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Snowdrops on Parade

Snowdrops on Parade

Chase away those winter blues staying at the Hallmark Hotel with excursions to Chester, Guided Tour of Chester Cathedral, Chirk Castle and Ness Botanic Gardens

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Chirk Castle, Chester & Ness Botanic Gardens

Chase away those winter blues with a beautiful walk around Chirk Castle’s award-winning gardens and Pleasure Ground Wood, and see a carpet of delicate snowdrops – a sure sign that spring is on the way.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 2 nights half board

  • Welcome Glass of Buck’s Fizz before dinner on the 1st night

  • Outlined excursions

  • Guided Tour of Chester Cathedral

  • Entrance to Chirk Castle

  • Admission to Ness Botanic Gardens


Not Included: All lunches


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We drive north to Chester with its hidden treasures such as the thirteenth century gallery of two-tiered half-timbered shops known as The Rows. The old City Walls offer a two-mile stroll giving a bird's eye view of the city centre and the River Dee. We include a guided tour of the cathedral, a beautiful building that began life as a Saxon Minster, before checking in to our hotel for our 2-night stay.


After breakfast we visit Chirk Castle to see the stunning display of snowdrops - a sure sign that Spring is on the way. With a beautiful white carpet of snowdrops throughout the Pleasure Ground Wood, including some rare species, and also patches of snowdrops across the wider estate, there's plenty of space to wander and find the perfect viewpoint or photo.


We commence our return journey with a visit to Ness Botanic Gardens. Born of one man's passionate interest in plants and a desire to share that interest with others. The gardens were founded in 1898 by the Liverpool Cotton Merchant, Arthur Kilpin Bulley, who laid the foundations of one of the major botanic gardens in the United Kingdom. We return home in the late afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* Hallmark Hotel, The Queen, Chester

The Hallmark Hotel the Queen first opened in 1860, and offers grand Victorian style and comfort. Adjacent to Chester train station, this hotel boasts two restaurants and is a short 10-minute walk to the main shops and boutiques.


Mobility Grade:  3 – Good access throughout with isolated steps, however there is a lift to all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


3 Day Tour

Fri 8 – Sun 10 Mar 2019 - £299


Tour Departs: 9.00am

Returns By: 5.30pm





Single Room: £60

Holiday Insurance: £18.50 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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