We've been to Salisbury and Avebury and Lacock and Castle Combe (loved everything). We'd at first thought to visit Highclere, but I find that the commercialism of the whole thing kind of turns me off. I'm trying to decide what might be a pleasant way to spend 4-5 hours on the transport from ship to Bath hotel. (I can't wait to return to Bath-- loved it!)
We have no interest in shopping and aren't crazy about spending a lot of time in pubs or tea-rooms. We enjoy walking and we enjoy seeing historical sights and beautiful scenery. Also enjoy strolling through interesting towns.
Thanks for suggestions.