East Anglia and Constable Country
Mon 22 June 2020
EAST ANGLIA AND CONSTABLE COUNTRY
Recorded in the Domesday book the county of Suffolk is quintessential England and is described as one of the oldest counties in the country. With entire villages preserved in time the historical importance of the county is there for all to see. With a heritage coastline and stunning countryside we follow in the footsteps of famous artists and composers.
We leave Cumbria travelling to Richmond for a coffee stop before having lunch in Newark. We continue our journey into East Anglia with a further comfort stop before we arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.
Passing patchwork fields and woodlands we arrive at Dedham where John Constable went to school, nearby is Bridge Cottage with its exhibition of the life and works of the 17th century painter. The sunshine coast now beckons as we head to Clacton on Sea where the second longest pier fronts the beach and town together with Walton on the Naze we return to our hotel late afternoon where Dinner is served..
Our first stop today is Sudbury the home of Robert Gainsborough one of England's finest artists. We continue on to Lavenham one of the UK's best preserved timber villages. We move onto Bury St Edmunds for some free time where you can discover the ancient Abbey and gardens dating back to the Magna Carta or pop into the Angel Hotel from Dickens 'Mrs Pickwick' fame. We return to the hotel in time for Dinner.
15 miles away from our base is the time capsule of Aldeburgh home to the Composer Benjamin Britten where little has changed in the pastel coloured 19th century village. Our afternoon is spent at the 500 year
old Grade 1 listed Helmingham Hall with its deep moat, extensive gardens and Deer park. .Dinner is served in the hotel.
We return home to Cumbria making coffee stop en route before calling into Lincoln for a late lunch and part of the afternoon free to explore the historic city. We arrive home late afternoon.
The Ipswich Hotel, Ipswich is located on the outskirts of the town in quiet countryside. The hotel has 83 bedrooms with the restaurant overlooking the grounds and a cosy wood panelled bar..
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Welcome tea/ coffee and biscuits on arrival
Entry to Helmingham Hall and Gardens
2 nights entertainment in the hotel
Visits to Lincoln. Newark and Richmond
Executive Coach Travel throughout
£ ?? based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £ ??
22 June 2020 (5 days)