2021 - The Cotswolds & Lacock Abbey
2021 - Thistle Express Swindon - 2 Days (CU2AFV)
A 2-day tour to see some of the best of the Cotstowlds
Britain is home to many interesting towns and cities steeped in history. Join us on this great little break to visit Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Lacock Abbey & Crop Circle Exhibition. The trip includes comfortable overnight accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, but keep in mind dinner is not included on the tour, but your hotel in Swindon is close to many fantastic restaurants.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Thistle Express Swindon
This comfortable budget hotel is set in the heart of Swindon and offers guests a casual bar and lounge area along with well equipped modern bedrooms.
After joining the coach at one of our local pick-up points, we head to Bourton-on-the-Water and then Cirencester. Rejoin the coach to head to our hotel in Swindon. Dinner is not included on this tour.
After breakfast, we head to Lacock Abbey followed by the Crop Circle Exhibition. In the afternoon, rejoin the coach before we head back home.
Bourton-on-the-Water & Cirencester
Bourton-on-the-Water straddles the River Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Standing back from the river are traditional Cotswolds buildings, many of which are now tourist shops for the day-trippers and visitors. Nearby Stow is another iconic Cotswold destination, located high up on the Roman Fosse Way and offering fabulous views from its position as the highest of the Cotswolds towns.
Often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times and in later years it was a very prosperous medieval wool town. Cirencester's market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England). The large south porch with its impressive fan vaulting was built about 1490. Cirencester's market town status was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The town has its own farmers' market whilst crafts and antiques markets are also regular attractions. Join us on a one hour walking tour to see the city’s highlights.
Lacock Abbey & Crop Circle Exhibition
Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots. It was home to William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the photographic negative. The Abbey is the heart of the village – which has been used as a filming location for several films and TV shows! - and surrounded by woodlands. The country house has several architectural designs from Medieval to Gothic Revival. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court.
Have you ever wanted to know more about crop circles and their mysterious origins? At the Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre in Wiltshire, is the perfect place to learn more. The multi-media exhibitions features loads of interesting facts and stunning photography so visitors can learn more.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 1 nights bed & breakfast
- Excursion to Bourton-on-the-Water & Cirencester
- Excursion to Lacock Abbey & Crop Circle Exhibition
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Swansea Central
- Port Talbot
- Cardiff West
- Cardiff Central
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
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