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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cotswolds, Bath & The Gloucestershire Railway

Explore the Cotswolds, a pretty pocket of rural England featuring rolling green hills, lively market towns and quaint little villages.

Discover the enchanting Cotswolds, one of the most popular visitor destinations in England with a sublime landscape of gently undulating hills and picturesque hamlets with honey coloured cottages. We’ll explore some delightful Cotswold villages, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath with its wealth of attractions and magnificent architecture, and see the charming Roman town of Cirencester. We’ll also visit the Regency town of Cheltenham from where we enjoy a relaxing journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Heritage Railway.




The De Vere Cotswolds Water Park hotel is situated in a unique location, amidst a wonderland of lakes, rivers, woodlands and open countryside. Facilities include the Brasserie Restaurant, the Old Boathouse Pub, a lounge and bar area, plus a luxury spa with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa treatments, heated loungers and gymnasium. All bedrooms feature television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, Iron / ironing board, room safe and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Single journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel south to the enchanting Cotswolds for a visit to Cirencester, a charming Roman town where attractions include Cirencester Park, the New Brewery Arts, a Roman Amphitheatre, and the Corinium Museum. We then continue on to the Cotswold Water Park Hotel where we stay for four nights


Day Two

We see more of the delightful Cotswolds today commencing with a visit to Moreton in Marsh, the principal town in the northern Cotswolds with its vast market square, ancient cross and town stocks. We then spend the afternoon in Bourton-on-the-Water, regarded as one of the prettiest villages in England, also known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' with its bridges crossing the River Windrush.

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Day Three

This morning we head to Cheltenham where we take our seats on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for a journey through Cotswold countryside to Broadway, often referred to as 'the jewel of the Cotswolds' and renowned for its delightful antique shops. From here we head to Burford with its delightful broad main street lined with dignified old houses and ancient cottages that have seen little change since Tudor times. There are some wonderful little side streets to explore with old pubs, tea and antique shops aplenty.

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Day Four

A full day visit to the magnificent Georgian city of Bath to explore its iconic attractions and architecture. Stroll around the flower filled streets, take a trip back through time in the museums, see famous sights such as the Pump Rooms and Roman Baths, beautiful Bath Abbey, plus the magnificent Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.

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Day Five

We depart the hotel this morning and begin our homeward journey travelling through the Vale of Evesham and on home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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