Brighton And The Bluebell Line
Come with us on a journey through Sussex country and discover a landscape that epitomizes rural England. With two thirds designated an area of outstanding natural beauty you are assured of breath taking scenery wherever you turn. An abundance of castles, gardens, museums, cathedrals and country houses set amid stunning southern coastline, the beautiful South Downs, picturesque market towns and traditional English villages.
Old Ship Hotel * * * *
Situated right in the heart of Brighton on the Promenade En-suite bedrooms Hairdryer Free Wi-Fi Television Radio Trouser press Telephone Tea, Coffee-making facilities Gym Brasserie Restaurant Redz bar Alfresco Terrace Lift. www.oldshiphotel-brighton.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Travel to Brighton.
A day at leisure. Brighton and Hove have everything you could want - a royal palace, elegant Regency architecture, museums, laid-back beach life and superb shopping. The Royal Pavilion, home of King George IV, is probably the most exotic, extravagant royal palace in Europe. Stroll along the Victorian Pier and the beach front, where stylish bars and cafés spill out onto the curved paving. For shopping, try the Lanes, smart and chic, and the Bohemian North Lane, both good for antiques and designer clothes.
Situated high above the valley of the River Ouse, the little Saxon town of Lewes boasts one of the best preserved castle Barbican’s in England. We include a visit to Anne of Cleves House, a 15th century timber-framed Wealden house that formed part of Anne’s divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541. The house contains wide-ranging collections of Sussex interest with bedroom and kitchen furnished to reflect an earlier period.
Today we travel to Sheffield Park Station to board the Bluebell Line steam train for a round trip. The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world, everything here has a wonderfully genuine feel of the past, from the period carriages to the splendid stations decked out with nostalgic advertisements. Sheffield Park Gardens are an internationally renowned landscape garden containing many thousands of mature trees and shrubs planted for their visual effect with its centrepiece featuring the original four lakes linked by cascades and waterfalls.
Executive coach travel
Dinner, bed and breakfast
Welcome tea, coffee on arrival
Entry to Anne of Cleves House
Single journey on the Bluebell Line
Entry to Sheffield Park Gardens
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise statedDeparture Dates
10th Jun 4 nights £409 Flyer
15th Jul 4 nights £409
9th Sep 4 nights £409
21st Oct 4 nights £399
Single room supplement £100