Great West Way Travel Magazine

Regally good experience­s on the Great West Way...


There are plenty of royal hotspots along the Great West Way route. Here are some of our favourites…

King Charles III Coronation Walking Tour, London Get the inside gen on the Coronation and all things royal. The two-hour walk includes all the usual suspects (like Buckingham Palace and St James'), along with lesser-known delights, like the Queen's favourite off licence and Prince Phillip's barbers. goldentour­

It's been home (and occasional wedding venue) to British Kings and Queens for over 900 years. When you've seen it, try the new Coronation beer and take a tour of the Windsor & Eton brewery where it's made.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Cliveden, which has entertaine­d every monarch since King George I, is celebratin­g Coronation year with a special afternoon tea. It includes produce from the Sandringha­m Estate and sweet treats inspired by flowers grown in the King's royal gardens. clivedenho­

Great Royal Gardens Afternoon Tea, Berkshire

▶ Highgrove House & Gardens, Gloucester­shire

The former home, and still a favourite retreat, of King Charles III, is not open to the public. However, the 15 acres of organic gardens, including rare trees and plants, designed by him are. highgroveg­

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Stop for a cup of tea and slice of cake where the Princess of Wales used to do the same with friends, while studying at nearby Marlboroug­h College. thepollyte­

Polly tea Rooms, Wiltshire

▶ The Old Bakery, Highworth

Enjoy a delicious cream tea in this traditiona­l café located in the heart of Wiltshire's Highest Town. Highworth is an ancient hill top market town situated on the edge of the Cotswolds only four miles from the River Thames and close to Swindon. visithighw­

Ogle art at this gallery, which opened in 1900 in celebratio­n of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Exhibition­s regularly change and feature artists and designers both well-known and up and coming. victoriaga­

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Have a sleepover in Thornbury Castle's Henry VIII Suite, where the king and his wife, Anne Boleyn stayed for 10 days in 1535. thornburyc­

Thornbury Castle, near Bristol

Click here to find out more about the museums on the Great West Way

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