Mapledurham At War - 3 Days
- Duration: 3 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TCRU8118
- Travel Type: Coach
BEST WESTERN CALCOT HOTEL - 3 STAR
The location for 1960s film 'The Eagle Has Landed' is an apt venue for Mapledurham at War - re-enactors from all over the country converge for the weekend, to set up camp as if it were World War II, on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate. While army trucks, tanks and cars convey troops around the site, the camp displays show how life was at the time. Wartime amphibious jeeps will be "swimming" in the mill pond. Authentic battles will take place each day and musicians and dancers from the period will entertain the troops. Christine Wallace from the Great British Bake Off will be demonstrating some wartime ration recipes and sharing stories with Jill Vallis about what life was really like for those left at home.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
2 nights accommodation
Breakfast & Dinner
Return Cruise from Caversham
to Mapledurham with Thames Cruisers - Saturday or Sunday - please advise
Entry to Mapledurham at War. Saturday or Sunday - please advise
Saturday - Join the 10.00 cruise from Caversham Lock to cruise to Mapledurham. Enjoy the attractions, re-enactments and displays. Cruise back at 4.45pm arriving at Caversham at 5.30pm. Travel to your hotel for check in. Dinner this evening is included. Please present the ticket from us at reception on check in.
Alternatively - you may wish to visit the event on Sunday. Please advise.
Sunday - Enjoy a hearty breakfast before your day at leisure perhaps return to Mapledurham (admission not included) or explore the local area.
It's not far to Henley on Thames, one of the most beautiful towns in England, recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside and a regular winner of RHS Britain in Bloom medals.
Henley’s riverside location, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields, lends itself to relaxation, long lunches and quirky shopping. There’s a pub where Charles I drank, a Chantry house, a butcher that smokes his own meat and independent shops still offering the personal touch.
Henley’s historic heart sits just a few strides from the River Thames. The main street has many Georgian frontages covering older buildings and among the 300 buildings within the town designated ‘of special architectural or historical interest’ are St Mary’s Church, the Town Hall, Market Place and the 18th Century stone bridge.
Monday - A leisurely breakfast before check out and homewards with lots of happy memories.
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