Bluebell Rail and Castle Trail
Mon 16 August 2021
BLUEBELL RAIL and CASTLE TRAIL
This Castle and Garden Trail tour has visits to three entirely different properties from a regal 700 year old castle to another on the coast of the south downs and finally a 16th Century French Chateau type. Also on our journey through the Sussex countryside we are able to experience a different angle with an included Steam Train ride on the Bluebell railway.
We begin our journey south with coffee stop at Barton Grange before we take lunch at The National Memorial Arboretum with time to look around. We continue onto our hotel making a further comfort stop and arriving
late afternoon. Dinner is served in the hotel.
We head across the south downs to arrive at Arundel Castle which dates back to Norman times here we see the fine tapestries and antique furniture together with rare painting in the Castle and have time to explore the Gardens. In the afternoon we journey to the ancient City of Chichester with free time. We return to our hotel for Dinner
We head to the University City of Oxford where we spend some time exploring the dreaming spires and maybe identifying some TV and Film locations. Next we visit Waddesdon Manor a 16th Century French Renaissance style Chateau with more fine furniture and art. Also we can look around the flamboyant gardens with its ornate fountains and statuary. We take Dinner in the hotel.
Today we board the famous Bluebell Railway for a journey through the Sussex countryside. We then visit Hever Castle and Gardens. The Castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn second wife of Henry V111. The 25
acres of gardens boast over 4000 plants and are considered some the best in the united Kingdom We return to the hotel for Dinner.
We begin our journey home with an early lunch stop in Stratford on Avon with free time to explore. We continue our journey back to Cumbria with comfort stops en route arriving home early evening.
Is the highly rated Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell which has Alpine styling the hotel has 205 bedrooms and has a good reputation for its food and services.
4 Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Coppid Beech Hotel
Welcome Tea/Coffee and Biscuits
Entry to Arundel Castle and Gardens
Entry to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens
Entry to Hever Castle and Gardens
Steam Train ride on Bluebell Railway
Visit to National Memorial Arboretum
Visit to Stratford on Avon
Executive coach travel throughout
£ TBC per person based on 2 passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement applies
16 August 2021 (5 days)