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Eleanor Whitticombe

I have been lucky enough to travel to many places, from the USA to Dubai to Thailand. I have lived and worked in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Eventually the draw of the coast and home, Pembrokeshire, became too much and I am so grateful to be back in this beautiful part of Wales and to be part of Routescape. With two children in tow I find myself going on more adventures closer to home within the UK and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you whilst helping put together your exciting, memorable trip.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I create exceptional journeys across Great Britain, Ireland and France. Every trip I make is unique to you and your interests. I deliver authentic luxury travel experiences to really connect you to the places you visit. With a focus on food, landscapes, culture, heritage and history."

How did you get involved in travel?

"One of my fondest travel memories as a child was a holiday to Cornwall, and in particular the incredible seafood restaurants we dined at, which really made the overall holiday one I will never forget. These first travel experiences undoubtedly shaped my future and led me to pursue a career within this industry that I have so much enthusiasm for. I went on to study International Tourism Management at the University of Plymouth in beautiful Devon. I loved my time studying and living in the south west of England and it still holds a special place in my heart. Its history-enriched coastline and characterful harbour villages are a must see on any trip to the UK. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget one warm Summer's day I spent in the spectacular Swiss Alps. We spent the morning mountain biking, stopping for a lunchtime picnic which was spread out ready for us on blanket with endless panoramic mountain views surrounding us. Rather than getting back on our bikes, we took a tandem paragliding flight back down to the village - essentially running off the side of the mountain strapped to a big parachute! It was an exhilarating, unique experience that still gives me butterflies when I think about it. "

The London Eye and Big Ben
England to France: London, English Countryside, Paris & Lyon - 14 Days

This action-packed, two-week tour spans from England to France. Start by enjoying the best of London—from Buckingham Palace to high tea to a private tour of the Tower of London—along with day trips to the southeast coast and countryside. Then, head to Paris to explore the Eiffel Tower at night, cruise the Seine, and have a Euro-Disney adventure. Finally, end the trip in Lyon with a tour of the city center, delicious Lyonnaise eats, and a visit to the Beaujolais wine region for a farewell toast.

Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament, and London's iconic Big Ben
10 Days in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

In 10 days, you can travel the length and breadth of England. Visit Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, plus icons like Buckingham Palace, Windsor, and Edinburgh Castle. Take the family on city tours of London, train rides in the countryside, and adventures in the Scottish Highlands—or hit the road to Stonehenge, Wales, and the Cotswolds. And if you enjoy the finer things in life, a luxury tour of the UK awaits.

Tour England's Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world!
1 Week in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

A week is long enough to experience not only the highlights of London but also the English countryside and Scottish Highlands. One option is a family tour that will take you and the clan to Buckingham Palace, on "Harry Potter" tours, and boat rides on Loch Ness. If you're jonesing for outdoor adventure, consider a weeklong hike in the wilds of Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, or hit the road on a trip through the incomparable Cotswolds region of southern England.

Scotland's Edinburgh Castle has stood for over 1,000 years
Scotland & Ireland - 14 Days

Fourteen days is ample time to experience the best of Scotland and Ireland, be it touring Edinburgh Castle, hiking the Highlands, or reveling in the historic streets of Dublin. The adventures are almost too many to list: wildlife safaris in national parks, boating across Loch Ness, cycling around Glasgow, and exploring the untamed beauty of the Isle of Skye. If that's not enough, you'll hit the road on a drive to some of the most beautiful locales in southern Ireland, like the Wicklow Mountains and County Cork.

The charming green countryside of the Lake District
English Countryside by Rail & Road - 10 Days

Experience the best of England's natural wonders and historic highlights on an epic self-drive tour around the country. Over 10 event-filled days, you'll visit the most beautiful regions in northern and southern England, including the Lake District and Dorset County. Even better, you'll have the freedom to explore on your terms as you pick and choose which villages, sights, and landmarks to stop at along the way.

Recent trip reviews for Eleanor

Trip to the UK
United Kingdom | Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2022

Judith
Judith C.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great. read more

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great.

Hotel Reviews
The Bird, Bath
Bath

This is a great hotel, within walking distance of everything you need to see.

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Room was adorable. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly.
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Lovely hotel. We stayed on the top floor and it was very quiet. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was very good.

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Close to Victoria station.
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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving this feedback Judith - here at Routescape we are all so pleased you both had a fantastic trip! It is great to have your feedback on the Bath and London hotel too, thank you. If you are ever planning a future trip to the UK, Ireland or France I would love to help.

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us ...
United Kingdom | Aug 16 - Aug 28, 2022

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Linda L.
Santa Barbara, CA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!! read more

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!!

Hotel Reviews
The Bradley Hare
Maiden Bradley

The setting is beautiful, lovely gardens to sit and have a drink or eat. The rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly and accommodating!

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The Grand, York
North Yorkshire

Great location, beautiful rooms, friendly staff!

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Linthwaite House
Windermere

Beautiful location, friendly staff and delicious food!

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Lygon Arms
Broadway

Nice rooms, fascinating history, and beautiful outdoor patio.

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The Bird, Bath
Bath

Friendly staff, nice rooms and fun decorations, and good food.

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The Duchess of Cornwall Inn
Poundbury

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, nice location.

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Activity Reviews
Historic York Walking Tour
York

Sarah Cowling did an amazing job showing us around York and giving us the history that goes back thousands of years. She was interesting and welcomed our questions and was able to answer them all!

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York Minster
York

Definitely worth taking the time to go see it. Sarah our guide was great at pointing out things that we would never have seen or known about.

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Hill Top - The Home of Beatrix Potter
England

Loved seeing Beatrix Potter's home, filled with her personal things that you see in her drawings. It is a beautiful spot. I can see why she loved living there! The docents where very knowledgeable and had a lot of great stories to tell.

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Windermere Islands Cruise
England

Beautiful ride on the lake, I appreciated hearing about the history and points of interest around the lake.

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Oxford University and City Walking Tour
England

Edward Taylor was interesting, and very knowledgeable about Oxford and its history. He had a lot of fun stories about the colleges, and buildings around town.

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Blenheim Palace
England

Beautiful house and gardens! The docents in the house were able to give us a lot of information about the history of the home and family. Well worth the time to visit!

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Bath Private Tour
Bath

Tony Abbott was an excellent guide. He knew so much about the history of Bath and the architecture of the buildings. We learned a lot!

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The Roman Baths
Bath

It is amazing to see! Plan to spend a lot of time, because there is so much to see and learn. There is so much to learn, it is fascinating!

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Jurassic Coast Scenic Cruise
England

It was a beautiful boat ride along the coast. We stopped along the way to learn about the history of some of the coastal towns, which was very interesting.

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Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Thank you so much Linda for this wonderful detailed review. It is very useful for us and we are so pleased at Routescape that you had such a brilliant trip here in the UK. I hope that the rest of your daughter's studies go well!

England: Modern to 3000BC in 10 days!
England | Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2022

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Sandy P.
Battle Creek, MI | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Eleanor did a fantastic job developing the perfect trip for us Using her and Routescape i
Are a real asset to KimKim.
Our trip was to take my grandson to a football academy in Milton Keynes where he will be for at least 4 months. After our goodbyes Kim and I started our tour in London, Broadway (Cotswolds), Bath and Windsor. All of our hotels were excellent and easy walk to many sights and restaurants. Of course the Lydon Arms was a treasure but Hotel DeTour,Georgian House, the Bird and... read more

Eleanor did a fantastic job developing the perfect trip for us Using her and Routescape i
Are a real asset to KimKim.
Our trip was to take my grandson to a football academy in Milton Keynes where he will be for at least 4 months. After our goodbyes Kim and I started our tour in London, Broadway (Cotswolds), Bath and Windsor. All of our hotels were excellent and easy walk to many sights and restaurants. Of course the Lydon Arms was a treasure but Hotel DeTour,Georgian House, the Bird and Hilton were very interesting and very nice. We were treated very well by exceptional staff at each of them.
Our arranged tours and cabs were friendly and knowledgeable—great people to spend time with. Debbie and Richard of Ace Taxi were a great welcome and goodbye to the Cotswolds. Robin from Cotswolds Tours and travel made it a very special day for us as he brought history to life. We felt like we were traveling with a very knowledgeable friend. Spending time with
Laurence Davies of Avebury Landscapes and Monuments tours was great He was so willing to share with us it is obvious that he loves this area. Also fun to be with
Yogi of Davids of London Chauffeurs was not an official tour guide but was great to be with and very willing to share his knowledge of the area with us. He was very accommodating on a very hot day
My review is rather long but you can see what a great time we had and especially appreciated not being part of a “herd”. Having local travel agents makes a real difference. Thank you KimKim

Hotel Reviews
Hotel La Tour
Milton Keynes
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Very modern with great gym
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Perfect place to start London adventure Room was like stepping back in time

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Lygon Arms
Broadway

You know you are in a place a great history. Everything is done with such care and yet very much friendliness

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The Bird, Bath
Bath

Beautiful place with great mix of old and new Very helpful staff especially helping with luggage to third floor

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Hilton London Heathrow Airport
Hounslow

Extremely helpful staff especially Alicia when we checked in. Nice to be close to airport for morning flight

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Activity Reviews
Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London

Great way for quick overview of London. Boat trip was outstanding

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Helpful and friendly
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Day Tour of Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds
Broadway

Fantastic experience. Robin made sure we saw the best of Stratford-upon-Avon and made the history of the Cotswolds and beautiful country side an unforgettable day

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Great guide
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The Roman Baths
Bath

Audio tour was very well done

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Discover Avebury
Bath

Our guide Laurence was amazing. His knowledge and love of the area made it special

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Windsor Castle & Windsor
England

Seeing history and current events in the history of monarchy was very interesting Buildings were amazing Audio program at times confusing. Headphone became uncomfortable

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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this fantastic review. We are all so pleased at Routescape that you had a wonderful trip, it was an absolute pleasure to arrange it all. If we can help at all in the future please do get in touch - and best of luck to Justin with his football!