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The Beauty of the Cotswolds

The Beauty of the Cotswolds

Elegantly rolling across six counties, the glorious, golden Cotswolds are full of picturesque villages, chocolate box cottages, beautiful honey-coloured buildings and tearooms aplenty. Our new packaged Itinerary takes in some of the most beautiful villages and includes a journey on a steam train.


Your Itinerary

Friday 20th: We depart travelling south to Swindon.

Saturday 21st: This morning, we will visit the historic Lacock Abbey and village famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film location including Downton Abbey, the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, and Cranford. In the afternoon, we will visit the “Prettiest village in England”, Castle Combe - a picture-postcard Cotswold village has also been the location for many films and TV productions, including the original Dr Doolittle film and more recently, Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse.

Sunday 22nd: We will enjoy a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Embarking at Cheltenham Race Course station we will enjoy a gentle 35 minute journey through the glorious Cotswold countryside to Toddington, where there is a shop, museum and large tea room. The line commands wonderful views of the hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. After our rail trip, we will make our way to the historic Cotswold village of Broadway and the elegant English town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Broadway has a pretty high street with plenty of shops, pubs and tearooms. Stow-on-the-Wold offers a fine selection of shops, gift and craft shops, restaurants and tearooms. We can enjoy lunch and time to look around before making our way back to our hotel via the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water and the town of Burford.

Monday 23rd: This morning we will visit the steam museum of the Great Western Railway, which is opposite the Designer Outlet. After lunch we make our way homeward.

Marriott Hotel****, Swindon

Each of the 156 bedrooms are modern and well decorated and all are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The bright, spacious restaurant overlooks the garden (which offers plenty of seating for groups) whilst the bar offers comfortable seating areas where guests can enjoy a drink.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Three Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
  • Choice of menu, carvery style
  • 1 glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
  • Tea/coffee after dinner
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Entrance to Lacock Abbey & Village
  • Journey on GWSR: Cheltenham Racecourse - Toddington
  • Entrance to the Steam Museum
  • Porterage
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