Explore Historic England On A Coach Holiday While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
These days, with the cost of living escalating and evidence of climate change, we all need to do our bit, while reducing our carbon footprint. You can save money on your holidays by booking a coach tour around England or Wales and leave the car behind in the garage. Letís take a brief look at some of the fascinating and historic locations that can be visited on an exciting and affordable coach holiday.
Visit magical Stonehenge
Many fascinating destinations are available on affordable coach holidays in England, including iconic historic monuments. Located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge is a fascinating prehistoric monument in the form of a circle of standing stones. As the monument is aligned towards the sunrise of the summer solstice, many people visit here to enjoy an uncanny and fascinating experience.
The outer ring consists of vertical sarsen standing stones, topped by lintel stones, while the inner ring consists of smaller bluestones. All of this is set in the middle of the densest complex or Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. Meanwhile, archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was constructed at some time between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.
Stratford-Upon-Avon and William Shakespeare
Walk in the footsteps of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare by visiting his 16th-century birthplace and burial place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the West Midlands of England, this medieval market town has so much to offer and is easily reached on coach holidays. A stroll through town will reveal beautiful, gabled buildings and homes while a walk on the banks of the River Avon is a beautiful experience.
Meanwhile, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays, including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. While in town, head to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or the Swan Theatre, where the Royal Shakespeare Company performs the bardís famous works.
Snowdon Mountain Railway, Wales
Snowdon Mountain Railway [Image @snowdonmountainrailway/Instagram]
The Snowdon Mountain Railway is set in Gwynedd in north-west Wales and is perfect for a day of fun with gorgeous views. The tourist railway travels 4.7 miles on a narrow gauge track that takes visitors from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Meanwhile, the journey has been described as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world.
The train regularly departs from Llanberis Station and starts the climb up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), a journey that has been experienced by an estimated 12 million travellers since it started in 1896. The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a perfect experience for families visiting North Wales. It is fun for adults and children alike and great for photography.
City of Bath, England
Bath was originally founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and later became an important centre of the wood Industry in the Middle Ages. However, during the reign of George III in the 18th century, Bath was developed into an elegant town, famed in literature and art. Even today, visitors can enjoy the neoclassical Palladian buildings of the town, which blend perfectly with the Roman baths.
UNESCO has declared the City of Bath of Outstanding Universal Value for the Roman remains of the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the baths complex. In fact, these Roman remains are considered among the most famous north of the Alps.
Explore England and Wales on a coach holiday in 2023, while saving money and doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint.
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Latest update: September 22, 2022