A Wiltshire Welcome (based near Swindon)

A Wiltshire Welcome (based near Swindon)





4 DAYS FROM £259


Wiltshire is said to be the home of Britain’s very first settlers, the Beaker Folk, and the whole area is packed with ancient archeological and heritage sites. Renowned for its iconic white horses carved into the rolling downs, almost half of Wiltshire is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous ways to enjoy its quintessentially English countryside.


Highly praised by our clients in 2017, our base for the tour is the superb Best Western Premier BLUNSDON HOUSE HOTEL which is set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside near Swindon overlooking the Vale of Cricklade with views of the Cotswolds. Owned and run by the Clifford family for over 50 years, the Blunsdon House features two restaurants, three bars, Leisure Centre & Spa with swimming pool and sauna, along with a fully equipped gymnasium. All of the well decorated en suite bedrooms feature a tv, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors.


Friday 22nd June
Departing Newark midmorning we travel south calling for an extended lunch break at Bicester for approximately 2 hours. We then bypass Oxford and travel through the ‘Vale of White Horse’ (where you will hopefully see the Uffington Horse – the oldest chalk cut figure in the country at over 3000 years old) before arriving at our hotel for late afternoon.

Saturday 23rd June
A full day tour calling at the medieval market town of Malmesbury for a visit to the beautiful Abbey House Gardens. Once cultivated by monks for medicinal herbs in the 7th century and now privately owned, these delightful gardens feature a river walk, monastic fish ponds, knot and herb gardens and over 2000 roses (the largest collection in the UK) which should be at their peak at the time of our visit.
Our day concludes with a visit to Castle Combe – reputedly ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ which nestles in a wooded Cotswold valley and has featured in many tv dramas and films including ‘Warhorse’.

Sunday 24th June
A full day tour of the Vale of Pewsey. Our journey takes us via Avebury (home to one of the largest and oldest prehistoric stone circles in the world) to the pretty market town of Marlborough. The High Street is one of the widest in the UK and lined on both sides with characterful old buildings housing an array of high quality shops. In the afternoon we travel to Kintbury for a ride along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal aboard a horse drawn barge.

Monday 25th June
Departing our hotel after breakfast we return via an extended break in Stratford-upon-Avon before arriving home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £259 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double room for sole occupancy £60.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout, including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel

Admission to Abbey House Gardens

Ride aboard horse drawn barge on Kennet & Avon Canal



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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