Bristol, Bath & Gwr
Join us on this lovely tour as we visit two of the West Country’s best loved cities, enjoy a ride on the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire offering a round trip of over 26 miles. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon. It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Buckland through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. The railway is in the process of being extended to Broadway in Worcestershire.
We also visit the home of the Marquis of Lansdowne - Bowood House & Gardens,A stunning Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and gardens in Wiltshire. Bowood has been home to the Lansdowne family for over 260 years and carries with it a rich and fascinating history. The ‘pleasure grounds’ surrounding the House provide a wonderful experience for a range of visitors including families, specialist horticultural and garden enthusiasts, historians, schools, special interest groups or relaxing holidaymakers.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
· Full Day in Bristol
· Admission to SS Great Britain
· Full day in the city of Bath
· Journey on Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway
· Admission to Bowood House & Gardens
Thursday : On our outward journey we drive through The Cotswolds, making a stop in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water before continuing to our hotel.
Friday : A full day excursion to Bristol. Whilst here we have included a visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, where you will learn the story of Captain Gray, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the incredible journey. There will then be free time to explore this maritime city and its many attractions. We return to the hotel taking in the sights of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Saturday : Today we spend the day in the beautiful city of Bath. This World Heritage Site is famous for its naturally hot spa water and original Roman style baths. There is also lots of shops, restaurants & pubs to keep you busy.
Sunday : Today we depart for Toddington where we board the train for our included journey through Laverton, Winchcombe and Gotherington to Cheltenham Race Course. We re-join our coach and continue to Gloucester where we spend some free time before returning to the hotel.
Monday : Following breakfast we leave the hotel and make our way to the Bowood Estate, home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, for our visit to the House & Gardens. The House & Gardens sit in the centre of Capability Brown’s Great parkland and over half of the house, which was purchased in 1754, is open to the public. Following this visit we continue the journey home.Back to top