Great Houses & Gardens of Cheshire 2018

Great Houses & Gardens of Cheshire 2018

No less than 5 included visits in a ounty full of attractions

Monday 13 August £389

Single Supplement £70


INSURANCE £27.50  inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Refreshments on arrival

Included visits to Dunham Massy, Arley Hall and Gardens,

Ness Botanic Gardens, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Tatton Park

Day 1 Monday

Depart in the morning, arriving late afternoon at Mercure Chester North Hotel. Refreshments on arrival. 4 nights stay, dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

We visit Dunham Massey. Dating from 1732, the house has fine collections of furniture, paintings and silver. The gardens are stunning, with moat and orangery. This afternoon we are at Arley Hall and Gardens, amongst the finest in the country, created over 250 years by successive generations.

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Day 3 Wednesday

Our first stop today is Ness Botanic Gardens, on the Wirral peninsula. Part of Liverpool University, the gardens offer much to admire, with an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs. This afternoon we are off to Chester with free time for you to explore – the unique ‘Rows’ of two-tier shops, walk the City Walls, take a stroll down to the River Dee and enjoy a short boat trip.

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Day 4 Thursday

This morning we make our way south to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, home to the Cholmondeley family since the 12th century. The vast gardens occupy and romantic setting, with stunning views. There are also lakeside and woodland walks. In the afternoon we have our final visit, to magnificent Tatton Park, a stunning historic estate set in over 1000 acres of Cheshire Parkland, with classical Mansion, 50 acres of Garden, including Japanese, Walled and Formal Gardens.

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Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we journey home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Here is a new itinerary for 2018 in an area full of interest and a long list of varied attractions. As well as the historic Roman city of Chester itself, we are including visits to Dunham Massey, Tatton Park, Arley Hall & Gardens, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and the Ness Botanic Gardens.



The 3 star rated Mercure Chester North Woodhey House Hotel is located in a quiet rural setting near Little Sutton, on the Wirral Peninsula. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool, gym and steam room. All bedrooms are well equipped, all are en suite and have television and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a 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
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 St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
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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