The Wonders of Wiltshire & Stonehenge

Staying at the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

 

5 DAYS | 3rd August 2017

Our summer break takes us to Wiltshire, a county of great diversity. Within the wide expanses of the Wiltshire Downs are the ancient monuments of Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle and numerous White Horses carved into the hillside there are also numerous charming villages and pretty market towns. Much of the county still remains largely undiscovered by tourists, a rural idyll and there for us to discover on this relaxing break.

Dating back to the 17th century, the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel offers high-quality accommodation in the centre of Chippenham. The hotel has a pleasant lounge bar, The Angel dining room, garden, indoor pool and gym, and provides free WiFi. All rooms have a 32-inch flatscreen TV, safe, telephone and tea and coffee facilities. Each room has an en suite bath and shower, with a hairdryer and toiletries provided.

Thursday

We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee enroute to the city of Bath. You will have free time to explore at leisure. Late afternoon we continue on to Chippenham and our hotel for the next four nights.

Friday

This morning we meet our guide for a tour of the Vale of Pewsey on the trail of the White Horses. Our tour takes us through some of the quaint villages and towns stopping for coffee and lunch whilst we are out and about.

Saturday

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Chippenham. For the afternoon we visit the village of Lacock with its Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum. The village has been used as a location in TV and film productions of Wolfman, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford Chronicles, Emma and the Harry Potter Films. (Abbey & Musuem National Trust Property entrance fee payable to non-members. There is no charge to visit the village).

Sunday

Our excursion today takes us to Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2,500 years ago. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby. There is a café, shop and they offer a shuttle to take you to the stones.

Monday

We head for home through the Cotswolds with the pretty village of Tetbury our morning coffee stop. We then continue north calling at Fosseway Garden Centre at Moreton in Marsh where we stop for lunch, we then join the motorway network and aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area around teatime.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast, Guide for tour of the Vale of the White Horse and entrance to Stonehenge.
£462.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£25.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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