Majestic Gardens & The Essence of England


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Venture to the historic city of Wells for a first-hand encounter with England’s religious & medieval past. Unveil the stories of fornicating Bishops, pious pilgrims & corrupt clergy whilst wandering through its 13th Century Bishop's Palace, gardens & Cathedral before stopping for an exquisite lunch nearby.

Journey deep into hidden, undiscovered, ancient landscapes, to the world-famous gardens at Stourhead. Encounter serenity, awe & beauty on a stroll around the lake of England's most spectacular landscape garden, discovering magnificent vistas, stunning specimens, sunken grottos & classical temples...

Admire the perfectly preserved adjacent Stourhead House, a Palladian Mansion that was once home to the Hoare family, before heading back to Bath along narrow lanes, past sheep & stone cottages.

(Please note: In the off-season, the Stourhead section is replaced with a visit to Kilver Court Boutique Shopping Village & gardens)

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What we do is much more than a tour. What we do is unique.

We create personalised, immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with the past and discover authentic England.

Each tour is carefully researched and designed to allow you to go beyond the ordinary and connect with the history, stories, experiences, places and people that make our country so special.

We get you off the beaten track, away from the well-worn tourist experience, to drive through ancient woods, across stunning landscapes, and deep into the countryside. We deliberately don't tell you everything about where we go, what we'll do and what you'll see - it's part of the magic!

We take care of you from the moment we collect you from your door to the point we drop you back again. Relax, enjoy, engage and immerse yourself in the experience. As our guest, we’ll share with you the best of our cuisine, artisans, pubs, hidden gems and elusive delights we locals treasure but few outsiders discover.

Our guides are different too. We are a 'people-first' company that puts the values of integrity, honesty, kindness and the desire to serve at the heart of everything we do.

We choose our guides not only on their experience and credentials, but on the basis of the kind of people they are. They are warm, intelligent, compassionate and communicative people who share our ideals and vision. They are critical thinkers, curious about the world and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for England with you, our guests. Seeing your delight is what makes it magical for us too!

Join us for a journey of discovery into authentic England...

We aim to collect you from your Bath accommodation. Please be ready to depart up to 20 minutes before your tour begins.

If collection is not possible (we collect guests from the front of the Visit Bath Visitor Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN. Please be there 15 minutes before your tour begins.

Please be aware that our commitment to our guest's care means we are unable to wait for guests who are not ready on time.

This tour typically last around eight hours.

  • Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation.
  • Lunch at a beautiful country inn with beverage included.
  • Entrance to Stourhead Gardens, Wells Cathedral & Bishop's Palace.
  • Morning coffee or tea in a unique and charming location.
  • A guided tour around England's prettiest City.
  • A journey into the local countryside, past countryside, villages and vistas that other tourists just won't see.
  • Led by a warm, talented local guide
  • 9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.



Things to consider

Whether you have a definite plan, or a vague idea of what you'd like to see and do, drop us a line and we'll make it happen.

Experiences are mostly conducted in English, but we also speak German. Contact us for details.

We are Solo Traveller Friendly but Private Bookings require a minimum of two guests...

Email us at: hello@aroundandaboutbath.com

Or call us on: +44 8000 747949 or +1 800 563 1960

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