English Tourism Week: Client Spotlight

By Rural Solutions | 21.03.24

Join us in celebrating English Tourism Week and supporting the diverse rural tourism businesses that offer unforgettable experiences across the country.

In recognition of English Tourism Week 2024, we want to highlight some of our clients' contributions to diverse rural tourism across the country. These businesses play a vital role in supporting local economies by providing employment and opportunities for other small businesses as part of their supply chain. Rural tourism is also a vital additional income source for many land-based businesses and helps to preserve the cultural heritage that defines our rural communities.

As proud partners to a variety of rural tourism businesses across the country, we're thrilled to showcase some of the unique experiences, attractions and accommodation that make rural England a must-visit destination.

Our clients in the North

Langdale Chase – Standing on the shores of Lake Windermere, the iconic Langdale Chase Hotel has reopened its doors following an extensive restoration of the building and grounds. The hotel's stunning new look brings a contemporary aesthetic to a building with a rich history dating back to 1890 and makes the most of its stunning landscape setting.

Castle Howard – Castle Howard in North Yorkshire’s Howardian Hills is one of England’s Treasure Houses and invites visitors to explore its magnificent architecture, extensive gardens, and rich history.

Bolton Abbey – part of the Devonshire Estate, Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers a wealth of attractions for visitors to explore over 30,000 acres of stunning countryside.

Chatsworth House – On the edge of the Peak District, one of England's most magnificent stately homes offers year round events, exhibitions, and activities, from art and history to the farmyard and adventure playground.

We delve into more detail about our work on Whole Estate Plans and estate strategies here.

Wentworth Woodhouse – Wentworth Woodhouse is being regenerated for the 21st century life. Already an established visitor destination, a new masterplan will see Wentworth Woodhouse provide world-class event spaces, overnight accommodation, retail, bar and restaurant attractions, commercial office space and most importantly, a fascinating experience for visitors.

Our clients in the Midlands & East of England

The Nest – Sitting by a private lake in Lincolnshire, The Nest offer unique timber and canvas safari glamping lodges with access to wild swimming, kayaking, fishing, hot tubs, pizza ovens and firepits.

Wild Ken Hill - Wild Ken Hill is on a journey to restore nature, combat climate change, and cultivate wholesome food on a coastal farm in West Norfolk. Through a blend of rewilding, regenerative farming and traditional conservation practices, they are transforming the land into a thriving ecosystem. Visitors can enjoy guided tours and workshops and a new visitor centre, glamping accommodation and campsite will enable even more people to be inspired by this ground-breaking project. You can find out how we supported Wild Ken Hill through their most recent project here.

Watatunga – Also in Norfolk, Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, spread over 170 acres, is home to the UK's largest collection of endangered deer and antelope. This sanctuary offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness remarkable wildlife up close, with safari buggy tours and self-catered accommodation in the middle of the reserve.

Nevill Holt -Set against the backdrop of the Nevill Holt Estate in Leicestershire, the Nevill Holt theatre is a beautifully restored stable block which has been transformed into an intimate opera theatre. To see how we achieved planning for this stunning project, visit our case study page.

Our Clients in the South

Wiston Estate - Located in the stunning South Downs National Park, Wiston Estate has an offer for for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Take a stroll through their vineyards, indulge in a wine tasting experience, enjoy a leisurely meal at the renowned Chalk restaurant or stay over in the charming Pump House cottage. Find out how we worked with Wiston to produce their Whole Estate Plan.

Wyvernwood – A themed family visitor attraction set in the woodlands of Alresford Hall in rural Colchester, Wyvernwood offers an unforgettable experience full of dragons, fairies, and goblins and magical adventure play. Our case study has more information about this unique family attraction.

Westonbirt - Managed by Forestry England, Westonbirt - The National Arboretum covers 600 acres near Tetbury, Gloucestershire and is one of the most well known arboretums in England. With over 15,000 trees this is true ‘forest-bathing’.

Rural Solutions have worked Forestry England on a number of projects. To discover more, head over to our land use case study.

Petruth Paddocks – Offering ‘free range’ camping and glamping in Cheddar, Somerset, Petruth Paddocks is a place to roam free and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From tent pitches to shepherds huts and an American school bus this site offers accommodation for all combined with a relaxed and cheerful West Country welcome. Head over to our short-stay holiday accommodation page to see how Rural Solutions can support delivery of these rural projects.

At Rural Solutions, we're proud to partner with each of these clients who contribute to both the vibrant tapestry of experiences across the country and their local communities. Join us in celebrating English Tourism Week and supporting our diverse rural tourism offers.



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