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English Houses Tour

Country House Car Tours from Bath

Bath is surrounded by stunning country houses and stately homes. Take a private car tour through the stunning West Country scenery to visit them.

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Dunster castle
Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset
Kingston lacy.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Montacute house.
Montacute House, South Somerset

A country house tour from Bath that will let you absorb the majesty of grand country houses, and walk in the footsteps of movies and TV shows.

From the medieval period onwards there’s a wealth of country houses near Bath that are open to visit. With so many to choose from get in touch and Mike will suggest be able to suggest the perfect private car tour itinerary for your interests and trip duration. Here are some of Mike’s favourite country houses.

Located in Wiltshire, close to Bath, Longleat is one of most famous country houses in England. The stunning house, built in the 16th century, offers a tour through a broad swathe of its rooms. Outside the house the gardens are thoughtfully landscaped, with a renowned hedge maze. There’s even a safari park! Longleat can easily be combined with a private Salisbury and Stonehenge Tour.

Barrington Court in Somerset is a fine Tudor manor house. Restored in the 1920s you can freely explore the house. The surrounding gardens are full of vibrant colours and ornaments. Barrington Court could form part of a private car tour to Glastonbury or Wells.

The towering walls of Montacute House, from the Elizabethan period, are sure to impress. Take in the Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Montacute house is set within striking gardens and parkland. A trip there would complete a day tour to Glastonbury from Bath.

This is just a few of the many Country houses a short trip from Bath. Others include:

  • Stourhead, with its stunning gardens
  • Cothay Manor
  • Kingston Lacy
  • Killerton
  • Athelhampton House
  • Dunster Castle
  • and many, many more

With so many country houses to choose from and countless other famous tourist attractions like Stonehenge, Salisbury and the Cotswolds a short car trip from Bath it can be hard to choose. Let Mike know what your interests are and how much time you have and he’ll be able to tailor make the perfect private car tour from Bath for you.

Private car tours include Mike driving and hosting you. You can tour the attractions on your own, or Mike will be happy to accompany you if you would like assistance.

Prices for the car tours are per car not per person. Meals, admissions and other extras not included. Tour prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Tours may be subject to change due to unforeseen closures, weather, or other local conditions. We will always endeavour to offer an alternative.

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  • Half Day Tour


    A half day private car tour from Bath to visit a country house would take approximately 4 hours

  • Full Day Tour


    Take a full day, 8 hours, private car tour from Bath to take in multiple attractions

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Your Questions Answered

  • Mike will: • Tell you about English history • Fill you in on life in Great Britain • Outline the background to the places you visit • Recommend great places for lunch or cream tea • Drop you off right outside the places you visit • Wait for you, or accompany you should you prefer • Advise you on ideas for the rest of your holiday • Open doors or hold an umbrella and all the usual courtesies • Support you if you have mobility problems.

  • After we agree the basic details, length and price of your selected tour, I will put your chosen date in my diary. Of course this can be changed if necessary, subject to availability. At that point I ask for a 10% deposit to secure the date, payable by PayPal using a credit card or your balance.

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