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Stratford, Cotswolds and Oxford

Stratford, Cotswolds and Oxford

Door to Door Service

 

A superb tour taking in some of the historic sites of Cumbria and Northumberland and the largest man-made forest in England. Visit historic Hexham and its Abbey, a place of solace and refuge for over 1000 years. See what life was like at the Roman Empire’s most northerly outpost, Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, the most complete cavalry fort in Britain. Spend an afternoon in Carlisle and visit the Castle which has had a very interesting 900-year history. Finally, take a scenic run through Keilder Forest, enjoy a cruise on Keilder Water, the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe and marvel at the Birds of Prey.

 

Glisland Spa Hotel, Brampton****

Historic 4-star Glisland Spa Hotel is set in 140 acres of manicured gardens and natural woodland with spectacular views. The hotel has its own bowling green, putting green and croquet lawn. It also has a restaurant and bar and there is a lift serving the first and second floors whilst the lower ground floor rooms are accessed by stairs. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, tea and coffee facilities and telephone

 

Price includes

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

Tea dance each evening

Entertainment each evening

Entry to Carlisle Castle

Entry to Hexham Abbey

Entry to Chester Roman Fort

Ferry ride on Keilder Water

Entry to Keilder Water Birds of Prey

 

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Day 1

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Day 2

Stratford River Cruise & RSC Theatre
We begin our day with a relaxing 45 minute river cruise with an engaging guide who will bring Shakespeare's Stratford to life, before spending some free time in Stratford. In the afternoon, we head for the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre where we enjoy an Audition Tour, taking a whistle-stop journey through the production cycle of a play, peeking inside the vast Costume Store and trying on some of those used in rehearsals, taking the chance to try out our Shakespeare and seeing how we would fare in an audition, and walking through the gardens hearing stories about the theatre making process.

Day 3

Warwick Castle
Today, we spend time at leisure at magnificent Warwick Castle. With more than 1,000 years of jaw-dropping history the castle's attractions include a maze, a Time Tower and the Mighty Trebuchet - the largest working siege machine in the world - this colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. Behind the castle's mighty walls, the real heart of the castle can be found in its beautiful grand interiors. Please note, a visit to the castle involves a fair amount of walking and steps.

Day 4

Sudeley Castle & The Cotswolds
This morning we make our way to stately Sudeley Castle, where we enjoy a 35 minute talk (seated) on the history of the castle with an expert guide before we have time to explore the castle rooms and gardens, followed by a light lunch (soup and sandwiches). We travel through the beautiful Cotswolds to the historic village of Broadway in the afternoon, where we have time to browse the independent shops and cafés.

Day 5

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Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa, Wellesbourne ****

A contemporary 4-star hotel which shares 65 acres of parkland with nearby Walton Hall. All the rooms are generously proportioned and equipped with the best amenities for guests to enjoy. High speed Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities and TV with on demand movies which come as standard.  The hotel has a lift.

 

 

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