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The Beauty of the Cotswolds

Cotswolds Village

Join us for a relaxing few days in the beautiful and picturesque Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds, is renowned for its charming villages, rolling hills, and timeless landscapes. A visit to this quintessential English countryside often includes delightful excursions to nearby attractions. A short trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, provides a fascinating journey into the Bard's life and legacy. Tourists can explore Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, immersing themselves in the literary history of the region. Warwick Castle, a medieval fortress with a rich history, is another gem near the Cotswolds. Its well-preserved architecture and engaging exhibits offer a glimpse into centuries past. The Cotswolds serves as a perfect base for these enriching day trips, where the blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historic landmarks creates an unforgettable English experience.

 

Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • Return ferry crossing Belfast - Cairnryan

  • 4 Nights Dinner, B&B at Stratford Manor Hotel

  • Guided tour of Shakespeare's birthplace

  • Visit to Warwick Castle

  • Guided scenic drive to Morton-In-Marsh, Stow-On-The-Wold, Burton-On-The-Water and Cirencester

  • Guided tour of the Cotswolds Village

 

*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, is renowned for its charming villages, rolling hills, and timeless landscapes. A visit to this quintessential English countryside often includes delightful excursions to nearby attractions. A short trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, provides a fascinating journey into the Bard's life and legacy. Tourists can explore Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, immersing themselves in the literary history of the region. Warwick Castle, a medieval fortress with a rich history, is another gem near the Cotswolds. Its well-preserved architecture and engaging exhibits offer a glimpse into centuries past. The Cotswolds serves as a perfect base for these enriching day trips, where the blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historic landmarks creates an unforgettable English experience.

 

Stratford Manor Hotel

Stratford Manor Hotel, nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds, is a charming retreat that seamlessly blends modern luxury with the timeless beauty of its surroundings. Surrounded by lush landscapes and quaint villages, the hotel offers a tranquil escape for both leisure and business travellers. The elegant and well-appointed rooms provide a comfortable sanctuary, while the on-site restaurant showcases a delightful mix of local and international cuisine. Guests can unwind in the spa and leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, gym, and rejuvenating spa treatments. With its warm hospitality, stunning countryside views, and convenient proximity to the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds ensures a delightful and memorable stay for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of England's idyllic countryside.

Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwick Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0PY

 

Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, a quintessential market town in Warwickshire, England, is renowned as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the world's greatest playwright. Steeped in history and charm, this picturesque town attracts visitors with its Tudor-style architecture, cobblestone streets, and the scenic River Avon that meanders through its heart. The birthplace of Shakespeare has been immaculately preserved and serves as a fascinating museum, while the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stages world-class performances of the Bard's timeless works. Visitors can explore the enchanting Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the romantic home of Shakespeare's wife, and stroll through the vibrant streets lined with boutiques, tearooms, and traditional pubs. Stratford-upon-Avon is not only a literary pilgrimage site but also a destination where history, culture, and the serene beauty of the English countryside converge to create an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

 

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, a medieval fortress nestled on the banks of the River Avon in Warwick, England, stands as a living testament to centuries of history. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, the castle has witnessed numerous battles, political intrigue, and royal celebrations. Its well-preserved architecture, including towers, ramparts, and a medieval dungeon, offers visitors a captivating journey through time. The castle's interiors boast opulent state rooms adorned with period furnishings and priceless artifacts. The expansive grounds feature stunning gardens, including the picturesque Pageant Playground and the majestic Peacock Garden. Warwick Castle hosts a variety of immersive events, including jousting tournaments and historical reenactments, making it a fascinating destination for history enthusiasts and families alike, where the rich tapestry of England's past comes to life.

Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 6AU

 

Sheakespeare's Home

Shakespeare's home in the Cotswolds, specifically the charming hamlet of Shottery near Stratford-upon-Avon, includes the picturesque Anne Hathaway's Cottage. This historic dwelling is not only a quintessential example of Tudor architecture but also holds sentimental significance as the family home of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife. Surrounded by a picturesque cottage garden with vibrant flowers, the thatched-roof cottage exudes a romantic ambiance. Visitors can explore the well-preserved rooms, with their low-beamed ceilings and period furnishings, gaining insight into the domestic life of the Shakespeare family in the 16th century. The enchanting setting, with its quaint charm and historical resonance, provides a unique glimpse into the personal life of one of the world's greatest playwrights and adds a touch of romance to the bucolic landscape of the Cotswolds.

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

 

Scenic Drive

Embarking on a scenic drive through the Cotswolds, from Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold, Burton-on-the-Water, and Cirencester, promises an enchanting journey through idyllic landscapes and quintessential English charm. The route unveils rolling hills adorned with golden-hued stone villages, each boasting their own unique character. Moreton-in-Marsh welcomes with its historic market square and antique shops, while Stow-on-the-Wold offers panoramic views from its hilltop perch. Burton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds,' captivates with its scenic river, stone bridges, and charming cottages. As the drive continues, Cirencester, the 'Capital of the Cotswolds,' introduces Roman heritage and a vibrant market town atmosphere. The entire journey presents a tapestry of picturesque landscapes, historic landmarks, and charming villages, providing an unforgettable exploration of the Cotswolds' timeless beauty.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address
Altnagelvin Hospital Altnagelvin Bus Stop
Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Dungiven Dungiven Castle (212 stop opposite castle)
Dunsilly Dunsilly Park and Ride
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Stena Belfast Stena Line Passenger Terminal Belfast
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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