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Hampshire History & Heritage Great Break

Hampshire History & Heritage Great Break

Welcome to Hand Picked Hotels, an award-winning group of 20 country house hotels and spa hotels. Many of their hotels are listed buildings of historical significance with original features. For this tour we visit Hampshire with its unique mixture of rolling hills, chalk streams, country parks and bustling market towns - the perfect rural escape for a short break.

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Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th July 2019

Winchester –Mid-Hants Railway – Milestones – The Vyne

 

Welcome to Hand Picked Hotels, an award-winning group of 20 country house hotels and spa hotels. Many of their hotels are listed buildings of historical significance with original features. For this tour we visit Hampshire with its unique mixture of rolling hills, chalk streams, country parks and bustling market towns – the perfect rural escape for a short break.

 

Your Holiday Includes

 

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Outlined excursions

  • Entrance to the Aldershot Military Museum

  • Train ride on the Mid-Hants Railway

  • Entrance to Milestones Living History Museum &

  • The Vyne (NT)

 

Not Included: All other meals

 



 

 

 

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Friday

We visit the Aldershot Military Museum - Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian in the town since 1854 through to the modern day, as well as the local history of Aldershot and Farnborough. Later, we continue to the Audley's Wood Hotel for our 2-night stay.

Saturday


Today we visit Alton, where we board a Mid-Hants Railway vintage train for a single journey to Alresford - home of Hampshire's historical watercress industry. Next, we continue to Winchester. Winchester is a historic cathedral city and the ancient capital of Wessex and the Kingdom of England. It developed from a Roman town. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the distinction of having the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe.

Sunday

Departing our hotel we visit Milestones - a living history museum that reflects everyday Hampshire life from 1810-1850. From here we continue to The Vyne (NT) - a warm red-brick Tudor Mansion, built in the 16th century and set in 13 acres of beautiful, relaxing gardens. Visitors will encounter 500 year-old Majolica tiles, Renaissance stained glass, and exquisite wood carvings in the Tudor chapel and period linen-fold panelling in the oak gallery. The house holds treasures including furniture, tapestries and paintings, Murano glass and silk wall hangings. Stroll through rooms once enjoyed by notable guests like Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Horace Walpole, and Jane Austen.

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4* Audley’s Wood Hotel, Nr Basingstoke

Audley’s Wood is a luxury country house hotel, offering traditional country estate living with a modern twist, located in the North Hampshire countryside. The house stands in seven acres of lush woodlands and gardens, with stunning countryside walks all around. The hotel has a wealth of original features, including ornamental ceilings, stained glass windows, fireplaces dating back to 1669 and stunning oak panelling. Bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with stylish fabrics, cushions and modern art. All rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries, a satellite flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. Regrettably the hotel does not have a lift due to being a listed building.

 

Hotel Facilities:

 

  • Private Bathroom with free toiletries

  • Flat-screen TV

  • DVD Player

  • Tea/ Coffee facilities in room

  • Free WiFi

  • Conservatory Restaurant

  • Cocktail Bar

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

3 Day Tour

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July 2019 | £309

 

Tour Departs By: 9.30am | Returns By: 7.00pm

 

Supplements

 

Single Room: £80

Holiday Insurance: £19.50 (IPT included)

 

Discounts Available for (NT) National Trust Members

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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