Dorset and Wonderful Wessex
Mon 05 July 2021
DORSET AND WON DERFUL WESSEX
Discover the beautiful countryside and the quintessential rural charm of Dorset's historic towns, streets and houses. We visit an historic Abbey and Gardens together with Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.
We depart via the motorway network to Lichfield for lunch making a comfort stop en route. We have time to explore this lovely City before we continue South making further comfort stops before arriving at our
hotel located just outside Dorchester for Dinner.
We firstly head to Lyme Regis described as the 'Pearl of Dorset' we discover the Cobb and Harbour. We next have an included visit Forde Abbey once a Cistercian Monastery and now a fascinating example of an historic
house with beautiful gardens to explore. We return to our hotel for Dinner.
We head into Dorchester on the banks of the River Frome where we spend time in this lovely Market town Next we travel to Weymouth with its 17th Century harbour, long beach and Georgian houses we spend time
exploring before enjoying a journey along the coast before returning to our hotel for Dinner.
We visit Sherborne one of England's most beautiful medieval towns with its host of buildings, Abbey, Almshouses and two Castles. After lunch we travel to ancient hill top town of Shaftesbury home to the famous
cobbled street of Gold Hill which featured in the Hovis Advertisements. There are stunnin g views over the countryside made famous by the author Thomas Hardy. We return to our hotel for Dinner
We begin our journey home and call into the Regency town of Cheltenham for lunch. After time to explore we continue our journey home making comfort stops en route arriving home early evening.
The George Albert Hotel is a family owned hotel with spacious accommodation and views over the rolling countryside. There are 39 en suite bedrooms and a lift for convenience.
4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Entry to Forde Abbey and Gardens
Visits to Dorchester and Weymouth
Visits to Sherborne and Shaftesbury
Visits to Lichfield and Cheltenham
Executive coach travel throughout
£ TBC per person based on 2 passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement applies £ TBC
5 July 2021 (5 days)