Woburn Safari Park, Woburn Abbey and Wrest Park Gardens
Fri 10 August 2018
A tour of contrasts where a village in Bedfordshire has become famous for two different areas. Here we find a Safari Park and a magnificent former Monastery now a Stately Home. This together with another palatial residence makes this a fascinating and unusual tour.
A morning departure from Cumbria sees us heading South with comfort stops en route as we head to Newark for a lunch stop. Our journey continues on to Hatfield and our hotel The Mercure Hatfield Oak. Dinner is served in the hotel tonight.
After breakfast we have full day tour calling firstly at the famous Woburn Safari Park with entry for the drive through experience. We then call at Woburn Village to look around before an included visit to Woburn Abbey and Gardens originally a monastery, Woburn Abbey was given by Edward VI to the Russell family in 1547. Today the Duke and Duchess of Bedford are making their own impressions on this ancestral home.
Following breakfast we head for the magnificent Wrest Park an exceptional rarity – a magnificent house of the 1830s set in an outstanding restored garden landscape originating in the 17th century. The house itself is remarkable, a near unique example of 19th-century English architecture following the style of an 18th-century French chateau. Its grounds are a glorious amalgam of three centuries of English garden design, and contain one of the few remaining formal gardens of the early 18th century. See the house and its fine furniture, look over the sculptures and paintings, walk in the gardens and parterres. Visit the woodlands and parkland or enjoy something to eat or drink.
Following breakfast we depart our hosts and begin our journey North with comfort stops en route we call at Lichfield for lunch. We arrive back in Cumbria early evening.
The Mercure Hatfield Oak hotel is a three star modern hotel, all rooms have Flatscreen TV with Freeview Channels - FREE WiFi - Hairdryer - Direct Dial Telephone - Complimentary Tea & Coffee making facilities. The hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome an is an ideal base for our tour.
3 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Entry to Woburn Safari Park
Entry to Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Visit to Wrest Park House and Gardens
Other visits as detailed
Luxury Executive Coach travel throughout
Price £319.00 based on two passengers sharing a double or twin bedrooms
Single supplement £70.00
Date 19th July 2018