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The Cotswolds

featuring Cheltenham & Blenheim Palace

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6
Days

21st to 26th May 2023

All transport within the itinerary

Quality Accommodation of 4* and above

Experienced tour manager

All gratuities

Based in the historical spa town of Cheltenham, our tour will travel in and around the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an accolade awarded in 1966, due to the rare limestone grassland habitats, along with the old growth beech woodlands typical of the region. 

The Cotswolds is the second largest protected landscape in England, stretching 100 miles, from Bath and Wiltshire in the south, through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, to Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north. There are over 4,000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls dividing up the landscape. The region is bisected by one of the well known Roman roads within the UK, Fosse Way

What's Included

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  • Guided tour of Cheltenham 

  • Guided tour of Blenheim Palace 

  • Guided tour of Cheltenham Racecourse 

  • All agricultural visits 

  • Parking at the hotel for the duration of the tour 

  • Bay Farm Tours tour manager 

  • 5 Breakfasts 

  • 2 Lunches 

  • 3 Evening Dinners

  • 5 nights accommodation in quality 4* hotel 

This tour is still in development

 

Register your interest today and we will send you a full itinerary as soon as the details are finalised.

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Agriculture

Agricultural land in the Cotswolds covers 85 percent of the region. The main crops grown are winter wheat, oilseed rape and spring barley, with some farms now specialising in cattle and sheep.

There are around 11,500 dairy cows, 10,800 beef cows, 23,000 pigs and 258,500 sheep in the region.

Our visits give an insight into different aspects of agriculture with each visit, encompassing the advantages and challenges of farming in this unique area.

As always with our tours, there will be time given at each visit to ask questions and spend time with our hosts. 

More about your tour

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Pace

Grade A

All of our tours are graded A to D according to the pace of the tour, with A being the least active. To find out more, please click here

Vegetable Stand
Meals

Breakfast each morning

2 Lunches

3 Evening Dinners

Register your interest today and we will send you a full itinerary as soon as the details are finalised.

Our Hotel

We stay in the 4* Queens Hotel in Cheltenham for the duration of the tour. The hotel is centrally located within a short walking distance of the town centre, beautiful parks and the affluent boutique shopping district of ‘Montpellier’.

Designed by Robert Jearrad and his brother Charles, who modelled the hotel on the Temple of Jupiter in Rome, Queens Hotel Cheltenham is a stunning example of neo-classical architecture, with its imposing white façade of Roman temple scale, adorned by over 50 Corinthian columns, carved cornices and Georgian windows.

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Sightseeing

No visit is complete to this area without a tour of Blenheim Palace, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchilll. With well over 300 years of history to enjoy, we have a guided tour of the house and gardens, and plenty of time to meander round the shop and enjoy a coffee in the café. 

The palace was built in 1704 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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This is a one off letter as I have

never ever written to a holiday company before thanking them, but on this occasion I just had to put pen to paper, as it truly was a fantastic holiday. I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute. From the very first day to the last every day had its wonderful surprises. Thank you Neil and everybody at Bay Farm Tours for organising, being with us and helping us on all the interesting occasions throughout our tour.

Mr and Mrs A

Copley, Co Durham

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