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Weekend getaways to the South West

Best of both worlds: city to seaside

What could be more impressive than a break that begins with a stay in a UNESCO World heritage spa city and ends with the picture postcard scenery of Cornwall? And along the way you’ll be enjoying the cosy comfort of your own boat to sleep on.

This is a unique tour where you can shop until you drop, uncover cultural gems but also relax and unwind with some unique accommodation by the seaside.

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Bath

This trip begins with a visit to a spa in the historic city of Bath, and a stay on board ‘Narrow Escape’, a narrowboat moored on the beautiful River Avon.

Her mooring is next to the popular wild swimming spot of Claverton Weir, making it the perfect place to cool down, after a busy day exploring the city’s Georgian architecture.

Rent a boat in Bath

Bristol

Next catch a train to Bristol, and seek out the city’s underground art scene, where masterpieces by local artist ‘Banksy’ sit alongside work made on the day of your visit. The dutch barge ‘Kyle Blue’ is moored in the centre of the city, and can accommodate ten adults and ten children.

Wapping Wharf is home to a vibrant independent shopping district, alongside a growing restaurant and bar culture. A short walk from this barge is Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the historic steamship whose construction changed boat building forever.

Stay on this boat

Falmouth

Finally escape the city, and head for the beach in sunny Cornwall. The classic motor boat 'Wando Lady' is 15 minutes from the seaside town of Falmouth, with its sandy beach and wide variety of restaurants. The Fal Estuary is an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

The top floors of the the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, an outpost of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, offers panoramic views of the rugged coastline. A picturesque place to explore at the end of this cultured adventure. 

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