Hi, I have work trip to Manchester the first week in July. My wife will come with me and we have scheduled five days before and after to tour England. So our plane arrives and departs from London.
This is my wife's first trip to England and will be my second. We are both very interested in history and my wife is also very interested in literature.
Right now I have us spending the five days after in London. We would tour around London and maybe do a day trip or two. Dover is a possible day trip as we are interested in WWII history.
For the five days before, we were thinking about options. Maybe go directly to Bath or some place in the area. We could see Bath, the Cotswolds (probably via day tour like Mad Max), and Oxford. (Day trip) I was thinking maybe Bath should be our base. Another option might be to stay in the Cotswolds and use this as a base. I was looking at Morton on Marsh since there is train acesss we did not plan to rent a car. Would Bath be the best base or better to stay somewhere out in the Cotswolds? Or even Oxford?
Another option might be to cut the front part short and head up to Manchester early and maybe take a day trip to York?