Try the best of the West
23rd October 2012
From cider and cheese to cream teas, from rolling landscapes to rugged coastlines…the West Country offers some of the finest holiday experiences in the UK.
It’s certainly one of the most scenic, and many of its pretty villages, stately homes and historic cities have been spotted on screen, as they’ve provided locations for films and TV.
Our sister brand, Grand UK Hotels, has a property in Weston-super-Mare – Daunceys Hotel – which is a great base for the many coach tours of the West Country offered by Grand UK Holidays.
Daunceys Hotel offers a prime seafront location with wonderful views across Weston Bay, and also features a dance floor and beauty salon.
New for 2013 is ‘Adam’s Farm & TV Footsteps’, which includes a visit to Adam’s Farm in the Cotswolds, featured in BBC’s Countryfile; as well as Chavenage House, aka Candleford House in the TV drama Lark Rise to Candleford; and the Roman and Georgian splendour of Bath.
Bath is included on several Grand UK itineraries with a TV/film theme because it has been a location for many productions – including Vanity Fair, Persuasion, Dracula, The Duchess and Inspector Morse.
NEW FOR 2013: Adam’s Farm & TV Footsteps
This trip includes Adam’s Farm in the Cotswolds, featured in BBC’s Countryfile; Lacock (pictured above); Chavenage House, aka Candleford House in the TV drama Lark Rise to Candleford; and Bath.
Departures on 27 May, 8 July, 5 August 2013
£339pp, 5 days
Grand Tour of the West Country
It includes trips to see Dartmoor, Truro, Falmouth, the Isles of Scilly, Penzance, Bideford, Dunster, Wells and Bath.
Departures 14 July, 8 September 2013
£499pp, 8 days
Lark Rise to Downton Abbey
This includes trips to Oxford and Highclere Castle, aka Downton Abbey; Lacock (widely used in period dramas, from Cranford to Pride and Prejudice); Chavenage House, aka Candleford House in the TV drama Lark Rise to Candleford; and Bath.
Departures 22 July, 19 August and 2 September 2013
£349pp, 5 days
Avon Adventure & Longleat Safari
Based in Weston-super-Mare, it combines scenic West Country countryside with visits to Bath, and a day out at Longleat House and Safari Park.
Departures 24 June, 22 July, 19 August, 16 September 2013
£339pp, 5 days
Based in Weston-super-Mare, this features the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Sheppys Farm and Cider Centre, West Somerset Heritage Railway, Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, and Wells.
Departures throughout April-September 2013
From £249pp, 5 days
Prices include coach travel and half-board accommodation.
For bookings call 01603 619933 or see www.grandukholidays.com