Adderley Travel Limited
Adderley Travel Limited is an Anglo-Swedish family business formed
by us, Timothy and Sofia Ray in 1999.
We started the business shortly after Ryanair's first low-fare
services from Stansted to Stockholm, and these services - the first
low-fare flights between our two countries - enabled us to plan
tours for our new audience. Initially, we planned all sorts of
tours, but garden tours sold well, and we quickly became the
specialists we are today.
Initially too, we concentrated our marketing in Sweden and its
neighbouring Nordic nations, but the internet soon finds new
friends and, today, we operate tours across the United Kingdom, for
more than twenty different nationalities.
We love what we do, we take great pride in doing it, and we know
that our customers like what we do, too - and we are particularly
proud that so many of our customers return to us again, and
The Ray family
In the early 1990's Sofia was studying at Stockholm's Hotel &
Restaurant college whilst, across the North Sea, Tim was moving his
business out of London, to the tranquillity of the Norfolk
countryside. We met - as one does - in February 1993, on
the Indonesian island of Java, while we were both travelling around
the world, in opposite directions!
After lots of letters and telephone calls - no sms or emails
in '93! - Sofia moved to Britain in early 1994 and they
married in Norfolk, in April 1997. Today, together with Tim's
father and our four children - Alice, Lily, Charles and Edward - we
live as an extended family in Wymondham, a medieval market town
just south-west of Norwich, Norfolk.
Adderley is the maiden name of Tim's paternal great-grandmother. A
large family with many branches, but all stemming, we think, from
the village of Adderley in Shropshire. Our branch, which we trace
to 1510, has in it Tim's great-great-great uncle, William Alsager
Adderley, who co-founded the Staffordshire china manufacturer,