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Derbyshire Stately Homes & Sherwood Forest

Derbyshire Stately Homes & Sherwood Forest

This NEW tour visits the fine Derbyshire homes of Chatsworth House & Hardwick Hall, the historical city of Lincoln and Newark on Trent during market day and explores mythical Sherwood Forest where you can see Britain's biggest oak tree the Major Oak.



• Visit to Bakewell

• Trip to Chatsworth House

• Visit to Newark-onTrent


We depart and make our way to
Retford and our hotel for the next
4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast.

During your stay

• We visit Bakewell where we have
time to look around the town and
enjoy a coffee break, perhaps with
a slice of Bakewell Tart from the
Original Pudding Shop.
• Chatsworth House, home to the
Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Explore over 25 rooms in the house
including the Painted Hall, State
Rooms, and Sculpture Gallery.
• Visit to Newark-on-Trent where it is market day.
• The city of Lincoln with its
magnificent cathedral, and next to
it the Norman Castle. The old town
is a labyrinth of little alleyways and
interesting shops to explore.
• Visit to Sherwood Forest Visitor
Centre. Known throughout the
world as the secret hiding place
of Nottinghamshire’s outlaw hero
Robin Hood, it is also Britain’s
biggest Oak tree the Major Oak!
• Hardwick Hall and Gardens one of
the finest Elizabethan buildings in the country.
*** For August date only we visit Haddon Hall Instead of Hardwick Hall ***


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Best Western Plus West

Retford Hotel is set in attractive

gardens in the market town of

Retford and is formerly an 18th

century manor house that is ideal

for our holiday. All bedrooms are

en suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/

coffee making facilities.


The hotel does not have a lift but ground

floor rooms are available subject

to availability

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Bath Bath
Odd Down Park and Ride Coach Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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