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The Living History of the Southeast 5 Days 8 – 12 April 2021

YOUR HOTEL The Hilton St Annes Hotel is a country house hotel set in 25 acres of grounds in Bracknell. Hotel facilities include a 14-meter indoor pool, sauna, bar and restaurant. All bedrooms are ensuite and have television, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.

THURSDAY Depart from your home area in the morning we will call for lunch en route before arriving at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor late afternoon.

FRIDAY Our day begins with a ride to the pleasant town of Alton. Here we join the Mid Hants Railway – ‘The Watercress Line’ for a 10 miles journey over the ‘Hampshire Alps’ to Alresford. Alresford is the home of the Hampshire watercress industry, from which the line takes its name. After the train ride we head off into Basingstoke and to Milestones. This is a living history museum where you can wander down cobbled streets, chat with staff in period costume and explore the shops and factories to experience everyday life from 1810 to 1950.

After breakfast we head for Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires. We have time to obtain lunch and explore the city with its many magnificent university buildings before leaving late afternoon to return to the hotel for dinner.

SUNDAY This morning travel to RHS Wisley Gardens. One of the great gardens of the world, it is home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the globe. We include a 90-minute guided tour of the garden led by one of Wisley’s knowledgeable team. Later on this afternoon, we travel to the town of Guildford with its pretty high street, riverside and its own castle for a break before returning to the hotel.

MONDAY After breakfast we check-out and depart for home stopping for lunch on route.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Entry to Wisley Gardens with guide, entry to Milestones Living Museum and a ticket for the Watercress Line.

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