The Romantic Road

Known as one of the Great British Drives, The Romantic Road allows you to explore the quintessentially British countryside on four wheels...instead of the usual two!

Based in Cheltenham, the cultural capital of the Cotswolds, this two day tour will take you through many historic villages as well as offering the chance to soak up some of the atmosphere in the bustling town centre with your nearest and dearest.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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This is a three night break with two delightful drives throughout the Cotswolds.

Day 1 of The Romantic Road:

The Romantic Road is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one with while enjoying the very best of the English countryside. Leaving the spa town of Cheltenham, the Romantic Road will take you north over Cleeve Hill (where on a clear day you can experience views to Wales) and down into the Saxon village of Winchcombe, home of Sudeley Castle where you will be able to stop for a delicious bite to eat in the number of small cafes available.

From here, the Romantic Road then takes you through the iconic Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton before heading through to picturesque Broadway. Here you can explore the fantastic Broadway Tower and maybe even delve into the Nuclear Bunker. 

The Romantic Road then takes you through to the start of the Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden before venturing onto a filming location of Father Brown in Blockley and onto the busy market town of Moreton-in-Marsh on the Fosse Way.

The route then continues to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and then flows through the quaint villages of the Slaughters before returning to Cheltenham.

Day 2 of The Romantic Road:

After a relaxing stay in Cheltenham, day two of the Romantic Road will take you to a variety of Cotswold beauty spots. The first stop on the route is the wool town of Northleach, from here you will then drive through elegant Burford and the Windrush Valley. 

The route will then take you to Lechlade which is located on the River Thames and will also allow for a great place to stop and enjoy lunch or even a picnic. The route then leads onwards to the old coaching town of Fairford.

The next stop is the village of Bibury where you can marvel at the most photographed scene in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row. After your visit to Bibury the road then leads to the old Roman town of Cirencester complete with Amphitheatre, where you will be able to sit down for some much needed refreshment and a spot of shopping in the variety of independent shops.

Your route will then wind back towards the town of Cheltenham, with a short stop in the delightful village of Painswick where you can wander around the Rococo Gardens or head straight back to town to enjoy a delicious meal in one of Cheltenham's top restaurants.

Key details about The Romantic Road driving tour:

  • The tour can be taken over two to three nights
  • The tour can include car hire of your choice
  • The driving tour starts and ends in the town of Cheltenham

The Romantic Road showcases many excellent spots in the Cotswolds including:

  • The cultural capital of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham
  • Views from Cleeve Hill (where Wales can be seen on a clear day)
  • The saxon village of Winchcombe
  • Iconic Cotswold villages such as Stanway, Stanton, Broadway & Chipping Camden
  • Filming location of Father Brown in Blockley
  • The village of Lechlade on the River Thames
  • The village of Bibury with the most photographed scene in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row
  • The Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden

 

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – Cheltenham Spa Railway Station or Cheltenham Coach Station via National Express

By Car – Cheltenham can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway and also the M5 Junction 11.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cheltenham including Bristol, Birmingham and Gloucestershire airport.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds
  • Car Hire (optional extra)
  • Meals
  • Attraction Entrance Fees

This is a three night break with two delightful drives throughout the Cotswolds.

Day 1 of The Romantic Road:

The Romantic Road is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one with while enjoying the very best of the English countryside. Leaving the spa town of Cheltenham, the Romantic Road will take you north over Cleeve Hill (where on a clear day you can experience views to Wales) and down into the Saxon village of Winchcombe, home of Sudeley Castle where you will be able to stop for a delicious bite to eat in the number of small cafes available.

From here, the Romantic Road then takes you through the iconic Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton before heading through to picturesque Broadway. Here you can explore the fantastic Broadway Tower and maybe even delve into the Nuclear Bunker. 

The Romantic Road then takes you through to the start of the Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden before venturing onto a filming location of Father Brown in Blockley and onto the busy market town of Moreton-in-Marsh on the Fosse Way.

The route then continues to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and then flows through the quaint villages of the Slaughters before returning to Cheltenham.

Day 2 of The Romantic Road:

After a relaxing stay in Cheltenham, day two of the Romantic Road will take you to a variety of Cotswold beauty spots. The first stop on the route is the wool town of Northleach, from here you will then drive through elegant Burford and the Windrush Valley. 

The route will then take you to Lechlade which is located on the River Thames and will also allow for a great place to stop and enjoy lunch or even a picnic. The route then leads onwards to the old coaching town of Fairford.

The next stop is the village of Bibury where you can marvel at the most photographed scene in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row. After your visit to Bibury the road then leads to the old Roman town of Cirencester complete with Amphitheatre, where you will be able to sit down for some much needed refreshment and a spot of shopping in the variety of independent shops.

Your route will then wind back towards the town of Cheltenham, with a short stop in the delightful village of Painswick where you can wander around the Rococo Gardens or head straight back to town to enjoy a delicious meal in one of Cheltenham's top restaurants.

Key details about The Romantic Road driving tour:

  • The tour can be taken over two to three nights
  • The tour can include car hire of your choice
  • The driving tour starts and ends in the town of Cheltenham

The Romantic Road showcases many excellent spots in the Cotswolds including:

  • The cultural capital of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham
  • Views from Cleeve Hill (where Wales can be seen on a clear day)
  • The saxon village of Winchcombe
  • Iconic Cotswold villages such as Stanway, Stanton, Broadway & Chipping Camden
  • Filming location of Father Brown in Blockley
  • The village of Lechlade on the River Thames
  • The village of Bibury with the most photographed scene in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row
  • The Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden

 

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – Cheltenham Spa Railway Station or Cheltenham Coach Station via National Express

By Car – Cheltenham can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway and also the M5 Junction 11.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to Cheltenham including Bristol, Birmingham and Gloucestershire airport.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds
  • Car Hire (optional extra)
  • Meals
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
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