Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre & Hereford
4 Star Hotel
Hailed as the Midland’s leading Victorian-themed street market, it really is the best way to kick start the festive season by soaking up the atmosphere of vibrant colours, harmonious sounds and enticing scents of Christmas.
Once again Worcester’s historic streets will be filled with over 200 stalls selling an array of products including local arts and crafts, international products, festive gifts and not forgetting the extremely tempting international street food. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas decoration, a piece of unique jewellery, an unusual item for the home or some edible festive treats, you won’t be disappointed with the varied choice on offer.The visit to Berrington Hall & Hereford on Sunday includes the Black & White House Museum giving an insight to life in the Jacobean times.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Great Excursions Included.
Friday - After joining your holiday coach, drive to Malvern with suitable stops for refreshments en-route. Arrive at the Abbey Hotel, centrally located in Great Malvern itself, for your 3-night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
Days 2 & 3 At leisure with 2 included excursions
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre
Saturday - The Victorian Fayre was first started back in 1992 by traders from picturesque New Street and Friar Street. The Fayre may have grown a lot but it has stayed true to its traditional roots with plenty of Victorian themed characters, festive treats and a wonderful atmosphere. This year there will be almost 200 stalls across the city centre, selling local arts and crafts, delicious street food and gifts.
As well as a wonderful array of stalls, look forward to a a fantastic programme of entertainment Look out for Victorian characters in Gin Lane, lofty entertainers on stilts, brilliant musicians on the stages and buskers on every street corner. Returning to the Abbey Hotel late afternoon.
Berrington Hall & Hereford,
Sunday - Berrington Hall - Georgian grandeur on a human scale; neoclassical mansion by Henry Holland set in 'Capability' Brown's final landscape and gardens Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within 'Capability' Brown’s final garden and landscape. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families.
There are plenty of walks through the parkland through woodlands, wildflower meadows and around Berrington's pool, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The gardens are a treat for all the senses throughout the year, with bluebells and blossom in Spring, roses in summer and apples in autumn.
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In the afternoon rejoin the coach heading down to Hereford, the Cathedral City with the relaxed atmosphere of a country market town. Its origins date back to Saxon times and nowadays visitors delight in its rich heritage. Admission included for the Black & White House Museum (closes at 3pm) - a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. It is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct. Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher's home and since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every room.
Of particular interest to many visitors are the rare wall-paintings, the four-poster bed and the baby-walkers.
Head back to the hotel in the afternoon
Monday - Homeward bound today with a scenic stop in the Cotswolds, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.Back to top
SAROVA ABBEY HOTEL, GREAT MALVERN
This charming 4* hotel has a long history of welcoming guests, having been commissioned during the growth of the spa town in the mid 19th century.
Located in the heart of the town, the building retains some outstanding original Victorian architecture beneath its Virginia Creeper clad facade.
It offers landscaped gardens and spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills.
The 103 comfortable bedrooms offers all mod cons including free WiFi and tea / coffee making facilities.
There is a restaurant, bar and lift access to all floors.