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Longleat, Stourhead, The Courts, Corsham Court, Bowood, etc - 4430/8191
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 14th October 2007
Longleat by public transport ... as far as I can see, the recommendation is a taxi from Westbury or Warminster .... or is there a bu service?
Stourhead by pubklic transport ... bus from Bath on Saturday ONLY (route 80?), Otherwise Bruton or Tisbury and a taxi?
The Course, Holt ... 237 bus from Melksham or Trowbridge, roughly every 2 hours.
Corsham Court ... 231 or X32 from Chippenham or Bath
Bowood ... 33 / X33 from Chippenham. Does the 55 go close?
<b>Can anyone confirm the above / add comments?</b>
Re: Longleat, Stourhead, The Courts, Corsham Court, Bowood, etc - 4430/8217
Written by WyvusArconius on Monday, 15th October 2007
Regards to Bowood... the 55 services stop on the main road at derry hill. it is about a minutes walk from there to the gate into bowood (though I would not fancy the walk down that long drive!) I'm not too sure about the others.
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