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The Great British Car Journey

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021 - The Great British Car Journey

Do you love cars? Especially British cars?? If so this brand-new Derbyshire attraction is right up your street, and that street is filled with cars from your past.

The Great British Car Journey follows the British motor industry from the1930 Austin 7 right up to the modern-day McLaren supercar.

Wander at your leisure and own pace through the display of over 100 cars, guided by you own personal audio guide. Each “chapter” in the history has a fully narrated story following the highs and lows of UK motoring.

Learn all about the rise of the affordable Austin 7, the Morris Minor, Hilman, Sunbeam and many more. Hear how many marques were combined to become the British Motor Company (BMC), which eventually morphed into the ill-fated British Leyland that became a by-word for industrial unrest and questionable quality!

Morris Minor 1000

Unlike many motor museums, here you can get up close, peer through the windows of the exquisitely preserved exhibits. Each car has a QR code which when scanned by your guide device brings up a “Top Trumps” type information card. You will find out when and where it was made, top speed, horse power, how many were produced and very interestingly how may are still in existence – in some cases only a handful are left!

Cortina car

So, whether you like a Mini or Rolls Royce you will find it here, some with incredible stories from their past, which again are accessed by your device. The Rolls that was the pride and joy of a Jewish man who arrived in the UK with nothing and built a fortune and the Bentley on display belonged to Elton John.

Rolls Royce car

Land Rover

But Wait…….. It doesn’t end at the end! You can book in to drive one (or more) of over 30 Classics from a Rolls to a Robin Reliant, a Metro or a Morris, an MGB or a Bentley along the private mile long road.

I cannot recommend a day here highly enough, I was drooling for a couple of hours and now need to return to have a drive, I think it has to be a Rolls Royce for me but I think Felicity has her eye on a classic Mini.

Here's a sneaky little taster courtesy of the BBC!

The Great British Car Journey is open daily from 10 to 6 between May and October with shorter hours of 10 to 5 in November and December when it is also closed on some days. The access is great as it is all one level.

Located just 20 minutes from Hoe Grange on the A6 near Ambergate, it’s a must for all lovers of nostalgia and petrol heads alike.

This amazing attraction only opened last week, just in time for English Tourism week.

Great British Car Journey

Book your tickets at https://www.greatbritishcarjourney.com/  and arrange your driving experience at https://www.drivedadscar.com/

Entry to the museum is £15 for adults £7 for children or £40 for a family of 5 (Concessions available).

Driving experiences start from £49 to drive a classic, such as the iconic mini, up to £70 for the Rolls and Bentley, this includes entry to the whole display!


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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    August 17, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    June 7, 2019
  • star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    September 21, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    November 5, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    September 15, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    January 30, 2020

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    September 14, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    July 11, 2019

    star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    February 3, 2020

    star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019
  • star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    October 4, 2019

    star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    June 18, 2019
  • star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    July 16, 2019

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    January 2, 2020
  • star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    July 16, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    February 6, 2020
  • star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    April 3, 2020

    star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019

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