When you want to get away from the big city, there are a lot of great places outside London where you can spend a day or two in a relaxed atmosphere.

Favourites for day tours out of London combine a selection of Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds and many more. A full day tour will leave London around 8 to 9 a.m. and return about 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are alternatives for children too:

Surprise them with a trip to Legoland Windsor.

Visit the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to discover various species from all over the world.

Have lots of fun at The Chessington World of Adventures where a zoo and a theme park are combined in the same place.

Leeds: The Loveliest Castle in the World

Leeds: The Loveliest Castle in the World