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England's Mighty Castles and Stately Homes 2020

England's Mighty Castles and Stately Homes 2020

Door to Door Service

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Door to Door Service

England has some of the world’s best castles and stately homes, none more so than in the South of England. On our new tour we have arranged for you to visit a 13th century Royal Castle, a 16th century French-styled chateau and Highclere Castle, the scene of the multi award-winning Downton Abbey; imposing Arundel Castle with its extensive gardens. We blend these memorable visits with a steam journey on the famous Bluebell Railway as well as Oxford “The city of dreaming spires”.

 

 

Coppid Beach Hotel, Bracknell****

This highly rated Alpine-styled hotel is a little out of the ordinary; spacious but with some quirky touches! It is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Bracknell in Royal Berkshire. All bedrooms have TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, tea/coffee and ironing facilities. 

 

 

Price includes

· Door to door pick up service

· Elite coach travel

· 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

· Entrance to Highclere Castle and Gardens

· Entrance to Arundel Castle and Gardens

· Steam train journey on the Bluebell railway

· Entry to Hever Castle and Gardens

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pick-up from home by one of the vehicles in our Door-to-Door service and this will bring you through to our coach. Once everyone is on board, we'll make our way to Bracknell with suitable comfort breaks during the journey. We'll aim to arrive late afternoon to give you time to unpack and freshen up before dinner.

Day 4

Hever Castle and Bluebell Steam This morning we board the famous Bluebell train at Sheffield Park for the 40-minute nostalgic steam journey through Sussex countryside. Nearby, is Hever Castle & Gardens, one of the best kept examples of a 13th century castle, home to Anne Boleyn, the 2nd wife of Henry Vlll. The castle is full of treasures, and the 125 acres of gardens are amongst the best in the UK with over 4000 plants including the Italian garden, walled rose garden & water features.

Day 2

Arundel Castle
Wevisit Arundel Castle with its historical grandeur dating back to Norman times, finely preserved interiors, fascinating tapestries, antique furniture and many rare paintings. There are extensive gardens, reported to be amongst the best and extensive gardens in the UK. Stop off in Chichester before returning.

Day 3

Waddesdon Manor or Highclere Gardens
We will be visiting either Highclere Gardens or Waddlesdon Manor and Gardens

Day 5

We begin our journey home today.

Coppid Beach Hotel, Bracknell****

This highly rated Alpine-styled hotel is a little out of the ordinary; spacious but with some quirky touches! It is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Bracknell in Royal Berkshire. All bedrooms have TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, tea/coffee and ironing facilities. 

 

 

 

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