Classic Cotswolds Tours
Explore the beautiful English countryside
Touring the Cotswolds we discover stunning views, gentle rolling countryside, picturesque thatched stone cottages, fine manor houses and renowned gardens.
Five days in the Cotswolds
OXFORD - BLENHEIM PALACE
OXFORD University is the oldest English seat of learning, founded in the C12th. Alumni include Bill Clinton and Margaret Thatcher. Now comprising 39 Colleges, a walking tour will unravel the city. BLENHEIM PALACE is a World Heritage Site, the best example of Baroque architecture and home to the Dukes of Marlborough. One descendant was Winston Churchill, there is an exhibition about his life.
AVEBURY - LACOCK - CITY OF BATH
The prehistoric landscape of AVEBURY rivals any other. It is the largest stone circle in Britain. At LACOCK, you will step back in time as the village is preserved as it was in the C18th. BATH is a World Heritage City and was remodelled by George IV’s architect John Nash. There are numerous attractions and a short walking tour, you will be able to visit The ROMAN BATHS and the ABBEY.
CASTLE COMBE - COTSWOLDS VILLAGES
A stop at idyllic village of CASTLE COMBE before we reach the Roman city of CIRENCESTER. You are now in the heart of the COTSWOLDS. With lovely rolling countryside and chocolate box cottages, we will explore some of the villages in the southern Cotswolds. We can include BIBURY – billed as the most beautiful village in England and BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER – the Venice of the Cotswolds.
COTSWOLDS VILLAGES - GARDENS AND MANORS
The north of this region has many lovely villages to explore such as THE SLAUGHTERS, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD and CHIPPING CAMDEN. There is also an abundance of gardens and manor houses. The world famous gardens at HIDCOTE MANOR are set as a series of outdoor garden rooms. SNOWSHILL MANOR, a typical Cotswold gentleman’s house with an eccentric collection of clocks, bikes and more.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - WARWICK CASTLE
William SHAKESPEARE was Stratford’s pre-eminent citizen and after a walking tour to visit some of main points of the town, we will see his BIRTHPLACE and the home of his wife, ANNE HATHAWAY’S COTTAGE. WARWICK CASTLE is the best preserved medieval castle in England. Started in 1068, after the Norman conquest, there are now numerous exhibitions, state rooms, gardens and a wax works.
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