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Great West Way Discoveries with Tour Partner Group

Great West Way Discoveries with Tour Partner Group

Travelling along the Great West Way is a true adventure. Discover some of England's greatest hidden treasures such as Bath, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Iford Manor. The Great West Way is for the curious traveller who wants to explore further, delve deeper and uncover the essence of England, from bustling cities to charming villages, castles and monuments.


Day 1: Fly to London and start your journey along the Great West Way with a visit to Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Enter into the regal world of kings and queens on a tour round the majestic state apartments. 1x overnight stay in Reading


Day 2: Discover the stately manor of Stonor, the 850-year-old home of the Stoner family. Explore its hallowed halls and uncover centuries-old art and treasures from around the globe. Next, gain insights into the traditional brewing techniques employed by the West Berkshire Brewery on a guided tour. End the day at the Merchant's House in Marlborough, a gloriously restored 17th Century house, which was built and renovated by a middle class silk merchant. Filled with old furnishings, acclaimed wall paintings and decorative features, the enchanting house sweeps you back to bygone days. 2x overnight stays in Swindon.


Day 3: Start the day with a visit to REME Museum which displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Discover the extensive collection of historic repair and recovery vehicles. Continue to the charming market village of Lacock where you can visit the Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, which chronicles the history of photography. Following this visit the beautiful Bowood House and Gardens, a Grade I listed estate with vibrant gardens and a rich history. Finish the day at Avebury stone circle, a marvel of pre-historic Britain.


Day 4: Visit the historic Iford Manor and enjoy the beautiful Peto Garden, a colourful flowery paradise. Head over to Bath for lunch and a city tour including a visit to Bath Abbey, before enjoying some free time to explore the romantic city on your own. In the afternoon, visit the Jane Austen Centre and enjoy a cream tea in the Regency Tea Rooms. Continue to Bristol, your base for the night. 2x overnight stays in Bristol.


Day 5: Drive over the Clifton Suspension Bridge for an iconic morning view over Bristol. Continue to Berkeley Castle, an ancient fortress dating back to the 12th century. The atmospheric castle does not disappoint with its fascinating history. Afterwards, the hidden house and gardens of the Holfords of Westonbirt await. Exquisite formal terrace gardens and 25 acres of ornamental woodlands surround the house. On the way back, stop at Bristol Blue Glass for a glass blowing demonstration.


Day 6: In the morning visit the Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyards before heading to Bristol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in the morning before heading to London for your flight home.

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  1. Windsor Castle

    Windsor

    Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, the family home of 39 British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years, and is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.

    Open to visitors throughout the year, today The Queen spends most of her private…

  2. Stonor Park

    Henley-on-Thames

    Home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, Stonor Park dominates a magnificent view of the beautiful deer park, woodland and 17th century gardens. Beyond the warm red brick Jacobean façade, a stroll through the house is a walk through history. Discover art and treasure collected from across…

  3. West Berkshire Brewery

    Yattendon , Thatcham

    West Berkshire Brewery is an independent brewery nestled in the heart of Berkshire with over 23 years of brewing experience. With our new state of the art brewery and packaging line we proudly produce traditional cask ales and innovative craft beers.

  4. The Merchant's House

    Marlborough

    The Merchant's House - a glorious restoration of a 17th century silk merchant's house. The 17th century style town garden is a hidden gem, voted Garden of the Year 2009 by Wiltshire Life magazine.

  5. Marlborough

    Marlborough is situated in the picturesque rural north-east of Wiltshire.

    Much of its great natural beauty is environmentally protected and it offers the discerning visitor a unique blend of modern attractions and facilities. Site of a twice-weekly market, the High Street is one of the widest in…

  6. Swindon

    Swindon

    Swindon is a modern town surrounded by some of England’s finest countryside and famous attractions. Enriched with Victorian parks and gardens, museums including the award winning Steam Museum, and an art gallery.

    Originally, Swindon was a small market town mentioned in the Domesday Book. This…

  7. REME Museum

    Chippenham

    The REME Museum displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Wherever in the world the Army serves, there you will find REME.

  8. Lacock Abbey Village and Fox Talbot Museum

    Chippenham

    Looking to visit the amazing town of Lacock?...If so, click here to get the latest Lacock tourist information direct from the official Wiltshire tourism site!

  9. Bowood House and Gardens

    Calne

    Outstanding 18th century mansion house estate.

  10. Stonehenge

    Nr Amesbury

    Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself.

  11. Iford Manor Gardens

    Iford, Near Bath

    Breathtakingly pretty 18th century manor surrounded by award-winning Italianate gardens.

  12. Bath

    Bath

    The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the most impressive architectural sights in the world such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney.

  13. The Jane Austen Centre Bath

    BATH, Bath

    All things Austen-related!

  14. Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre - Bristol

    Bristol

    See displays and artefacts explaining the history, construction and maintenance of the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge

  15. Berkeley Castle

    Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    Berkeley Castle is considered by many as a hidden gem; it was built in 1153 by the Berkeley family, who still live there. Over the centuries it has changed from a foreboding fortress to a welcoming family home.

  16. Aldwick Estate - Vineyard Tours and Tastings

    Bristol

    Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour commences in the venue barns with a presentation, followed by a vineyard walking tour, and concluding with a tasting session.
    Tours last approximately 90 minutes, depending on group size.
    Please note:
    Pre-booking on allocated dates only
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  17. Bristol Airport

    Bristol

    Bristol Airport is located just a few miles south of Bristol City Centre with direct services to over 100 destinations across Europe. The major international hubs of Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Dublin continue to be served by KLM, Brussels Airlines, bmi regional and Aer Lingus making…

  18. Bombay Sapphire Distillery - Laverstoke Mill

    Whitchurch

    Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London. The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history.

    The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you…

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Windsor Castle (51.48405,-0.60278)Stonor Park (51.59622,-0.93312)23.46
Stonor Park (51.59622,-0.93312)West Berkshire Brewery (51.46177,-1.20246)21.53
West Berkshire Brewery (51.46177,-1.20246)The Merchant's House (51.42071,-1.73135)33.29
The Merchant's House (51.42071,-1.73135)Marlborough (51.41998,-1.73264)0.11
Marlborough (51.41998,-1.73264)Swindon (51.5605,-1.78647)14.48
Swindon (51.5605,-1.78647)REME Museum (51.50494,-1.96829)12.63
REME Museum (51.50494,-1.96829)Lacock Abbey Village and Fox Talbot Museum (51.41406,-2.11936)13.11
Lacock Abbey Village and Fox Talbot Museum (51.41406,-2.11936)Bowood House and Gardens (51.42697,-2.04435)4.86
Bowood House and Gardens (51.42697,-2.04435)Stonehenge (51.18406,-1.85768)27
Stonehenge (51.18406,-1.85768)Iford Manor Gardens (51.32885,-2.28699)30.58
Iford Manor Gardens (51.32885,-2.28699)Bath (51.3856,-2.36168)7.36
Bath (51.3856,-2.36168)The Jane Austen Centre Bath (51.38422,-2.36337)0.17
The Jane Austen Centre Bath (51.38422,-2.36337)Bristol (51.45152,-2.59816)16.15
Bristol (51.45152,-2.59816)Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre - Bristol (51.45461,-2.62969)1.99
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre - Bristol (51.45461,-2.62969)Berkeley Castle (51.68887,-2.45707)25.82
Berkeley Castle (51.68887,-2.45707)The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop (51.44216,-2.5637)25.6
The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop (51.44216,-2.5637)Aldwick Estate - Vineyard Tours and Tastings (51.3457,-2.72681)14.05
Aldwick Estate - Vineyard Tours and Tastings (51.3457,-2.72681)Bristol Airport (51.38548,-2.7127)4.08
Bristol Airport (51.38548,-2.7127)Bombay Sapphire Distillery - Laverstoke Mill (51.23485,-1.29663)89.97
Total Distance *366.16 miles
Estimated Journey Time11.79 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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