Famous for its honey coloured limestone, pretty villages and rolling hills, the Cotswolds landscape has changed little over the centuries. Once a major centre for sheep farming and weaving, the villages and towns have remained unchanged with thatched cottages, old inns and grand manor houses in abundance.
Abbey Hotel, 4 Star
Abbey Rd, Great Malvern WR14 3ET Tel 01684 892332
The Abbey Hotel is the perfect base for a wonderfully relaxing break in the beautiful Malvern Hills. The welcoming, friendly service and old world warmth of this truly individual hotel will help you unwind completely from the moment you cross the threshold. Beside an old Benedictine Priory in the heart of Great Malvern, the Abbey’s setting couldn’t be more attractive. Lift
Saturday 27 April 9 Days £545
Saturday 27 July 9 Days £720
Saturday 7 September 9 Days £680
Single Supplement £138. Insurance £25
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
8 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
DAY 1 We travel south to our overnight hotel in the North of England.
DAY 2 After breakfast we head for Great Malvern, stopping for a short time in Royal Leamington Spa. Then on to The Abbey arriving in time to settle in before dinner.
DAY 3 At Leisure to explore Great Malvern with its beautiful Priory and 17th Century buildings.
DAY 4 We travel through the most famous Cotswold villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-The-Wold, we may stop and explore the quaint little shops and houses which have made the Cotswolds famous.
DAY 5 Today we visit Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds. In the afternoon, we will be free to visit the timber-framed village of Ledbury where we can explore its Heritage Centre, Butchers Row Folk Museum and the Painted Room (not included) leading to the fine parish church.
DAY 6 Our excursion today takes us to Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Avon or visit the many shops and cafes.
DAY 7 A free day to enjoy Great Malvern.
DAY 8 We leave the Cotswolds and head north for our overnight stop, through Shropshire with free time in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. It sits inside a loop of the River Severn, and its Tudor centre is lined with half-timbered houses.
DAY 9 We travel home.