Category Archives: the Cotswods

Summer Evenings at the Roman Baths.

Relax and enjoy the romantic torchlit ambience of the Great Bath and avoid the crowds by visiting on a summer evening.

Evening view of the torchlit Great Bath from the Terrace

Evening view of the torchlit Great Bath from the Terrace

Many tourist race through Bath and have a very limited time to enjoy the splendours of this historic City.  We highly recommend spending the night in Bath and maybe visit Stonehenge or Windsor en-route.  The evening visits to the Romn Baths are truly awe inspiring. The site and shop are open until 10.00pm every evening in July and August (last admission 9.00pm). No need to book, just turn up.

As darkness falls, the ruins of this vast Roman building are an awesome sight. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements, providing a truly magical atmosphere. With its steaming waters and Roman artefacts this is an unforgettable and unique experience.

“A rare treat to enjoy the unique delights of the Roman Baths in the late summer evenings, as the sun goes down and creates an awe-inspiring atmosphere.”

Visitors may round off their evening with a meal in the Roman Baths Kitchen in Abbey Church Yard where last orders are taken at 9.30pm.

For more details about the Roman Baths and its late night opening log on to the website at  http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/ or call 01225 477785.

The Roman Baths shop will also remain open and the restaurant at the Pump Room will be open for evening meals – last orders need to be in by 9pm. For reservations call 01225 444477.

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Visiting Britain. Take time to tour The Cotswolds

Sightseeing in The Cotswolds:Guided walking tour of Oxford Visit to Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold and to the charming twins of Upper and Lower Slaughter in

the Cotswolds Entrance to Shakespeare’s Birthplace Guided tour of Stratford-upon-Avon All travel in comfortable purpose-built minibus from Central London

Description:

In a little over an hours time our journey to the University city of Oxford will be complete. Heading west over the Chiltern Hills we descend down to the Thames valley to this ‘city of dreaming spires’ and take a walking tour amongst the cloisters and quadrangles of Britain’s oldest University, founded in 1167. Ivy clad medieval college buildings compete for space with Georgian shops and ancient churches around busy streets which both ‘Town and Gown’ call home. Our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and selected colleges.

Cotswolds Touring

Cotswolds Touring

After a break we head out to the nearby Cotswold hills. Here we can find the little back roads taking us away from the busy highways. We meander down country lanes, through villages of honey coloured stone, to Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold and to the charming twins of Upper and Lower Slaughter. A stop for a leisurely lunch is made in one of these places then we set off to Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire.

Known the world over as the birthplace of the great poet William Shakespeare we, quite rightly, take you to the house where he was born (entry included) and to Holy Trinity church where he was both baptised and buried. Many other centuries-old houses survive, some of these have associations with the writer. After a guided tour of the town and some free time we continue for a photo stop at Anne Hathaway’s cottage, a beautiful timber-framed thatched farmhouse that was Shakespeare’s wife’s childhood home before we finally continue on our journey south to London.

Why choose this tour?

On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people – guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful country. Our itineraries are carefullly planned (with many years of experience) so that you discover as much as possible, without spending too much time on the road.

As we travel in smaller vehicles, we normally use the most scenic routes, where large coach are prohibited from travelling. Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to more time out of the vehicle. We also employ a the very best driver/guides.

Friendly and Professional Guides – Small Groups – More Scenic Routes – More Time Sightseeing- No Time Wasted Travelling around London- Great Value for Money

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