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Garden & Great Halls of Suffolk

Gardens & Great Halls of Suffolk

Tue 7 - Fri 10 May 2024: A 5 Day Escourted Coach Holiday to Gardens & Great Halls of Suffolk with Johnsons Coaches

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Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th May 2024


A stroll around a country garden or parkland in springtime in Suffolk will always leave you inspired. On this tour we include visits to four of the region’s most popular gardens and a visit to the historic medieval village of Lavenham.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 3 nights half board

  • Entrances to Audley End House (EH),

  • Helmingham Hall Gardens

  • Otley Hall & Gardens 

  • Ickworth House Parkland & Gardens (NT)


Not included: All Lunches.


Departing Henley in Arden we head to Audley End House (EH), one of England’s grandest stately homes. Equipped with original and reproduction Victorian fixtures and fittings the house creates an atmospheric portrait of daily Victorian life. We continue to our hotel for our 3-night stay


Today we visit magnificent Helmingham Hall Gardens with its beautiful park, home to a herd of red deer. Discover a classic parterre flanked by hybrid musk roses and a stunning walled kitchen garden with exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables interspersed by tunnels of sweet peas, runner beans and gourds. There is also a herb and knot garden along with a rose garden of unsurpassable beauty. Later we continue to nearby Otley Hall and Gardens - a 15th century Tudor moated hall. It is one of the top 20 Historic Houses in the UK and considered as the oldest house in Suffolk to survive largely intact, with a wealth of medieval architectural features. The Hall is surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.


This morning we visit Ickworth House Parkland and Gardens (NT) – With over 1800 acres of parkland, gardens and new all-weather path to enjoy, Ickworth is the perfect place to get back to nature. Discover formal gardens, pleasure grounds, rolling Suffolk landscape and woodlands all which invite gentle strolls. Head into the Rotunda and see Ickworth’s array of treasures including an internationally renowned art and silver collection. The Italianate garden that encircles the Rotunda is a mix of classical Italy and a touch of drama with a gothic-style stumpery. We return to Bury St. Edmunds in the afternoon for free time.


Departing after breakfast, we visit Lavenham. Known as England’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s important wool towns, you can spend time exploring one of the most picturesque villages in England. Departing after lunch, we commence our journey homeward.

Your Hotel


4* The Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds

Built in 1452, the award-winning Angel Hotel is on one of the prettiest squares in the country, opposite the Abbey Gardens. With 77 rooms the hotel offers traditional Georgian elegance and charm, mixed with modern design. Located 5 minutes from the town centre the hotel features an a la carte restaurant serving meals of British cuisine. The hotel has been visited by kings, queens, actors and writers. One such guest was Charles Dickens, who mentioned the Angel Hotel in The Pickwick Papers.


Departure Dates, Duration and Prices:

Tue 7 - Fri 10 May 2024

3 Nights



Departs: 9.00am

Returns: 5.00pm



Single Room: £90 | Holiday Insurance £26.50

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

Discounts available for (EH) English Heritage & (NT) National Trust Members.

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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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