Door 2 Tour

Coach Holidays, Escorted Tours & Events

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Suffolk Gardens, Castles & Wildlife

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK10176

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Holiday Highlights

• RSPB Minsmere - Saxmundham

• Framlingham Castle

• Historic Lavenham

• Helmingham Hall Gardens - Stowmarket

• Christchurch Park Ipswich

PRICE FROM ? £469 per person
Plan My Trip

We depart and make our way toCopdock, arriving late afternoon at our hotel forthe next 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast.

We begin with a short drive into Ipswichwhere we visit Christchurch Park and Mansion,which houses artworks by Constable andGainsborough and the afternoon is then free foryou to explore and discover Ipswich

Today we head north toSaxmundham where we enjoy a visit to theexcellent RSPB Nature reserve at Minsmere todiscover some of the UK’s rarest wildlife. Choosean idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons tosee an impressive variety of birds and if you arelucky you may see an otter around the reedbeds.The café offers you the opportunity to obtainrefreshments and later we have a short drive toFramlingham Castle where we explore over 800years in the life of the castle, with tales ofbaronial disputes against the throne and the ives of those who lived around here from theambitious Howard family to Bloody Mary Tudorand the paupers in the 17th century workhouse.

For our final day out we head first forthe historic town of Lavenham with prettycoloured houses and its unique Guildhall and wealso have time to explore or enjoy a coffee beforewe travel on to Stowmarket. This small markettown is ideal for our lunch stop and this afternoonwe have a visit to delightful Helmingham HallGardens famous for its Grade I listed gardens,with a 400 acre deer park surrounding themoated Tudor Hall. The walled kitchen garden,the rose & knot and herb and wild gardens arefascinating and the Coach House tea-rooms andStable Shops are ideal places to end the visit.

After breakfast we depart and head forhome.

Other Information

Your Hotel

The Best Western Ipswich Hotel

The Best Western Ipswich Hotel nestles

in the quaint village of Copdock just outside

historic Ipswich. An ideal place to unwind after

your day out is the comfortable bar overlooking

the walled garden. • All bedrooms are en suite

with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel does not have a lift but some of the rooms available maybe on the ground floor.

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