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There is a wealth of things to do on our doorstep. So if, when you've enjoyed the sanctuary of our spa, the luxury of your room, and the ambience of our hotel's relaxation areas, you decide that you want to stretch your legs and explore the wider countryside, here is a round-up of the best days out in the area.
Home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and of the well-loved television show Downton Abbey, this beautiful house is a very popular destination. The history of its ancestors can be traced back to an Iron Age Hill Fort that dominates the southern landscape at Highclere. With wonderful gardens landscaped by Capability Brown as well as the castle to explore, this really is worth a day out. Please check the website for ticket information.
Visit www.highclerecastle.co.uk for more information.
This World Heritage Site is home to the Duke of Marlborough and his family. With more than 300 years of history to discover and as the birthplace of Winston Churchill, you can take tours of the palace as well as the beautiful gardens as landscaped by Capability Brown. Please check the website for ticket information.
Visit www.blenheimpalace.com for more information.
One of the wonders of the United Kingdom, Stonehenge was constructed in three phases and it has been estimated that these three phases of the construction needed more than 30 million hours of labour. The stone it is made from includes Welsh sandstone and experts are still undecided on the reason it was built - was it for human sacrifice or astronomy for example? Please check the website for ticket information.
Visit www.stonehenge.co.uk for more information
This wonderfully picturesque region is defined by its rolling hills or 'wolds' as well as the beautiful villages that pock the landscape. Spanning five counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, there are breathtaking landscapes and historic trails to behold.
Visit www.cotswolds.com for more information.
Over 100 years old, stylish Newbury Racecourse combines a mixture of English heritage and the modern. Offering 30 fantastic racedays and evenings, plus a host of extra entertainment, cafes and restaurants, it is an exciting day out! Make the most of it with our Let's Go Racing package.
Visit www.newburyracecourse.co.uk for more information
Penguins, endangered Tigers, Zebras and Giraffes, not to mention Red Pandas, Owls, Hippos and Gila Monsters are just some of the exotic wonders of the world you can see at Marwell Zoo. Set in the heart of the Hampshire countryside near to Winchester, the heritage of the site dates back to 950AD and so, as well as the animals, there is a lot of architectural history to take in. Please check the website for ticket information.
Visit www.marwell.org.uk for more information.
With a mill on-site since at least 903 AD, this site has over 1000 years of history and is in an area of conservation. The entire production of Bombay Sapphire Gin takes place here in the sleepy North Hampshire village of Whitchurch. The entire site is self-sufficient, using energy from the River Test, the purest chalk-stream in the UK, which runs through the grounds. The building itself is a marvel to see - part Victorian, part new-age - with an ineractive and eye-opening tour. Not only this but you can try the botanicals which make up the gin - and the gin itself! Please check the website for ticket information.
Visit www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com for more information.