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The Magic of Five Counties & Elizabethan Grandeur

The Magic of Five Counties & Elizabethan Grandeur

This wonderful NEW holiday based in Grantham embraces the counties of Norfolk, Cambridge, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Holiday Highlights

 

• Sandringham House & Gardens

• Burghley House

• Historic Stamford

• Oakham – Rutland County Town

• Melton Mowbray

Monday

We depart and make our way to
Lincolnshire, arriving late afternoon at our hotel
for the next 4 nights with dinner, bed and
breakfast.

Tuesday

After breakfast we visit the old English
town of Melton Mowbray where we have the
morning to explore and maybe enjoy one of the
famous pork pies from ‘Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe’,
as well as the local cheese. This afternoon we
continue to the traditional market town of
Oakham, with its many book and antique shops
together with the towns heritage attractions
including the Butter Cross, 14th century church,
Rutland County Museum and Norman Castle.

Wednesday

This morning we travel to Stamford,
best known for its 17th and 18th century stone
buildings and timber framed houses. It has
become a popular location for many period
dramas such as Pride and Prejudice &
Middlemarch. After lunch we visit Burghley
House, designed by William Cecil, Lord High
Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Home to
generations of the Cecil family, the house with over 100 rooms is set in 18th century parkland
and gardens.

Thursday

A full day excursion to Norfolk and
Royal Sandringham, much loved country retreat
for Her Majesty the Queen and has been the
private home to four generations of British
Monarchs. Set in an 8000 acre estate the house
was built in 1870 for King Edward VII and many
of the rooms, which are still regularly used by the
current Royal Family, are open to the public.

Friday

After breakfast we depart and head for
home.

Your Hotel

 

The Olde Barn Hotel Grantham is a delightful

tranquil retreat set in the beautiful Lincolnshire

countryside near the village of Marston and

facilities include a health club with pool, sauna

and Spa. All bedrooms are en suite with TV,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities.

The hotel has a lift to most rooms

 

 

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

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

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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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