Brightwell is around 10 miles away from Oxford. A beautiful city, with something to interest everyone. Within one square mile alone, the city has more that 900 buildings of architectural or historical interest, not to mention the shopping! On a walking tour of the city you can visit many of the famous and beautiful colleges of Oxford University, such as Merton, Corpus Christi or Magdalen.
Oxford (30 minutes)
Royal Crescent, Bath.
The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, such as the Roman Baths &
Pump Room, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and the Circus.
The surrounding seven hills, the River Avon running through the heart of the City and the towers of Bath Abbey combine to create a wonderful first impression. Moreover, Bath takes a real pride in sharing its secrets and unique heritage, which can be explored in a variety of 40 or so museums, galleries, gardens and attractions. Yet Bath is very much alive and offers an intriguing mix of theatre, festivals, good restaurants, sporting excellence and quality shopping.
Bath (1 hour)
Shakespeare's birthplace. Spend a day visiting the Shakespearean town of Stratford upon Avon. There are many examples of Tudor architecture and many places of interest to visit, including Shakespeare’s birthplace. Just outside the town it is possible to look around Anne Hathaway’s cottage. This was the home of Shakespeare’s wife before she married. It is actually a spacious farmhouse, parts of which date back to 1460. Three miles north of Stratford it is possible to visit Mary Arden’s house, a fascinating early Tudor farmhouse which belonged to Robert Arden, Shakespeare’s grandfather, and was the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother, Mary.
Some of the finest quality theatre in the world can be seen at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, performed by the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Company.
Stratford upon Avon (1 hour 30 minutes)
Tower Bridge is only one of many interesting attractions in London that are about one hour away by train.
London (1 hour)