Poets & Priors 5 Days - Queens Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5218
- Travel Type: Coach
Eastbourne is one of Britain's more elegant resorts, enjoying a glorious location on the South Coast. Because it is sheltered by Beachy Head and the South Downs it has an excellent sunshine record, always coming around the top of the sunshine league. It has a spacious promenade to stroll along and the world-famous Carpet Gardens line the seafront. Eastbourne has clean inviting beaches predominantly of shingle leading to sand at low tide and offering excellent bathing. There's plenty to see and do with first class shops, cinemas, museums, shows, concerts and dancing in the Winter Gardens. There is also a large variety of sporting facilities, whether you want to play or spectate, such as boating, bowls, golf, putting, and walking on the South Downs.
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 - Bateman's
Rudyard Kipling's former home (entry included) has been preserved as it was at the time of his passing in 1936./nThe house is a relatively modest Jacobean mansion, but was the inspiration for many works. /nIn Kipling's former writing studio, we can see his desk, papers, writing implements and even his pipe!/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 - Michelham Priory
Dating back almost 800 years, this former Augustine monastery was converted to a Tudor manor house./nMuch later the former priory served as a WW2 evacuation centre./nAlso of interest is the exteremely long moat, which feeds water to the priory's working watermill. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Queens Hotel - Eastbourne
This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier. All 125 bedrooms have central heating and bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. With spacious public rooms which include a bar, snooker room, sun lounge and two restaurants, the Queens Hotel has plenty to keep you entertained whilst you’re on your coach holiday to Eastbourne. There are several function rooms; including the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings. In addition, there are two lifts that serve all floors, and a wheelchair lift that is now available between the ground floor’s two levels.