An image showing the View from Symonds Yat Rock

Tetbury Ladies learn about 18th century “staycation”

The Tetbury Ladies Luncheon Club enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at the Calcot Manor, followed by a talk — “Down the Wye Without a Paddle” — delivered by a Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guide.

The talk focuses on the 18th century river cruises down the Wye that initiated British tourism. The tours became particularly popular when the first travel book was published detailing the route.