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Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond offer some of the best sights and scenery in the United Kingdom, from enchanting valleys to bountiful hills and charming villages. For an afternoon stroll, a day trip or a weekend away, plan your visits and walks with us.

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Includes the top 7 road trip stops beyond Bath & Bristol, the top 7 pub walks in the Cotswolds and more!

Picturesque cottages painted yellow in the Cotswold village of Badminton near Bath and Bristol

Top 6 Cotswold villages to visit near Bath & Bristol

Located north of Bath and Bristol, the South Cotswolds feature a plethora of picturesque villages and charming cottages, and offer the ideal escape to British quintessence. Perfect for a day trip or weekend away, check out these South Cotswold villages.

View of Clevedon Pier from Clevedon Promenade

Best of Clevedon, Somerset: A Victorian coastal escape

Located on the coast of the Bristol Channel, Clevedon is a Victorian seaside town. Featuring a striking 19th century pier, arresting Victorian architecture and a peaceful coastal promenade, Clevedon offers the perfect day out by the coast.

Wild ponies on the moorland of Black Down

Walk in the Mendip Hills: The wild moorland of Black Down

The Black Down walk offers an escape to wild moorland, charming valleys and striking landscapes. Black Down is the highest peak in the Mendip Hills and boasts breathtaking 360° views of the Mendips, the Somerset hills, the Bristol Channel and more.

View from Bristol's Harbourside of moored boats and Hotwell's colourful houses

Best of Bristol: The ultimate city guide

Bristol is a historic and cultural city, and one of the top places to visit in the UK. From striking architecture to remarkable street art, colourful houses and trendy shops, Bristol offers an escape for everyone.

Views of valleys and hills of Brecon Beacons, with a herd of sheep during the Sugar Loaf hike

Top 7 epic day trips from Bristol

Bristol offers stunning day trips to iconic cities and the beautiful British countryside. From Bath to the Cotswolds, Cheddar Gorge and the Brecon Beacons, day trips starting from Bristol offer an escape for everyone.

North Beach in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

6 best beaches near Tenby, Pembrokeshire

If you’re looking for a day out by the sea near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, here is a compilation of the 6 best beaches in and around Tenby. From the charming Castle Beach to the secluded Monkstone Beach, find your perfect Welsh beach.

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