Bank Holiday Special Nottinghamshire Explorer

Hotel ibis Nottingham Centre

Departure Date:

08/05/2020
No. of Days:

3 days








£139.00 pp


Stay right in the centre of Nottingham!

AMAZING Bank Holiday price

We stay in the centre of the city of Nottingham on this delightful tour, making it easy to get out and about to explore during our free time. We'll also take you to visit gorgeous Southwell, arguably the prettiest village Nottinghamshire and a place with a rich and fascinating history.

Known throughout the world for the famous legend of Robin Hood, today Nottingham is one of the UK’s most thriving and creative cities. A destination alive with dynamic culture including castles, caves and cultural attractions unite the past and present and provide a fascinating place to explore, whatever your interests.

Presiding over the city on a rocky cliff, the legendary Nottomgham Castle Museum & Gallery has been called the ‘Jewel in Nottingham’s Crown’. The castle is currently closed until early 2021 for an exciting redevelopment, but there's plenty to see and do in the area to get a taste of Nottingham's fantastic history. Carved into the craggy rock face below, you’ll find the 800-year-old Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, said to be England’s oldest inn. It's an excellent traditional pub for procuring fine local ales. Venture deeper down and you can explore Nottingham’s subterranean cave network at the City of Caves, with the thrilling National Justice Museum nearby presenting an extensive and grisly history of crime and punishment.

Back above ground, the city centre is largely pedestrianised and compact, making Nottingham perfect for relaxed strolling, sight-seeing, and shopping. Nottingham Contemporary is the city's free modern art gallery, with compelling exhibitions from international artists to explore.

Ibis Hotel Nottingham Centre

This popular economy hotel is set behind a pretty historic facade and sits right in the very heart of Nottingham and the team guarantees you a warm welcome. This lovely hotel offers free fibre Wi-Fi, modern, fresh décor, a 24hr residents' bar and lounge and more breakfast combinations than you can shake a stick at.

The hotel is located in the heart of the historic Lace Market district of Nottingham, with shopping, pubs and restaurants all on the doorstep. 

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick up points, we head towards Southwellmaking a stop or two along the way for coffee. We expect to arrive in Southwell in time for lunch and you can then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this incredibly pretty village. The re-join the coach and head on towards Nottingham, where we expect to arrive at our hotel in the early evening. Once you have check in and put your feet up a little, then why not head out into this fascinating city for something tasty to eat and drink? You won't be disappointed at the choice available...

Day 2

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before joining your knowledgeable local guide for a fascinating insight into this great city. The rest of the day is then yours to continue to explore Nottingham.

Day 3

After a final tasty breakfast you can enjoy more free time in Nottingham before re-joining your coach for the journey home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards expecting to be during the late afternoon.

Southwell

Southwell is arguably one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire. The stunning Southwell Minster is a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe and only a stone’s throw from the narrow high street and beautiful pubs.

The town played its own role in the English Civil War. King Charles I spent his last night as a free man in Southwell in May 1646, when he stayed in the Saracen's Head. It is also said that Oliver Cromwell later stayed there too. King Charles surrendered to the Scottish Army based at Kelham. Many of Southwell's historic buildings and landmarks suffered during this period, with the Archbishop's Palace and Southwell Minster bearing scars from the conflict as Oliver Cromwell's troops destroyed monuments and graves for lead and other valuable materials. At the end of the war, only the Great Hall still stood in the Archbishop's Palace.

The town is internationally renowned for its Bramley Apple heritage. It is here that the apple was first propagated more than 200 years ago from the garden of a cottage on Church Street!

  • Reserved coach seating throughout
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation 
  • Guided tour of Nottingham
  • Visit to Southwell
  • Free time in Nottingham

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff West
  • Llanelli
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Swansea Central

 

Don't see your pickup? Don't worry, we have a great fixed rate transfer with Premier Taxi's . Check out the details here.

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.

TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

 

Other Dates

Departure Date: Friday 08 May 2020
Duration: 3 Days



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