Charlecote & Shugborough Estate 2019

Charlecote & Shugborough Estate 2019

Enjoy two contrasting estates in the Shakespeare country

2 day Holiday 


Saturday 1 June £135


Single supplement  NIL




INCLUDES:  1 night dinner, bed & breakfast

                Admission to Charlecote Park

                Admission to the Shugborough Estate



Day 1 Saturday

To the Midlands and the heart of the ‘Shakespeare Country’ for the included visit to Charlecote Park. Visitors are intrigued by the story of the Lucy family, who, for generations, have cared for the buildings, gardens and parkland. It is a picture of peace and repose, a park for picnics, playing, walking and wandering. Among an assortment of distinctive features are the Gatehouse, the mansion, cleft-oak paling fences and rare Jacob sheep. Continue to the Falstaff Hotel in Leamington for dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Sunday

Introductory talk when we arrive for our included visit at the Shugborough estate, then explore. Park Farm was the cutting edge of agricultural reform: the mansion is full of unusual treasures and it is possible to experience life below stairs as well. Stay till early afternoon before the homeward journey.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Two contrasting estates to enjoy on a weekend arrangement revised for 2019. Charlecote was where Shakespeare supposedly went poaching and where we will be welcomed at an ancient red-brick mansion. Then Shugborough, near Stafford, once described as ‘a perfect paradise’. Sweeping parkland, ancient woodland, a Georgian home and the apartments of Patrick Lichfield where we enter a world of glamour and royalty.


FALSTAFF HOTEL, LEAMINGTON . Three Victorian mansions, retaining their original graceful character, were converted into a hotel in the 1920s. Subsequently modernised, the 21st century Falstaff Hotel is comfortable and well-run. There are just over 30 en suite rooms. Free WiFi. No lift.


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
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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