Magic of the Heart of England

Britannia Bosworth Hall

Departure Date:

15/06/2020
No. of Days:

5 days








£219.00 pp


Stay in a lovely historic hotel with great leisure facilities

Gorgeous excursions INCLUDED

The ‘Heart of England’ boasts some of the country’s finest countryside scenery, market towns and villages and this midweek break takes in some of the region’s most popular spots and is a real treat. Our hotel also has extensive leisure facilities...perfect for you to unwind at any time of the day.

Our excursions include Royal Leamington Spa, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Lichfield and the impressive and moving National Arboretum. Read on to find out more...

Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa

Dating back to the 17th century, this beautiful Grade II Listed Mansion is set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and located in the heart of the English countryside. Modern rooms offer all the comforts you would expect. The hotel provides a restaurant, bars and lounges all in a unique retreat. The Spindles Leisure Club is available for a small charge for the duration of the holiday, payable at the hotel. featuring a heated indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, treadmills, rowing machines, stepper and cross trainer, weights. Tennis courts and croquet lawn available at additional charge.

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick up points, we head for the beautiful town of Royal Leamington Spa. Enjoy free time exploring and maybe pick up some lunch before re-joining the coach and heading on to Bosworth in the mid afternoon. There will be convenient (and maybe scenic!) coffee/lunch stops en route too. Check in and relax before enjoying a tasty dinner and maybe getting to know your fellow travellers better?

Days 2 - 4

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast every day along with free time to enjoy this hotel (including its amazing leisure facilities) and the surrounding area on your own. Make sure you don't miss out on our INCLUDED excursions to Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Lichfield and the National Arboretum, though. Enjoy delicious dinners every evening back at the hotel and more opportunities to swap stories from your day.

Day 5

After a final tasty breakfast we make our way home back to Wales, hopefully full of happy memories of this lovely part of the country.

Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa is a beautiful and prosperous town located in the heart of Warwickshire. With a current population of around 50,000, the town’s growth was largely due to the natural spa springs that were discovered and commercialised in the nineteenth century. This Regency town boasts magnificent tree-lined avenues, pleasant squares and the Royal Pump Rooms which house this elegant town’s museum and art gallery. 

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town and renowned for its fine food and drink, particularly its pork pies and Stilton© Cheese. It is no wonder that Melton Mowbray is known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’. But there's more to Melton Mowbray than food. Twinlakes Park offers a great day out for the family with water rides, animals and picnic areas to enjoy. The local Carnegie Museum  is an interactive centre where children can enjoy learning about the local area and see exhibits such as the two-headed calf! The town itself is steeped in history and there is a walking heritage tour that explains the history of the town - there are even two apps available to make sure you don't miss any of the sites of interest.

Oakham

Oakham, the county town of Rutland, is steeped in medieval history, scrumptious food and stylish shopping. This pretty, traditional English market town is  always bustling with activity.  Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see including the fascinating Rutland County Museum and historic Oakham Castle, conveniently set right next to the Market Place and Britain's finest surviving example of Norman architecture. Railway enthusiasts can admire Oakham Signal Box, built in 1899. It became famous after it was used by Airfix, and subsequently Dapol, as the template for all their model railway signal boxes. It is one of a number of signal boxes in England that are on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and it is in daily use to this day. Oakham also has an exciting and mouthwatering choice of menus to sample at an abundant mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubsto suit every budget.  With so many local attractions to explore and plenty of stylish shops and boutiques to visit, don't miss out on the opportunity to sample Oakham's locally brewed ale!

Lichfield

Lichfield has a rich and varied history, with Georgian museums including the Samuel Johnson Birthplace and Erasmus Darwin House, through to the stunning medieval Lichfield Cathedral. Experience the inspiring National Memorial Arboretum featuring over 330 thought-provoking memorials, nestled amongst lush and maturing woodland.There is an abundance of boutique shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy too.

The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. Featuring over 330 thought-provoking memorials, nestled amongst lush and maturing woodland. Military and Civilian associations are represented alongside tributes for individuals. Rich in design and symbolism, the memorials and their fascinating stories are waiting to be discovered. The Arboretum is home to the striking Armed Forces Memorial which commemorates those who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorism from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

Alongside a new Remembrance Centre featuring exhibition spaces, coffee shop, large restaurant and gift shop; daily activities at the Arboretum include an Act of Remembrance, guided walks, buggy tours, a land train and a children’s sensory play garden.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Visit to Royal Leamington Spa
  • Excursions to Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Lichfield
  • Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Llanelli
  • Gorseinon
  • Swansea West
  • Morriston
  • Swansea Central
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Newport

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: Monday 15 Jun 2020
Duration: 5 Days



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