Milestones Museum and the Kennet & Avon Canal

Milestones Museum and the Kennet & Avon Canal

Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire: the locations for the attractions and hotel on this new tour

Saturday 30 September £129

Single Supplement: NIL


INSURANCE £13.50  inc IPT



1 night dinner, bed & breakfast. Admission to Milestones

Museum. Journey on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Day 1 Saturday

Into Hampshire for a lengthy included
visit to Milestones Museum. It is the story of our social,
retail and industrial (fairly recent) past. The collections
include vehicles, toys and domestic appliances. Also see
how homes developed from 1930 to 1970 with authentic
room-sets. Then we continue to Wiltshire and have
dinner, bed and breakfast near Swindon


Day 2 Sunday

The Kennet Horse Boat Company brings
you a way to enjoy a leisurely boat trip on one of
England’s finest canals – a nostalgic horse-drawn barge
journey - and experience the slower pace of yesteryear.
Just sit back and soak up the beauty of the countryside
from a totally different viewpoint. The horse-drawn barge
is a wide-beam passenger trip boat, purpose built in
1976, operating from Kintbury. And powered solely by the
1hp towing action of the horse. Return to Essex during
the afternoon.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Milestones Museum of Living History, opened in 2000, is a museum located in Basingstoke and is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated according to those found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire. From the Thornycroft works to the "hidden gem" which is the interactive penny (1d) arcade which recreates the atmosphere of a 1910s pier, there is so much to

see that portrays a way of life soon to disappear completely. The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal. From Bristol to Bath the waterway follows the natural course of the River Avon before the canal links it to the River Kennet at Newbury, and this is the part we explore by means of a nostalgic horse-drawn barge



Wroughton, a village near Swindon, Alexandra

House is a modern contemporary stylish hotel in

20 acres of landscaped grounds. It is within easy

reach of the destinations visited on this tour. There

are about 150 en suite rooms that come with TV,

tea/coffee making, hairdryer, ironing board, laptop

safe and alarm clock. Indoor swimming pool,

sauna etc, bar, restaurant, 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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