|Subject: Re: New Member in Australia wants tips on UK|
There are some wonderful places near Bath - Castle Combe, Lacock (both National Trust villages, I believe) and the standing stones at Avebury,
This site suggests an itinerary: http://www.bath-bristol.co.uk/Web/54bath.htm
In Bath, we stayed at the Kennard which was pricier than we liked but very nice. The location was great, just across the bridge (Pulteney?) from the Roman baths.
This site has an accommodation search engine: http://www.visitbath.co.uk/
Enroute to the Cotswolds, Cirencester has an interesting museum with Roman antiquities (I have a lovely hot mat with a mosaic I bought there!)
I particularly like the northern Cotswolds which is a little less touristy but very appealing. You could include Snowshill (interesting old home - National Trust), Stanway (Jacobean house). A water garden has been restored at Stanway since I visited it.
The official tourist site (BTA - British Tourist Authority) is: http://www.visitbritain.com/
For another itinerary, see http://www.goodguides.co.uk/itineraries/Cotswolds/Tour1.asp
If you have specific questions, we have British members as well as others who have enjoyed recent trips to the area.
Frances Toronto, Canada