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      Rhododendrons at Bowood House
Rhododendrons at Bowood House Explore an oasis of azaleas, magnolias & rhododendrons...

From late April to mid June, a separate woodland rhododendron garden at Bowood House is open to visitors. This is a spectacular attraction offering breathtaking vistas of colour and beauty covering over 60 acres. This woodland garden oasis of azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons is considered to be one of the most exciting gardens of its type in the country and can be combined with a visit to Bowood House itself. Recently, the Rhododendron Walks have been the subject of one of the most exciting and significant horticultural finds - over 30 original hardy hybrids which were thought to be extinct.


• Hotel for 2 nights with breakfast & dinner

• Visit & Entrance to Bowood House and gardens

• Porterage

• Tea/Coffee on arrival and after dinner

• Glass of wine first night

• Free use of leisure facilities

• Visit to Bath


Surrounded by lush woodlands on the edge of this historical old town, this 4* hotel features a restaurant, café bar and lift. All 153 en suite bedrooms have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. You may enjoy free use of the hotel's leisure facilities which include indoor pool & fitness centre. Porterage, welcome drink, tea/coffee after dinner and glass of wine with dinner on 1st night are all included.


Day 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your holiday coach, the first stop will be Oxford where time will be allowed for lunch and sightseeing. Continuing to the pretty Cotswolds village of Bourton on the Water, often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds," where the River Windrush flows through the village under numerous little bridges. We then continue to our hotel for our 2 night stay. Dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 2 - Bowood House & Gardens. After a leisurely breakfast we travel the short distance to Bowood House and Gardens with your entrance included. As well as the Rhododendron Walks, you can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by 'Capability' Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Just perfect for walks and exploring. We also include a visit to Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria's wedding chair to Napoleon's death mask and an extensive art collection. You will also find a café and restaurant here for refreshments.

Day 3 - After breakfast we drive the short distance to the Georgian City of Bath with its many historical treasures, monuments and beautiful architecture dating back to Roman times. Explore the Abbey, Roman Baths and view the famous Pulteney Bridge or just relax on the banks of the River Avon. During your visit, your driver may offer an optional city sightseeing tour. Returning to interchange this afternoon and onward to your home towns.

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