This festive season, enjoy Christmas in the pretty surroundings of the Avon Valley with visits to Bath, Marlborough & Devizes as we return to the popular Angel Hote in Chippingham.
Christmas in Avon Valley
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Tea, coffee and mince pies on arrival.

  • A glass of mulled wine before dinner on the 1st night

  • A packed lunch for Christmas eve

  • Hot chocolate and home-made cookies at the hotel on Christmas eve

  • Christmas Day lunch

  • tea and Christmas cake

  • Boxing day lunch a the hotel

  • Hotel entertainment

  • Quiz

  • Board games

Please Note: As our itineraries are written many months in advance, hotel entertainment programmes and inclusions are still to be confirmed and may be subject to change without prior notice.


Tour Itinerary


Day 1

We travel to the market town of Chippenham in Wiltshire to arrive late afternoon at our hotel and are greeted with tea, coffee and mince pies on arrival. We have a glass of mulled wine before dinner and a chance to meet our fellow guests. After dinner we settle down to enjoy the evening’s live entertainment.

Day 2 Bath

Today we have a trip into Bath for the opportunity to explore this beautiful city with its abundance of Georgian architecture – an ideal setting for any last-minute Christmas Shopping. The hotel will provide a packed lunch to enable us to have a full day here. Visit the 15th century Abbey, walk over Pulteney Bridge lined with shops, or visit the Jane Austen Centre - a shrine to the city's most famous resident. This evening’s dinner will be served early to allow guests to attend a carol service at 7.00pm in St. Andrew’s Church situated in the marketplace opposite the hotel. On your return, enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies followed by an evening of board games. A midnight service is held only a short walk from the hotel.

Day 3 Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Guests have a relaxing day with a traditional Christmas Day luncheon. After the Queen’s speech, tea and Christmas cake will be served. Dinner tonight will be served as a buffet and is followed by a quiz to end the day.

Day 4 Marlborough & Devizes

Today we have a morning trip around the pretty North Wiltshire countryside, stopping first in Marlborough – the archetypical English market town. Here coins were minted in Norman times, Tudor Kings hunted for deer and coaches heading west from London stopped to feed and water their horses. We return via Devizes, another charming market town which grew up around the Norman Castle. Today the town centre retains its ‘D’ shaped medieval street plan and can boast nearly 500 listed buildings – one of the highest concentrations anywhere in England. We return to the hotel for lunch with free time in the afternoon.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.

Other Information


3* Angel Hotel, Chippenham

The Angel Hotel is set in the market town of Chippenham. In fact, it overlooks the Market Place itself, giving guests convenience and character in abundance! We have recently refurbished the bar, lounge and reception area of the hotel. The new look of the hotel offers something modern yet respecting the heritage of the Angel Hotel.


No Lift at the hotel • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Indoor Heated  Swimming Pool • Fitness Centre • Walled courtyard garden • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi • Safe •  Iron and ironing board  • Writing desk and chair • Hairdryer

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