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Rutland and a Midlands Medley 2022

Rutland and a Midlands Medley 2022

Varied excursions:attractive countryside: a great city..

New last year as a 2 day tour, this is an itinerary that is relaxing and unhurried, improved by adding an extra day. In England’s smallest county, Rutland, see one of Europe’s largest reservoirs and sail on it. Learn gardening secrets at Barnsdale, then stay in a fine hotel in Nottingham. Formal gardens and a perfect country-house estate on the third day, Belton House reflecting the wealth and cultured tastes of several generations of the owning family. On Saturday free time for historic buildings, a fine civic centre and excellent shops in the capital of the East Midlands, Nottingham.


Friday 9th September 2022 - 3 days - £260.00 per person

Single supplement    £55.00


Insurance inc. IPT  £24.00 per person


Your holiday includes:

  • 2 nights dinner, bed and beakfast

  • Admission to Barnsdale Garden and Belton House

  • Boat trip on Rutland Water


Travel to the edge of Rutland Water to visit the famous Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home of Gardeners’ World for many years. The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens and features all blended together by the borders into one eight acre garden. From Barnsdale we continue to Rutland Water and enjoy a cruise on the ‘Rutland Belle’ On to the overnight hotel for 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast



Leisurely day when we take you to the city centre. In the old part explore the Castle, find out about Robin Hood and discover the tradition of lace-making. Wander round the Old Market Square, visit the National Justice Museum and shop in the Victoria Circus or Broadmarsh.

B, D


After this morning’s breakfast, we make our way to Belton House. Built in the 1680s, the mansion has all the design features of a classic country house. Inside, the wealth of the Belton estate is apparent, with grand display rooms and impressive collections of porcelain, silver, paintings and books. The formal gardens, pleasure grounds and boating lakes provide a charming place for a stroll and the estate is also home to some 300 deer. Return home later in the day stopping in Oakham, county town of Rutland. Rutland is England’s smallest county and Oakham’s stylish boutiques and exclusive little gift shops are a delight.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

NOVOTEL, NOTTINGHAM **** On the edge of Nottingham (Derby Side) at Long Eaton. It is a 4 star hotel with spacious, contemporary and adaptable accommodation and catering.


Free wi-fi, ensuite facilities, TV in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone in room, Restaurant, Bar.

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 Southernhay, long layby opposite Bus Station
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Dairyman (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
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
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 Gala 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 Station Approach, 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
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