Exbury Gardens & Swanage Railway 2018

Exbury Gardens & Swanage Railway 2018

Attractions in the New Forest and on the Dorset Coast

Sunday 20 May  £129

Single Supplement NIL

 

INSURANCE £13.50 inc IPT

 

INCLUDING
1 night dinner, bed & breakfast.

Admission to Exbury Gardens and

Journey on the Swanage Railway

Day 1 Sunday

By the middle of the day we shall be in the New Forest for a visit to Exbury Gardens, a 200 acre paradise of rare trees, shrubs and flowers. It is renowned for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, expected to be at their best in May. Also included is the 20 minute ride on the steam train. On to Bournemouth later in the day for dinner, bed & breakfast at the Durley Dean Hotel.

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Day 2 Monday

Breakfast, then leave via Poole to join the Swanage Railway, an erstwhile Southern branch serving a family resort with a Victorian pier and a blue flag breach. There are impressive views of Corfe Castle on the way across the Isle of Purbeck. Time to explore and have lunch before returning to Essex in the afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Of the many attractions in the New Forest, we are visiting the magical Exbury Gardens again in 2018. It is a delight in every season and even more so in the late spring/early summer when the tour will operate. The next day is the Swanage Railway, one of the many branch lines that almost disappeared without trace, but which has been restored and even has a connection to the national rail network at Wareham.

 

DURLEY DEAN HOTEL

www.durleydean.co.uk.

In the Westcliff area of Bournemouth, the hotel is within easy reach of beaches, parks and shops. It is a Victorian townhouse which has had over £3 million spent on refurbishments in recent years. All bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making, hairdryers and flatscreen TVs.

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
TBA TBA
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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