posted on: 7 June, 2021
Visit Stonehenge, Bath, Bristol, and Devon on this epic road trip. Drive through lush scenery and never-ending rolling hills on our popular self-drive tour.
The west of England offers astounding natural beauty, historical sites along with one of England’s hippest city. Check out this 7-day itinerary West of England to see why this holiday is a must do for everyone.
Day 1: Stonehenge – Salisbury – Bath
Start your day nice and early and head towards one of the most iconic sites in the world, Stonehenge. The prehistoric monument dating back to 3000 BC is a fascinating site attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. Arrive early and book your fast-track tickets with us to avoid the queues and be fascinated by this magical place.
From here it is only a short drive to medieval Salisbury. Wander the narrow-cobbled streets and explore the grand cathedral, A Living Church & Home to Magna Carta | Salisbury Cathedral. Take a stroll along the river Avon path and have lunch at the charming Old Mill Hotel Salisbury – Where History Meets Modern Living. Afterwards it’s time to hit the road again, next up is postcard perfect Bath. Drive through narrow countryside lanes at your own pace. This tour is not for the Fast and Furious. Arrive in Bath, find your bearings and take your first steps exploring the city.
Overnight in Bath
Day 2: Bath
Bath is one spectacular city. Full of ancient sites, architectural masterpieces, it oozes with history wherever you set foot on. A Must Do is a visit to the beautifully preserved Roman Baths, Bath – Welcome to the Roman Baths. Cross the old town full of independent shops and galleries before being amazing by the Royal Crescent. Walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps and end the day relaxing in the superb Britain’ s original thermal spa, in Bath | Thermae Bath Spa rooftop swimming pool.
Overnight in Bath
Day 3: Bristol
After a late breakfast take the short drive to vibrant and buzzing Bristol. A city full of culture, art, and life. Take the Banksy Walking Tour – Visit Bristol and spot some of the world’s finest street art while you discover the city. Watch the sunset at the amazing Home – Clifton Suspension Bridge (cliftonbridge.org.uk) and turn impression into memory. And then hit the bars and clubs dotted all over town.
Overnight in Bristol
Day 4: Bristol – North Devon
Have a lie in and a relaxed breakfast at the St Nicholas Market set in the former Corn Exchange before exploring Bristol’s iconic harbourside. Then it’s time to head out west on your 7-day West of England itinerary. Next up is beautiful wild North Devon.
Day 5 / 6 / 7 : Devon
Set up base in one of our amazing coastal hotels in North Devon and enjoy beach life to the max. Ilfracombe and Woolacombe beach offer top class water sport action and there’s always a quite spot available on the long stretched sandy beaches. Take the scenic South West Path, a spectacular walk along the rugged coastline crossing clifftops and sand dunes. Find hidden coves and indulge in never-ending sea views.
For a change of no less awesome scenery cross Devon and head for the mystical Dartmoor National Park. A craggy landscaped full of natural beauty. Perfect for a long forest walk along ancient rivers.
3 Overnights in Devon
We promise you that you will fall in love with Devon.
Like all of our self-drive road trips, this Ultimate 7-day West of England tour can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
If you have more time than the 7 days for your West of England itinerary? No problem, we can add on extra nights to allow more time to explore Devon: Tailor Made Tour of Devon | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com), Bath: Weekend Tours of Bath 2021 | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com) or Bristol: Exciting Tours of Bristol | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com).
Just let us know and we tailor your quote for you.
Prices start from: £599 per person, include detailed itinerary planning and 6 overnight stays are in 3-4 star hotels.
See you out West!
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