Literary Cotswolds

Tour Number

Activity Level

333990


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Ideal for children with an interest in literature and history

Friendly: No.
For disabled access tours, let me create a customized experience to suit your mobility and comfort needs

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A day tour exploring writers in their landscape


The Cotswold Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has inspired many great writers over the centuries, who have found inspiration in its wooded wolds, hidden combes and breath-taking views. On this day tour I will guide you to a selection of literary pilgrim sites - places made special by their association with an author, their work, their walks and their lives. Authors that can include: JK Rowling; Laurie Lee; Edward Thomas; Robert Frost; the Mitford Sisters; Lewis Carroll; the Bloomsbury Group; Ivor Gurney; Dennis Potter; Beatrix Potter; UA Fanthorpe; Moyra Caldecott; George Orwell; WH Davies, Patrick Leigh Fermour, and others . . .

Itinerary

This is up to you but can include a selection of the following:
Adlestrop
Althall
Swinbrook
Dumbleton
Slad
Nailsworth
Dymock
Amberley
Binsey
Oxford
Slad
Stow-on-the-Wold
Burford
Malmesbury

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can pick you up from a hotel in the Cotswolds, a train station (Swindon, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath), or from a coach-stop.

End location: Your hotel, train station or place of your choice.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour lasts as long as you wish, but normally 10am til 5pm. These times can be shifted to later or earlier (eg 12noon til 7pm; or 8am until 3pm but to a maximum of 6 hrs guiding, 1 hr for lunch).

What’s Included

Full day tour (usually 10am-5pm) guided by Kevan Manwaring

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 GBP - Lunch, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, admission, signed author copies from guide

What’s Extra

Lunch, snacks, drinks, gifts, admission charges where appropriate, signed author copies from guide

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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