Head to Bath to explore the ancient bathhouses there, set on the site of Britain’s only hot spring. Admire the magnificent temple and stunning Roman architecture as you wander the bathing complex, still flowing with natural hot water to this day. Take a stroll around the steaming Great Bath, and imagine a time nearly 2,000 years ago when people bathed here. Discover the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva, where Roman worshippers gathered to pay their respects. Step into Jane Austen’s shoes and imagine what her life was like as you wander the streets of her hometown.
Hire a boat to cruise along the Kennet and Avon Canal, an impressive feat of engineering that crosses some of the most beautiful scenery in southern England. Cut through wooded hills and the famous Avon Gorge on your way to Bristol. Take in the stunning scenery as you meander through rolling hillsides along the Vale of Pewsey towards Hungerford, before descending through pasturelands, woods and water meadows.
Discover Cheddar Gorge and Caves, the biggest gorge in Britain. Delve into stunning stalactite caverns or climb dramatic cliffs to dizzying heights over 450ft. Feel like an archaeologist as you explore the cave that was once the home of ‘Cheddar Man’ – Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, found in 1903. Learn why this world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as you take a guided tour through the impressive caves and admire the largest underground river system in Britain.
Explore Weston-super-Mare – the English seaside resort that has all you need for the perfect summer’s day at the beach. Stand at the end of The Grand Pier and look out at stunning views over Weston Bay towards Wales. Stroll along the promenade, a 2-mile stretch between Royal Sands and Marine Lake, or take the Weston Land Train to drink in the views. Drive to Ham Wall, a wetland teeming with wildlife – from rare species like water voles and otters to magnificent birds like bitterns and kingfishers. Enjoy stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor, or make some time to follow tranquil secluded paths through a mystical landscape.