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14 Day Tour – 480033

Day 1 Southampton

  • The Bargate
  • Central Parks
  • Southampton Commons

Settled in Roman times, Southampton has retained plenty of historical significance while expanding and modernising with the times. A city of two universities, it has a young and vibrant population. Southampton Commons and the Central Parks are two of the best parks in this city that’s bursting with green space. The Bargate is the medieval gatehouse of the city, with remnants of the old city walls spreading out from it. Stay at Southampton Hilton Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/southampton-hilton-hotel/

Day 2 Exeter

  • Exeter Cathedral
  • Rougemont Castle
  • City walls

Often voted as one of the top cities for quality of life in England, Exeter also has plenty to offer the overseas visitor. Another city with Roman origins, Exeter is surrounded by city walls – although sadly now incomplete, they can still be viewed at various points. There is also an impressive cathedral with the longest unbroken stone roof beam in the world, and plenty of medieval churches, underground passages, and squares to explore. Stay at Mercure Southgate Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/exeter-mercure-southgate-hotel/

Day 3 & Day 4 Devon

  • Smeaton’s Tower
  • The Barbican
  • The Royal William Yard

Plymouth is a seaside city situated on one of the world’s most impressive natural harbours. A pleasant place to spend a few days, this city has a huge navy presence and is one of the biggest naval bases in Western Europe; a cursory glance at the Royal William Yard will confirm this. A local landmark is Smeaton’s Tower, where Sir Francis Drake set off from to fight the Spanish Armada. The Barbican is the historic heart of town, filled with craft shops and cafes. Stay at Jurys Inn Plymouth or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/plymouth-jurys-inn-plymouth/

Day 5 & Day 6 Cornwall

  • Eden Project
  • South West Coast Path
  • St. Michael’s Mount

In the sunny south west corner of England lies Cornwall, a remote seaside region full of breathtaking scenery, historic towns, villages and buildings, and arguably the tastiest snack in the world; the meaty, peppery , potato-y Cornish pasty! Watch the waves crash along the South West Coast Path, which runs along the entire peninsula, see the spooky offshore fortress of St. Michael’s Mount, or examine some otherworldly exotic plants in the futuristic domes of the Eden Project. Stay at Port Veor Manor Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/porth-veor-manor-hotel-cornwall/

Day 7 Bath

  • Roman Baths
  • Royal Crescent
  • Parade Gardens

The historical city of Bath dates from Roman times and is world famous for its hot springs; the only place in Britain where you can indulge in natural hot springs. As well as the many public baths and the original, 2,000 year old Roman Baths, there are also many exquisite examples of Georgian architecture – the sweeping Royal Crescent is unmissable. There are many leafy parks to lounge in once you’ve finished with the baths too. Stay at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/macdonald-bath-spa-hotel-bath/

Day 8 & Day 9 Cardiff

  • Beatrix Potter Museum
  • Windermere Lake cruise
  • St. Martin Parish Church

Windermere is the main tourist town for those exploring the South Lakes of the Lakes District. Windermere lake is the biggest in England, and offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, sailing, cruising, or just strolling by the banks. An essential activity is a lazy boat cruise on the lake, especially if the weather is working in your favour. Stay at Cumbria Grand Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/cumbria-grand-hotel-lake-district/

Day 10 Chester

  • The Groves
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Roman Walls

The historic and dazzling town of Chester dates back to Romano-British times, and is surrounded by ancient Roman walls. Its medieval town centre is little changed on the outside, and is sure to keep your camera clicking all day. One of the great military bases for the Romans, it also has an ancient amphitheatre and gardens. The winding riverside promenade of The Groves, the multitude of irresistible shops, and the sprawling Grosvenor Park are also must sees. Stay at Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/mollington-banastre-hotel-chester/

Day 11 & Day 12 The Lakes

  • Beatrix Potter Museum
  • Windermere Lake cruise
  • St. Martin Parish Church

Windermere is the main tourist town for those exploring the South Lakes of the Lakes District. Windermere lake is the biggest in England, and offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, sailing, cruising, or just strolling by the banks. An essential activity is a lazy boat cruise on the lake, especially if the weather is working in your favour. Stay at Cumbria Grand Hotel or Similar: http://www.exploringvacations.com/cumbria-grand-hotel-lake-district/

Day 13 & Day 14 Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Mary King’s Close
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard

This stunning medieval city is the jewel in Scotland’s crown, and ever popular with visitors. Edinburgh Castle sits right in the centre on top of a craggy hill overlooking everything below, with Greyfriars Kirkyard and Mary King’s Close providing plenty more insights into this city’s spooky, creepy history. The Edinburgh arts festival in August is one of the best in the world and not to be missed. Stay at Haymarket Hotel or Similar http://www.exploringvacations.com/the-haymarket-hotel-edinburgh/

Day 15 Departure



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