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Karen Hampton

Our approach to travel is 'think anything but the ordinary'. We enjoy helping our clients discover hidden gems and get off the beaten track. Of course, London is a great city but there are so many exciting things to discover in the UK and Ireland.

I have worked for Barton Hill & Armchair for the past 11 years creating bespoke tailor-made arrangements throughout Europe for our clients. Due to the company's long-standing history and connections we can help our clients get some special experiences that they may not get elsewhere. We create 'one of a kind' trips and like to know our clients' interests away from just traveling and sightseeing so we can include things that they may not have thought of doing themselves.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"At Barton Hill and Armchair we specialise in off the beaten track experiences and sight seeing within the UK and Ireland. Think hidden country houses, private art and car collections, closed to the public gardens and stunning scenery"

How did you get involved in travel?

"By accident! I started a job in my early twenties with a travel company and caught the bug. I have traveled to many amazing places around the world and love discovering new places to explore. Now working in the inbound market, I am constantly amazed at the many and varied experiences my own country has to offer."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Swimming with Manta rays in the Maldives - need I say more?"