Cotswolds, Castles & The Wye Valley


From our base near Gloucester, we are ideally placed to explore the Cotswolds to the east and the beautiful Wye Valley to the west. We feast our eyes on architectural gems, Tewkesbury Abbey, Sudeley Castle and Gloucester Cathedral, as well as the spectacular scenery of the Wye Valley

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Ledbury & Tewkesbury Abbey
This morning we have free time to explore Ledbury, which is home to a number of unique
timber-framed buildings including the striking Market House and the large Ledbury Park
house. We then have time for lunch in Tewkesbury, before heading to Tewkesbury
Abbey. We enjoy a 45 minute guided tour marvelling at the fine medieval architecture.

Day 3 Sudeley Castle & Cotswolds
We start our day at Sudeley Castle. With royal connections entwined in its 1,000-year
history, the Castle remains the only private castle in England to have a queen buried
within its grounds – Catherine Parr. In the afternoon, we take a scenic drive through the
Cotswolds. The village of Bourton on the Water is regularly voted one of the prettiest in
England. We then drive through Stow on the Wold before returning to our hotel.

Day 4 Gloucester, Ross on Wye & Symonds Yat
We spend this morning at leisure in Gloucester exploring its attractions, including the
medieval Cathedral. Time permitting, we could also take a 45 minute sail around the quays
and docks. In the afternoon we head for Ross on Wye, considered by some as the best
market town in the UK. After our visit we could detour to the spectacular Symonds Yat,
renowned for is natural river scenery and the magnificent view from Symonds Yat Rock.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Gloucester Robinswood Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Matson, Gloucestershire
AAA+ Great Touring Location
This modern 4 star hotel is located on the edge of the Cotswolds and just 15 minutes from the centre of Gloucester. All 95 well-sized bedrooms are modern in style and are equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but there are 22 ground floor rooms (there are some steps to negotiate to access some areas within the hotel). There is a stylish brasserie restaurant and wine bar situated on the ground floor and the hotel’s leisure facilities include an indoor pool, spa bath, sauna & steam room.

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Matson, Gloucestershire
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £264pp
No Single Supplement (max 5 incl driver)

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Tewkesbury Abbey
• Entrance to Sudeley Castle
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£264 for 5 days

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