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Experience English History on Tour

Our UK bike tours give you the opportunity to visit the sights of England and engage in its immense history

At Active England, we have designed tours that will let you experience this country’s history firsthand.

BATH

WHERE ROME REMAINS

The clue is in the name: Bath is most famous for its hot baths, which have been attracting visitors for nearly two millennia. What we know as the Roman Baths are actually an amalgam of designs from throughout the centuries. Although founded by the Romans, subsequent development and extensions mean the original part of the bath is now below street level, including the Bath House, Temple and Sacred Spring. This thermal spa has been relaxing and rejuvenating tourists ever since.

Visit Bath with Active England tours.

THE GENIUS OF THE GEORGIANS

When visiting Bath you cannot help but be impressed by its awe-inspiring Georgian architecture, with much of the city built during the reigns of the ‘Georgian’ Kings 200 years ago. During the 18th century, Bath became popular with the landed gentry, leading to architect John Wood designing the striking curved terraced houses that have become synonymous with the city. The most famous of these is the Royal Crescent and the Circus. Their classic design has withstood the test of time and added to Bath’s rich heritage and cultural splendour.

Find out more about Bath and an Active England tour that will take you there.

STONEHENGE

CIRCLES IN TIME

According to the best estimates of experts, construction of Stonehenge started around 3100 BC. The circle of standing stones or menhirs is made from three distinct phases of construction over a 300 year period. The complete henge consists of 82 enormous Bluestones, although today some now consist of barely visible stumps.

The greatest mystery of all is its purpose. From astronomy to human sacrifice, no single theory has yet gained universal acceptance.

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

SEAT OF LEARNING

Oxford University is not only one of the most famous educational institutions in the world, but also one of the oldest – tracing its origins to 1096. It is a collegiate university made up of 38 colleges and private halls and is home to around 15,000 students. Many of the world’s most famous minds have passed through Oxford, including 26 British Prime Ministers. It has survived riots, reformation and reform; its history is as inspirational as the list of scholars it has produced.

Discover more of what a visit to Oxford has to offer. Our Active England tours offer a unique blend of culture, heritage and glorious cycle routes.

WINDSOR

HOME TO THE ROYALS

Windsor is a historical town best known for its close relationship with royalty, dating back nearly 1000 years. Windsor is the site of the world’s largest and oldest inhabited castle, which was constructed in 1066 after William the Conqueror invaded England.

Windsor Castle spans a massive 48 acres and has been transformed from a strategic fort into the grand home fit for the Queen. A tour of the castle will give you a close-up view of what a royal home looks like and the chance to hear stories about what took place behind the closed doors. Close by is also Henry VIII’s burial site where you can witness his ornate tomb inside St. Georges Chapel.

Windsor offers much more than just Windsor Castle. Cycling around the town you get to take in the architecture which spans hundreds of years as well as a visit to Windsor Great Park. The park which spans 4,800 acres truly is great in both size and what it has to offer in natural scenery. As a royal hunting ground since the 1300’s, it is the perfect example of an ancient English woodland.

Cotswolds Towns & Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Towns & Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

Devon & Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Guided

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Devon & Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Guided

New Forest & Dorset Cycling – 6 Day Guided

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New Forest & Dorset Cycling – 6 Day Guided

Kent Cycling – 6 Day Guided

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Kent Cycling – 6 Day Guided

Classic Cotswolds Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Classic Cotswolds Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Towns & Villages Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

Conquer the Cotswolds – Self-Guided Cycling Weekend

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Conquer the Cotswolds – Self-Guided Cycling Weekend

Classic Cotswolds Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Classic Cotswolds Walking – 6 Day Guided

Cotswolds Towns & Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Towns & Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

Devon & Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Devon & Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

New Forest & Dorset Walking – 6 Day Guided

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New Forest & Dorset Walking – 6 Day Guided

Kent Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Kent Walking – 6 Day Guided

Cotswolds Way Walking – 11 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Way Walking – 11 Day Guided

Ridgeway Walking – 7 Day Guided

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Ridgeway Walking – 7 Day Guided

Classic Cotswolds Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Classic Cotswolds Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cotswold Towns & Villages Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Short Walks – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Short Walks – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Way Walking – 11 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Way Walking – 11 Day Self-Guided

Ridgeway Walking – 7 Day Self-Guided

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Ridgeway Walking – 7 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Multi Activity Adventure Long Weekend

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Cotswolds Multi Activity Adventure Long Weekend

Cotswolds Multi Activity – 4 Day Adventure Holiday

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Cotswolds Multi Activity – 4 Day Adventure Holiday

Cotswolds Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

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Cotswolds Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

Cornwall Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

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Cornwall Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

Cornwall Multi Activity – Adventure 4 Day Weekend

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Cornwall Multi Activity – Adventure 4 Day Weekend

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