Short Break To Hampshire: New Forest
Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th September 2019
4 days, 3 nights breakfast and evening meal
Accommodation: Family run 3* Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth
Departing last pick up point at 9am, we head south making a comfort stop en route to the City of Winchester where you will have free time. Winchester is England’s ancient capital and the former seat of King Alfred the Great and the resting place of author Jane Austen. Lunch can be purchased here before we continue our journey to the hotel.
This morning we travel through the New Forest to Bucklers Hard (entrance included). This is an 18th-century shipbuilding village where wooden ships for Nelson’s fleet were built. Learn about the origins of some of the well-loved nautical sayings such as “money for old rope” and discover how the workforce of this tranquil village helped to shape our Maritime History as they built, among others, HMS Euryalus. Following your visit to the museum, a tranquil 30-minute cruise along the Beaulieu river is included with onboard commentary.
We then travel on to visit Exbury Gardens, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias are rare trees and shrubs. Enjoy an included 20-minute miniature steam train journey on a tour of the gardens.
Our first visit will be to the historic City of Salisbury for the morning where you will have free time during which, you might choose to visit the stunning Cathedral or the Chapter House which has the best-preserved original 1215 Magna Carta. You can purchase lunch in a variety of places before our afternoon visit to Fort Nelson which houses the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.
Checking out of the hotel after breakfast, we first visit nearby Chichester, home to a magnificent cathedral which has stood at the centre of the town for over 900 years. Nearby is the award-winning Novium Museum (free entry). Departing mid-afternoon we continue homeward.
Last few places remaining
Twin room, based on 2 sharing
Price: £475 per person
Fully payment required at time of booking
No single rooms available.
To book your space contact the team on 01707 645005