Cotswolds Jewels

Today, in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Guide, we explore beautiful landscapes. We start our day in Moreton-in-Marsh and via some beautiful countryside exploring Stow-in-the-Wold and Broadway, we finish with a visit to an Indian Palace on a Cotswold Hill. Morning coffee and lunch will be included.

Date

27/05/2020

Cotswolds Jewels

About this excursion

£117 per personStow in the Wold

We begin at 10.30am with morning refreshments in Moreton-in-Marsh at the head of the Evonlode Valley. This thriving market town has a 1000 year history going back to Saxon times. The expert Blue Badge Guide will show you some of the highlights of this handsome town and share some of its stories.

Then we’re off by coach to explore some very beautiful landscapes, taking in Stow-on-the-Wold, where the wind can indeed blow cold and Capability Brown’s dramatic Broadway Tower set on a beacon hill just off an ancient trading route.

Broadway is the Jewel of the Cotswolds with an absolute chocolate box of a High Street lined with horse chestnut trees and a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey coloured stone cottages. Victorian artists and writers were drawn here and those seekers of beauty the Arts and Crafts movement made homes in the area.

Nothing quite prepares you for Sezincote. Winding through mighty oaks lining a long drive we see a weathered-copper onion dome straight out of India atop a beautiful house in the honey coloured stone of the Cotswolds. It was built for Samuel Pepys’ grandson - Broadwaya Nabob of the East India Company. A curving orangery unfurls above a Repton landscape where gurgling water tumbles into the Island Pool in the valley bottom, before joining the River Evenlode below.

Sezincote wowed the Prince Regent thus inspiring the Brighton Pavilion and it is now attracting lots of visitors having wowed viewers of BBC Gardeners’ World. You’ll be taken on a tour of the house (beautiful Regency interiors, lovely and light and not overly long - heavenly!) and have time to explore the gardens.

The cost of this event will include luxury coach transport, morning refreshments, lunch with tea or coffee, entry fees, your Blue Badge Guide and, of course, treats.

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Book on this excursion

£117.00