Explore Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond

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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.

Find travel guides, discovery tours and walking trails below, and start planning your escape.

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

Quaint row of cottages in Bisley

Cotswold villages to visit: Painswick, Bisley & Slad

Located in the enchanting Cotswolds region near Stroud, the picturesque villages of Painswick, Bisley and Slad are key Cotswold villages to visit. These villages combine Cotswold charm with quaint streets, chocolate-box cottages and arresting scenery.

Medieval lane and quaint cottages of Vicar's Close in Wells

Best of Wells, Somerset: 5 places to visit

The city of Wells in Somerset offers a serene escape to striking architecture, charming British quintessence and enthralling rolling hills. To explore the best of Wells, visit the majestic cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace, the town streets and more.

Tintern Abbey nested in the Wye Valley, viewed from the Devil's Pulprit

Explore the Welsh Wye Valley: 5 places to visit

The Wye Valley in South Wales offers a peaceful escape to rolling hills, lush forests and striking scenery. From Chepstow to Tintern Abbey and Monmouth, explore the Welsh Wye Valley to the fullest!

Swansea Mumbles Pier in South Wales

Best day trips from Cardiff: 3 epic Welsh escapes

South Wales offers spectacular scenery from coastline to mountain peak, and provides epic Welsh escapes. From the Brecon Beacons to Rhossili Bay, explore South Wales with these day trips from Cardiff.

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