52 days in England Itinerary

52 days in England Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bakewell
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bath
— 9 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Colombo

7
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and York Minster. Shop till you drop at York Shambles and Stonegate. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Arcade Club (in Bury), Manchester (The City of Manchester Distillery & Manchester Art Gallery) and Durham (Durham Brewery, The Surtees Arms And Yard of Ale Brewery, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, explore the galleries of Pyramid Gallery, do a tasting at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our York online itinerary builder.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to York is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight, subway, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in January, with highs in York at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Manchester, Arcade Club
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 16:
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The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. For shopping fun, head to SpindleCraft or Castlegate House Gallery. High Cup Wines and Courtyard Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Penrith (Appleby Brewery & Red Barn Gallery), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and St Anne's Hospital (in Appleby-in-Westmorland). There's still lots to do: browse for treasures at Yew Tree Barn, view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Watermill Brewing Co, and revel in the low prices at Wax Lyrical Outlet.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside day trip planning tool.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Ambleside

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Penrith, Grange-over-Sands, Keswick, Seascale
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
High Cup Wines ©
High Cup Wines
Viridian Gallery ©
Viridian Gallery

6
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. White Peakhouse Gallery and Chatsworth House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Grindleford Community Shop or The Rutland Antiques Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: GB Fun Casinos (in Stoke-on-Trent), The Gallery (in Leek) and Lymestone Brewery (in Stone). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop, view the masterpieces at The Old Lock Up Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Sandbach Town Hall, and explore the galleries of The Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bakewell road trip planning site.

Getting from Ambleside to Bakewell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bakewell

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

GB Fun Casinos, Derventio Brewery, The Old Lock Up Art Gallery, The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop, Lymestone Brewery
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Wincle Beer Company ©
Wincle Beer Company
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
White Peakhouse Gallery ©
White Peakhouse Gallery

6
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. For shopping fun, head to Alain Rouveure Galleries or Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Richard Hagen. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes), John Noott Galleries (in Broadway) and Cheltenham (The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham Racecourse, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn, learn about winemaking at Underwood Wine Merchants, and browse the exhibits of Montpellier Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip app.

You can drive from Bakewell to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Broadway, Tewkesbury, Warwick
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. For shopping fun, head to Chedworth Farm Shop or Peter Martin Gallery. Fosse Gallery and St Nicholas Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Woodchester Valley Vineyard (in Woodchester), Wotton-under-Edge (Cotswold Edge Golf Club & Fifi's Fancy Furniture) and Shambles Market (in Devizes). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, tee off at Painswick Golf Club, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cirencester trip builder site.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berkeley, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stroud, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

9
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do your shopping at Milsom Street and Rostra Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and The Roman Baths. Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester (Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester Quays, &more), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Hillside Brewery (in Longhope). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Wells Market Place, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ringwood Brewery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Gloucester, Wells, Castle Combe, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 18:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

9
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Shop till you drop at Harrods and Piccadilly Circus. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

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You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 27:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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