Top things to do one hour from Bath

  1. Lacock Abbey, Village and Fox Talbot Museum is a real treasure-trove day out. Spot the cloisters in Lacock Abbey where Harry Potter was filmed.

 

  1. Enjoy all the delights of an English country garden at The Courts Garden, surrounding a photogenic manor house. Just 30 minutes’ drive from Bath in the Wiltshire countryside.

 

  1. Step inside this 15th-century stone Westwood Manor and admire its gothic and Jacobean windows, decorative plasterwork and period furniture. Then wander around the topiary garden outside. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Bath.

 

  1. Feel like you’re in a period drama at Dyrham Park – an impressive stately home with sprawling grounds and a deer park.

 

  1. Stand in the very spot where the world’s favourite cheese originates. At Cheddar Gorge you can visit stalactite-laden caves and then stock up on cheddar, straight from the source!

 

  1. A mere 20 minutes away by train, Bristol is Bath’s bigger, noisier neighbour, with amazing street art (this is where Banksy started out, after all), the ss Great Britain and the characterful neighbourhood of Clifton to explore.

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