Bournemouth & Beaulieu 7 Days - Durley Grange Htl
Bournemouth is superbly situated on the sunny South coast on top of spectacular cliffs which look down upon miles of golden sand. It is probably Britain's most international resort. Stroll through the splendid gardens or browse through the remarkable selection of shops. The town is full of flowers and there are beautifully manicured parks and gardens. The delightful "chines", small valleys in the cliffs, offer shady groves leading to the shore. The Lower Gardens and Central Gardens in particular provide a lush green contrast to the nearby beach. There are many outstanding attractions including museums, an art gallery, two piers and a wealth of evening entertainment ranging from classical music to top name summer shows.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Weymouth & Portland
Made popular by George III whose statue stands on the promenade, Weymouth boasts a lovely curving bay with soft sands./nThe Tudor ruins of Sandsfoot castle are set in Victorian formal gardens. At the eastern end of Weymouth lies RSPB Lodmoor bird reserve./nWeymouth museum is open most days with minimal entry fees, and explores the maritime history of Weymouth and Portland./nPortland is an explorer’s island, probably best known for Portland Bill and the famous lighthouse./nThe remains of Sandsfoot Castle, dating back to 1539, can be seen in the 19th century breakwater of Portland harbour./nThe Governor’s Garden contains an impressive circular amphitheatre for 200 people and is made from the local stone. /n
Day 3 - Full Day - Salisbury & Shaftesbury
Salisbury cathedral has a 400ft spire, the world’s oldest working clock from 1386, and an original copy of the Magna Carta. /nEngland's largest Cathedral Close is flanked by the Bishop’s Palace and the National Trust's Mompesson House (entry fee applies)./nSalisbury has a permanent indoor market and an outdoor market most Tuesdays./nMade famous by the Hovis advertisement of the 1970's, picturesque Shaftesbury has a traditional feel with many independent shops./nGold Hill Museum is located at the top of Gold Hill in a traditional sandstone cottage (free admission, seasonal opening)./nThe Abbey Museum is on the site of a Benedictine Saxon nunnery founded by King Alfred in 888AD (entry fee applies)./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Full Day - Lyndhurst & Beaulieu
William the Conqueror established the New Forest as a royal hunting ground in 1079. Watch out for the wild ponies roaming freely!/nKnown as the capital of the New Forest, Lyndhurst has been visited by many kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor./nAll Angels Church is the final resting place of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for ‘Alice’ in Lewis Carroll's ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’. /nIncluded in tour cost, Beaulieu houses the National Motor Museum, Palace House, ruined Abbey and Museum of the Secret Army./nVictorian period dress and performance awaits you in the Palace House, where players act out aspect of life above and below stairs./nOutside are formal Victorian gardens, fragrant herb garden and tranquil parkland. A monorail circuits the estate high above. /n
Day 7 - Return Travel
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