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  • A selection of scones, cakes and sandwiches

    Hotels Reopening on the Great West Way

    This spring, hotels along the length of the Great West Way are opening once more, and welcoming guests back for their holidays. Think luxurious suites, comfortable beds, spa sessions, afternoon tea in hidden hotel gardens, on-site gyms and pools, big breakfasts, cocktail bars, special offers and more.

  • Experience our stories

  • Mary Stringer from the Royal Crescent Hotel

    Our Great West Way: Mary Stringer

    "Every morning I walk across the hotel’s beautiful garden to get to my office, and every single time I remember how lucky I am to work here."

  • 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.

  • Susie Brew from the Vale of Pewsey

    Our Great West Way: Susie Brew

    "I think that I have one of the best jobs in the world because I get to promote one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in England."

  • Jeremy York on the tower overlooking Marlborough

    Our Great West Way: Jeremy York

    Jeremy York is the Tower Constable of St Peter and St Paul's Church in Marlborough, giving tours to the visitors who venture up the 137 steps to the top of St Peter’s Tower. 

  • Train approaching through countryside

    How Would You Travel the Great West Way?

    There are lots of options for exploring the Great West Way - travel by foot, bike, car, boat or train. The choice is yours! We asked the locals which they prefer, and why.

  • Canal boat crossing Dundas Aqueduct

    Lesser-Known Spots to See on the Great West Way

    Want to explore the Great West Way like a local? We asked some of our Ambassadors for their favourite off-the-beaten-track or lesser known places to visit along the route.

  • Portrait of Guy Watts

    Our Great West Way: Guy Watts

    Guy Watts from Great Western Railway talks connecting communities, discovering hidden gems and proper pub lunches.

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