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The Mendips, the Quantocks and the WSR 2020

The Mendips, the Quantocks and the WSR 2020

Enjoy the delights of Somerset

5 day holiday

 

Monday 19 October £409

Single supplement NIL

 

Insurance £29 inc IPT

 

Includes:

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as described

Journey on the West Somerset Railway

Admission to Tyntesfield

Day 1 Monday

Enjoy pleasant scenery in Wiltshire and Somerset on the way to the Webbington Hotel for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

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Day 2 Tuesday

See Bridgwater on the way to Minehead, (a Somerset resort where there will be time for lunch,) having passed the Quantock Hills which consist of heathland, oak woodlands, ancient parklands and agricultural land. They were England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated in 1956. Highlight of the afternoon is the included ride on the West Somerset Railway, one of the longest of the preserved branch lines which starts by following the coast then winds its way through the hills to Bishops Lydeard.

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Day 3 Wednesday

After buying Tyntes Place for his growing family in 1844, William Gibbs went about making it his own. He remodelled the exterior of the simple regency house into the Gothic extravaganza that is Tyntesfield today and had the interiors richly decorated and furnished by the country's leading craftsmen. Included visit before going to nearby Clevedon, a Victorian resort on the Bristol Channel. See the only Grade 1 listed pier in England, step back in time by visiting the Curzon Clevedon Cinema, the oldest purpose-built cinema in the world still in working order and follow the Poets’ Clifftop Walk.

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Day 4 Thursday

The Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, are popular with walkers, ornithologists and, especially, cavers. The Cheddar Gorge and Caves will be where we stop during the morning and there will be a chance to get some local cheese as well. Then a stop in England’s smallest city, Wells, for the magnificent Cathedral.

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Day 5 Friday

Leave after breakfast for home.

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Just south of the Mendips is the exquisite little city of Wells. Further west, by the Quantocks and Exmoor, are charming resorts such as Watchet and Minehead. And it’s not far from the hotel to the Bristol Channel resort of Clevedon, or to see the magnificent Gothic mansion of Tyntesfield. A completely restyled tour for 2020.

 

WEBBINGTON HOTEL & SPA ***

www.webbingtonhotelandspa.co.uk l Ideally situated in peaceful countryside, it is one of the most idyllic country hotels in Somerset. Originally an attractive Edwardian manor, the house and grounds have been developed to create a peaceful and spacious hotel with extensive leisure club facilities including swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. It also has all the usual facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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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
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 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 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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