The Cotswolds

Old Jun 20th, 2006, 03:14 AM
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The Cotswolds

Does anyone know what's doable in this area without a car? I'd love to see some of the area coming from Bath on my way to Fishguard/Ireland by way of Shrewsbury, but it appears that most of the area is inaccessible if you're not traveling by car. Am I wrong, or could someone point me towards any little village or such that might be on the way to Shrewsbury?
Old Jun 20th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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If you have time while staying in Bath you could book a dar tour of the Cotwolds. We took a Mad Max Tour:

Here's a photo gallery of the day:
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Old Jun 20th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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Thanks for the idea. The idea of a tour has always scared me though. Did you follow along all day with a group or did you simply travel together from location to location with plenty of time to wander on your own? The idea of hording it all day feels tiring, but on the other hand, I'm a bit of a thinker/dreamer and tend towards running late, and a tour isn't like a train where you can just catch the next one!
Old Jun 20th, 2006, 05:38 AM
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Forgot to add, am I totally crazy to feel this way and tours really are a great way to see out of the way places that would usually require a car? If so, I might also consider one to see the beaches at Normandy, I'm just worried about forgeting to check the time and being stranded out there!
Old Jun 20th, 2006, 06:25 AM
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I personally avoid tours too, whenever possible. But you are in sort of a corner. You are traveling w/o a car, need to get from Bath to Shrewsbury and on to Fishguard. W/ those limitations, a one day over view tour is your best option. No, you won't have much time to wander anywhere on your own. The Cotswolds are not a "one day on a tour bus" sort of place but from what others have posted about that tour - it does give a good overview/taste.

So w/ your limitations, I'd go for it. Hopefully you'll come back some day and spend a few, unhurried days in the Cotswolds.
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Old Jun 20th, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Thank you all for your input. I think I will take a look into the tour and focus on the idea of meeting fellow travelers while getting a taste rather than lamenting the loss of schedule free wandering time.
Old Jun 20th, 2006, 06:13 PM
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BTW, G_Hopper, your photographs are beautiful and pretty much convinced me to give it a go.
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