Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Two week visit to England – input appreciated!

Jump to last reply

Hello,

I am planning a trip to England in September 2013 and hoping to get some advice. We will have a car. I am looking forward to seeing the countryside, castles, gardens and anything Tudor. The tentative itinerary:

Day 1: arrive Heathrow, overnight Windsor
Day 2: daytrip to Oxford then drive to Chipping Campden (5 nights in Chipping Campden)
Days 3 - 6: touring the Cotswolds, daytrip to Stratford-Upon-Avon/Kenilworth Castle (will there be time for Baddesley Clinton?)
Day 7: Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House, overnight Bakewell area?
Day 8: day (or two) of half-timbered houses! From Bakewell to Ludlow, visit Little Moreton Hall, Market Drayton, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock, Bishop’s Castle. Overnight Ludlow
Day 9: Ludlow, overnight Ludlow
Day 10: Gloucester, Castle Combe, Lacock, overnight Bath
Day 11: Bath, overnight Bath
Day 12: Wells Cathedral, overnight Bath
Day 13: Stourhead House and Garden, Jane Austen’s Chawton, overnight Winchester
Day 14: Winchester, overnight Winchester
Day 15: drive by Highclere Castle en route to Heathrow

Is it be better to spend the second night in Oxford rather than Chipping Campden? Would I be able to fit in Haddon Hall? Highclere Castle will be closed so what is the best vantage point to see it from the road? I had originally hoped to go to Sevenoaks, Staplehurst and Tenterden to see where my ancestors lived, but I don’t think that this trip will accommodate it.

Thank you!

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 ITALY
  2. 2 Please help with itinerary...
  3. 3 2 Days in Rome
  4. 4 Globus Tours
  5. 5 Best location for Prague hotel?
  6. 6 Italy and Greece
  7. 7 Royal Opera House question?
  8. 8 Trip Report Our Adventure to the Southeast of England and London
  9. 9 2 full days in Paris
  10. 10 Ireland Itinerary Feedback Please
  11. 11 3 days in Rome
  12. 12 guided tours at Prado and Granada
  13. 13 Central London Hotels
  14. 14 ParisBestLodge Marais Apartment
  15. 15 Finalizing our Austria and Switzerland trip - last minute advice?
  16. 16 How to Use a Transilien Train from Paris in Ile de France?
  17. 17 Trip Report There's no Place Like London: Part 1
  18. 18 Which area in Florence - Santa Croce or near Duomo?
  19. 19 Help with Madrid Location
  20. 20 Trip Report Jamikins and Bikerscott Head Back to Le Marche
  21. 21 8 days in Switzerland in October first week
  22. 22 impact of the euro on travel costs
  23. 23 La Barceloneta Protests.
  24. 24 Oslo or Stockholm?
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip Report: Arles, Dordogne and Paris, June-July 2014
View next 25 » Back to the top