This service takes you by steam train to one of several medieval English cities. A full day train trip with various levels of luxury!
This ancient cathedral city has always attracted visitors, from the medieval pilgrims immortalised by Chaucer to the present day tourists.
Within the ancient city walls you will find some of the oldest churches; twisting medieval alleyways; half-timbered Tudor houses; distinctive houses of the Huguenot weavers; beautifully proportioned Georgian and Regency terraces, and above all the Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop and pre-eminent centre of English Christianity for over a thousand years.
Bath and Bristol
Regency Bath is not strictly a cathedral city, but boasts a beautiful abbey. Elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents and graceful squares spread before one. Visit the Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room where the natural mineral water attracted all fashionable society.
Explore the Pulteney Bridge, topped by shops and buildings and visit the Old Abbey. View the Museum of Costume’s extensive display of more than 30,000 items and see carefully selected gowns from the collection of Her Majesty the Queen during her Golden Jubilee.
Warwick and Stratford
Although neither are strictly cathedral cities, both Warwick and Stratford are steeped in history. Stratford is the birthplace of possibly the greatest English playwright, William Shakespeare and is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Alternatively, visit the Teddy Bear Museum or the Holy Trinity Church. Warwick Castle forms a magnificent centrepiece to the city of Warwick, which is rightly famed for it’s antique and collectable shops. Tour the Heritage Motor Centre or enjoy a lesuirely walk along the river bank.
Oxford and Gloucester
This City of Dreaming Spires is home to an impressive cathedral and the world-famous Oxford university. Visit the Bodelian Library, which has educated many of the world’s most respected scholars.
For those wishing to learn more about this part of the cities history, you may wish to visit The Oxford Story Exhibition – 800 years of history of both the city and the university. The city also houses the world’s oldest museum – The Ashmolean. Alternatively, take a river trip which range from punts to steamers.
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