Uncover Britain Road Trip: History & Heritage (Great West Way)

Guide book covers The Great West Way

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Uncover Britain Road Trip



Historical Bristol and Bath

Pre-historic England

Industrial England

Regency and the Cotswolds

England's finest World Heritage Sites

13 locations and many attractions

The Great West Way® is a 500-mile route that runs between Bristol in the South to London and is based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England. 

This 'History & Heritage' route begins with the cultural cities of Bristol and Bath (or ends here if you choose to reverse). These cities each bursting with their own rich heritage. Before choosing to detour toward the Cotswolds or follow on south towards the North Wessex Downs: that's two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you choose to detour to the Cotswolds, visit typical Cotswolds honey-coloured stone villages as well as stunning Regency architecture. 
Explore bustling cities, market towns and pretty villages on and off-the-beaten track. Opt to visit three World Heritage Sites along the Great West Way®, including Stonehenge and Avebury.

Travel through periods of England's vast history to discover what has shaped the landscaped. Thus includes Neolithic settlements, Bronze and Iron Age Forts and Roman settlements. Discover Roman centres including villas, as well as the vast Roman Bath complex at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Naturally, you can expect to encounter much heritage along the way. This road trip includes the industrial and engineering prowess of the Victorians, including the Golden Age of Steam, the creation of the railways and nautical history. 

Immerse yourself in art and culture on this road trip, including lots of galleries and museums, plus Britain's biggest art collection with 8000 pieces.

Follow in the footsteps of Royalty, through the medieval age from Henry I's 12th-century ruin to present day Royalty at Windsor Castle and on to Eton. Windsor Castle is the world's largest and oldest inhabited castle. 

Whether you are an experienced motorhomer or new to campervanning this digital road trip guidebooks are for you. You can make the most of your adventure and leave no stone unturned.

This road trip guide has everything you need to choose a route with lots of options. As it is flexible, you have the freedom to stay a while longer, move on, and choose only the things you want to do.  

Hidden Gems and top tips are included which can be hard to find without local knowledge.

Be spontaneous with Secret Stays® for stopovers or choose from a fantastic range of campsites from the quirky and unusual to the larger sites with luxury facilities.

Make the most out of every second by using for planning as well as on the road when your plans change.
With relevant information at your fingertips, you can save hours searching, enjoy your time on the road and take your freedom to the next level.

Looking for to hire a motorhome RV for your UK road trip? Check out the concierge hire service especially for overseas visitors with the motorhome hire service.

This road trip guidebook will help you discover the history and heritage of Great Britain, on your own self driven themed journey. The themes connect the stories behind the people, the places and the landscape. The road trip guide will help you make a deeper connection and uncover your own Britain.

Over 30 pages of useful information 

Options for 3-10 days touring

Up-to-date embedded links and contacts

Hidden gems and off the beaten track places

115+ attractions, experiences and days out

35+ optional tours and activities

Non-height restricted places to park​​

Linked maps and countryside walks 

60+ Selected campsites & 80+ Secret Stays™

35+ Food and drink destinations

Easy to download format - print or save 

Useful suggestions for your chosen time frame

English language guidebook

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Opening Times

Self-drive tour (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)


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