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GOLD+ A Taste of Luxury East Anglia

GOLD+ A Taste of Luxury East Anglia

Rural villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough are a feature of this holiday. We visit historic Colchester, Otley Hall Ipswich.

Holiday Highlights


• Beautiful Otley Hall with Tour and Afternoon Tea

• Cruise along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation

• Mersea Island and West Mersea

• Roman Colchester

• Felixstowe – Traditional Seaside Resort

• Maldon and Blackwater Estuary


We depart and make our way to East
Anglia and arriving late afternoon where we enjoy
4 nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Today we have a drive to the popular
seaside resort of Felixstowe where you can obtain
lunch, explore the town or enjoy a stroll along the
promenade. This afternoon we are at the beautiful
Otley Hall in Ipswich for a guided tour of the
House. Still a family home, the 16th century
moated Hall is set in 10 acres of magnificent
gardens in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. We
enjoy a afternoon cream tea at the “Hall” before
returning to our hotel.


Today we make our way to historic
Colchester for some free time in the oldest town in
England and which boasts a wide “boulevard” as a
main street, with many interesting pedestrian
shopping malls and lanes with specialist shops and
the opportunity to obtain lunch.
At one end of the street is beautiful Castle Park,
complete with one of the largest Norman Keeps
ever constructed, riverside walks and pleasant
gardens. This afternoon we make our way back
with a drive to Mersea Island and West Mersea for
a short break before returning to the hotel.


For our final outing we first visit the
delightful town of Maldon, on the Blackwater
estuary. In bygone times the town was a smugglers
haven and today there is time to explore and
obtain lunch. Later we go to Papermill Lock to
board the “Victoria” canal boat for a delightful
afternoon cruise along the Chelmer and
Blackwater Navigation. Refreshments are available
on board.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
homeward journey.

Your Hotel


The Crowne Plaza Five Lakes Hotel is in open countryside to the north

of Maldon near Colchester. It is a stunning hotel surrounded by over 320

acres of parkland, including two golf courses with the facilities including indoor

swimming pool, sauna, gym and steam room, aerobics studio and a selection

of five bars, lounges and lots of space to relax.


All the bedrooms are en suite, and have television, 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 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
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
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
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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