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South West England: Road Trip
5 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Home to some of England’s most enchanting spots.

5 Days
Road Trip
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England is home to some truly magnificent driving routes worthy of a road trip. Pack your bags, jump in the car and explore quintessentially English villages, lively market towns, beautiful landscapes and historical sites. End your day with a farm to table meal in one of the UK’s best restaurants.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the history and remarkably preserved architecture in beautiful Bath.
  • Explore quintessentially English villages in the charming Cotswolds.
  • Visit Cheddar Gorge, one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes.
  • From family run bakeries to artisan coffee shops and from quaint country pubs to high end restaurants, indulge in some of the UK’s best eateries.

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • FOODBakery on the Water
      Bakery on the Water, Sherborne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander around Bourton-on-the-Water
      Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Stow-on-the-Wold
      Stow-on-the-Wold, UK
    • ACTIVITYBlenheim Palace
      Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK
    • FOODThe Wild Rabbit
      The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, Chipping Norton, UK
  • Day 2

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Lynwood & Co Cafe
      Lynwood & Co Burford, High Street, Burford, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Burford
      Burford, UK
    • ACTIVITYCotswolds Wildlife Park & Gardens
      Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Bradwell Grove, Burford, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Arlington Row in Bibury
      Bibury, Cirencester, UK
    • FOODThe Bell Inn
      The Bell Inn Langford, Langford, UK
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYVisit Castlecombe
      Castle Combe, Chippenham, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Landrace Bakery
      Landrace Bakery, Walcot Street, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander along Green Street
      Green Street, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYSee Pulteney Bridge
      Pulteney Bridge, Bridge Street, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYClimb Bath Abbey’s Tower
      Bath Abbey, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYRoman Baths
      Roman Baths, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYStroll through St. John’s Place
      St Johns Place, Bath, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Colonna & Small's
      Colonna & Small's, Chapel Row, Bath, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Royal Cresent
      Royal Crescent, Bath, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYExplore Longleat Estate
      Longleat, Warminster, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack : Durslade Farm Shop
      Durslade Farm Shop, Dropping Lane, Bruton, UK
    • ACTIVITYHauser & Wirth Art Gallery
      Hauser & Wirth, Dropping Lane, Bruton, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Bruton
      Bruton, UK
    • FOODAt the Chapel
      At the Chapel, High Street, Bruton, UK
  • Day 5

    • FOODPythouse Kitchen Garden (early lunch)
      Pythouse Kitchen Garden, Tisbury, United Kingdom
    • ACTIVITYExplore Cheddar Gorge and caves
      Cheddar gorge and caves, Cheddar, UK