Our Excursions

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146 Excursion(s) found

 

Layer Marney Tower

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Today we drive into Essex  to visit England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse –  Layer Marney Tower.  Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, Lord Marney, the Tower is a statement house, that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the King. The ornate terracotta decorations are of Italian design, the […]

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Simply Oxford

Wednesday 28th August 2019

The ancient and world-famous University City of Oxford stands on three main waterways – the River Cherwell, the Thames, and the Oxford Canal. There will be plenty of time in which to explore the City, perhaps visiting one or more of the beautiful old colleges that make up the University, founded in the 12th century […]

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Frogmore House & The Savill Garden

Thursday 29th August 2019

Frogmore House has been a favourite royal retreat for more than 300 years. Built in the 17th century, it became royal property when it was purchased for George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, in 1792. It is no longer an occupied royal residence, but is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining and is only […]

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Summer in Canterbury

Friday 30th August 2019

Canterbury is a fascinating place to visit. The long cathedral that dominates the city is the Mother Church of Anglicans throughout the world. It dates from Norman times and in the Middle Ages was the destination of countless pilgrims. There will be plenty of time to explore the Cathedral, the narrow streets and modern shopping […]

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Wells

Saturday 31st August 2019

Wells is a pretty and thriving market town nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The name Wells derives from the three wells dedicated to Saint Andrew, one in the market place and two within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral. Wells is the smallest Cathedral city in England. The Mute Swans […]

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Romsey and The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sunday 1st September 2019

We travel to the attractive town of Romsey, described as the ‘jewel in the crown of Hampshire’. There will be time to explore the town, perhaps visiting the Abbey, where Lord Louis Mountbatten is buried or King John’s House, home to Romsey Museum.  There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs in which to find […]

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A Day in Swanage

Monday 2nd September 2019

Swanage is a traditional Victorian seaside town, set at the heart of Purbeck and built around a beautiful bay sheltered from the north by Ballard Down and at the south, Peveril Point. Stroll the restored pier, play in the amusement arcades or take a boat trip to see the coast from the best viewpoint. The […]

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The New Forest and Cream Tea

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Today we shall drive through the New Forest, endeavouring to show you some of the most attractive parts, stopping in the busy town of  Lymington for lunch.  Be sure to leave some room as we shall stop later in the afternoon for a cream tea of scones, jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea […]

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Hughenden Manor

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Hughenden Manor is the former home of Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli and much of the house is decorated as it would have been in his time. During the Second World War the house was  code-named Hillside. It was here that  the Air Ministry analysed aerial photography of Germany and created maps for bombing missions, including […]

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