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Charming Cotswolds

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8820

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

4 Star Hotel with all deluxe rooms!

Join us and explore the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, one of the unspoilt regions of England. An area of outstanding natural beauty covering six English counties and draws visitors from all over the world. Renowned for its rolling meadows, meandering river valleys, pretty woodland, gentle hillsides and of course its sleepy ancient limestone villages and market towns, the area hasn't changed much for over 300 years. Steeped in history, growing up on the prosperity of the medieval wool trade in the 15th and 16th century, it has many fine churches and manor houses. The Cotswolds have always been looked upon as the heart of England, with unsurpassed idyllic charm and breath-taking scenery at every turn. An included visit to Snowshill Manor and a tea with scone and jam round off your day.

PRICE FROM ? £269 per person
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Itinerary

DAY 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head to Stow on the Wold where time will be allowed for lunch and sightseeing. At nearly 800ft, Stow is the highest of the Cotswold towns, located on the Roman Fosse Way and at the point where several roads meet, hence an important trading centre.

It has a long history, it probably dates from a prehistoric fortified settlement on top of the hill and had a special importance in the English Civil War, the last battle was fought close by in Donnington back in 1646. St Edward’s Church, was used as a prison for the defeated Royalist troops, as it was the only lockable building in the town. Some of the damage sustained at this time can still be seen today. Arrive at your hotel for the next 2 nights, dinner & breakfast included.

 

DAY 2 - After a leisurely breakfast its all aboard for a great day with breath-taking views. A visit to Snowshill Manor is first on the itinerary today.  Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions. From snuff-boxes to suits of armour, masks to musical instruments, Snowshill Manor is a treasure trove of quirky and curious objects. The collection was the work of Charles Paget Wade, a man fascinated by anything hand-crafted and made with skill. 

Charles Wade purchased Snowshill in 1919. When he arrived, he found the area around the manor house was little more than a muddy farmyard. Despite its appearance Wade noted he could see that ‘here indeed was a happy chance to create a garden of interest.’ Entrance included.

Head off to Broadway.  The pretty High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for centuries.  A visit to Moreton in the Marsh and a cup of tea with a scone jam & cream will be yours to enjoy this afternoon.

 

DAY 3 - After breakfast drive the short distance to Bourton on the Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the many bridges that cross the River Windrush as it flows through the village centre, Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. Free time here before continuing onto interchange and your home towns.

 

 

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Accommodation

Delta by Marriott - Cheltenham Chase Hotel












The 4 Star Delta by Marriott Cheltenham Chase is a contemporary Gloucestershire retreat, poised between the rolling hills and idyllic villages of the Cotswolds AONB,
and the vibrant cities of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Keeping with Cheltenham tradition, their splendid spa invites you to indulge and relax after a full day of sightseeing.
And with delectable dining at our Hardy’s Restaurant and cocktails out in The Garden Terrace Bar, a stay at the Cheltenham Chase is as much about staying in as going out.

All rooms have TV, hospitality tray and lift to all floors.

Whether it’s business or pleasure that brings you to this beautiful neck of the woods, the hotel look forward to welcoming you in style to the Cheltenham Chase Hotel.

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