things to tick off your list
Castle Combe is a quintessential English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.' Located in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North West Wiltshire, it is five minutes drive from Cromhall Farm.
Castle Combe has featured regularly as a film location, most recently in The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. It was also used in the original Dr Doolittle film.
The village has a rich history and the houses are made up of the honey coloured Cotswold stone, typical for a village of this area.
Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure!
Take a journey up into the canopy on the Tree Top Walkway, go on a guided walk around the arboretum, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!
Open all year, Westonbirt is never short of exciting things to do for all the family. Each season brings a brand new and exciting trail as well as a range of events and activities for the whole family.
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports.
It is not surprising that the village of Lacock is one of the areas most popular tourist destinations. This incredibly well preserved slice of old England, both the Abbey and the village are instantly recognisable from many film and television productions including Wolf Hall, Downton Abbey and Harry Potter.
Don't miss the exhibition in the Abbey of Henry William Fox Talbot - an incredible scientist who achieved lasting fame as a pioneer of photography. Wander through the medieval cloisters, and see if you can spot the sugar cube balancing on the goat's nose in the Great Hall.