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Media City and Highlights of the North West 2020

Media City and Highlights of the North West 2020

5 day break to the North west with a variety of excursions

5 day holiday


Monday 3 August £399

Single supplement £60


Insurance £29 inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Tour of BBC Media City

Guided tour of Manchester

Admission to Rufford Old Hall & Speke Hall

Day 1 Monday

Drive to the North-West, arriving late afternoon at the Wigan Oak Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

Morning drive to the seaside town of Southport, an attractive resort with pleasant gardens and famous shops. You have plenty of time to explore the town and have lunch, perhaps visit the Southport Model Railway Village. In the afternoon head to Rufford Old Hall, a fine Tudor building, for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of the Hesketh family history. Victorian and Edwardian gardens to explore as well

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

This morning we head to Salford Quays where we enjoy a tour of the BBC studios at Media City. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite celebrities. We can take a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the favourite programmess produced here. Tour producers give a lively insight into the level of work needed to get them from script to screen. Manchester, the largest Northern city, this afternoon, with a guided tour on the coach, after which there should be some free time for historic buildings, shops, bars and restaurants according to your preference.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

Today we enjoy the morning in Liverpool. Why not visit Albert Dock for free time to explore this historic area with attractions including the Beatles Story, Tate Gallery and Maritime Museum (entrances not included).This afternoon an included visit to Speke Hall. This Tudor half-timbered house has rich interiors and fine gardens, a fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants’ hall.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we head for home


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

A new tour offering a combination of great historic houses and the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool & Manchester, time at the seaside (Southport), as well as a unique insight into the BBC on a guided tour around the Salford Quays Media City. A guide also joins us for a comprehensive tour of the great city of Manchester.


HOTEL MERCURE WIGAN OAK l The Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel is a modern and stylish property situated in the centre of Wigan. It is an ideal base for our short break. All bedrooms are en suite with television, telephone 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
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
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 Travelodge IG1 !BA
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 Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
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
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
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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