Five-star luxury hotel The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa announced its partnership with England’s new multi-modal touring route, The Great West Way. To enhance the touring route, the Hotel has also partnered with Around & About Bath to create curated experiences that showcase for guests the best of Bath and the surrounding region.
The Great West Way
The Great West Way offers travelers tours through some of England’s most beautiful cities, picturesque countryside, thriving market towns, and chocolate-box villages. It is a delightful way to explore both heritage and contemporary English culture—a true combination of the past and the present.
The touring route follows a 125-mile route through six counties, from London to Bristol, encompassing 500 miles of navigable routes along the Thames, Kennet & Avon Canal, the Great Western Railway, the A4, and numerous walking and bike trails. It can be traveled by road, bicycle, rail, canalboat or on foot, making it the first touring route of its kind.
However it is explored, the Great West Way features: Three UNESCO sites (Avebury and Bath; Kew Gardens; and Stonehenge), Three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the Cotswolds, the Chilterns, and North Wessex Downs), and England’s most iconic attractions, including Bath’s Royal Crescent, Stonehenge, Hampton Court Palace, and Windsor Castle.
The Great West Way was based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England, and provides a way for curious travelers who are searching for the “real England” to explore further and deeper to uncover that essence. Its experiences are not found in any other part of the country, and along the route, travelers are never more than a few minutes away from an extraordinary attraction or an authentic English experience. See more in the hotel’s video of The Great West Way.