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Shakespeare's Gin, Cotswold's & Oxford

Shakespeare's Gin, Cotswold's & Oxford

A fantastic holiday, including the opportunity to explore the Cotswolds & Shakespeare's birth town

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Your Holiday Hotel

Chesford Grange 4*

The Chesford Grange hotel, is located near the banks of the River Avon with great links to the surrounding area. Hotel facilities include health club, indoor swimming pool and spa. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.



Holiday Inn Preston 3*

The Holiday Inn Preston city centre is the perfect destination for all corporate and leisure guests. All rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access, USB and power sockets by the bedside. Free WiFi in all bedrooms, flat screen TV's showing freeview channels, toiletries and coffee and making facilities. This hotel has a lift.


Your Tour Includes

  • Five nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Shakespeare Distillery- guided tour & tasting

  • Packwood House Excursion

Day 1

Depart travelling to North West England, arriving late afternoon at the Best Western Preston Leyland hotel. Overnight stay -dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2

Depart from your overnight hotel travelling to Warwickshire, arriving late afternoon at the Chesford Grange hotel. Four nights stay-dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3

Our day takes us into the beautiful Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stopping in the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, perhaps the best known of the small Cotswolds towns. We have free time here before continuing to Oxford, the "city of dreaming spires", home of the famous university and plenty of interesting attractions, including Oxford castle. You could also visit the covered and open markets of the city today.

Day 4

Today we head to Stratford-upon-Avon, market town with more than 800 years of history, well known as the birthplace of Shakespeare. There are many attractions and things to do in the town, including a river cruise or a wide variety of museums. In the afternoon, we head to Shakespeare Distillery for a tour and tasting. Half the group enjoy a guided distillery tour whilst half enjoy their tutored tasting of 3 of our craft Gins in our state-of-the-art Gin School ending with a refreshing Gin and Tonic.

Day 5

This morning we head to Coventry, the UK City of Culture 2021! Perhaps visit the famous Coventry Transport Museum, or enjoy some retail therapy on Coventry highstreet or market today. Afterwards, we head to Packwood Tudor house, park and garden. The House contains a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.

Day 6

After breakfast we leave and head for home.

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
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Craibstone Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Keith, Bus Stop Tescos Bus Stop at Tesco's, Keith
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portlethen, Muirend Road Muirend Road Bus Stop (Beside Asda), Portlethen
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas
Turriff Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Outside Tesco Turriff

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