Private tour

From Bath: Private Trip to Bowood House, Castle Combe & more

Activity provider: Galahad Tours

From Bath: Private Trip to Bowood House, Castle Combe & more

Activity provider: Galahad Tours

From US$ 597.95 per group up to 1

Be transported back in time on a private day trip by car to visit one of England's finest stately homes, Bowood House, and two charming villages in the Cotswolds, Castle Combe and Lacock.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please notify the guide of your preferred pickup location. Your guide will meet you at your selected pickup point 15 minutes before the tour departs. The guide will hold up a digital sign with your name on it. Please notify the guide by WhatsApp if you are likely to be delayed. The guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Castle Combe. Wander through this Cotswold gem, previously voted England’s prettiest village
  • Explore glorious Bowood House, one of the most impressive country houses in England and home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautifully landscaped and historic ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland
  • Discover the National Trust Village of Lacock with its stunning Abbey and learn about its role as the birthplace of photography
Full description
The day begins in Castle Combe, which is surely one of the most photographed villages in all of England. Little has changed here since the 15th century - no street lights or TV aerials. This mediaeval gem is famous for its picturesque cottages and babbling brook. Nestled in a wooded Cotswold valley, Castle Combe has been a favourite Hollywood filming location over the years for movies including War Horse, Stardust and Doctor Dolittle. The tour continues further into the heart of Wiltshire and onto Bowood House & Gardens. This delightful 18th century Georgian country house is famous for its sumptuous Robert Adam interiors and iconic landscaped gardens designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. This is your chance to share in the English dream - Bowood is one of England's premier stately homes and has been privately owned by the Lansdowne family since 1754. Enjoy a delicious lunch in either the Stables Restaurant or the Treehouse Cafe. Thereafter, your journey continues to the quintessential English village of Lacock, which dates back to the 13th century and where cars are the only sign of modern-day life. Little wonder that it has also been used as a filming location for Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and several BBC productions including Pride and Prejudice. The ancient Abbey boasts a fascinating history and a small museum that celebrates the invention of the photographic negative by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839. Alternatively, get lost in the timeless side streets, buy some home-made honey or jam from outside locals' honesty shops, or step into one of the village pubs to sample a refreshing pint of local ale. Journey back to the delightful Georgian City of Bath at the end of this memorable day, where you will either be dropped off at your accommodation or in the centre of town.
Includes
  • Private tour for up to 6 people in a luxury Mercedes V Class vehicle
  • Fully qualified, insured, and licensed local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to Bowood House & Gardens
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Admission to Lacock Abbey & Museum
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour departs at 8:45 from your accommodation in Bath or Bath Spa Train Station.
  • Surrounding pickup locations will be considered but may incur a surcharge.
  • This is a private tour and only your group will participate.
  • UK law requires children aged between 4-12 to use a booster seat. Please notify your guide in advance.
  • This tour runs at a leisurely pace with ample stops for photos.
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Excellent tour, with a lot of information about the history of the places visited. very punctual and friendly

May 25, 2022

Product ID: 416395