Wonderful Wiltshire, Houses and Gardens
Fri 17 August 2018
Wiltshire has a large number of Stately Homes and Manor Houses together with a large number of well designed Gardens and Parklands. In this tour we visit our fair share which range from an Abbey, Museum and associated Village to a number of Grounds and Parklands designed by Capability Brown. A fascinating and relaxing tour exploring an area that is unknown to many.
A morning departure from Cumbria sees us heading South with comfort stops en route to A stunning Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and gardens in Wiltshire. Bowood has been home to the Lansdowne family for over 260 years and carries with it a rich and fascinating history. The ‘pleasure grounds’ surrounding the House provide a wonderful experience. Later in the afternoon we make the short journey to Swindon and our hotel where Dinner is served tonight.
After breakfast we begin our exploration of the areas many stately homes and gardens with a full day tour firstly visiting Laycock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum. Lacock Abbey is packed with history. It started as an abbey and nunnery, then became a Tudor family home, In the South Gallery is the spot where William Henry Fox Talbot took the first photographic negative and during your visit you can learn more about the man behind the camera. We have plenty of time to look around before we head to our next venue a short trip away at Corsham Court this privately owned historic house, with its significant art collection, is our venue for the afternoon. We return to our hotel for Dinner.
Following a breakfast we again have a full day tour starting with a visit to Wilton Park and Gardens a..... lunch is taken in near by Salisbury then we head North to visit Wilton House and Park before returning to our hotel for Dinner.
After breakfast we begin our journey home stopping in Tewkesbury for a Coffee stop and with time to look around the town or The Abbey. Our journey North continues with a Garden Centre lunch stop near Stafford. We continue North with comfort stops arriving home late afternoon.
The Jury's Inn Hotel is a great base to explore nearby towns, cities and picturesque countryside, it’s important to feel at home during your stay in the town. The Jurys Inn team will make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment you walk through the door, with our stylish and spacious rooms, in-house bar and restaurant, and free hotel-wide WiFi. So whatever you’re doing in the area, you can rest assured we’ll make sure your stay is nothing short of perfect. The Jury's Inn hotel has 229 bedrooms in total. More spacious than you’d expect they are well lit, have a spacious feel and are clearly designed around our guests’ comfort.
3 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Jury's Inn Swindon
Visit to Lacock Abbey
Entry to Henry Fox Talbot Museum
Visit to Corsham Court
Visit to Bowood House and Gardens
Visit to Wilton House and Park
Other excursions as detailed
Luxury Executive Coach travel throughout
Price £345.00 per person based on two passengers sharing a double or twin bedroom
Single supplement £80.00
Date 17th August 2018 (4 days)