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History & Heritage

  • The Merchant's House exterior

    The Merchant's House Interview

    We spoke to Katie Fairfax-Ross about the Merchant's House - a unique, historic building found on the Great West Way.

  • Corsham high street

    Corsham Interview

    "Very traditional, but with slightly quirky twists."

  • Bowood Interview

    Bowood Interview

    "One of the best things about having gardens like this is that people can come and see what we do. Hopefully they can get some inspiration for their own gardens."

  • People canoeing on the canal

    Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Interview

    We spoke to Robert Dean, President of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, about this incredible waterway and its place on the Great West Way.

  • SS Great Britain boat

    Our Great West Way: Bob Evans

    Bob Evans has been a steward on the SS Great Britain in Bristol since 1985 and chief steward for ten years. His encyclopaedic knowledge of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s pioneering steel-hulled passenger ship and passion for the city has won the 76-year-old many awards, including a gold medal in the Outstanding Customer Service category of the Enjoy England Awards in 2009.

  • Anne Bartlett portrait

    Discover Our Way: Anne Bartlett

    Anne Bartlett is a Blue Badge tour guide and tour director. She takes coach tours all around the Great West Way, telling them about its history, culture and heritage. She lives in Cheltenham with her husband, who is an architect. 

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