Historic South Coast

Houses, Wine & 1066

22nd - 26th August 2020

Eastbourne is one of Britain's more elegant resorts, enjoying a glorious location on the South Coast. It has a spacious promenade to stroll along and the world-famous Carpet Gardens line the seafront.

We start our tour with a visit to Brighton, with a chance to explore the Lanes, a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways offering an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops. We will also pay a visit to John Nash’s extraordinary oriental fan-tasy, the Royal Pavilion, with an audio guide. We also visit Parham House & Gar-dens, one of the country’s finest Elizabethan Houses. Its tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries. The gardens consist of beautiful Pleasure Grounds and a four-acre Walled Garden. There are stunning herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard and a 1920s Wendy House.

Our other day out takes us to the atmospheric Battle Abbey ruins which dominate the small town where William conquered Harold. Stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died! After a stop for lunch in Hastings, which has un-dergone extensive regeneration in recent years, we will visit the nearby Carr Taylor Vineyard where we will enjoy a guided walk through the vineyard and winery be-fore tasting some of the wines.

You will also have a free day at leisure in Eastbourne.

Tour price includes:-
• 4 Nights half board at the Queens Hotel, Eastbourne
• Entry to the Brighton Pavilion with audio guide
• Entry to Parham House & Gardens
• Entry to Battle Abbey
• Wine tour & tasting at Carr Taylor Vineyard
• Porterage
• Free day at leisure in Eastbourne

Your Hotel - The Queens Hotel, Eastbourne
This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier. All rooms are en-suite, have central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV. Spacious public rooms include a cocktail bar, snooker room, sun lounge and several function rooms in-cluding the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings.

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