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Special Day Tours

Cost: Tours 1-3: Flat fee 320 up to 4 people, 70 per person for 5, 65 per person for 6-7 people.
Tour 4: Flat fee 250 up to 4 people, 60 per person for 5-7 people.

Tour 1: Castles of the Welsh Borders
An exciting tour for lovers of castles and ruins. We go to Chepstow, the first stone built castle in Wales, begun within ten years of the Norman Invasion of 1066 and dramatically set on a cliff overlooking the River Wye; Whitecastle, between Monmouth and Abergavenny, a lovely little hilltop castle and very traditional with a moat and round towers; and Raglan Castle, the last castle to be built in Wales, in 1465. All of these are now hugely impressive and beautiful ruins with plenty to see - places to let the imagination run wild in!

We also visit Monmouth, with it's odd little fortified bridge which is over 700 years old,and the beautiful ruins of Tintern Abbey.

Raglan Castle

Tour 2: Avebury Stone Circle and ancient Wiltshire

Avebury is the largest stone circle in Europe and although less well known than Stonehenge, with a pretty village partly within the circle and the opportunity to wander amongst the stones and experience the mysticism of the place, it is unmissable.

Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow are close by and there are white horses carved into the surrounding chalk hills to spot along the way.

Avebury Stone Circle

Tour 3: Castle Combe & the South Cotswolds

Castle Combe is reckoned by some to be the most beautiful of all the Cotswold villages - judge for yourself!

We also visit Lacock with an optional chance to see the Abbey Cloisters, a location used in the Harry Potter films, and Malmesbury with the fabulous Saxon Abbey and stunning Abbey House gardens (optional when open, but recommended). Please note that entrance fees are not included in the tour fee.

View of Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Tour 4: Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon

On this tour the morning is spent strolling around Stratford to see some of the sites associated with William Shakespeare, including the house in which he was born and lived his early life, and the famous Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

The afternoon is devoted to Warwick Castle, the awesome medieval fortress set on a bluff overlooking the River Avon.

Warwick Castle


Long Distance Travel

If you want to be collected or taken to an airport or station, or you are transferring to other accommodation elsewhere in Britain, I can arrange this for you. Just tell me your collection and destination points and times and leave the rest to me.

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