Tell us about a place that evokes a bygone age in Britain for the chance to win a £250 Aito holiday voucher

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The cover story in this Sunday’s print edition was 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 breaks in Brighton, Margate, Blackpool or Llandudno, say with their fun fairs, amusement arcades, donkey rides and picnic lunches seasoned with sand. If you are among them, we’d like to hear your stories and tips – whether humorous, nostalgic or just plain useful.

But there are other kinds of travel experiences that evoke a bygone era in Britain. You may have been to the Goodwood Revival or to a vintage air show. Perhaps you know of a time-warp pub or heritage railway, a battle re-enactment or a display of medieval pursuits at a castle? The reader who sends in the best entry wins a £250 Aito holiday voucher.

About the provider

Aito, The Specialist Travel Association (aito.com), turns 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.

Table under tree by bay, Paros

Imagine… a long lunch by the sea in Paros, Greece

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Aito member sunvil.co.uk

View of boats in harbour, Mykonos

Fancy a trip to Mykonos? This view could be yours.

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Seagulls and church, Elafonisos

You could use your voucher to visit Elafonisos, in Greece

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Aito member sunvil.co.uk

Green crater lake, Azores

See the dramatic Sete Cidades crater on a trip to the Azores

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Aito member archipelagochoice.com

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 telegraph.co.uk/tt-yourtravels for details.

Group of hikers

Take a walking tour with Aito member KE Adventure Travel

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keadventure.com

Sandstone desert bridge, Jordan

Go out on a limb at Wadi Rum, Jordan, with Explore

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Aito member explore.co.uk

Villa with pool, Petrino House on the Greek island of Ithaca

Enjoy a stay at Petrino House on the Greek island of Ithaca

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Aito member gicthevillacollection.com

Beach on Seychelles

Social distancing made easy on the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles

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Aito member expertafrica.com

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