Fun & informative tours in & around Wiltshire, SW England and Wales
•Bath, Bristol, Salisbury
•Longleat, Bowood, St Fagans
•Lacock, Cardiff, etc.
(From £85 to £295)
Tours can be built to suit customers' requirements
and interests to include a wide variety of sights and landmarks as well as more "off the beaten track" destinations and local "gems".
(Prices on request)
Bath and the surrounding area is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre and Thermae Bath Spa.
Bristol has several amazing sights to see during your visit to this magical and
historic city. From engineering masterpieces like the iconic Clifton Suspension
Bridge and Brunel’s ss Great Britain to Bristol’s historic churches and cathedrals.
The history of Wells goes right back to Roman times when we know that there was a settlement, probably because of the springs that bubble up here.
Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral. It remains remarkably unspoilt and has many other historic buildings . The Wells Market Place, with lively markets twice a week, the narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles all reflect on the continuing development of the town throughout the ages.
St Fagans, Wales
St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular
heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.
Cardiff is a city proud of its culture, history and language which has undergone a fascinating journey over the last 2000 years. Discover Cardiff’s progress from a small settlement, to the world’s busiest port, to the modern capital city it is today. Learn about Cardiff Bay, its history and its future as well as what’s on offer now.
Stonehenge & Avebury
Stonehenge and Avebury, in Wiltshire, are among the most famous groups of
megaliths in the world. The two sanctuaries consist of circles of menhirs arranged in a pattern whose astronomical significance is still being explored. These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village
Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film location (including Harry Potter!).
The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery.
On your visit you can discover the history of the Abbey and newly opened rooms, take a walk in the grounds and enjoy spring bulbs, summer borders and the greenhouse.
The Village of Cheddar has a long and ancient history, having been an important Roman and Saxon Centre. Cheddar’s Kings of Wessex Academy occupies the historical site of an Anglo Saxon Palace, with the ruins of the 13th century chapel of St. Columbanus still visible today. As early as 1130 AD, the beauty of the Gorge was recognised as one of the “Four wonders of England”. Historically, Cheddar’s source of wealth was farming and cheese making for which it was famous as early as 1170 AD. Cheese is still made in Cheddar today and some is stored in the caves to mature.
Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds, Longleat House is
widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in
Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.
Castle Combe has been called 'The Prettiest Village in England' ; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was.