Win a £250 holiday voucher: Tell us about a place that evokes a bygone Britain

Win a £250 holiday voucher: Tell us about a place that evokes a bygone Britain

Inspired by our story about the Victorian seaside holiday and the enduring British tradition that followed in its wake?

Most of us have fond childhood memories of traditional seaside holidays in Brighton, Margate, Blackpool or Llandudno, with their fun fairs, arcades, donkey rides and picnic lunches seasoned with sand. If you are among them, we’d like to hear your stories and tips – whether they are humorous, sentimental or just plain useful. 

But there are other kinds of travel experiences that evoke a bygone Britain. You may have been to the Goodwood Revival or to a vintage air show, say. Perhaps you know of a timewarp pub or heritage railway, a battle re-enactment or a display of courtly pursuits at a medieval castle.

The reader who sends in the best entry wins a £250 Aito holiday voucher.

About the provider 

Aito, The Specialist Travel Association (, will turn 45 in 2021 – the year for planning longer holidays. Its mission is simple: to deliver expertly crafted, tailor-made holidays to destinations worldwide. Aito’s 100-plus specialists create memorable holidays, both simple and luxurious, from walking and trekking to gastronomy and wine; from adventure to culture, the arts and history; and from wildlife and nature to city breaks, beach holidays, sailing and river cruising.

Aito’s experts can arrange activities year-round, including snowsports, as well as touring by coach, rail or self-drive. Choices are endless, the ethos friendly and caring – for both clients and the planet.

The prize

The £250 Aito holiday voucher can be put towards the cost of any Aito holiday; book direct with an Aito member or through an Aito Specialist Travel Agent. Many new, great-value holidays in the UK are now available. European options via Eurostar are also a good first step, as we start to explore our world again.

How to enter

Email your entry (no more than 150 words) with your name, address and phone number, by midnight on Wednesday Feb 24, to [email protected] Only one voucher can be won per person and the prize is non-transferable. Other T&Cs apply. See for details.