Will be in UK Dec 18-30. I need to reserve hotels right away, so need to figure out an itinerary. We wish to spend a few days outside of London to see the countryside, perhaps the Cotswolds, Bath. Salisbury or Oxford?
Since things and transport will be closed down right around Christmas, it seems that it would be just as well to leave London then, find a place to stay and use that as a base to drive around the countryside, go to Christmas services, and maybe take some walks. Obviously, we will need to eat. So does anyone have any ideas of where it would be best to be 'stuck' a few days for the holiday? London, a smaller town, out in the countryside?
I think if leaving London for Christmas, the ideal would be to rent a car, stop and tour sites on the way in and out of London and base ourselves somewhere pleasant for the holiday while most things are closed. We have 3 people, budget is flexible, but prefer mid-range to high-end accommodations. Any ideas?