Visit Highclere Castle and Bath Christmas Market
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to the striking city of Bath and its Christmas Market. Crammed with high quality Christmas gifts, homeware, jewellery and more, this market focuses on supporting local traders. Take the chance to start your Christmas shopping or simply enjoy the atmosphere. We also have time to enjoy dinner at leisure, why not sample some of the delicious festive food and drink? There is so much to choose from before we continue to our hotel for our overnight stay.
After breakfast, we check out and head to the world-famous Highclere Castle, filming location for the much-loved Downton Abbey television series and film. Many of the rooms will be familiar to viewers of the series – both the Drawing Room and Dining Room forming the backdrop to the dryly withering put-downs delivered by Maggie Smith, as the Dowager Countess to some poor unfortunate relation. The Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars of the castle explores the achievements of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 while outside are distinctive gardens and spectacular parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. The castle also has a gift shop and tea room. We depart for home in the afternoon.