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GOLD Gems of the English Shires

GOLD Gems of the English Shires

Gems of the English Shires. Staying in Rockingham Northamptonshire. We visit Historic Stamford, Burghley House, Oakham and Bardnsdale Gardens, Foxton Lock and Boughton House.




Burghley House

Oakham and Barnsdale Gardens

Historic Stamford

Foxton Locks

Boughton House – as seen in

‘Les Miserables’

4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast

Home Link included


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


Today we head for historic Stamford
where you can explore the town and later we
visit Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV
viewers as home of the late Geoff Hamilton, and
Gardeners World.


This morning we head for the
little village of Foxton where we board
‘Vagabond’, an elegant vintage motor launch,
for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the
Foxton flight of 10 locks, and gently passing
through peaceful countryside. At Foxton there is
a canal side pub where refreshments are
available. In the afternoon we have a treat in
store as we visit Boughton House, one of the
great treasure houses of Europe where in 2012
the house hosted the cast and crew of Oscar
winning film ‘Les Miserables’ and was featured
in several scenes.


We drive to Burghley House where
we have a guided tour of this house of real
treasures dating back to the time of Queen
Elizabeth I and the tour offers a great insight
into life in a stately home over the centuries.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Rockingham Forest Hotel


The Rockingham Forest Hotel is pleasantly

situated just outside the pretty

Northamptonshire village of Rockingham,

just a short distance from ancient

Rockingham Castle.


All bedrooms are en suite, and have satellite

TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee

making facilities. The hotel does not have a

lift as all bedrooms are ground and first floor


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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