Discover famous treasures lying in the English countryside on this day trip from London to Salisbury, Lacock and Bath. See England’s tallest spire and an original copy of the ‘Magna Carta’ at Salisbury Cathedral, and see where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot in the rural village of Lacock. Then visit the city of Bath to admire England's finest Georgian architecture and tour the world-famous Roman Baths.
Board a luxury coach at your London hotel or in downtown London in the morning. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and listen to your guide’s informative commentary as you begin your day trip into the English countryside.
After a 2-hour drive west, arrive in the beautiful Wiltshire town of Salisbury, world-famous for its 750-year-old cathedral that boasts the tallest spire in England. Enter Salisbury Cathedral to soak up the history and grandeur of one of the leading examples of Early English architecture; don’t miss the church’s chapter house, which displays the best-preserved of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta. Spend two hours perusing the cathedral, exploring the captivating town and having lunch (own expense) at your leisure before boarding the coach and drive to your next destination.
Travel back in time as you arrive in the unspoiled rural village of Lacock, tucked away in the Wiltshire countryside. Wander the village’s medieval lanes lined with half-timbered houses and stone cottages topped with thatched roofs, and see historic Lacock Abbey, used as the film location for several Harry Potter films and Pride and Prejudice.
Re-board the coach for a 30-minute drive to your final stop, Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Take a panoramic city tour to see Bath Abbey, the Pulteney Bridge (modeled after the Ponte Vecchio in Florence) and the Circus and Assembly Rooms. These 18th-century structures are considered the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the United Kingdom.
You’ll also visit the Roman Baths, the best-preserved public baths from the ancient Roman world, beautifully restored during the Victorian era. Learn about the source of these famous hot springs, discover the baths' uses by the Celts and Romans over the centuries, and learn about the redevelopment efforts to keep this stunning ancient treasure alive.
Take some time to explore Bath’s compact pedestrian city center before embarking on the 2.5-hour drive back to London.
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