I'd like some advice if I may. We'll be in Oxford for 4 nights in early Oct 08 and will be arriving and leaving by train.
We are very interested in visiting the Cotswolds as well as a day trip to Stratford upon Avon.
I understand that buses run to the Cotwolds and looked up a site mentioned in a previous thread, but that bus company seemed to do "organised" tours and we'd prefer to amble along taking our time.
(a) Do public buses run regularly between Oxford and the Cotswolds, and,
(b) do buses run regularly between either the Cotwolds or Oxford to Blenheim Palace?
(c) I understand that lots of people walk between the villages in the Cotswolds - are these relatively easy walks ?
(d) are there "day rover" or "day ranger" tickets for travelling between these three places ?
Stratford upon Avon
We know that we can get a train from Oxford to Stratford upon Avon, however the train timetables I've seen show that a change is required and that all up it takes about 1 1/2 hours.
(a) is there an easier / faster alternative of getting to Stratford upon Avon from Oxford return?
(b) would hiring a car for the day be a better option?
Thanks for your help in advance.