2022 Rhs Garden Bridgewater & Salford Quays
4 Star HotelThis great little weekend away combines the best of the unique waterfront destination of Salford Quays with the newly opened RHS Garden Bridgewater. The former site of Worsley New Hall is an iconic heritage landscape that's being transformed into the fifth RHS Garden. Landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith created the masterplan together with award winning garden designers to bring ‘gardens within a garden’ to life by blending history with world-class horticulture. An included river boat trip completes your weekend in one of Britain's hottest short-break destinations, packed with shopping, art, drama, history and truly world-class architecture
PRICE FROM ? £389 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.
A fun packed itinerary with lots included!Afternoon Cream Tea in Victorian BuxtonDAY 1 - Board your holiday coach and head north. A comfort stop will be made en-route to your hotel in Salford Quays for the next 3 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast
DAY 2 - 3 - At leisure in Salford Quays with two included excursions & three included visits.
(Replaces the BBC tour - no longer avaisble)
Salford Quays Morning Mini Cruise - Followed by Peaks, Buxton & Cream Tea.
Hop aboard for a 60-minute boat trip around the Salford Quays. This river cruise will give you an insight into the history of the area and a unique view of Manchester including MediaCityUK, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks. There is one step up and four steps down in order to board the vessel. Toilet facilities onboard
Head into the Peak District via the north western gateway and the handsome market town of Glossop, nestling at the foot of the famous Snake Pass. Continuing southwards to Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Chapel-en-le-Frith nestles within the dramatic landscape of the Peak District providing a welcome respite from the moorland peaks with its acclaimed restaurants, traditional pubs, shops and fascinating history. Break here
A short drive very early afternoon to Buxton. In Victorian times, spa activities centred on Buxton's extravagant baths, built in Regency style in 1854 and fronted by the Crescent, a grand, curving facade inspired by the Royal Crescent in Bath. The pump room, which dispensed the town's spring water for nearly a century, is the centrepiece of a new visitor attraction, the Pump Room and Crescent Heritage Experience, covering Buxton's spa-town heritage. Time to wander before re-joining the group for your included afternoon cream tea at the Pavilion Tea Rooms (next to the Opera House).The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful, historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within twenty three acres of magnificent, landscaped gardens and play areas, the venue provides the perfect setting for relaxing with great food and drink & shopping. Tea is booked for 14.30. Your driver will advise your departure time from here.
Day at RHS Garden Bridgewater
RHS Bridgewater is a stunning new 156 acre RHS Garden, created in the heart of the North West, which brings back to life the lost historic grounds at Worsley New Hall. Once visited by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, Worsley New Hall, a grand Gothic-style mansion, survived a fire and two World Wars before it was demolished in the 1940s. The £35 million development of the inspirational gardens embraces the site's heritage and is the biggest hands-on gardening project the charity has undertaken in its over 200-year history - a true labour of love. There is so much to see from the Welcome Building to the Weston Walled Garden (one of the largest walled gardens in Europe); from the Chinese Streamside Garden to Moon Bridge Water. A 60-minute garden tour in the company of one of the knowledgeable guides will give you a captivating insight into the history, plantings and seasonal delights of the garden
DAY 4 - After a leisurely breakfast, check out and head south stopping at Trentham with time to browse around the many ttimber lodges housing amazing shops before heading to interchange Back to top
Copthorne Hotel Manchester - 4 Star
Overlooking Manchester's Salford Quays, this contemporary 4* hotel offers modern rooms and facilities.
It has easy access to the city centre by tram, and is less than a mile from Old Trafford. Some bedrooms at Copthorne Manchester overlook the water and all are spacious, offering flat-screen satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities and en-suite bathrooms.
There is a 24-hour room service. The stylish Quays Restaurant offers British and international cuisine and the bar is ideal for drinks or a snack.
Copthorne Hotel Manchester is a short walk from Exchange Quay and Salford Quays Metrolink tram stations.
The Lowry Centre theatre and gallery are just under a mile away. Back to top