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Brewing Beer in Burton, Historic Houses Derbyshire

Brewing Beer in Burton, Historic Houses Derbyshire

We are delighted to introduce this NEW holiday which offers an intersting selection of attractions with the highlight being a visit to the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent. We also feature a visit to a National Trust property with a difference.

Holiday Highlights


• National Brewery Centre – Guided Tour

• Kedleston Hall

• Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

• Wirksworth and Matlock

• Calke Abbey

• Melbourne Hall Garden


We depart and make our way to
Derbyshire and our hotel for the next 4 nights
with dinner, bed and breakfast with tea/coffee
and biscuits served on arrival.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we
leave and head south for Burton-on-Trent and
enjoy a ‘Full Flagon Tour’ with our
knowledgeable guide. The tour takes us around
the historic museum as we celebrate the history,
art and fun of brewing through an interactive
experience culminating in a tasting session in
the elegant Brewery Tap bar where you can
sample some of the award-winning ales brewed
on site. A not to be missed attraction.


This morning we make our way north
to the Derwent Valley and Duffield where we join
the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for a ride
through picturesque countryside to Wirksworth.
Re-joining the coach we make our way to
Matlock, a delightful Peak District town where
we have time to obtain lunch before heading to
Kedleston Hall, a 1760’s mansion designed as a
show palace with lavish décor, paintings,
furniture and sculptures.


Our first visit today is to Calke Abbey, in
Derbyshire which is in the care of the National
Trust. Calke has been left in a state of disrepair
and negligence with little restoration and tells
the story of the dramatic decline of a grand
country-house estate with peeling paintwork,
overgrown courtyards and many abandoned
areas vividly portraying a period of the 20th
century when numerous country estates did not
survive. Outside there are beautiful yet faded
walled gardens, orangery and kitchen gardens
to explore. From here we finish the day at nearby
Melbourne Hall Garden – The City of Melbourne
in Australia takes its name from here.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel is just a

short drive from Derby, close to the Peak District

and facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor

swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa

bath and whirlpool. All bedrooms are en suite

with TV, telephone, hairdryer 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 Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
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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