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Cotswold Scenes and Heart of England 2022

Cotswold Scenes and Heart of England 2022

Based in lovely Leamington Spa, a tour of local areas in the Cotswolds and beyond

A varied selection of excursions plus an included boat trip on the Avon and admission to the Black Country Living Museum. Enjoy the scenery of predominately rural counties in ‘England’s green and pleasant land’, see where so much of our fruit and veg is grown in the delightful Vale of Evesham and villages which were the inspiration for ‘The Archers’, by some margin the world’s longest running ‘soap’.


Monday 25th April 2022         £399.00 per person

Single supplement                  NIL


Insurance inc. IPT per person  £35.00       



Your holiday includes:


  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Excursions as described

  • Boat trip on the River Avon

  • Admission to the Black Country Living Museum



We travel to Royal Leamington Spa, with stops en route, arriving during the afternoon for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Jephson Hotel.



We make our way to Stratford-upon-Avon, with a short photo stop at Anne Hathaway’s cottage before enjoying a 45 minute cruise along the River. The remainder of the day will be free to do as you please in this lovely town

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We start with a stop in Broadway with its much photographed main street. Then to Winchcombe and Cleeve Hill before we descend to the Severn Valley and spend some time in ancient Tewkesbury (don’t miss the Abbey). Returning via the Vale of Evesham

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A contrast today: industrial England. The Black Country Living Museum at Dudley has recreated scores of buildings, shops and crafts. There is a Victorian schoolroom, a coalmine, a canal tunnel, trams and trolleybuses. Admission is included to one of the most recognisable attractions in the country – it has featured in so many TV series

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Drive into the heart of the Cotswolds. Stops in Stow-on-the-Wold, with a fine selection of shops, bistros, Cotswold inns and tea shops, then Burford, with its old cottages and shop fronts. Take time to explore, and snatch glimpses of hidden treasures through intriguing alleyways and courtyards. Arrive home early evening


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JEPHSON HOTEL . The hotel was created in the 1920s from 3 Victorian Mansions. Their grace and character is retained in a building that has been completely refurbished in the last couple of years. It is close to the centre of Leamington.


Free wi-fi, ensuite facilities, TV in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone in room, Hair dryer, Restaurant, Bar, Lift

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Southernhay, long layby opposite Bus Station
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Dairyman (Argos)
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Gala Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster Station Approach, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
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