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William Armstrong

I am your English-born, UK and French expert for all activity holidays in off-the-beaten track destinations in UK and France. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in both the UK and France. Passionate about outdoor activities, I love creating made to measure trips where travelers have an authentic experience, meet local people and indulge in the local way of life.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in active holidays, mainly self-guided hiking holidays, but also guided hiking holidays and self-guided cycling holidays in France and the UK. We focus on off the beaten track destinations with a strong regional identity, often overlooked by large companies, where our customers can enjoy a true local experience. Although we pride ourselves on interesting and varied circuits, for us the après-hike is of equal importance. We use small guest houses where there is a genuinely warm welcome and wonderful regional cuisine."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I moved to France in 2003 with my wife and first child. After perfecting my French and exploring the 4 corners of France, I decided to use my knowledge and extensive experience as a walker, mountaineer and traveler to create holidays which provide an authentic French experience in the wonderful destinations I had discovered. High Point Holidays was formerly created 10 years ago as an Anglo/French collaboration with my father Tony who was based in the UK office. Tony has since sadly passed away. My brother Mark has been involved with the company since 2011, becoming a partner in 2014. We now have two companies, one based in France and one based in the UK, working together to provide holidays in France, the UK and occasionally further afield, meaning that we are locally present where we welcome most of our customers. The company is growing but remains a family affair with my wife a partner in the French company, Randonnees Outre-Manche."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I would say that my favourite travel experience is a trip to the USA in 2000. It was one of the first travel experiences outside of Europe with my wife, soon after we were married. We hired a car and took a tour around the National Parks including Yosemite, Brice, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon. There were so many great experiences including watching the sun set over the Grand Canyon which was simply unforgettable. At the end of our road trip we stopped in Las Vegas and then flew to Dallas and had a great few days with my cousin and his wife who live there. What amazing contrasts. "

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Recent trip reviews for William

Our Scotland trip ranked as one of the best o...
Scotland | May 6 - May 21, 2023

Maria
Maria S.
Jupiter, FL | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2023
Our Scotland trip ranked as one of the best ones we have taken. KimKim, William, Stephen and the whole staff were excellent. No detail was forgotten. The excursions that KimKim planned from the food tour to the distillery tour to the Skye Tour were excellent. We think that we saw a lot on our two week trip. Definitely, we will use KimKim to plan another trip. Read more

Our Scotland trip ranked as one of the best ones we have taken. KimKim, William, Stephen and the whole staff were excellent. No detail was forgotten. The excursions that KimKim planned from the food tour to the distillery tour to the Skye Tour were excellent. We think that we saw a lot on our two week trip. Definitely, we will use KimKim to plan another trip.

Hotel Reviews
Old Waverley Hotel
Edinburgh

Loved it! Breakfast was excellent. The room was comfortable and roomy. There are stairs!

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Location was great. Drug store, souvenir store, convenience store and the Hop on Bus were in close walking distance.
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The Albany Hotel
St Andrews

Charming hotel, fantastic breakfast. We just didn't stay long enough.

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It was close to the pubs and restaurants and the golf course.
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Heathmount Hotel
Inverness

Great hope. Lots of stairs. Parking was good. Breakfast was good!

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The Royal Hotel Portree
Portree

Fantastic!

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Isles Of Glencoe Hotel
Ballachulish

Not to sound boring, but another fantastic hotel with a great breakfast and friendly staff.

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Perle
Oban

Loved this hotel! Breakfast was excellent! The location was perfect. It was a beautiful home. as well.

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Castebay Hotel - Isle of Barra
Isle of Barra

This hotel was wonderful. The dinner was superb, but you do need reservations! The view of the Castle and the Ferry from our window was spectacular. STEPS! Parking was super easy next to the hotel.

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No.32 Hotel
Edinburgh

The young man in charge was wonderful. The location is good which is down the street from the train station and wonderful restaurants and pubs. The down side is there is very little to no parking. We were there of the Beyonce concert and droves of girls were going to the concert via the train down the street. Since there was absolutely no parking, we decided to return the rental car and take an Uber the next day to the airport. It was easy to do that. We did not eat breakfast. This is a charming hotel with a cute lobby and bar area. We were on the top floor and there was no elevator. LOTS of stairs. Beautiful hotel.

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Activity Reviews
Edinburgh Food Tour
Edinburgh Food Tour
Edinburgh

Keith was fabulous. This is a wonderful tour and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Quality of Experience
The guide was wonderful , the food incredible and the walking was wonderful.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private walking tour of Edinburgh with a top local guide
Private walking tour of Edinburgh with a top local guide
Edinburgh

This is a MUST tour! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and we had a great time.

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Edinburgh Castle Tickets
Edinburgh Castle Tickets
Edinburgh

This also is a must and the high tea is an experience that you do not want to miss!

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Afternoon Tea at the Edinburgh Castle
Afternoon Tea at the Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh

Do not miss this! It is a highlight and will be a meal and more for you.

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Blair Atholl Castle Entrance tickets
Blair Atholl Castle Entrance tickets
Pitlochry

Fabulous castle! Do not miss it!

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Two hour cruise on the Canal and Loch - Loch Ness
Two hour cruise on the Canal and Loch - Loch Ness
Inverness

We love this relaxing boat ride. We saw grouse , castles, homes , etc. It also is a must do.

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Private guided tour with driver/guide in Skye
Private guided tour with driver/guide in Skye
Scotland

Keith was wonderful, Again, This is a must for your trip to Skye!

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Mallaig Wildlife Boat Trips
Mallaig Wildlife Boat Trips
Mallaig

This was okay. Not fabulous, but a fun thing to do.

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Day out on the Jacobite Train (of Harry Potter fame)
Day out on the Jacobite Train (of Harry Potter fame)
Scotland

For us, this was a good rest day not to drive. We enjoyed the scenery and the train was wonderful.

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Oban Distillery Tour
Oban Distillery Tour
Oban

Amazing, Loved it!

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We didn't need transport since the distillery was in walking distance from our home. Loved Oban!
Local specialist: William Armstrong

London and Paris trip with Stephen
England | Aug 11 - Aug 19, 2023

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn C.
Highland Springs, VA | Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023
When I started to plan a trip for me and my fiancé to London and Paris the thought was so daunting, however, Stephen and William at Kimkim made the whole experience so easy and stress free!! Stephen worked with me to tailor make the trip to suit me and my fiancés interests and we had an absolute blast on all of the tours and events that he planned for us. He made sure we got to see all of the highlights and major attractions in each city and we couldn’t have been more happy with our... Read more

When I started to plan a trip for me and my fiancé to London and Paris the thought was so daunting, however, Stephen and William at Kimkim made the whole experience so easy and stress free!! Stephen worked with me to tailor make the trip to suit me and my fiancés interests and we had an absolute blast on all of the tours and events that he planned for us. He made sure we got to see all of the highlights and major attractions in each city and we couldn’t have been more happy with our experience. Stephen and two of his associates at Kimkim were also available the entire time I was in Europe to answer any questions and help me with any issues I had. I would definitely recommend Kimkim to anyone planning a big trip for the first time as it truly was a great experience.

Local specialist: William Armstrong

The entire kimkim team (William, Stephen and ...
Wales | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2023

David
David D.
Salisbury, MD | Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023
The entire kimkim team (William, Stephen and Clement) organized and delivered an outstanding travel and tour itinerary and arranged for extraordinary guides to thoroughly entertain and inform us of the welsh history and culture. Each driver and tour guide was on time and always accommodating to our periodic requests for extra stops. Of note were Phillip Owens (Transfer from Bangor to Pwllheli) who spoke fluent Welsh including Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch; Chris... Read more

The entire kimkim team (William, Stephen and Clement) organized and delivered an outstanding travel and tour itinerary and arranged for extraordinary guides to thoroughly entertain and inform us of the welsh history and culture. Each driver and tour guide was on time and always accommodating to our periodic requests for extra stops. Of note were Phillip Owens (Transfer from Bangor to Pwllheli) who spoke fluent Welsh including Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch; Chris (North Wales Guided Tours) was a fountain of information. Not sure there is anything about the history or culture of Wales that he doesn't know. We visited burial grounds, castles (Caernarfon) , Snowdonia and an ancient manor house. Viewed slate mines , the Menai Straits and a experienced a pub or two along the way. A real bonus was renting ebikes for two days of personal exploration (Morfa Nefyn (Ty coch inn) and Criccieth Beach. The outfitter (www.discoverllyn.com) was very accommodating and helpful in providing biking paths for our destinations. Summitting Mount Snowden and the hike down the mountain to Llanberis was a bucket list experience. A great day and timely transportation from snowdonia-taxiarfon. A couple of unscheduled days in Abergavenny and Crickhowell led us to the discovery of a Michelin star Walnut Tree Inn and a number of really great small down pubs (Red Dragon Inn and The Bear Inn). Also hiked the canal trail from Crickhowell to Gilwern where we ended our pub crawl at the Corn Exchange meeting a number of locals and couple of fine welsh beers.
We had an extraordinary two days with Noel and Phionah (South Wales Personal Tours) touring Roman Ruins(Caerleon), the National Roman Legion Museum and , Cheptow Castle and Tintern Abbey . Day 2 took us to Swansea , the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula which was absolutely stunning. Rhossili and Worm's Head were spectacular. Our trip home included a stop at Arthur's Stone and Merthyr Tydfil near our family ancestral homes.
The KimKim team was very helpful during our trip in identifying transportation on our open days (On-Demand transportation in Wales does not exist). Clement was on call during the weekend and was able to secure transfers needed to get us to the Abergavenny train station back to London. No small trick for nine people. One suggestion would be to have the itemized price of the transfers and tours available so that appropriate tips could be calculated. All in All I would not hesitate to hire KimKim for our next adventure. They, no doubt, were key contributors to our extraordinary family trip.

Activity Reviews
Day exploring the Castle, Coast and Country of North Wales
Day exploring the Castle, Coast and Country of North Wales
Pwllheli
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Snowdonian Mountain Railway
Snowdonian Mountain Railway
Llanberis
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Welcome to Llanberis
Welcome to Llanberis
Llanberis
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Wye Valley with a private guide
Wye Valley with a private guide
Abergavenny
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Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Jul 19, 2023

Dear Mr Davies

Thank you for this superb review. We're happy to hear you loved both the south and the north of Wales!

Regards & Thanks again
William Armstrong - High Point Holidays

Scotland was an excellent adventure!
Scotland | May 6 - May 21, 2023

Frank
Frank L.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2023

Scotland was an excellent adventure, that was not on my radar. Kim Kim soothed the rough edges, and made our visit a memorable experience.
Parking was an issue twice, due to major concerts near our accommodations. The last required turning in our rental car a day early, just because of the parking issue in Edinburgh.

Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Jun 26, 2023

Thanks for this review Frank. We appreciate your detailed feedback!

Amazing family trip to Wales
Wales | Jun 4 - Jun 14, 2023

Samantha
Samantha D.
Broomfield, CO | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2023
KimKim was an integral part in planning our family (9 people including a child) trip to Wales. They offered us a wide range of experiences with our own private, local guides, who were all excellent and passionate about showing us their country. Our days included castles, mountain hikes, and dips in the ocean - our trip had too many highlights to list here. Most importantly, KimKim listened to our feedback during the planning stages, so our trip was unique and touched on all the items we... Read more

KimKim was an integral part in planning our family (9 people including a child) trip to Wales. They offered us a wide range of experiences with our own private, local guides, who were all excellent and passionate about showing us their country. Our days included castles, mountain hikes, and dips in the ocean - our trip had too many highlights to list here.

Most importantly, KimKim listened to our feedback during the planning stages, so our trip was unique and touched on all the items we wanted to complete on our itinerary while also leaving us some independence. They are very responsive; we needed some last-minute transportation and they worked with us to book our rides while in Wales (which totally saved us!).

All of our guides were on time, attentive, and worked with us to accommodate our family’s needs. It was a trip of a lifetime!

Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Jun 26, 2023

Thanks Samantha - we enjoyed building this family trip in the heart of Wales. Happy to hear it went well for you all!

We had a lovely trip to Ireland, London and S...
Scotland | Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2023

Kim
Kim G.
Asheboro, NC | Reviewed on May 05, 2023
We had a lovely trip to Ireland, London and Scotland. This was my first time traveling out of the USA and I was a bit apprehensive but our specialists took care of all of my requests and answered all my questions. The accommodations were great and convenient except for one. However, we reached out to KimKim and they were able to assist us with other arrangements quickly and it made our stay so much more enjoyable. We enjoyed all of our excursions that were pre-arranged. We did miss out on one... Read more

We had a lovely trip to Ireland, London and Scotland. This was my first time traveling out of the USA and I was a bit apprehensive but our specialists took care of all of my requests and answered all my questions. The accommodations were great and convenient except for one. However, we reached out to KimKim and they were able to assist us with other arrangements quickly and it made our stay so much more enjoyable. We enjoyed all of our excursions that were pre-arranged. We did miss out on one castle visit because the timeframe just did not allow us to make our reservation. I would recommend KimKim and I will reach out again when we decide onour next trip. Thank you Stephen and William for assisting us with a "Once in a Lifetime Trip".

Hotel Reviews
Claymore Guest House
Perthshire
Authenticity & Character
The home has so much character. The landscape was lovely.
Location
Loved the quaintness of the town and enjoyed the local dining establishments.
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Native Glasgow
Glasgow

We ended up not staying here because the city was just so busy and there was no where to park close to the hotel. We finally found a parking garage but our rental vehicle would not fit through the gate. We had a 3 year old with us and we did not want to walk through the city and crowd with all of our luggage. This may be a perfect place for a couple wanting to visit the city but it did not suit our needs. I am giving it 3 stars just because of the location and inconvenience for our needs.

The Green
Dublin

We enjoyed our stay at The Green. The location was great! The staff were so helpful in giving us directions when needed. The breakfast was delicious! We would definitely stay here again.

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Residence Inn by Marriott London Tower Bridge
London

We enjoyed our stay at the Residence Inn. The location was convenient for our visit. We were thankful we had a taxi to deliver us to the inn because it is difficult to find. Our visit was short but we would stay here again.

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Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments
EDINBURGH

We enjoyed our stay at Destiny Scotland-Hill Street Apartments. The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. We did not cook any meals but the kitchen was nice and available if we needed it. We did have a little issue upon arrival with which room was ours and our room code but we reached out to KimKim and it was taken care of. We did not see any staff to ask for assistance or phone numbers to call if you needed help. We felt safe and we would stay there again.

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Location
It was just a short walk to everything we wanted to see and do in Edinburgh.
Staff
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The accommodations were well taken care of and clean when we arrived.
Activity Reviews
Irish Dancing - The Irish House Party
Irish Dancing - The Irish House Party
Dublin

We loved this show! The talent was amazing! Loved the stories!

Quality of Experience
Food
The food was delicious and in a timely fashion.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We believe they were training some new staff the night we visited. The service was not exceptional but they were trying really hard.
Transport
We decided to walk through the rain and cold. But it was so worth it!
Private transfer to or from the airport
Dublin

We enjoyed talking to our driver. He was very knowledgable about the area.

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The vehicles were clean and comfortable.
Cairngorms National Park Wildlife tour with a specialist
Cairngorms National Park Wildlife tour with a specialist
Scotland

We loved the excursion! The staff were so knowledgable about the local wildlife and terrrain. We would love to visit again and see what other trips they could take us on. Beautiful country!

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Local specialist: William Armstrong

Family Scotland trip
Scotland | Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2023

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Savannah P.
Pinehurst, NC | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023
We worked primarily with Stephen on our trip to Scotland. From setting up the trip in the beginning we received lots of communication. They listened to what we wanted and adjusted the plans accordingly. We did have a few issues arise once we were on our trip that could have been avoided, but once we told kimkim the issues they were handled very promptly and efficiently which we were very thankful for. The customer service team while on the trip was extremely helpful for answering any... Read more

We worked primarily with Stephen on our trip to Scotland. From setting up the trip in the beginning we received lots of communication. They listened to what we wanted and adjusted the plans accordingly. We did have a few issues arise once we were on our trip that could have been avoided, but once we told kimkim the issues they were handled very promptly and efficiently which we were very thankful for. The customer service team while on the trip was extremely helpful for answering any questions in a very timely manner. Overall, we had a great trip and it was nice to have someone set up things for us that we would not have done on our own.

Hotel Review
Claymore Guest House
Perthshire

Loved this place! We had a very clean and comfortable stay here. The couple that runs it were so helpful and kind. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast morning. Would love to stay here again.

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Local specialist: William Armstrong

Walking Vacation in Scotland
Scotland | Sep 7 - Oct 16, 2022

Michael
Michael S.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022
Just back home after more than 40 days walking and touring around Scotland. This trip was originally planned for 2020 but was delayed until this year due to COVID. We travelled to Inverness, Orkney, Shetland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, and Fort William. We used car hire, trains, and ferries to get around and it was great fun. What was special, was that William provided us with walking itineraries at each place we visited so we had a choice of 5 or 6 hikes of varying durations whenever... Read more

Just back home after more than 40 days walking and touring around Scotland. This trip was originally planned for 2020 but was delayed until this year due to COVID. We travelled to Inverness, Orkney, Shetland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, and Fort William. We used car hire, trains, and ferries to get around and it was great fun. What was special, was that William provided us with walking itineraries at each place we visited so we had a choice of 5 or 6 hikes of varying durations whenever we stayed anywhere for a few days. It turns out that there are no bad places to hike in Scotland. We really liked the Fife Coastal Path which we walked over seven days, and hiking in the Highlands near Torridon during what felt like a gale was even more fun. William suggested a guide lead us up Ben Nevis when we were in Fort William and it was an excellent suggestion. David was exceptional and even though we experienced rain, hail, and snow on the ascent, this was the highlight of our trip. I must also mention our accommodation which was all very different from one another but uniformly excellent. The very best place we stayed at was Corbies Rest in Inverness, not so much for the facilities, which were very good, but because of the owner Eilidh Gilchrist. She is a marvel. Friendly, outgoing, and has an amazing amount of information in her head about where to and what to see.
Throughout our time in Scotland we were in contact with Stephen who works with William. There were a couple of minor glitches that came up during our trip and Stephen took care of them right away. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to visit Scotland. They know their product!

Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Nov 10, 2022

Hi Michael

It was a pleasure looking after you in Scotland. I am very happy that our conversations from 2019 translated into a successful adventure in the autumn of 2022.

All the best, thanks for choosing us.

Best
Will

We had a 30 day trip so it involved quite a f...
England | Aug 8 - Sep 5, 2022

Deborah
Deborah J.
Rohnert Park, CA | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022
We had a 30 day trip so it involved quite a few hotels. We loved the variety of places that were selected and really enjoyed all the locations. Our guide in the Caingorms Steve Beddick was excellent. He had great knowledge of the history and the wildlife in the area. Our guide Chris on the Isle of Lewis was equally as exceptional and provided an excellent tour. Our accommodations in Lewis the Broad Bay House was one of our favorite locations. The Inn keepers were very skilled and provided a... Read more

We had a 30 day trip so it involved quite a few hotels. We loved the variety of places that were selected and really enjoyed all the locations. Our guide in the Caingorms Steve Beddick was excellent. He had great knowledge of the history and the wildlife in the area. Our guide Chris on the Isle of Lewis was equally as exceptional and provided an excellent tour. Our accommodations in Lewis the Broad Bay House was one of our favorite locations. The Inn keepers were very skilled and provided a relaxing stay. The activities that were scheduled for us were all interesting and enjoyable. I wouldn’t have left any of them out. There were a few hiccups but someone was available to put things right cheerfully and in good order. You provided what we hoped for, a trip of a lifetime and we made many memories that we will cherish.

Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Sep 12, 2022

Dear Deborah and Conrad,

Thank you for this 5-star review. It was a pleasure creating the itinerary pre-Covid, and then being able to finally put it all in place this Summer. We are really happy that you had a great time in Wales, Scotland and England.

Thank you again for choosing us.

Regards
William & the team at High Point Holidays

England and Scotland
England | Jul 7 - Jul 21, 2022

Gloria
Gloria B.
Fairborn, OH | Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022
To William , Stephen and all the KimKim team. Ron and I want to thank you for all the work you put into planning our trip. We enjoyed out tip through England to Scotland and back to England. All of the choices for our accommodations were wonderful. One of our favorite places to stay was The Upper Largo Hotel. The pub and restaurant there was so nice. The food was wonderful. Also, our accommodations in Port Isaac , The Slipway was so ver nice. All the Bed And Breakfast and Hotels were... Read more

To William , Stephen and all the KimKim team. Ron and I want to thank you for all the work you put into planning our trip. We enjoyed out tip through England to Scotland and back to England. All of the choices for our accommodations were wonderful. One of our favorite places to stay was The Upper Largo Hotel. The pub and restaurant there was so nice. The food was wonderful. Also, our accommodations in Port Isaac , The Slipway was so ver nice. All the Bed And Breakfast and Hotels were extremely nice. We would stay at all of them again.
The excursions, punting , Tea at Blenheim palace, The tour of Manchester stadium and one of our favorites was the walking eating tour. The guide was fun and so nice and very informative and all the places we stopped to taste food were awesome. Definitely anyone who wants to visit in Manchester I recommend that eating tour with our guide. From there we go to bath . Accommodations at the Abbey hotel were wonderful. Circus Restaurant was beautiful inside and the food was so delicious. We also toured the Roman Bath. We would recommend everything to anyone asking about our trip. Port Isaac was a wonderful way to end our vacation. Very beautiful village . Restaurants were all delicious. We never had a bad meal the whole trip. We are big fans of the British TV show Doc Martin and the setting for the show is filmed in Port Isaac. How fortunate were we to actually be there when they were filming the last episode of the series. From our balcony at the bed-and-breakfast we were staying in we could literally watch the actors and the filming happening.
Thank you so much for everything. Thank you for dealing with my phone calls I made through out the trip. There is not one bad thing to say about our trip. It was wonderful.

Ron and Gloria Beavers

Hotel Reviews
The Head of the River
Oxford, Oxfordshire

Beautiful setting. Food is delicious.

Authenticity & Character
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Setting, location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Dakota Manchester
Manchester
Authenticity & Character
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Lionsgate Guest House
Bicester

Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Very very clean. Great location to walking. Staff was wonderful. Will definitely stay here again

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The Upper Largo Hotel
4 Main St

Absolutely awesome. Love this hotel the staff was so friendly and helpful. The restaurant was so clean and the food was out of this world delicious.

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Love the charm. The setting and all the stuff
The Slipway
Port Isaac

Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay. Great view from our balcony. Such a charming village. Food was awesome at all the restaurants we try. All around definitely want to go back

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The Eton Mess Boutique Hotel
Eton, Berkshire

Very nice place to stay. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. Set an a perfect location for touring.

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Hard Days Night Hotel
Liverpool
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Activity Reviews
Punting, and a Picnic in Oxford
Punting, and a Picnic in Oxford
Oxford

Great experience very relaxing. The picnic lunch was out of this world. Way more than we expected. Loved it

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We were so lucky to have a seasoned guide. He made it a great experience and he was very knowledgeable
Transport
We were so lucky to have a seasoned guide. He made it a great experience and he was very knowledgeable
Liverpool by The Beatles - Classical tour
Liverpool by The Beatles - Classical tour
Liverpool
Manchester Football Tour
Manchester Football Tour
Manchester
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Eat the City Tour
Eat the City Tour
Manchester

This was very enjoyable. Our guide was awesome and made the experience even more fun with his knowledge of the city. Everywhere he took us to eat was absolutely delicious. Just a lot of fun and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanted to do something in Manchester.

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Awesome. really friendly guide.
Transport
Everything
Cornwall Private Horse and Carriage Tour
Cornwall Private Horse and Carriage Tour
Padstow

So fun and relaxing. Great getting to see the countryside from the horse and carriage

Quality of Experience
So fun and relaxing. Great getting to see the countryside from the horse and carriage
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Or guys were so friendly and very informative. Had a lot of fun with these guys
Transport
Or guys were so friendly and very informative. Had a lot of fun with these guys
Port Isaac Walking Tour
Port Isaac Walking Tour
Padstow

Very very informative. Our guy was so knowledgeable and the village is absolutely adorable and had just so much fun on the tour

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Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in UK | Replied on Aug 08, 2022

Dear Gloria,
Thank you for taking the time with this detailed review, but also thank you so much for choosing to travel with us. We are pleased that you loved the way we ran the vacation, and that you got to so special experiences especially in Bath and in Manchester. Have a great summer, and I hope the happy memories last forever.
Sincere regards from those who worked on the trip here at High Point Holidays.
William