Quintessential Beauty of the Cotswolds

Elegantly rolling across six counties, the glorious, golden Cotswolds are full of picturesque villages and chocolate-box cottages and we visit some of the most beautiful, including Lacock Village, on our packaged tour. We also enjoy a steam train journey and a private guided garden tour at Bowood House.

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”The Marriott Swindon was excellent in all areas – the pleasant, helpful staff, the
meals - everything was just great and we would like to re-book.” (Nov 2017)
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Bowood House & Lacock Abbey (NT)
This morning, we visit Bowood House and Gardens and enjoy tea and coffee on arrival before we walk through a secret door into an enchanting, beautiful garden. We then enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s private award winning walled garden. We spend the afternoon at historic Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village. Set in rural Wiltshire, the village is famous for its picturesque streets and historic buildings and is a popular TV and film location. The Abbey is located at the heart of the village and houses the Fox Talbot Museum, which celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.

Day 3 GWSR & Cotswold Villages
This morning, we head for Cheltenham Race Course from where we enjoy a gentle 35 minute journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, through glorious Cotswold countryside to Toddington, where there is a shop, museum and large tea room.
In the afternoon, we visit the historic Cotswold village of Broadway or elegant Stow-on-the-Wold, before heading back to our hotel via the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water and the town of Burford. Please note, GWSR events are held on some weekends, when the railway will be extra busy.

Day 4 Departure & Swindon Designer Outlet or Steam Museum of GWR
After checking out, we visit the Swindon Designer Outlet for a spot of shopping, or alternatively, the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, which is opposite the Outlet.
Legend

Doubletree by Hilton Swindon

Swindon
AAA+ Great Touring Location
Located on the outskirts of Swindon, this 4 star hotel has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is ideally placed for visits to the beautiful regions of both the Cotswolds and Wiltshire. The hotel has a modern open-plan restaurant with open kitchen and spacious split level bar/lounge that has recently been refurbished. Each of the 171 bedrooms are decorated in a modern style and are all equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Swindon Marriott Hotel

Swindon
AAAA Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This modern 4 star hotel is located in its own grounds on the outskirts of Swindon with excellent access to the Cotswolds, Oxford and Wiltshire. 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. The excellent leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and gym. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Doubletree by Hilton Swindon

Swindon, Wiltshire
3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £189pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £194pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £55

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee & cookie
• Choice of buffet menu
• 1 glass of wine with dinner each night
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of walled garden Bowood House
• Entrance to Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village
• Single journey on GWSR: Cheltenham Racecourse - Toddington

Swindon Marriott Hotel

Swindon, Wiltshire
3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £205pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £210pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £215pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £55

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of carvery menu
• 1 glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of walled garden Bowood House
• Entrance to Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village
• Single journey on GWSR: Cheltenham Racecourse - Toddington
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£189 for 4 days

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