Growing up in the West Country of England and having lived in Bristol, Liverpool, London and now on the rugged Welsh coastline in Pembrokeshire I know first-hand the diversity of life, history and landscapes we have in the British Isles. All my childhood holidays were in Britain and Northern France, some of my favourite memories from these trips are exploring the Jurassic Coast for fossils at Lyme Regis, the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, learning about Viking history in the old capital of the Danelaw at York, the mysterious standing stones of Carnac in Brittany that hint at stone age links between the European continent and our islands and eating fresh Oysters and Mussels in Northern France – something I still love to do today.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Here at Routescape we create exceptional journeys across Great Britain, Ireland and France. Every trip we make is unique to you and your interests. We deliver authentic luxury travel experiences to really connect you to the places you visit. I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Having spent most of my twenties and early thirties traveling all over South East Asia and Latin America, I then put that to good use working in the travel industry helping people plan their perfect trips to exciting, off the beaten track destinations.
Traveling really does expand your horizons and it is hugely satisfying to work with people to create memories that will stay with them for a lifetime, and to be able to share the history, culture, food and landscapes that we have in our little corner of the world. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Seeing baby turtles hatching on the beach in Costa Rica was an unexpected and unforgettable sight, and a reminder of how special nature can be. "
Featured trips & expertise
This two-week tour of England has it all: big-city highlights, countryside tours, and small-town sights. The first leg takes you to famed London, followed by stops in historic Oxford and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Next, stroll the charming Cotswolds, stunning Romanesque Bath, and the second city of Birmingham. Finally, head to The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool and foodie-centric Manchester, along with visits to quaint Chester, the beautiful Lake District, and cathedral-laced York.
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.
Experience the highlights of London and Scotland over 10 days on an itinerary perfect for the whole family. Discover London's famous palaces, enjoy a "Harry Potter" tour, and see ancient archeological sites at Bath and Stonehenge. Take an overnight train to Scotland, walk the historic streets of Edinburgh, visit countryside locales seen in the "Outlander" TV series, and even ride the "Hogwarts Express" amid Highland scenery.
In 10 days, you can experience the highlights of England while also embarking on off-the-beaten-path adventures. Travel from the southern coast to the glassy lakes of the far north, and in between, head off on countryside hikes and visit ancient Roman ruins. And if walking tours of historic cities like London and Oxford still leave you wanting more, then add a jaunt to Paris into the mix.
With one week in England, you can take a trip to up to four different destinations, split time between two or three, or even dedicate all of your travels to an adventure in one area, like the stunning Lake District. Or, travel to a mix of famed cities, including London and Manchester, and countryside destinations to explore Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, and Bath. There's plenty to discover, from literary itineraries to foodie and beer tours.
Recent trip reviews for Owen
Amazing Trip to England
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2022
We had a great trip to England during a very unprecedented time of the Queens passing. Owen literally took care of every detail of our trip from the time we stepped off the plane until the time we stepped back on. It was such a relief to be able to have someone handle all the details and for us to just be able to enjoy our short time there. I would recommend Owen and his team over and over and I would not hesitate to use him again when I return.
Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After ou...
Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2022
Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend... read more
Part 1 - Ireland
Apr 10 - May 3, 2022
The trip that Owen and his team set up was amazing. The places we stayed, the things we saw, the food we ate was all well selected and incredible. Days traveled weren’t to long and we had time to explore the sites, towns and anything we spotted along the way.