We (family of 4, including 2 children ages 10 & 13) will be staying in Bath for 1 night in mid-July 2013. We want to soak in the splendor of Bath but also want to visit some quaint villages. What do you think of this itinerary:
*11:00 arrive from London via train
*check in hotel
*spend day/evening touring Bath
*08:00 check out hotel
*rent car, tour Lacock and Castle Combe
*13:00 return car
*14:10 catch National Express coach to Heathrow
*16:50 arrive Heathrow
*19:30 BA flight leaves
1. Do you think that's enough time on Thursday morning to do a quick tour of both Lacock and Castle Combe from Bath? Or should we do the driving tour on the Wednesday when we arrive?
2. Cheaper alternatives to renting car to see Lacock and Castle Combe? I know there is the half-day tour of Stonehenge/Lacock by MadMax, but I don't particularly need to see Stonehenge, which is why I thought renting a car would suit our needs.
3. Is the timing feasible, once we arrive Heathrow? (considering check-in, security, etc.)
4. Where does the coach drop you off? Is it close to Terminal 5, within walking distance?
Thanks in advance for your advice!