Bath to Cotswolds tour
Bath to Cotswolds tour in an executive car is the only way to go don’t you agree? With the Cotswolds being undoubtedly one of our most popular tours from Bath that we do. It really can’t be missed that is for sure. This wonderful area of outstanding beauty almost surrounds Bath completely. It takes up some 790 square miles in the upper part of the south-west region of England. Some of the most reachable places from Bath are Castle Combe and Norton St. Philip. It’s possible to visit the southern area of the Cotswolds and to an extent some of the mid to Northern parts in less than an hour’s drive. So not Call us on 01225 484346 to make a booking!
Bath to Cotswolds tour Locations…
Some of these towns that you can visit are Bibury (home of the famous Arlington Row), Malmsbury, Tetbury and Cirencester. Most of the places within the Cotswolds are largely untouched and still remain a snapshot of how England once was. The honey-coloured limestone villages and towns are a real treat to walk around and explore. Even more so in the spring and summer months. Book a tour from Roman Bath Hire
We do private hire tours from Bath to almost all destinations within the Cotswold area on an 8 hour day trip basis. But we can tailor-make a day to your personal requirements. Perhaps you like shopping in niche shops. Or maybe you enjoy museums and houses of historical significance.
Whatever your desire we can put together a wonderful day for you to do on a tour. And when you book with us we are not just a driver and Car for hire. The drivers we have are very knowledgable of the villages we visit and can point out the do’s and don’ts so you make the most of your day. Some of the places we can take you within the Cotswolds area from Bath are listed below.
Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England. Therefore it should be a priority for anyone taking a tour into the Cotswolds from Bath. Castle Combe is in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north-west of Wiltshire.
The journey time for Castle combe from Bath is around 30 minutes in one of our executive taxis. Castle Combe has featured regularly as a film hot spot, most recently in The Wolf Man, Stardust and also Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. Castle Combe was also used in the original Dr Doolittle film from the 1960s. This village has a rich history and the quaint cottages are made up of the honey-coloured Cotswold stone. This is of course typical for a village from the Cotswolds like Castle Combe.
Within Castle Combe, you’ll find a medieval Market Cross and also St Andrew’s Church which dates from the 13th century. This church houses a faceless clock which is reputed to be one of the oldest working clocks in the country. Similar to the one found in Salisbury cathedral. You can also find a couple of pubs (the Castle Inn) and a luxury hotel with a golf course within the village.
We always add this village to any of our Bath to Cotswolds tours. The reason for this is that we believe it should not be missed when visiting the area. To add Castle Combe to an itinerary Contact us
A Bath to the Cotswolds tour must include Bibury
Some of the attractions and things to see in Bibury include Arlington Row, which is a row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln. Also the Bibury Trout Farm and of course the Saxon Church of St Mary. Therefore Bibury is also a wonderful addition to any Cotswold tour from Bath.
The north Chancel wall of the Church in fact has a stained glass window which was designed in 1927 by Karl Parsons. The window was featured in the 1992 Christmas stamp set issued by the Royal Mail. The church also boasts some of the finest examples in the country of Barrel-topped table Tombs. The River Coln flows through Bibury sandwiched between the main village street and an expanse of boggy water meadow known as Rack Isle. Rack isle is protected by the National trust as well as Arlington row.So with Arlington as your backdrop, it makes one of the most picturesque scenes you will find in the Cotswolds. A photo taken here and some memories stored is a necessity.
Bourton on the water is Located in a small valley amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-Water is a ‘must-see’ for all visitors to the area. The history here goes back as far as the Stone ages and it has been a settlement for along time.
This popular village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’.This is because of the attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush, which also runs through the centre of the village.
Bourton has various attractions such as the Motor Museum, model railway exhibition and also a charming Model village that is an exact replica of the village itself made from the actual Limestone indigenous to the area. In actual fact this is one of the busiest villages in the Cotswolds. With its picturesque bridges it’s great to sit and feed the ducks with an ice cream. So well worth a visit on any Tour from Bath to the Cotswolds. Book a Cotswold tour here
Stow on the Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town (population circa. 2000) and along with Moreton in Marsh, perhaps one of the best known of the Cotswolds towns. And often requested on lots of our Bath to Cotswolds tours.
Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold towns standing exposed on 800 feet high Stow Hill at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way.
At the height of the Cotswold wool industry, the town was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.
The Market Square testifies to the towns former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other, the town stocks shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square, the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold townhouses and shops. One of which is the famous Huffkins bakery and tea room which has been open since 1890.
Stow is a welcome stop while in Cotswolds on an all-day tour for browsing the shops and also checking the 11th-century church called St Edward’s out. Bath to Stow-on-the-wold as a direct journey can take about 1 hour 20 minutes in one of our taxis.
Bath to Cotswolds additional locations…
Upper and Lower Slaughter
If you are interested in a Cotswold Tour from Bath, contact us today and we will ensure you will get a competitive price for a quality tour.