Guided historic tour around the West of England

Historic tour of England - Grimspound

Stonehenge, Tintagel, and the sights of Bath are just a few of the highlights of this jam-packed historic tour around the west of England. Qualified guides make sure you get the most of it, and comfy, home-from-home accommodation means you’ve got a relaxing place to retreat to at the end of long days sightseeing.

Your starting point might well be the least glamorous part of this tour – Swindon railway station – but it’s also the gateway to a plethora of must-see sights. This eight-day historic tour delves deep into England’s history with trips to Neolithic stone circles, moated castles and Glastonbury abbey. You’ll wend your way through Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset discovering all sorts of exciting places, and you’ll end each day at cosy guesthouses and public inns so comfort’s not compromised on either.

Stonehenge is this tour’s biggest and best-known site, but there’s a great cast of supporting artists too - the city of Bath for one. With its regal-looking houses in horseshoe crescents, its magnificent Roman baths and cathedral, it’s no wonder it’s listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also spend a day on Dartmoor seeing mystical stone rows and circles, as well as the Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound. And then there’s Tintagel – the birth place of the King Arthur legends. With all this and more to squeeze into eight days, this really is an epic adventure.

If you want a historic tour that squeezes as many historical and archaeological sights in as possible then this one’s sure to impress. It’s bound to be popular with tourists from overseas wanting to see as much as possible in a relatively short space of time. If you’re the sort of person who prefers to idle around town, taking time over things, then this might not be the best option – with so much to see and do you’ll be spending a lot of time being whisked off.

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825 GBP (8 days) per person

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