Medieval Marvels & Movies
Allow us to collect you from your Bath accommodation for a journey into authentic, hidden England. In a small group of eight guests or fewer, get off the beaten track to be immersed in incredible landscapes, awe-inspiring history, captivating characters and stories and buildings that have stood the test of time. Explore tiny hamlets and hidden roads, passing inquisitive sheep, rolling fields across gentle hills and green valleys. Visit ancient churches, admire tiny English cottages and feed the ducks by an old pond. Explore a hidden, moated manor house and wander through its romantic rose gardens down to the lake. Learn of the people who shaped these places, of nuns and fraudsters, of inventors and crusaders... Enjoy a fabulous lunch at a quintessential country pub before finishing the afternoon with tea.
We don't usually share every detail as surprises are part of the magic, but in this case you'll want to know a little more...
You'll explore Lacock and its Abbey, an ancient village and grand house that has featured in numerous productions, in particular the Harry Potter franchise. Stand in Professor Snape's classroom. Behold where Harry beheld the Mirror of Erised. Retrace the steps of Dumbledore and Harry through the darkened streets of Bubbleigh Babberton. Wander down Meryton's High Street and imagine Mr Darcy passing by on horseback (Pride & Prejudice). Revisit the horror of the kidnapping in Downton Abbey. Explore Castle Combe, a Cotswolds gem often voted the 'prettiest village in England' and featured in War Horse, Stardust and the 1967 Dr. Doolittle. Stand in a medieval great hall and explore the house's romantic country garden and ancient chapel. Imagine life 500 years ago as you stand beside the four-poster bed in a house that's been depicted in Wolf Hall, Poldark, and the Other Boleyn Girl.
Join us on a journey into authentic, hidden England...
Book 2, 3 or 4 tours and enjoy a 5%, 7.5% or 10% discount!
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.
Join us for a journey of discovery into authentic England...
We promise you one of the best travel experiences you'll ever have or we'll refund you half your tour cost. - Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation. - Lunch at a beautiful country inn with beverage included. - Entrance to Lacock Abbey, one of the most stunning and well preserved stately homes in England. Home of nuns in medieval times, a great Victorian inventor and recently, a few wizard pupils and their teachers. - Morning coffee or tea in a unique and charming location - A guided tour around several of the prettiest villages and towns in England
- A visit to a moated medieval manor house and garden, with guided tour - 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.
If collection is not possible (we collect guests from the front of the VisitBath Visitor Centre on Terrace Walk, central Bath. Please be there 15 minutes before your tour begins. Please be aware that our commitment to our guests care means we are unable to wait for guests who are not ready on time. This tour typically last around eight hours.
Things to consider...
As this tour is conducted in English, fluency in English is recommended. Other languages can be accommodated at extra cost. Contact us for details. Due to the adult focus, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 and sadly, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users. Guests are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness as some limited walking is required (no more than 500m at a time). Please note that tours require a minimum of two guests in order to run.