DOWNTON ABBEY and WINCHESTER
Sun 01 August 2021
DOWNTOWN ABBEY and WINCHESTER
The Crawley family have not only captured the hearts of the nation but have become the basis of interest throughout the World with the Downtown 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
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
A full day tour today as we firstly head to Winchester for a morning visit with its Cathedral, Market Cross and quaint High Street, we have time to explore before late morning we arrive at Highclere Castle better known as the setting for Downtown 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 return to our hotel for Dinner.
We begin our journey home making comfort stops en route. We call at The National Memorial Arboretum for a lunch visit. We arrive back in Cumbria early evening
The Crowne Plaza Basingstoke offers a great location in the old village of Basing offering an ideal setting for our tour.. The hotel is comfortable and is of a high standard.
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
£ TBC per person based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single suppletment £ TBC
1 August 2021 (3 days)