Rock Weekend: Wales and the West

Wales and the West

West London has a wealth of options for some time rockin’ outside the capital. 

Take the road less travelled, via areas well known to The Who and Led Zep. Choices this morning include: Marc Bolan’s death tree and shrine; site of Marshall Amps birthplace; various Yardbirds places; homes of Mitch Mitchell, Dusty Springfield, Rick Wakeman, Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie, Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott; Led Zeppelin’s rehearsal rooms; Deep Purple’s communal house, favourite pub and rehearsal studio;  Punk sites including the Nashville and various Sex Pistols/Clash sites are also possible depending on our route out of London.

Alternatively do a bit of Beatles at Chiswick House. Later, the charming ‘regatta’ village of Henley On Thames where George Harrison settled in his estate Friar Park. Dusty Springfield lived and passed away in this charming village, her memorial is in nearby St Mary’s churchyard. There is often an annual festival here in her honour. This is a lovely area to spend a few afternoon hours along the riverside.

Later, make the way past Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios (not opened to the public) to our overnight base in/near the Georgian city of Bath. Staying overnight, miss the mad throng of daytrippers!

 

Day 2 – Across the bridge into South Wales today, visiting Raglan Castle, as seen in Robert Plant’s dream segment in ‘The Song Remains the Same’ film. Also in this area, though at present not opened to the public, is the legendary recording studios of Rockfield. This area of Monmouthshire, Wales is full of charming market towns. Return to London by early evening.

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR PRIVATE DEPARTURES

The multi day tour package would basically be your flat daily hire of vehicle/driver/guide + your accommodation + driver/guide accommodation with meal package. That is the basic core, then you have the option to add in entrance fees (or pay directly as you go) and meals (or again, pay directly as you go.) You could do anything from a small b&b or a luxury castle or any level of accommodation in between – or a combination there of. Your choice. It is a custom tour package designed just for you.

 

Private tours are the date/time of your choice, provided we have a vehicle and driver/guide available. A private tour is just yourselves with the personal services of driver/guide. It is a flat rate for the hire of vehicle/driver/guide.

 

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