If you have read our article on Green Travel along the Great West Way you will know that you can travel along the 500 miles of this incredible touring route by bike, foot, boat, car and public transport, and that there are so many ways to focus on sustainable travel between Bristol and London.

In celebration of the Great West Way’s Green Travel campaign, British Travel Journal readers have the opportunity to experience Green Travel along the Great West Way themselves by entering this fabulous competition. Enter now for your chance to win incredible prizes from Whatley Manor, Savill Garden, Roman Baths and Stonehenge!

First Prize

  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for 2 at Whatley Manor with use of Spa and Flotation Pod Treatment
  • 2 x Admission Tickets into Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park
  • 2 x GWR Standard Class Return Train Tickets

Start your sustainable Great West Way journey by venturing into the beath-taking grounds of Windsor Great Park, where you will enjoy free entry for 2 inside the Savill Gardens. Commissioned by King George V and created by Eric Savill in 1932, Savill Gardens are steeped in royal history and bursting with seasonal displays all year round. Beginning of October sees Autumn Wood alight with a blaze of colour, followed by the arrival of the garden’s National Plant Collection of mahonias in November. Winter welcomes a mass planting of dogwood willows, with the welcome sight of snowdrops, hellebores and the sweet scent of daphnes in the New Year. This 35-acre garden can be enjoyed by everyone!

Savill Garden
Savill Garden. Image credit Doug Harding

Make use of your GWR Standard Class Return train tickets to venture into the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, finishing a long day exploring by settling down at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa. Set in 12 acres of stunning gardens, Whatley Manor welcomes you to relax and recharge this season. Here, you will enjoy dinner in either their Greys Restaurant or Dining Room, a Michelin star restaurant serving a range of incredible plant-based starter and main course dishes. With a strong focus on carbon footprint and sustainability all around, Whatley Manor highlights the benefits of local produce through incredibly tasty and creative meals.

Whatley Manor
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

End a day of discovery by recharging in their Aquarias Spa, exuding a calming and tranquil environment, take relaxation to a whole new level! You will also have a chance to experience their Floatation Pods, set in its own purpose built suite, experience the true floating sensation as you relax amongst Epsom salts mixed with body temperature water, giving you the perfect buoyant environment to allow all your muscles to relax! With the soft sound of music, dimly lit and comfortable atmosphere, its the perfect way to unwind for the evening.

Runner Up Prizes

  •  Family Ticket to the Roman Baths
  •  2 x Admission Tickets to Stonehenge

At the heart of the World Heritage city of Bath is a historical attraction like no other. Once the site of one of the great religious spas of the ancient world, the Roman Baths have been attracting visitors for nearly 2,000 years. Today it is one of the UK’s top attractions – located in the heart of the city of Bath the Roman Baths offer a family day out like no other. Discover how the Romans lived, relaxed, and worked in Britain, meet costumed characters from the past, and be amazed at the incredible complex of ancient baths. Children will love their very own audio guide, and seeing the people of Roman Bath come to life in video installations. A visit will take around two hours and is an unmissable part of any visit to the city.

Family at Roman Baths
Roman Baths

Head to the historic county of Wiltshire as you visit yet another World Heritage Site along the Great West Way. One of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments, Stonehenge provides an incredible journey through time this season. Surrounded by ancient ceremonial and domestic structures, Stonehenge, with its orientation towards the sun, is a remarkable feature and bucket list experience when travelling along the Great West Way. During your visit, be sure to head inside the Visitor Centre, where you can explore museum-quality exhibitions, a 360-degree stone circle experience, and in-depth interpretations of Stonehenge’s significance!


For your chance to win these incredible prizes, click here to enter. Terms and Conditions apply. Competition ends Friday 29th December 2023.

To find out more about how to travel green along the Great West Way this Autumn and Winter season please click here