Relax in the picturesque Cotswolds, as we visit some of the prettiest rural areas in England. Staying in Cheltenham, we explore the historic sights of medieval Tewkesbury, timber-framed Ledbury, glorious Gloucester and even fit in a trip to the famous Morgan Motor Company. Image © Morgan Motor Company
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to the Morgan Motor Company with Guided Factory Tour

  • Entrance to Painswick Rococo Garden

  • Porterage



Image © Morgan Motor Company

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Morgan Motor Company & Ledbury
We spend this morning at the magnificent Morgan Motor Company where we enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the factory. Here we can watch skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make the famous Morgan bespoke sports cars. In the afternoon, we visit the stunning timber-framed village of Ledbury. Take time to explore the Heritage Centre, Butchers Row Folk Museum and the 16th century Painted Room, featuring Elizabethan wall paintings.

Day 3

Tewkesbury & Gloucester
Today we explore the pretty medieval town of Tewkesbury in its picturesque riverside setting. Take time to explore exhibitions such as 'Out of the Hat', an exquisite example of a 17th century home and shop, that now houses a Heritage Centre.
Perhaps stroll down Church Street, lined with half- timbered houses, visit Tewkesbury Museum or beautiful Tewkesbury Abbey. We spend this afternoon exploring Gloucester and its medieval Cathedral, which was used as 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry' in the Harry Potter film series. Alternatively, visit the Victorian docks and explore the award-winning Gloucester Waterways Museum .

Day 4

Cheltenham & Painswick Rococo Garden
We start the day in Cheltenham, exploring its unique mix of traditional and new. There are stunning Regency buildings to admire, including the Pittville Pump Room, a throwback to its spa town history. Alternatively, explore The Wilson museum.

In the afternoon we visit the sole surviving rococo garden of Painswick, designed in the 1740s for the owner to use as his
'playground'. Positioned in a hidden valley, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, it features intriguing
garden buildings, magical follies and colourful planting, that transforms each season.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Queens Hotel Cheltenham, MGallery Cheltenham

Set amongst the backdrop of Cheltenham's fashionable Montpellier district, the Queens Hotel - MGallery offers a civilised haven for guests. Glide through the revolving doors and discover a truly majestic setting, complete with décor and architecture which encapsulates the elegance, heritage and grandeur of the neo-classical era. Experience 84 beautifully appointed guestrooms relax in opulently finished public areas or take in the stunning views of the Imperial Square Gardens during your stay.

• Lift • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • TV • Telephone • Tea/coffee making facilities • Safe • Complimentary toiletries • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing board • Writing desk • Mini Bar •  Air-Conditioned • 24-hour Reception • Grade 2 Listed English Heritage Building •

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