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Travel from Heathrow for 6 Days back to Heathrow

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Travel from Heathrow for 6 Days back to Heathrow

My husband and I and two grandchildren (ages 11 and 13) are renting a car at Heathrow and want to see the countryside from a Friday landing at noon to the following Thursday or Friday returning the car to Heathrow and spending 4 days in London. We are planning on trying to see the following things:

Windsor

Oxford

Meal with friends in Gloucester

Stow on Wold area

Some small segment of Wales

Stratford upon Avon

Coventry

Chester

York

Is this doable and if so any other suggestions? We thought about driving (or taking train to Edinburg) but these are the main sights we would like to see. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Travel from Heathrow for 6 Days back to Heathrow

Far, far too much - I was counting the days in my head as I read your list, and your time was up in Wales.

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2. Re: Travel from Heathrow for 6 Days back to Heathrow

I'd think it was doable but rushed as far as Stratford on Avon, returning to London from there. Hertz have a depot at the rail station so you wouldn't have to drive back (not that it's far). There's nothing much in Coventry (dons flame proof suit) and Chester and York are too far.

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3. Re: Travel from Heathrow for 6 Days back to Heathrow

Hello! You say you want to see the countryside, but as well as being far too ambitious for the time you have available, your itinerary also includes a lot of big towns. You will really only see the countryside as you drive from town to town, and if you end up on motorways you won't be going through many scenic bits.

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