Return coach travel; Excursions to Royal Leamington Spa, Mapledurham Estate, Broughton Castle, Morton-on-Marsh, Stratford-upon-Avon and Chastleton House; Free time in resort
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Following a local departure we visit Royal Leamington Spa, a town that boasts Regency architecture and delightful parks and gardens. After free time we take you to the hotel where we enjoy a 4 night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.
Day 2 – This morning we visit Mapledurham Estate a 12th century house and farming estate where we have arranged for a guided tour around the house. Tucked away beside the Thames, the idyllic location has attracted many popular television productions including; ‘Miss Marple’, ‘Midsomer Muders’ and ‘Sharpe’. After some free time pick up a souvenir from the Mill Gift Shop or enjoy a light lunch in the Old Manor tea room.
Day 3 – After a leisurely morning we visit Broughton Castle this afternoon. Built by Sir John de Broughton in 1300 and set in idyllic parkland this moated medieval manor house was used as a meeting place for those plotting against the King in the 1642 Battle of Edgehill. Today arms and armour of the Civil War period are displayed in the Great Hall and visitors can also explore the gatehouse, gardens and the nearby 14th century parish church of St. Mary.
Day 4 – We travel to Moreton-in-Marsh for free time. Perhaps enjoy a bite to eat here before we visit the National Trust’s Chastleton House. This rare gem of a Jacobean country house exudes a timeless atmosphere in an unspoilt setting – there is no shop or tea-room here so you can feel like you have truly stepped back in time. Built between 1607 and 1612, the house has remained unchanged for nearly 400 years.
Day 5 – After breakfast enjoy a leisurely break in Stratford-upon-Avon before we travel home.