American Roots in the Heart of England
Uncover the inspirational landscapes and the stories behind them, that stirred and motivated internationally celebrated poets, painters, and composers. Discover artists revered on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, in this fascinating celebration of American Roots in the Heart of England. Based around Cotswolds, Gloucestershire & Worcestershire.
You’re guaranteed to find inspiration with this multi-experience trip that not only takes you through a cultural, musical and literary encounter, the tour will also take you through the history that made its mark on the landscape you will travel through. You will journey through the rolling countryside of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, beyond the beautiful Malvern Hills and into the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can admire golden-coloured market towns and villages and visit stately houses and gardens.
On this route, you will see significant black-and-white buildings from centuries past and learn about the stories they hide, including the marks that the Civil War left behind. Discover world-famous and iconic brands on this epic trip and be sure of many picture-perfect stops along the way.
There’s sure to be lots of interest for the discerning history and culture buffs on this tour.
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T.S. ELIOT & THE COTSWOLDS: Uncover the story behind Burnt Norton and wander the landscape that inspired 'The Country Walk'. Visit the historic garden with American links and enjoy the charming Cotswolds.
EDWARD ELGAR AND THE MALVERNS: Explore the countryside that inspired Edward Elgar, the English composer - best known for his composition - the Pomp and Circumstance Marches – familiar to millions all over the world.
EDWARD WINSLOW AND THE MAYFLOWER: For those looking to learn more of the story of the Mayflower, the voyage to America and Edward Winslow - our road trip will take you on a voyage of discovery around Worcestershire.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT & BROADWAY: Discover the charming honey-coloured Cotswold village of Broadway, as Sargent did. Here you can learn about his life here and his creative friends who were writers and painters, who were inspired by the landscape.
OPTIONAL DAYS OUT: Plus, optional days out for detours nearby. If you are able to linger longer on your road trip, optional Cotswolds Homes and Gardens for enjoying days trips are included too.