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Find out more about different areas of the Great West Way by clicking on the locations below.

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Bath & Bristol
Cotswolds
Wiltshire
Berkshire
Thames
  1. Bath & Bristol
    At the western end of the Great West Way you’ll find Bristol and Bath. A blessing for the urban adventurer since these 2 cities are so close together geographically - just 15 minutes by train - yet miles apart in character.
  2. The Cotswolds
    The Cotswolds offers the sort of chocolate box views that many imagine when they think of England. Its honey-coloured limestone villages and rolling farmland, dotted with curly-haired Cotswold sheep, make up the largest National Landscape in the country.
  3. Wiltshire
    Between London and Bristol & Bath, and venturing up into the Cotswolds, you’ll find the county of Wiltshire. Patchwork fields, chalk plateauxs and irresistibly pretty villages. It’s not all rural heartland, of course, there’s market towns and a city to explore too...
  4. Royal County of Berkshire
    Considering its proximity to London, this home county is big on old English charm. With its leafy villages, wild pastures and horse-drawn canal boats, you can hop off the train and feel as though you’ve travelled back in time a few hundred years.
  5. Thames
    A boat ride on the River Thames reveals a real spectacle of sights, winding out of London via some of the capital’s most magnificent attractions - the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens. But as you venture further west, new spectacles unfold.
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Our Great West Way: Kirsty from Jane Austen Centre

Our Great West Way: Kirsty from Jane Austen Centre

"My inspiration is often drawn from the enthusiasm of our customers. We have thousands of devoted Jane Austen fans come through our doors every year" Hear from Kirsty and her experience working at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath!

Our Great West Way: Chris from Mary Shelley's

Our Great West Way: Chris from Mary Shelley's

"I’ve learned to trust my instincts over the years and let an idea develop organically and go off in unexpected directions." Hear from Chris, Co-Founder at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein and Creative Director of the BRAND NEW escape room...

The Royal Mint, Wales

Our Great West Way: Chloé from the Royal Mint

"Each and every customer comes to us with a unique story of why they are interested in The Royal Mint, as we are on their journey to us in return." Hear from Chloé and her experiences working at The Royal Mint!

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