Discovery 2017

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  • ForlornMTL
    Member Since: 14 Jun 2017
    Location: Montreal
    Posts: 137
    Canada 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Firenze Red

    Which UK Driving Experience Centre to try ?

    Hi all,
    i am once again going to the UK for a bit more than a fortnight.
    Will be spending most of my time at a friend's south of Leeds and might go up to Scotland.

    Because of time restrictions, I missed an opportunity to do the Scotland Experience in Dunkeld, which looks to be the most spectacular.

    Which Experience centre do you all recommend ?
    I could easily get to either Skipton, Cheshire or Solihull (factory tour at the same time).
    Liverpool seems a bit lame.

    Probably looking to do a full day. And since we have no Owners day in Canada this year, i might do two full days at different centres. Or try an advanced day, but it's on a Defender, which i'm not to sure about.

    Where have you been and enjoyed the most ?

    2017 HSE Luxury TD6 Dynamic Pack in Firenze Red, Ebony with Pimento Stitch.
  • Jjyoungjsy
    Member Since: 18 Sep 2017
    Location: Jersey
    Posts: 30
    Jersey 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Factory tour and driving experience at Solihull was amazing. Driving the original Defender test track was fantastic!

    Santorini Black HSE Lux Si6 with Black Pack, HUD, TV, Park Assist & 22"
  • LancsLad
    Member Since: 22 Aug 2018
    Location: Lancs
    Posts: 78
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Skipton is a very nice location got a very "natural" feel to it. I'd recomend it and as you are in Leeds its a no brainer.

    Yes Liverpool tour is interesting but experience centre looks lame..

    Santorini Black MY 18 HSE Dynamic BLACK TDV6
  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 785
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    If you can get down to Eastnor Castle (near Ledbury) it’s amazing. Home to LR product testing and also possible sightings of prototype vehicles driving the tracks. Done it 3 times. Each time very different.

    17MY Farallon Black HSE 2L Ingenium (Brilliant engine) - Supplied by the excellent Shukers of Ludlow.
  • Notxal
    Member Since: 10 Nov 2018
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 21
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    I did Peckforton, at Tarprley in Cheshire in a Range Rover Vogue, The venue is on a hill overlooking the whole of Cheshire, outstanding views and a great experience.
  • AndrewS
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2016
    Location: Pembridge
    Posts: 384
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Firenze Red

    Get booked into Rockingham Castle with Edd Cobley Thumbs Up
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 218
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    I’ve done Dunkeld. It’s okay. The Harry Potter author, J K Rowlings has the adjacent estate. There’s a tree you pass on the route, which she used as inspiration for one of the book. Wouldn’t say it was spectacular as most of it was in woods, but each to their own. Sharing a half day was more than enough. I’d be bored any longer tbh.
  • Chalkey
    Member Since: 23 Oct 2017
    Location: St Helens
    Posts: 94
    England 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Indus Silver

    I've been to Tarprley in Cheshire and the factory tour and experience day in Liverpool both were great, but the Liverpool off road course is unbelievable. Because its purpose built its really challenging and takes the car to its limits, goes through deep water and on a seesaw. Tarprley is set in a forest and the scenery of the Cheshire countryside is beautiful. Let us know were you go and put some photos on 👍

    2.0 SE Indus silver, black pack, 21in black alloys, black roof rails, acorn leather, privacy, tow bar, drive pack, rear camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, mud flaps, door body moulding, side steps, life shine, dash cam front and rear.
  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 785
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    AndrewS wrote:
    Get booked into Rockingham Castle with Edd Cobley Thumbs Up


    Yes that too. He’s a legend.

    17MY Farallon Black HSE 2L Ingenium (Brilliant engine) - Supplied by the excellent Shukers of Ludlow.
  • Dodlestonian
    Member Since: 13 Aug 2018
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 108
    United Kingdom 

    I'm doing the off road at Solihull on 5th Dec
    Will report back after that Very Happy

    2019 D5 Lux. HUD, adaptive dynamics, dynamic pack 2, cooler box, privacy glass, advanced tow assist, black roof rails, massage seats, tech plus pack, detachable towbar, driver assist pack, capability plus pack.
  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 67
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Anyone got feedback on the Luton Hoo one as that’s my closest, before I book... ???

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
  • Dodlestonian
    Member Since: 13 Aug 2018
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 108
    United Kingdom 

    If you search "Landrover experience" on YouTube you can view most of the courses for yourself.
    Might be worth a look?
    Very Happy

    2019 D5 Lux. HUD, adaptive dynamics, dynamic pack 2, cooler box, privacy glass, advanced tow assist, black roof rails, massage seats, tech plus pack, detachable towbar, driver assist pack, capability plus pack.
  • ChrisPBlackburn
    Member Since: 11 Nov 2018
    Location: Halifax
    Posts: 9
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (180) HSE Lux Montalcino Red

    Does anyone know if you get the free 1/2 day experience with a used car purchase??

    Thanks
  • DiscoStu
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2016
    Location: Greater London
    Posts: 374
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    747_JK wrote:
    Anyone got feedback on the Luton Hoo one as that’s my closest, before I book... ???


    Yes. Don't. You can drive around a flat field any time you want....

    MY19 Carpathian Grey HSE Lux SDV6
    MY18 Carpathian Grey HSE Lux TDV6 - gone
  • CumbrianCanary
    Member Since: 03 May 2018
    Location: Cumbria
    Posts: 18
    United Kingdom 

    ChrisPBlackburn wrote:
    Does anyone know if you get the free 1/2 day experience with a used car purchase??

    Thanks


    I got one with my ex demo car
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