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Poets & Priors 5 Days - Queens Hotel

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF5218

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Eastbourne is our base for two magnificent excursions with entrance included in the tour cost. We visit a delightful former home of Rudyard Kipling, lovingly restored to the condition and decoration of his day. Our second excursion is to the magnificent Michelam Priory which boasts an impressive gate house, a vast moat, and a working watermill.

PRICE FROM ? £264 per person
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Full Day Excursion to Bateman's
Preserved as it was decorated and furnished at the time to Kipling's death in 1936, including his writing desk, pipe and paperweight, this relatively modest Jacobean mansion and its surroundings inspired many works of poetry and prose (entrance included in the tour cost). On our return we make a brief visit to Bexhill.

Full Day Excursion to Michelham Priory
Dating back almost 800 years, this former Augustine monastery (entrance included in the tour cost) was converted to a Tudor manor house following the dissolution, and later served as a WW2 evacuation centre. This varied history and the extensive moat feeding a restored water mill, make for a fascinating day out. On our return we make a brief stop at Alfriston.

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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.

Spacious public rooms include a bar, snooker room, sun lounge and two restaurants. Several function rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings. Two lifts serve all floors and a wheelchair lift is now available between the ground floor's two levels. Extensive car parking. Tel:01323 722822
AA Three Star Rated

Note for clients with a mobility impairment: There is good access to the hotel but the ground floor is split level and there are several stairs between the Reception and the lift and Restaurant. A stair lift is available. There are no ground floor bedrooms but all bedrooms are on the same level as the two lifts. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you have a mobility impairment.

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