Brunel in the West

Bath from £395

Brunel was a daring genius of early nineteenth century engineering who left a huge legacy in the West.  His 118-mile broad gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) from London to Bristol with its many viaducts, bridges, tunnels, cuttings, stations and termini, was known in its time as God’s Wonderful Railway (GWR!).  We visit the GWR museum in Swindon, passing his famous Box Tunnel’s western entrance en route.  In Bristol we see the world’s ‘first modern ship’, his enormous iron-hulled, propellor-driven transatlantic liner, the SS Great Britain, built to take GWR passengers  bound for New York onward from Bristol, now beautifully restored and an award-winning attraction ‘floating’ in the dry dock where it was built.  We also walk out onto his Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views over the Avon Gorge, another of his iconic structures.


from Bath – 8 hours

£3951-3 people

£4204-6 people

Please use the web links below to check for the most up-to-date information available for your party’s tour.

Great Western Railway Museum (STEAM)

SS Great Britain

Atlantic and continental weather systems meet over England so the weather can be unpredictable.  You really can experience all four seasons in one day!   We advise you to bring wet weather clothing, and cold weather clothing for the months of October to March.  We keep a set of umbrellas in our vehicle.  Please check the forecast on the Met Office link below shortly before your tour.

Met Office