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Discover the North Wiltshire Cotswolds

Walk back in time in the Cotswolds

The standing stones have a powerful, mystical field about them. Perhaps it is the thought that many men over the last three thousand years have shared the experience. There is much evidence of human habitation over the millennia; we walk past burial mounds and long barrows. Each adds to the sensation that man has lived and worshipped on this ground since the beginning of history.

 

We have many things to explore on our time in the south west. We will spend a day walking amongst the prehistoric landscape around Avebury village. Highlights are the aforementioned stone circle and Silbury Hill, of similar size and contemporary to the Pyramids in Egypt. The area here is littered with ancient remains, aside from the above we should have time to visit West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the most significant and best preserved burial chambers in Britain.

 

We visit the beautifully preserved village of Lacock, largely owned by the National Trust and well known as period film location. Fans of Downton Abbey may well recognise some views. Lacock Abbey, as well as being a beautiful building in its own right is also the place where the first ever photographic negative was taken by William Fox Talbot.

 

Finally we visit Bibury and walk in the surrounding Cotswold countryside. The village is full of chocolate box appeal with buildings made of the local honey coloured stone. Apparently Emperor Hirohito of Japan was impressed when he stayed a night here. If it’s good enough for an Emperor it’s certainly good enough for us.

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required.



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    We stay for 4 nights at the Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel. The family run hotel in Wiltshire is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. All bedrooms are very comfortable with all of the amenities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. A Leisure Club is available to use with indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. There is also an outdoor tennis court and a 9 hole golf course.

  • What's Included

    Holiday Price Includes:

    • En-suite accommodation.
    • Breakfasts and dinners to be taken in the hotel.
    • Entrance fees to Lacock Abbey.
    • All local transport costs.

    Supplement for single room £80-£100


  • Holiday Highlights

    Holiday Highlights:

    • Avebury Stone circle, ancient history brought to life.
    • The Cotswold countryside, quintessentially English. 
    • Views familiar from film and television. Keep a look out for somewhere you recognise!

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