of experiences with its whole focus on ensuring that customers enjoy the highest quality

  • Winner - Extra Mile (Businesses that exceed customers’ expectations) - Medium Business - Scottish Thistle Awards 2009
  • Quality Scotland Best Small Business 2008 - The Scottish Awards for Business Excellence
  • Other awards include: Silver Award Green Tourism Business Scheme (as at April 2011) - National Tourism Business of Year 2004 - Highlands & Islands Tourism Business of Year 2004 - Visit Scotland 5 star Tour (Scottish Tourist Board as at April 2011
  • Shortlisted - Best Use of Social Media - Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2011

Go Ape

Spend a day of your holidays or week-end on high-wire forest adventures by touring giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and wire, with some of the UK best zip lines

  • Go Ape named Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year in the National Business Awards 2009.
  • Included in the Fast Track 100 in association with The Sunday Times in 2008, 2009, 2010 - Also hortlisted for "Best Brand" in 2010
  • GoApe has won the NFU Rural Attraction of the Year for 2002.
  • In 2005, Go Ape's Moors Valley Country Park site wins Small Visitor Attraction of the Year (South West Tourism Awards) and the Grizedale site wins Best Tourism Experience (Cumbria Excellence Awards.
  • Go Ape at Margam Country Park(Wales)Near Swansea was a Highly Commended Attraction at Swansea Bay Tourism Awards in 2012.

Insider London day tours

Organisers of award-winning day tours in London which show the best that this world-leading city has to offer.

  • Winner of the Love London 'Better Travel' Award with Cutting Edge Green, a tour taking visitors straight to the most exciting and innovative sustainable retail concepts, buildings and designs that London has to offer
  • Included in Smarta 100 2011 winners list
  • Ranked top 3 in the Yahoo Travel UK top 10 alternative tours for inspiration as at May 2012