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5 days - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, etc?

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Alton, Illinois
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5 days - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, etc?

We have a 10 day trip scheduled soon. Traveling into London and have a rental car. first night and last 4 nights booked in London. We have 5 nights and days to plan otherwise. We have been to Brighton, but were thinking about Bath, or Bristol, or Cardiff. We also want to see Stonehenge and maybe a castle. We like to stay near shopping and dining in a city center but we can take day trips. We also may spend the first night outside of London in Southampton, Bournemouth, or Winchester. I am really torn on where to make our home base and don't want to move daily.

Also, I am terrified of driving in high places and don't want to cross that Bristol suspension bridge (or anythinng like that) but want to go into Cotswolds... I can't find any info on whether driving is treacherous there.

Barnstaple, United...
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1. Re: 5 days - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, etc?

I would have thought a stop-over in Winchester would be a great idea, it is a lovely town and well worth seeing the cathedral and Round Table. You could then head on to Bristol via Stonehenge:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=winchester&daddr=Stonehenge,+Amesbury+to:bristol&hl=en&sll=51.309665,-1.94139&sspn=0.858457,2.469177&geocode=FTscCwMdQgLs_yljdPmNUgV0SDGh7ahmXYakZw%3BFYLtDAMdWiLk_yFx1I2uJiGawikR9gqFO-ZzSDFx1I2uJiGawg%3BFTEiEQMd-oLY_ylh2LOBZoNxSDEf15pLLrLkjg&oq=stone&mra=ps&t=m&z=9

You can very easily avoid the Clifton Suspension bridge and still visit and enjoy Bristol. I have never crossed the bridge and visit Bristol several times a year! You could then be based on the edge of Bristol to be well placed to visit both Bristol city and Bath.

Be assured there is no 'treacherous' driving in the Cotswolds, either!

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2. Re: 5 days - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, etc?

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Alton, Illinois
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3. Re: 5 days - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, etc?

Ya, I purposefully duplicated the forum to get more responses. Thanks so much for your tips! I am still planning...leaving next week!

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