Bath Christmas Market

We’re visiting this delightful Christmas Market and our first stop on route will be to Chavenage House. An entertaining tour of the house is guaranteed and we’ll supply the wine to go with your delicious home-cooked lunch too. We journey on to our hotel – the very comfortable Swan in Wells for a two night stay. We’ll spend Day 2 in Bath to explore the Christmas Market and other delightful sites of this beautiful city. Day 3 we visit Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum for a tour and lunch in a local pub before we journey home.

Date

04/12/2022 - 06/12/2022

Bath Christmas Market

About this excursion

£415 per person

Day 1 – Chavenage House

We depart from Milton Keynes and other local pick up points suitable for our guests and make our wayPoldark to Chavenage House. This will be a very entertaining visit. You can enjoy a private guided tour of this fascinating house owned by the Lowsley-Williams family, with history dating back to Elizabeth 1. The family will look after us throughout our visit, even providing a delicious freshly cooked two-course lunch with tea or coffee.

The historical interest is centred upon the English Civil War but the house is frequently used for filming and you may recognise Chavenage from many television and film productions such as ‘Grace and Favour’, ‘Hercule Poirot’, ‘House of Elliot’, ‘Cider with Rosie’ and ‘Emma’. Chavenage also featured as Candleford Manor and it was seen as Trenwith House in the hugely popular ‘Poldark’ series.

Day 2 – Bath Christmas MarketBath Xmas Mkt

Voted the best Christmas Market outside London last year, Bath’s yuletide market has taken on a worldwide reputation over the last 19 years and with 200 stalls you can see why. The wooden chalets that line up outside the stunning Bath Abbey, sell everything from festive foods and bespoke jewellery to handmade Christmas decorations and cosy knitwear. The surrounding streets are filled with a constant stream of atmospheric music and carols while the smell of winter spices and mulled wine makes this the perfect winter paradise.

Day 3 – Lacock Abbey & Fox Talbot Museum

Lacock Abbey is in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire.  The Abbey is now the property of the National Trust, to which itLacock Abbey was given in 1944 by Matilda Gilchrist-Clark, who had inherited the estate from her uncle Charles Henry Fox Talbot in 1916. The abbey is a Grade I listed building, having been so designated on 20 December 1960.

Some interior sequences in Harry Potter films were shot at Lacock, including the cloister walk.

The Fox Talbot Museum forms part of the ground floor. It celebrates the life of William Henry Fox Talbot, and his contributions to photography, and includes exhibits on the man himself, his mousetrap camera (so-called by his wife because he scattered the little wooden boxes round the house. The Fenton Collection, an historic photographic collection, was transferred to the museum from the British Film Institute in 2017.

 

 Our Hotel

We’ll be staying at the Best Western Plus – Swan Hotel in Wells.  We’ve stayed here before and it’s in a wonderful location right opposite Wells Cathedral. You will have two nights accommodation on a half-board basis with a full cooked breakfast each morning. A glass of Bucks Fizz will be served before dinner on our arrival day

You can enjoy a three course dinner with three choices per course, including a vegetarian option with your choice made at dinner.  Jugs of water will be provided on the dinner tables and tea and coffee will be available after our meal.

What’s Included

  • Executive Touring Coach at our disposal for the tour
  • Tour and admission to Chavenage House + Lunch with wine
  • Full day visit to Bath for the Christmas Market
  • Visit and admission to Lacock Abbey & Fox Talbot Museum (NT property)
  • Group lunch at a local pub in Lacock
  • Porterage on arrival and departure days

 What’s Not Included

  • Single Supplement – Twin or double room for sole occupancy – £54
  • Gratuities

Payments

A deposit of £75 will secure your place and the balance is payable 10 weeks before departure - Friday,  23rd September 2022

 

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Book on this excursion

£415.00