Bournemouth & New Forest 5 Days - Savoy Hotel
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 - 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 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - 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 5 - Return Travel
The hotel itself boasts a variety of features and facilities, from a spacious outdoor pool and sun terrace, to beautifully-landscaped grounds. Add to that a selection of generously-appointed guest rooms, many of which offer superb sea views, and you have a hotel that’s ideal for a nostalgic seaside escape – regardless of age, budget, party size or occasion.