One night dinner bed & breakfast
A comfortable modern hotel on the edge of Newbury, close to glorious countryside. Facilities include: Coffee shop; lounge; restaurant; and bars
SUNDAY Outward journey through the Cotswolds to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England. We have time at leisure, before continuing to our hotel in comfortable time for dinner.
MONDAY After breakfast we board the coach for the transfer to Highclere Castle in Berkshire, the venue for filming Downton Abbey. Highclere is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland, and home to the Carnarvon family who have lived here since 1679. Our timed entry allows us plenty of time to view the castle, the Egyptian Exhibition and the gardens. From Highclere we commence our return journey, with a suitable stop en route.