Sun 23 August 2020

3 days



The Crawley family have not only captured the hearts of the nation but have become the basis of interest throughout the World with the Downton Abbey series and film. Here we take what may be the last chance to explore this phenomenon as we visit Highclere Castle the base for the series. Also on offer there is a fascinating Egyptian Display of artefacts some relating to Tutankhamen as Highclere is the ancestral home of the Carnarvon family who made the Tombs discovery. We also include visits to Winchester and Stratford on Avon

Our itinerary

Day One
We leave Cumbria and head South making a Coffee stop en route to Stratford on Avon for lunch and a look around the city centre and take in the many sights on offer before we head to our hotel. Dinner is served in the
hotel tonight.

Day Two
A full day tour today as we firstly head to Highclere Castle better known as the setting for Downton Abbey. Here we have ample time to tour the house and see the rooms and furniture used in the series and film. Visit the Eygptian Display and take a stroll the gardens and parkland. There is also a lovely tea shop and often there visiting displays to be seen. We later transfer to Winchester with its Cathedral, Market Cross and quaint High Street, we have to explore before we return to our hotel for Dinner.

Day Three
We begin our journey home making omfort stops en route. For lunch we call at The National Memorial Arboretum for a visit. We arrive back in Cumbria early evening

Our hotel
The Hampshire Court Hotel Basingstoke offers a great location for our tour. The hotel has 90 modern spacious bedrooms and also has the benefit of a Leisure Club which hotel guests can use.

Package includes
2 Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast
Entry to Highclere Castle and Gardens
Visit to Winchester
Visits to Stratford on Avon and the National Memorial Arboretum
Executive coach travel throughout

£225.00 per person based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £48.00

23 August 2020 (3 days)

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