National Memorial Arboretum & Shugborough 2018

National Memorial Arboretum & Shugborough 2018

Two worthwhile, yet very different, visits during the weekend

Saturday 25 August £139

Single Supplement £15


INSURANCE £13.50  inc IPT



1 night dinner, bed & breakfast

Welcome talk, transport on the land train and tea at the National Memorial Arboretum

Admission to the Shugborough Estate

Day 1 Saturday

To the Midlands where there will be plenty of time this afternoon for the National Memorial Arboretum. In over 150 acres of trees and gardens, where more than 50,000 trees have been planted so far, nearly 300 memorials have been set up. This is where one can reflect on the many wars, after World War II, when lives have been sacrificed. Welcome, talk, transport on the land train and tea included. Many and diverse are the events and participants remembered: to name but a few – The Berlin Airlift, the Boys’ Brigade, The Burma Railway, the Commandos - Dinner, bed & breakfast at the Ramada Hotel, Solihull.


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

One of the most popular Millennium projects, the National Memorial Arboretum, covering 150 acres, honours the fallen from many conflicts since World War II. Also Shugborough, near Stafford, once described as ‘a perfect paradise’. Sweeping parkland, ancient woodland, a Georgian mansion and the apartments of Patrick Lichfield where we enter a world of glamour and royalty.




In the centre of Solihull, a pleasant town full of tree-lined streets, designershops and an extensive selection of bars and cafes. The 3 star Ramada Hotel is in the centre, offering bedrooms with all the usual facilities. There are attractive views of the Bowling Green from the Restaurant: the Bar is in the style of a 16th century oak-beamed coaching inn. It has a Fitness Suite.

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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