4 days in Somerset, Bristol & Cotswolds Itinerary

4 days in Somerset, Bristol & Cotswolds Itinerary

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Bath — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, stroll through West of England Falconry, and then steep yourself in history at Bath Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dyrham Park, then admire the striking features of Lacock Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - The Courts Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bath day trip tool.

Tamworth to Bath is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bristol.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Bristol — 1 night

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of St Mary Redcliffe Church, see the interesting displays at M Shed, then explore the world behind art at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, and finally look and learn at We The Curious.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bristol trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bath to Bristol in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Shipston on Stour.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Shipston on Stour — 1 night

Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, and then get engrossed in the history at Rollright Stones.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bristol to Shipston on Stour in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Somerset travel guide

History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Jewel of the Southwest
Many people refer to modern Somerset as the "Jewel of the Southwest," but the ancient Welsh Celts often described it as the "Land of the Summer People." Authentic and cozy country pubs are scattered throughout this county, which is known for its rolling rural landscapes. Somerset’s major business is sheep and cattle farming, so make sure your trip includes a sample of its most notable product, the world-famous Cheddar cheese. Extend your gastronomical itinerary by tasting Somerset's well-known strong ciders, brewed using traditional methods. With its landscapes of meadows, hills, and hedgerows, Somerset is a picture-perfect representative of a simpler world, where you can enjoy a holiday far from the bustle of the big cities and overcrowded tourist attractions.

Cotswolds travel guide

Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.