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Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

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Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Hi all,

I have one day for a side trip from London and am debating between spending it in Bath and taking a tour that includes Stratford Upon Avon, Cotswalds, Oxford, and Warwick castle. For those who have been to all of these places, which would you choose to go to if you had only one day? Thanks for your advice!

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1. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

I think splitting a day so many times would not be a good idea. Do Bath instead. It is worth a whole day.

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2. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

If your choice is between the tour and a day in Bath, I would pick Bath.

The places the tour goes are all wonderful, but that is too much packed in a day. You can easily spend a day in Stratford, Oxford or Warwick, where ther is much to see in addition to the castle. If you add the Cotswalds to these you use only drive through, there would be no time to explore the many beautiful villages.

Bath is wonderful, and there is much to see and do, the Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Jane Austin sites, and just wandering around the town. You could have a very nice day staying in one place instead do hopping on and off a bus all day without really seeing anything.

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3. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Bath.

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4. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Bath. No contest.

(The tour is way too much in one day btw).

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5. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Stratford upon Avon, but not the tour.

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6. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Spend the whole day in Bath - or you could easily pass a whole day in Oxford.

The Cotswold villages, while undoubtedly attractive, are better visited, at leisure, in a car - coaches tend to stay on the main roads with stops at the larger villages - Bourton on the Water; Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh - where there is suitable parking for large vehicles.

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7. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Bath, it is by far the most interesting of these destinations. Even if you spent more time in the other places I would still choose Bath.

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8. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

If you do go to Oxford, which ideally requires a day to itself, you can do half day tours from there to the Cotswolds (but I'd still recommend Bath, a world heritage site and easy to get to independently by train. First Great Western is the operator, Cheap (advance) fares can be bought directly from them).

http://www.cotswold-roaming.co.uk/

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9. Re: Stratford Upon Avon versus Bath- which would u choose?

Bath!! It's beautiful. Loved the Roman Baths. Make sure to go into the restaurant and they will give you a glass of water from the springs. Love Oxford too!

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