|These are some of the outstanding locations you can visit. Ring me Steve Hodgkinson at Sho4 Travel for superior escorted tours from Oxford and surrounding areas
Places to See
Choose from some of the best locations in the Cotswolds and Southern England from the list below, and I will build your tour around them. I aim to accommodate your every want and requirement and take you wherever you want to visit, including, if there are other places you would like to visit please ask and I will organise a private tour just for you.
Feel the magic when walking amongst this the largest ritual stone circle in the British Isles. Here you can walk among the stones, and explore the amazing earthworks of the Neolithic henge. I take you through this fascinating area that is rich with Neolithic sites dating back nearly 5000 years, including The Windmill Hill Encampment, West Kennet long barrow and Silbury Hill. We normally visit Avebury in conjunction with Stonehenge, Salisbury and Old Sarum. See more information on Avebury at the National Trust.
Experience the magnificent Aquae Sulis public baths that were built by Roman invaders to Britain in the 1st Century AD. Our tour covers how they fell into decline after 400 years of Roman use and did not resume popularity until the Regency era where bathing in warm and naturally mineral rich waters became fashionable. Call me today for more information.
Enjoy an insight into the grandeur of the Roman times through the stunning Roman baths, and even visit the new spa Hotel if you wish. I will take you on a driven tour of the town to view the sweeping Royal Crescent, The Circus, Lansdown and Somerset Crescents before decending to Pulteney Bridge designed by Robert Adam in the palladian style of the Ponte Verde in Florence. Leaving the vehicle you will then be escorted into the centre of the town to explore at leisure the fabulous Abbey, Roman Baths and the heart of the city.
Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, & Burford
Visit these three beautiful places in the Cotswolds with help from Sho4 Travel. I first take you through Burford, which is a stunning stone-built town often referred to as the gateway to the Cotswolds. It is built on the banks of the river Windrush, and is perfect for shopping or exploring the ancient 12th Century Church.
Delight in experiencing Bourton-on-the-Water after passing through the exquisite villages of The Barringtons or The Rissingtons. Our tour allows you to view Bourton’s famously wide main street, which is shared by the road and the river, and a quaint grassed area for picnics or sitting in the sun.
While in Oxford do not miss a visit to one of the best maintained and preserved stately homes in the UK. Built in 1704 for the family of the Duke of Marlborough, the palace was a gift to John Churchill for his contribution to beating the French Army at the Battle of Blenheim, by the then Monarch Queen Anne It was also birthplace to the great Winston Churchill, who is buried in the nearby village of Bladon. Call me today for more information on this exquisite attraction.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Explore the extensive Roman occupation site deep within the Cotswold region with mosaics, hypocausts, and bath houses, as well as over a mile of original wall remains. This is a National Trust protected site with a museum and audio tour for your enjoyment. This can easily be included with any Cotswold based tour.