2022 - Warners Thoresby Hall
5 daysOne of Nottinghamshire's most important houses, Thoresby's original features are still enjoyed by Warner's guests today. There are deep armchairs in the vaulted splendour of the Great Hall, and the house's broad terrace overlooks a croquet lawn and acres of classic parkland. The rooms vary from historic sumptuous four-posters to our simpler standard rooms. There's a wide range of activities available, including falconry, and live music every night.
PRICE FROM ? £549 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDay 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, enjoy a scenic drive to Thoresby Hall with a comfort stop en route. 4 nights here with breakfast & dinner included.
Days 2 - 4 At leisure with one included excursion & one optional excursion
Southwell Victorian Workhouse & Edwinstowe
A millennia-old cathedral, stone carvings so intricate they've had poems written about them, the most complete historic workhouse standing today, family-run tea rooms, and the home of the bramley apple, celebrated with its own festival every October. Entrance Included. Following onto Edwinstowe.
Robin Hood's Village - Edwinstowe
Edwinstowe is an historic village in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the home of Robin Hood. Legend has it that it was here, at the beautiful medieval church of St Mary, that Robin married Maid Marian. The High Street is home to a statue in their honour.
Edwinstowe takes its name from the holy shrine or resting place - ''stowe'' of King Edwin, the Saxon king of Northumbria who was slain in 633AD. He was buried in Sherwood Forest so that his enemies could not lay hands on his body and a small wooden chapel was later erected. The Church of St Mary's was rebuilt in stone in 1175. This is a vibrant and busy village with a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs.
On the outskirts of the village, just past the church, is the Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre. Here a you can find a number of craft shops including handmade chocolates, vintage fabrics, jewellery and a cafe. Just a 10 minute walk from the village is the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve, the legendary home of Robin Hood. Many of the oaks in Sherwood Forest have stood for over 5 centuries and the mighty Major Oak (Robin Hood's tree) is estimated to be over 800 years old.
City of Nottingham
Known across the globe for its legendary connections to the famous outlaw Robin Hood, Nottingham also has plenty of other attractions to interest the coach holiday visitor.
Nottingham Castle houses a museum, art gallery and tourist centre rolled into one with fabulous gardens and caves that you can explore under the castle grounds. In fact, there are many caves built under Nottingham and the award-winning City of Caves attraction is well worth a visit giving you access to a network of man-made caves carved out of sandstone.
At the foot of the rock below Nottingham Castle is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, said to be England's oldest pub with the year 1189 AD painted on the walls where you can enjoy traditional ales at the bar or outside in the beer garden.
Don't miss a visit to the Lace Market which has many beautiful historic buildings, the main attraction being St Mary's Church dating back to the 1400s. Nottingham was famous for its lace in the 1800s and at its height there were 130 factories producing lace to export all over the world.
Day 5 - After breakfast your homeward journey commences and with ample refreshment stops on the way you will arrive back in your local towns mid evening. Back to top