Great West Way

Welcome To England’s Great West Way®

The Great West Way links London and Bristol. It follows a 125-mile route based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England. The Great West Way is for curious travelers searching for the real England. Those who want to explore further, delve deeper and uncover the essence of England. Along the Way, everyday England rubs shoulders with world-famous heritage. You’re never more than 10 minutes away from a point of interest.

Tour Details

Self-Drive Tours


Customize your self-drive tour to include all of the sights you want to see! Drive yourself from town to town making stops at your leisure to take in the full English culture. Follow one of our suggested itineraries to make the most of your vacation!

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Customize your own Great WEst Way


Travel through the land of kings and queens. While planning your Great West Way vacation to England, Tenon Tours is here to help you navigate which touring style is best for what you’re looking for, when you want to travel and the budget you have to spend. You have the option to customize your England tour package so that you get your trip, your way.

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Chauffeur Tours


Sit back and let us take care of everything. With a custom chauffeur tour you receive a daily itinerary, hotel accommodations, a professional driver with transportation and more!

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SS Great Britain

The Great West Way makes it easy for visitors to get to know England. Follow the paths taken by generations of travelers and discover an essential strand of England. Based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England, the Great West Way winds its way through lush green landscapes filled with the world-famous and the yet-to-be-discovered. Touch Royal Windsor, Roman Bath and timeless Stonehenge, immerse yourself in English village life and Bristol’s city energy.

Concentrated
On the Great West Way, travelers are never more than a few minutes away from an extraordinary attraction or an authentic English experience.

Choice
The Great West Way offers an extraordinary variety of English experiences. It reveals the contemporary and the historic, the cities and the countryside. It can be explored by train, by car or by coach, by boat, on foot or by bike.

Connected
The Great West Way is easy to join and easy to follow. It passes by both Heathrow and Bristol airports. It’s accessible for visitors traveling from the Channel ports, or visitors already based in London.

Windsor Castle

Enrichment
The Great West Way is the best way to explore and get to know the English way of life.

Exploration
Every twist and turn in the Great West Way brings the satisfaction of discovering a new chapter in England’s story.

Empathy
To follow the Great West Way is to understand the essence of a nation and become an England Insider.

 


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Stonehenge


Windsor Castle


Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the ss Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage. Each kitchen and cabin, dining room and doctor’s surgery emanates authentic sounds and smells which bring the ship and its history to life. So much more than a dusty old museum, this is a living and breathing, atmospheric experience.

Stonehenge


Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

Roman Baths


Roman Baths


Constructed in around 70AD as a grand bathing and socializing complex, the Roman Baths is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, where 1,170,000 liters of steaming spring water, reaching 46°C, still fills the bathing site every single day. The Roman Baths is the site of extensive ruins and an interactive museum filled with many treasures and visual snippets that transport you back to Roman times and the lives of the Aquae Sulis people. Walk on ancient pavements as the Romans did 2,000 years ago, and explore ancient chambers historically housing changing rooms and tepid plunge pools.

SS Great Britain


Step on board the most extraordinary time-machine. Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner, Bristol’s no.1 attraction and one of the UK’s top ten museums. Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the ss Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage. Each kitchen and cabin, dining room and doctor’s surgery emanates authentic sounds and smells which bring the ship and its history to life. So much more than a dusty old museum, this is a living and breathing, atmospheric experience.

The London Eye

Bristol Wall Art


Scour the streets of Bristol and you’ll struggle not to find a cutting-edge piece of graffiti art decorating the city’s walls. Along narrow alleys, down side-streets and through under-passages, across building walls and boldly displayed on bridges, a piece of graffiti art soon jumps out depicting wry humor and subversive displays of pop-culture. Bristol is also where Banksy hails from; the elusive graffiti artist extraordinaire has an enormous collection of artistic works featured on streets, walls and bridges all over the world, and has inspired a new generation to take to the streets to create innovative and dynamic art.

The London Eye


Originally built for the millennium celebrations in the year 2000, the London Eye is now a permanent fixture on the London skyline. The most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, the London Eye hosts over 3.5 million visitors every year.

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