Bath, Salisbury & Cotswolds 5 Days - Limpley Stoke
Already a spa resort in Roman times, Bath became the height of fashion during the eighteenth century and has many fine Georgian buildings. The Pump Room is well worth a visit and there are several museums, including the world's largest costume museum. There is also a fine medieval abbey.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Salisbury & Shaftesbury
Salisbury cathedral has a 400ft spire, the world’s oldest working clock from 1386, and an original copy of the Magna Carta. /nEngland's largest Cathedral Close is flanked by the Bishop’s Palace and the National Trust's Mompesson House (entry fee applies)./nSalisbury has a permanent indoor market and an outdoor market most Tuesdays./nMade famous by the Hovis advertisement of the 1970's, picturesque Shaftesbury has a traditional feel with many independent shops./nGold Hill Museum is located at the top of Gold Hill in a traditional sandstone cottage (free admission, seasonal opening)./nThe Abbey Museum is on the site of a Benedictine Saxon nunnery founded by King Alfred in 888AD (entry fee applies)./n
Day 3 - Southern Cotswolds
The Cotswolds, with gently sloping green hills and honey-colour limestone villages, is considered to be the largest area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country./nIn the south part of the Cotswolds you’ll find the World Heritage City of Bath and lovey, ancient, untouched villages like Lacock and Castle Combe./nWe journey to Tetbury before continuing to Cirencester, the Capital of the Cotswolds. We return via Malmesbury, England's oldest continually inhabited town./n
Day 4 - Bath incl Guide
Guided walk/n• Home of the Royal Crescent designed by John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774, and The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul./nMuseums in Bath are dedicated to Fashion, the Postal service and Astronomy. (Entrance fees apply for some museums)/nThe Roman Baths Complex features the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum. (Entrance fees apply)/n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Limpley Stoke Hotel
This ivy-clad Georgian country house hotel is set in its own grounds. The Valley Restaurant serves fresh local produce and the lounge enjoys views over the tranquil valley.