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This delightful summer tour takes us around the beautiful shire counties of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to enjoy countryside estates, tranquil towns and bustling cities.
Monday – We collect you from your home and take you to meet your tour coach, travelling to Lincolnshire, arriving late afternoon at the Old Barn Hotel Marston.
Tuesday – Our day today takes us to the City of Nottingham where you will have plenty of time to explore the vast array of attractions, tea rooms and shopping available in the city. Perhaps visit the Robin Hood Legacy, or maybe the Musuem of Nottingham Life during your visit. This afternoon we then visit Stamford, with it’s magnificent Georgian architecture, niche shopping and beautiful riverside meadows. Stamford is the most complete stone town in England; whole streets unchanged over the centuries and with 600 listed mellow limestone buildings.
Wednesday –This morning we drive to Boston where today is market day! Spend the morning wandering through the town and perhaps grab a bargain and take lunch. In the afternoon we travel to Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, a homely country house dated 1700 set in a Victorian walled garden at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Explore three floors full of interesting collection pieces or stroll through the eight terrace gardens and enjoy the different areas: sweeping formal lawns, flower borders, vegetable gardens and wildflower corners.
Thursday – We head to Derby, where you can explore and perhaps enjoy the riverside gardens or wander through the city and find a spot to eat, drink or relax. Maybe visit the Derby Museum and Art Gallery or enjoy some shopping in the city! After some leisure time here, we leave Derby and head west to Kedleston Hall, where you can take a trip back in time to the 1760’s at this spectacular neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. The Hall was also used as a key location for the movie ‘The Duchess’.
Friday – We bid farewell to our hotel and make the homeward journey with suitable stops on the way. On our return to Wiltshire your taxi will be waiting to return you to your home.
The Old Barn Hotel Marston Grantham, Grantham
Enjoy the tranquillity of this charming rustic hotel set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham, Lincolnshire in the heart of England. Health club facilities that offer a 15m indoor heated swimming pool overlooking picturesque countryside and complemented by a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi spa & gym. All comfortable en-suite bedrooms have telephones, TV, hairdryer, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors.
(The hotel used to be known as the Ramada Resort Grantham)
4 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Luxury coach travel
Home pick up
Entry to Kedleston Hall
Entry to Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens