For this tour we stay in Bournemouth with its seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea. The highlights of our tour is a lovely journey by steam train to the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Swanage and a visit to stunning Highcliffe Castle, described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
· Single Journey on the Swanage Railway
· Free time to explore Swanage
· Visit to the harbour town of Poole
· Admission to Highcliffe Castle & Gardens
· Free Time to explore Christchurch
· Explore the traditional seaside town of Weymouth
· Explore the New Forest
· We enjoy our coach journey to Norden in time to meet our steam train for our journey to Swanage. Experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. Upon arrival in Swanage there will be free time to explore. We re-join our coach and make a stop for some free time in Poole before making our way back to the hotel.
· We make our way to Christchurch, a historic town and pretty harbour. Here we have free time to explore. In Christchurch you will find the historic Priory Church & Castle ruins which help give an olde world charm to the attractive, bustling town centre. Following our time here we make our way to Highcliffe Castle, a Grade I listed hill top mansion. Our visit includes entrance to the castle and gardens.
· We enjoy free time in Weymouth. Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, southern England. Its sandy beach is dotted with colorful beach huts and backed by Georgian houses. Jurassic Skyline, a revolving viewing tower, and Victorian Nothe Fort offer harbour views.
· We enjoy a scenic excursion as we make our way to the New Forest making stops in Lymington and Lyndhurst before returning to the hotel. Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest, Hampshire. It is surrounded on three sides by the New Forest National Park, offering a delightful combination of wooded forest and open heathland. The town sits on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington River, leading onto the Solent, with idyllic views of the unspoilt coastline and the Isle of Wight. To the west of Lymington is a coastal nature reserve to Keyhaven and Hurst Castle, recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Lyndhurst - known as the capital of the New Forest since William the Conqueror established it as a royal hunting ground in 1079, Lyndhurst has been visited by kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor throughout the centuries.Back to top