Take a Trip To Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath are only a short drive from the British capital and could be a perfect family getaway for a fun, culturally-filled and entertaining weekend.
Windsor Castle: the Longest-Occupied Palace in the World
West to the city, and a 50-minute drive, lays the beautiful Windsor Castle. Home to the Royal Family for over one thousand years, the Castle exudes history and elegance. Open daily from 9:30 to 17:30 from March to October and 9:45 to 16:15 from November to February and admission tickets ranging from £11.70 to £20, the Castle hosts exhibitions, Queen Mary’s Dollhouse, the State Apartments, the Semi-State Rooms, St. George’s Chapel, and many other things. A full comprehensive visit can last up to three hours.
The Castle is easily reachable by train departing from London Waterloo or London Paddington, as well as by coach departing from the Victoria Coach Station in London. For families visiting with children, there is a wide selection of activities that children can take part in so the visit is not exhausting for them.
Stonehenge: the Mysterious Engineering Masterpiece
Whether you visit Stonehenge another day, or go straight after visiting Windsor Castle, this site cannot be overlooked. Located near Salisbury, the formation of the 4500-year old ancient stones continues being a mystery today. The iconic symbol of Britain is only 1 hour and 17 minutes from Windsor Castle, or 1 hour and 50 minutes from London. It is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm and admission entry costs £9.30 for children and £15.50 for adults.
Stonehenge is a unique stone circle which is a masterpiece of engineering. Besides the Stone Circle, you can visit the Neolithic Houses, the Vision Centre which takes you ‘inside the stones’, the Stonehenge exhibition and the Ancient Landscapes. A train from London to Salisbury is easy to catch, and the Stonehenge Tour bus will take you to the site.
Bath: The Only Natural Hot Spa in the UK
Another 50-minute drive west from Stonehenge, or a 2 and a half hour drive from London, you will find the Georgian city of Bath. In fact, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which only speaks volumes of the beauty the city entails. It is also the only place in the United Kingdom where you visit a naturally hot spa and the original Roman Baths. From its Georgian architecture to its remarkable festivals, nightlife, shopping and more, the city is sure to delight you in many ways.
Bath has a lot of things on offer, such as the Roman Baths, the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa, the Sally Lunn bun for a tasty treat, the Bath Skyline, the Jane Austen Center and many things more. Whether you squeeze it into your day-trip getaway with the above-mentioned attractions or make a full weekend of it is up to you; either way, you are sure to enjoy it.