This is the perfect opportunity to explore the many attractions located in the south of the Cotswolds. Join us as we visit the quaint village of Lacock with its Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, the grand Bowood House Estate and Castle Combe, often described as the prettiest village in England.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee and cookie on arrival

  • 3 course buffet menu with 4 choices per course

  • 1 glass of wine with dinner on the first night

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village

  • Guided tour of Bowood House

  • Porterage

Header image: Lacock Abbey from south, Wiltshire, UK - Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License CC-BY-SA 3.0

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Lacock & Bowood House
After breakfast we head to Lacock to visit this unique National Trust village. Beautifully preserved, it has hardly changed since the 13th century when it was a thriving town trading in wool. In addition to exploring the town itself, we also visit Lacock Abbey, a former abbey which later became the home of the Fox Talbot family, pioneers of modern day photography. In the afternoon we make the short journey to Bowood House and Gardens, home of the Marquis of Lansdowne. Here, we enjoy a 60 minute guided tour of the grand house set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland.

Day 3

Castle Combe
After breakfast (and time permitting) we can spend the morning in Castle Combe, frequently referred to as the prettiest village in England, before beginning our journey home.

Other Information

Hotel

Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, just 3 miles from Swindon town centre, this 4* hotel has recently been refurbished and there is a modern open kitchen and a spacious split level bar/lounge, along with a fitness centre.  

• Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Iron & ironing board • Hairdryer • Fitness Centre • Free Wi-Fi • Air Conditioning • Telephone • Safe • HDTV • 24-hour room service • Lounge • Lift •

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