Hello! I will be in London May 14-19 and wanted to take a day trip out of the city, preferably one where I could visit an awesome castle. I REALLY wanted to do Highclere castle as I'm a Downton Abbey fan but it appears to be booked completely. I'd like to see one with a lot of history (I mean, this should be easy haha) and some antique furniture inside. Does anyone here have any recommendations on the coolest castles to see?
Also, I had wanted to do a trip out to Bath as well. Would it be possible to do both of these things in one day if I get started very early? And are there any castles close enough to Bath to even make this possible?
Thanks for any help.