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Eastbourne 'The Bluebell Railway' The Queens Hotel

Eastbourne 'The Bluebell Railway' The Queens Hotel

History, antiques and a journey on a steam train together with leisure time in Eastbourne makes for a wonderful holiday of contrasts.

Holiday Highlights


• Train ride on the Bluebell Express

• Entrance to Sheffield Park Gardens originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown

• Entrance to romantic Hever Castle

• Explore the 125 acres of spectacular gardens at the castle

• A day at leisure in Eastbourne

• Royal Tunbridge Wells

• Free time to walk around the stylish spa town

Day One

A leisurely drive across southern England to arrive in Eastbourne where we spend the next 6 nights with dinner bed and breakfast. Time to settle in before dinner.

During your stay

• Travel along the coast to Brighton famous for its Regency Palace and labyrinth of antiques shops in the lanes.
• Afternoon visit to Lewes, dominated by its Norman Castle.
• Day at leisure to enjoy Eastbourne.
• Scenic drive through the Sussex countryside to the stylish spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
• Visit inc. entrance to romantic Hever Castle.
• Battle Abbey and Rye, a lovely town which was one of the original Cinque Ports.
• A wonderful journey on board the Bluebell Railway for a steam journey as far as Sheffield Park and the magnificent Capability Brown landscaped gardens, originally laid out in the 18th century.
Royal Tunbrudge Wells with time to explore.

DAy Seven

After breakfast we depart for home.

The Queens Hotel


The Queens Hotel is located in Eastbourne’s most central and lively location directly overlooking the pier. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
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
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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