Fallowfields as base to explore South of England
Cheltenham 1 hour -The most complete Regency town in England
Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for nearly three hundred years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring. The very first Cheltenham Guide on 1781 described a visit to the town as “a journey of health and pleasure”. In 1788 King George III came for five weeks to take the water cure; he was followed by many aristocratic and distinguished figures of the period, and Cheltenham’s transformation into a fashionable resort began.
New Forest 1 hour - The New Forest is a haven for the cyclist, horse rider and walkers
The New Forest is a genuine walker’s paradise with many circular and linear routes. All year round there are guided walks where local experts will tell you about the history, geology, wildlife and folklore beneath your feet. The New Forest is a fantastic place with miles and miles of traffic free off-road tracks leading you right into the heart of the forest with few hills to worry about.
Bristol 1¼ hour – From Brunel to Banksy, Bristol has some of England’s most recognisable landmarks
There are several world class attractions in Bristol, from Britain’s most acclaimed historic ship, its most iconic suspension bridge, the world’s fifth oldest zoo, one of Europe’s leading interactive science centres to an outstanding network of free city museums.
Windsor Castle 1¼ hours – The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Its rich history spans almost 1000 years and covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection. St George’s Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs) Queen Mary’s Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature. The Drawings Gallery featuring an exhibition
Winchester 1 ¼ hour – Packed with historic buildings, museums, and tranquil green spaces just waiting to be explored.
900 years old Winchester’s cathedral. Arthurian Round table in The Great Hall. The College is the oldest school in the country. Uncover Winchester’s past at the family-friendly City Museum. A fortified medieval gateway which served as a debtors’ prison for 150 years. Next to the newly refurbished Guildhall is Abbey House, and the adjoining gardens are a riot of colour in the summer. Extensive ruins of Winchester’s medieval Bishop’s Palace.
Burford ½ hr – One of England’s prettiest small medieval towns.
Beautiful Cotswold architecture, exclusive shops and galleries and one of the top twenty churches in the country makes a perfect place to visit. A broad main High Street lined with old houses, cottages and shop fronts which appear to have changed little for hundreds of years. Explore the side streets with hidden treasures through intriguing alleyways and courtyards between the seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings.
Bath 1hr 20 mins - Bath and the surrounding area is brimming with things to see and do.
Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath’s compact city centre offers irresistible shopping.
Stonehenge – 1 hour 20 mins - Stonehenge is one of the major tourist attractions in this part of England.
As old as the great temples and pyramids of Egypt, the enormous bluestones were brought all the way from South Wales by sheer manpower, a feat hard to imagine possible. The monument of Stonehenge is precisely situated to face the rising and setting of the sun and many Druids worship here. Make time to also visit the extensive prehistoric landscape nearby on Salisbury Plain. The magnificent stones of Stonehenge are surrounded by many mysterious remains of ceremonial and domestic structures.
Salisbury 1 ½ hour -
Salisbury Cathedral, which is regarded as one of the finest medieval cathedrals in the United Kingdom and was built around 800 years ago. Surrounding architecture includes a multitude of black and white timber-framed buildings, while the city centre itself is based around Market Square and the very prominent Guildhall.
Warwick Castle 1hour -
Dramatic shows, interactive experiences, storytelling, demonstrations, activities and more. Great halls, beautiful landscapes; mournful dungeons and high towers – With eleven hundred years of history, but also great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights, Merlin’s Dragon, and the dark Castle Dungeon.
By rail from Didcot station a 20mins drive from Fallowfields
London ¾ hour – The capital of the United Kingdom
London has a recorded history dating back over 2,000 years. During this time, it has grown to become one of the most significant financial and cultural capitals of the world. It has experienced plague, devastating fire, civil war, aerial bombardment, and terrorist attacks.
Onward to a guided tour of Wales – Judy Brough a Wales Blue Badge Guide and licensed and insured as a private hire operator for chauffeur driver guided tours. Judy can be booked to take you onward from Fallowfields to explore the delights of Wales firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and details.
Whether you want to visit majestic medieval castles, see the spectacular Snowdonia mountain range, learn about our incredible industrial heritage, or simply experience our traditional pubs and entertainment, there is a huge amount to see and do in Wales. With over thirty years of experience in organising tours for those who wish to explore both the popular sites and the ‘off the beaten track,’Judy is able to provide you with an exclusive guiding service, to meet your exact requirements.
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