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Highcliffe Coach Holidays - Day Excursion Brochure - March 2022

Fantastic selection of great value day excursions departing from the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch area of Dorset. From Canal Trips to town visits, Historic Houses to Special Events - something for everyone!

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<strong>Day</strong> <strong>Excursion</strong>s<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

• Important Points<br />

Please check our website or the government websites for the latest<br />

information regarding travel.<br />

• Single travellers will continue to have single occupancy of a<br />

double seat, sitting by the window up to the end of MARCH <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

From the start of APRIL <strong>2022</strong> seating will return to normal.<br />

• Please, also be aware that should the advice from government<br />

change, we will of course, adjust policy. We review all of our<br />

policies regularly and will offer further advice when this is to be<br />

changed. Please note that any future changes may take place and<br />

be introduced between booking your trip and the departure date.<br />

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri 9.30 to 12.30<br />

Feb<br />

Update<br />

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Wed 2nd<br />

Bletchley Park, STATION X<br />

Once Britain's Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a vibrant<br />

tourist attraction. Visitors can explore and experience the top secret world of iconic WW2<br />

Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within the atmospheric Victorian estate nestled in the<br />

Buckinghamshire countryside. Exhibitions include The Life and Works of Alan Turing, the only<br />

reconstructed Bombe machine and the largest number of Enigma machines in the world.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £42.00<br />

Fri 4th Bristol SUPER SAVER<br />

Bristol has been rejuvenated with its wealth of industrial and maritime history being a huge<br />

draw for the visitor. With distinct areas to explore - from the historic Old City and Harbourside<br />

districts, elegant Clifton, the central shopping districts of Broadmead & Cabot Circus to bohemian Stokes Croft, Bristol is now one of the best places to live<br />

and visit in the country. Lovely waterfront district stacked with a huge choice of restaurants. Only £18.00<br />

Sat 5th The Stitch Festival <strong>2022</strong><br />

Formerly known as The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show - the ultimate day out for textile craft<br />

lovers. With hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion exhibitions, textile installations,<br />

as well as 200 much loved exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Spend a day re-stocking<br />

your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and more. Held at the Business<br />

Design Centre in Islington. Price includes entrance. Only £41.00<br />

Mon 7th<br />

RAF Museum - London<br />

Following a multi-million pound redevelopment this popular museum has now re-opened.<br />

New permanent exhibitions including ‘RAF Stories: The First 100 Years, 1918-2018’ plus a new<br />

grassed 'airfield' in the centre of the site have opened. FREE admission to all. The Museum<br />

houses a world-class collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and memorabilia. There is plenty to see - more than enough for a days visit! There are<br />

different exhibitions in separate hangers which include Milestones of Flight, Bomber Hall, Battle of Britain Hall and Marine Craft Collection. Only £24.00<br />

Open for phone bookings - 9.30-12.30 Mon-Fri - 01425 271111


Mon 7th<br />

Exeter<br />

Exeter has much to discover – something for everyone to enjoy. We drop in the city centre<br />

just around the corner from the magnificent 15th century Cathedral, one of the finest in<br />

England. Surrounded by a green open space lined by a mix of historic architecture from the<br />

ages, it’s a lovely place to grab a coffee and watch the world go by. Superb range of shopping<br />

brands in Princesshay or a great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars in<br />

the cobbled Gandy Street. Stroll down to the rejuvenated historic Quayside area for some<br />

time out of the city centre. Only £27.00<br />

Tue 8th<br />

Chichester & Arundel<br />

With a history dating back to Roman times and beyond, Chichester has much to offer the<br />

visitor. One of the best preserved Georgian cities, the broad streets are packed with listed<br />

buildings and plenty of good shops, restaurants and coffee shops – easy place to explore on<br />

foot. You have the option of spending some of the day in the charming town of Arundel. Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral<br />

dominating the town and lovely old streets to stroll around. Great selection of places for lunch or welcome cup of tea and some quirky independent<br />

shops. Only £23.00<br />

Wed 9th<br />

Gloucester Quays<br />

Great day out to the historic city of Gloucester. With an amazing history dating back to the Romans and Anglo Saxons, right up to the modern day, the city<br />

is a joy to explore on foot. We drop near the fantastic Gloucester Quays Shopping & Leisure area. The old dockside warehouses have been sympathetically<br />

renovated and integrated with a stylish new shopping and leisure centre. Home to designer and high street fashion brands. It's a 15/20 minute walk in to<br />

the centre of Gloucester where you can visit the 11th century Cathedral and much more.... Only £27.50<br />

Wed 9th<br />

Birdworld OR Forest Lodge Garden Centre<br />

Covering 26 acres and adjacent to the renowned Forest Lodge Garden Centre, Birdworld is<br />

located near Farnham in Surrey. Attractions around the park include Underwater World,<br />

Birdworld’s own aquarium and Jenny Wren children’s farm. There are more than 150 different<br />

species of birds, many of which are critically endangered, as well as a flock of pelicans on<br />

pelican island, one of the largest free flying parrot aviaries in the world, two flourishing<br />

penguin colonies, a seashore themed aviary and a birds of prey area.<br />

Adult £38.00 | Over 60 £36.00 | Garden Centre only £23.00<br />

Thu 10th<br />

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour + Winchester<br />

Come along for a tour of this remarkable site at Laverstoke in Hampshire. After stopping in<br />

Winchester, with time to explore and enjoy an early lunch, we arrive at the distillery. Bombay<br />

Sapphire is one of the worlds premium Gins with its production distillery beautifully situated<br />

in an historic old Mill on the River Test. It now offers a fascinating tour of the facility where you can discover the exotic botanicals grown in the striking<br />

Glasshouses, see the huge copper infusion Stills and explore the history of the drink. Self Discovery tour included. Only £36.00<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Windsor<br />

What a lovely day out! Soak in centuries of English history as you walk around the charming streets. So much to do here for the day. The castle dominates<br />

the town so you may like to book a visit to see the inside and have your picture taken with one of the Queen's Guards too! The town is very pedestrian<br />

friendly and has plenty of excellent shopping, cafes, coffee shops and eateries to discover. Or you may like to potter along the River Thames on a pleasure<br />

boat, grab something to eat in Alexandra Park on the riverside or stroll over the bridge to Eton. Only £25.00<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Springtime in The Cotswolds Villages - Stow & Bourton<br />

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with<br />

distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping at two of the best known towns - Stow-on-the-Wold with its vast Market Square and an<br />

elegant array of Cotswold town houses, Antique shops, Art galleries and restaurants - and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming<br />

low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Only £24.00<br />

Book online @<br />

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk


Fri 11th<br />

Brooklands Museum<br />

The world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit at Weybridge in Surrey was more than a<br />

great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.<br />

Museum displays a wide range of motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from racing cars,<br />

motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built<br />

aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount,<br />

Vanguard..... and a Concorde with public access (extra charge). Price includes entrance to<br />

Museum. Adult £40.00 | Over 60 £39.50<br />

Sat 12th<br />

Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair, Somerset<br />

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collector’s Fair.<br />

As the West Country’s premier antiques event, the fair is housed in four halls and over 40<br />

shopping arcades at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage<br />

teddies and luxury leather luggage. The fair attracts many of London’s top dealers. Price includes entrance.<br />

Only £25.00<br />

Sun 20th<br />

Ideal Home Show <strong>2022</strong> - Olympia<br />

For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from<br />

fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.<br />

From Interiors, to Home Improvements, with Food & Housewares, and Woman, plus Technology, Gardens and Shopping the enhanced sections give you<br />

more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus see exclusive show offers. Price includes entrance. Only £36.00<br />

Mon 21st<br />

Cheltenham<br />

Cheltenham is a beautiful spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. One of the finest examples of a Regency town in the country,<br />

Cheltenham is characterised by it’s houses with intricate ironwork balconies and painted<br />

stucco facades. Discover some of the finest shopping in the South West on the High Street<br />

and Regent Arcade. For a different twist - head to the tree lined Promenade for a Continental<br />

feel or Montpellier for high end shops and lovely public gardens. Superb destination.<br />

Only £25.00<br />

Wed 23rd<br />

Brighton OR Worthing<br />

Two very popular destinations for a great day excursion. You choose between Brighton or<br />

Worthing! Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide<br />

boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the<br />

town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places.<br />

Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history,<br />

the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. Only £25.00<br />

Wed 23rd<br />

City of Bath<br />

Bath is brimming (sorry!) with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights<br />

in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman<br />

Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique<br />

gift. Only £24.00<br />

Thu 24th<br />

Sidmouth<br />

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Set in a lush valley and surrounded by the<br />

stunning red cliffs, Sidmouth is one of our most popular destinations. Around the town there are beautiful gardens where you can relax a while, leisurely<br />

walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some<br />

excellent friendly independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs.<br />

The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this lovely town - a<br />

gem. Only £23.00<br />

Fri 25th<br />

Craft 4 Crafters Show - Exeter<br />

This show is packed full of crafting displays, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, make &<br />

takes, and a large selection of fantastic retailers. The ideal place to buy thousands of crafting<br />

supplies and get some great ideas and inspiration. With leading local and national exhibitors<br />

offering products for Card Making, Papercrafts, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Sewing, Cross Stitch,<br />

Embroidery, Beading, Painting, Patchwork, Quilting, Knitting, and many others. Plenty of<br />

catering facilities on site! Takes place at the Westpoint Centre outside Exeter.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £28.00


Mon 28th<br />

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey<br />

Flagship for the RHS - a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor attraction. Over<br />

240 acres to explore, stroll through woods, open parkland and return to the more formal<br />

gardens set around the old house. Home to some of the largest plant collections in the<br />

world and with planting schemes that are constantly changing to some thing new for every<br />

season. Be sure not to miss the impressive Glasshouse - there are three main areas - moist<br />

temperate, dry temperate and tropical and even a waterfall! Excellent Garden Centre &<br />

restaurant. Price includes entrance. Only £36.00<br />

Tue 29th<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plenty to<br />

see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the spectacular<br />

Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens, this once royal residence represents 250 years of<br />

historical gardens. You may like to enjoy a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about Kew's flora and fauna,<br />

historic buildings and vital conservation work. Price includes entrance. Adult £40.50 | Over 60 £39.50<br />

Wed 30th<br />

Hidcote - National Trust<br />

Beautifully situated in the wonderful Cotswold countryside, Hidcote Manor Gardens is one of the best gardens in England - a garden not to be missed.<br />

Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Famous for rare shrubs<br />

and trees as well as its outstanding design features - there are water features, wild flower areas and pools with plenty of places to sit and take in the<br />

atmosphere. Lovely restaurant for lunch or tea. Price includes entrance. Only £38.50 | NT Member £25.00<br />

April <strong>2022</strong><br />

Tue 5th<br />

Stourhead House & Gardens - Wiltshire (NT)<br />

One of the best National Trust destinations in the South of England. The celebrated 18th<br />

Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous; your first sight of the lake will<br />

leave you amazed. There are stunning views around the grounds with gothic temples,<br />

monuments, rare plants and a criss-cross of sloping walkways surrounding the lake. The<br />

stunning Palladian Mansion, once the family home of the Hoares, is full of Georgian<br />

treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. This really is an amazing destination<br />

and is well worth a visit.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | NT Member £23.00<br />

Trips are being added all the time.<br />

Please check the website for the most up to date info!<br />

www.highcliffecoaches.rezdy.com/catalog/8878/day-trips<br />

Wed 6th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy beautiful scenery and stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden<br />

beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a delicious carvery with an extensive choice of fresh<br />

vegetables, gravy and extras. Afterwards we head to Sidmouth with time to stroll the seafront and explore the shops. Adult £36.50 | Over 60 £34.50<br />

Wed 13th<br />

Athelhampton House & Gardens<br />

Located in rural Dorset, Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century Manor Houses in the country and is surrounded by a splendid Arts & Crafts<br />

garden with it’s famous pyramid shaped yew trees. The house contains many finely<br />

furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine cellar. The grade I listed<br />

garden, dating from c1891, is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River<br />

Piddle flowing through. The walled gardens include roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies<br />

and also a 15th Century dovecot and boardwalk along the banks of the River Piddle.<br />

Facilities include a lovely restaurant with hot & cold food. Lovely local day out.<br />

Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Only £34.50<br />

Phone to Book<br />

01425 271111


Thu 21st<br />

Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey<br />

Set in over 1000 acres of stunning 18th century parkland designed by Capability Brown and<br />

home of the Earl of Carnarvon, Highclere has been described as the finest Victorian House<br />

in existence and now, as the home of Downton Abbey. Created by Sir Charles Barry who<br />

also designed the Houses of Parliament, the castle has a magnificent library and drawing<br />

room with the highlight being The Saloon with its 50ft vaulted ceilings. Outside, you can<br />

explore the beautiful gardens and parkland. Tearoom on site & café for lunch - alternatively<br />

you may like to bring food for lunch. Very limited places. Please note - this does not<br />

include entrance to the Egyptian Exhibition. We are unsure if you will be able to add this on<br />

the day. Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Only £41.50<br />

Thu 21st<br />

Windsor River Cruise with delicious Ploughman's lunch OR Windsor Only<br />

After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the<br />

boat goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. It then heads towards Oakley Court, Queen's Eyot<br />

and Monkey Island where the boat turns for the journey back to Windsor arriving at 1.00pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal<br />

River Thames, you will be served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman's lunch with Slice of Cake & Tea. Afterwards there will be plenty of free time in<br />

Windsor. Price include lunch & boat fare. Only £52.50 | Windsor Only £25.00<br />

Sun 24th<br />

London - Covent Garden<br />

Join our trip to Covent Garden in central London. At the heart of Covent Garden is the market with its quirky craft stalls, boutiques and restaurants.<br />

The central piazza has a thriving café culture and is buzzing with outlandish street entertainers and fun events all day, every day. Two of London's<br />

popular attractions - the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera House stand grandly and there's lots more shopping. Only £26.00<br />

Mon 25th<br />

Lyme Regis<br />

The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural<br />

Beauty, on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets<br />

with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading<br />

to the 13th-century Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's<br />

Woman' or take the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination for a<br />

day excursion. Only £22.50<br />

Tue 26th<br />

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset<br />

This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140 and became<br />

one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the<br />

house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh<br />

as 'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. See the impressive Centenary Fountain,<br />

at 160ft the highest powered fountain in England. Inside you can discover the lives of monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms. Undercroft Tearoom<br />

with delicious homemade food for lunch. Price includes entrance. Only £34.50<br />

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

Wed 27th<br />

Osborne House - Isle of Wight (EH)<br />

Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century,<br />

the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria's<br />

family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the<br />

sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar<br />

Room. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes<br />

entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton.<br />

Adults £49.00 | Over 60 £47.50 | English Heritage £33.00<br />

Thu 28th<br />

Three Rivers Cruise with delicious Fish & Chips<br />

A great day out to Southampton. After some free time in the city centre to shop or explore<br />

the history we transfer you to nearby Town Quay and board our excellent Blue Funnel<br />

boat. We have booked a superb 3 hour cruise along Southampton Water - taking in the<br />

Rivers Test and Itichen, turning up the Hamble River with views of the yachting marina.<br />

Whilst on board you will be served a delicious Fish 'n' Chips lunch + tea/coffee. The food on<br />

the Blue Funnel boats is excellent. Price includes boat trip & food. Only £48.50


May <strong>2022</strong><br />

Thu 5th<br />

Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - National Trust<br />

A highly regarded National Trust property, Hughenden was famously the home of PM<br />

Benjamin Disraeli. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and parkland, this impressive Manor<br />

House has a huge sense of history - the site of political drama and royal visits. The gardens<br />

are another highlight - lovely to stroll around and enjoy the plants. Facilities include a café<br />

& tea room serving hot & cold food. You could also bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the<br />

estate. Price includes entrance. Only £37.00 | NT Member £24.50<br />

Fri 6th<br />

Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire<br />

This is a lovely day out, set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’<br />

Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring.<br />

Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair<br />

to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection, is home to The Lansdowne<br />

family. Inside the house there are Georgian costumes; Victoriana, Indiana and superb<br />

collections of watercolours, miniatures and jewellery. Price includes entrance to House & Garden. Adults £36.00 | Over 60s £34.50<br />

Tue 10th<br />

Henley with Afternoon Tea Cruise<br />

Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, attracting some of the world's finest rowers. But there is more to the town, with its historic church, Town<br />

Hall, market square and excellent shops and restaurants. After time in the town we head to Maidenhead to complete the day with a wonderful 2 hour<br />

cruise along the Thames passing glorious riverside houses. We have included a delicious afternoon tea. Selection of finger sandwiches, Fruit scone,<br />

Jam and clotted cream, Fruit tartlet, mini afternoon tea cake, Shortbread biscuit and Cup<br />

of tea or coffee. Price includes boat fare with Cream Tea. Only £55.00<br />

Wed 11th<br />

Ham House & Gardens - National Trust<br />

Beautifully situated on the banks of The Thames near to Richmond, Ham House is a<br />

wonderful stately 17th century home with a fascinating history surrounding the English<br />

Civil War. The house is excellent, with collections of textiles, furniture and paintings dating<br />

back over 400 years plus discover how life was for the servants above and below stairs.<br />

Outside the splendid formal gardens and huge kitchen gardens have been restored to<br />

some of their former glory. Lovely day out. Price includes entrance.<br />

Only £36.50 | NT Member £24.50<br />

Thu 12th<br />

Salisbury - Celebration : A Festival of Flowers<br />

Returning for <strong>2022</strong>, Salisbury Cathedral Flower Designers transform this remarkable building with an amazing floral display. This year, over 30,000<br />

blooms will be specially arranged to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral. Promising to be a<br />

breathtaking display in this magnificent setting, displays will include a replica of the Queen's coronation robe. Sure to be very popular - we have<br />

included the cost of entrance. Free time after to explore the historic jewel of Salisbury - named as one of the world's Top 10 Cities to visit in 2015 by<br />

Lonely Planet. So much to see, with wonderful medieval buildings, Museums, historic houses to visit, public gardens and riverside walks. There is<br />

excellent independent shopping, a range of coffee shops and cafes plus some fine traditional pubs. Great place to spend a day. Only £35.00<br />

Tue 17th<br />

Leornardslee Gardens, West Sussex<br />

Having reopened to the public in 2018 we are delighted to be returning to Leonardslee Gardens. Built in 1801 with breathtaking views of the English<br />

countryside and blooming displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias and Bluebells. Set in the steep-sided valley; the ponds contain a<br />

colony of Carp fish and the combination of parkland, lawn and forest land inhabits a rare colony of wallabies and a number of deer species who<br />

wander semi-freely throughout the estate. Wonderful day. Price includes entrance. Only £35.00<br />

Wed 18th<br />

Syon House & Gardens - Middlesex<br />

Syon Park, the London home of The Duke of Northumberland since the end of the 16th<br />

century, lies in 200 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland near to<br />

Richmond/Brentford west of London. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam<br />

for the 1st Duke in 1760's with the magnificent interior decoration of the state rooms<br />

regarded as an early masterpiece of this celebrated 18th century architect. The house has<br />

a fascinating history which will be explored on the included guided tour followed by free<br />

time to enjoy the grounds. Don’t miss the amazing ‘Great Conservatory’. No cafe but good<br />

facilities in the adjacent Hillier Garden Centre or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.<br />

Price includes entrance & tour. Adult £38.00 | Over 60s £36.50


Fri 20th<br />

Mottisfont Estate & Garden - National Trust<br />

Having started life as a priory, Mottisfont, near Romsey, was transformed over the years in<br />

to a lovely country home surrounded by a large estate and parkland. Maud Russell made<br />

Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and work – the<br />

extraordinary drawing-room was painted by artist Rex Whistler. Enjoy a stroll along the<br />

sparkling River Test which runs through the estate and the colours of the season. Plenty of<br />

time to explore plus there is an excellent cafe/restaurant or you may like to picnic in the<br />

grounds. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50 | NT Member £21.00<br />

Mon 23rd<br />

Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset<br />

We are delighted to offer a day excursion to Mapperton, set in the very heart of Dorset<br />

close to Beaminster. Surrounded by wonderful, lush countryside stands this striking<br />

sandstone Manor House surrounded by celebrated gardens. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor<br />

house by Country Life magazine. Entrance fee for the house and gardens is included and comes complete with a guided tour of the house by a<br />

knowledgeable guide. Historic Houses Garden of the Year 2020. Tour of the house by guide. Only £34.00<br />

Trips are being added all the time.<br />

Please check the website for the most up to date info!<br />

www.highcliffecoaches.rezdy.com/catalog/8878/day-trips<br />

Tue 24th<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal Trip<br />

Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath, with<br />

an extended stop on the way at Salisbury and a chance to buy lunch to have on the boat. We board the superb M V Barbara McLellan broad beam<br />

narrowboat and enjoy the wildlife and countryside on our 2 1/2 hour cruise along tranquil<br />

stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct.<br />

Limited places on the boat this year for more space - drinks available - loo on board. Price<br />

includes boat fare. Only £35.00<br />

Wed 25th<br />

Hinton Ampner House & Garden - National Trust<br />

Best known for its fine gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding<br />

collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art set in lovely Hampshire countryside. The house<br />

was extensively remodelled after a traumatic fire in 1960. Lord Sherborne, created the gardens -<br />

widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th century garden design. With their crisply<br />

manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens cleverly combine formal design with informal<br />

planting. Great day out - facilities include a tea room.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | NT Member £22.00<br />

Fri 27th<br />

Hever Castle, Kent<br />

Famously the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, this splendid moated castle is one of the best in the country. Inside, the<br />

splendid panelled rooms contain fine furniture and one of the best collections of Tudor Portraits in the UK. Outside there are 125 acres of glorious<br />

grounds to explore with many different themes. There is an Italian Garden, English Rose Garden, maze, giant topiary chess set and Loggia which<br />

overlooks the 38 acre lake. Take a packed lunch or there is a selection of cafes. Price includes entrance. Adults £42.00 | Over 60s £41.00<br />

June <strong>2022</strong><br />

Wed 1st<br />

Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens<br />

Established by Benedictine Monks during the 1040's, Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique attraction where you are able to walk through the heart of a<br />

colony of Mute Swans. Abbotsbury is located to the west of Weymouth and offers a<br />

fantastic day out. After spending time at The Swannery we travel to the nearby Sup<br />

Tropical Gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens I have ever<br />

visited”. This magnificent 20 acre site offers stunning views of the Jurrasic Coast and is<br />

filled with exotic and rare plants from all over the world. Price includes entrance to both<br />

attractions. Only £36.00 | Under 16s £20.00<br />

Phone to Book<br />

01425 271111


Wed 8th<br />

Montacute House, National Trust<br />

This magnificent Elizabethan Mansion House located in South Somerset is constructed in<br />

local Ham stone and incorporates a National Portrait Gallery exhibition. Highly<br />

recommended. The house is noted for its fine furniture, tapestries and heraldic glass and<br />

its amazing Long Gallery which extends the full length of the house - a remarkable 172ft!<br />

Outside there is a superb formal garden with mixed borders, old roses and a landscaped<br />

park - great for exploring. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50 | NT Member £23.00<br />

Tue 14th<br />

Royal Ascot<br />

Come along to one of the most glamourous events in the British Sporting calendar with a<br />

chance to enjoy the superb racing. Today there are three Group One races – the Queen<br />

Anne Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes and the St James’s Palace Stakes which often attracts<br />

horses that have run in the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas. We have reserved tickets for the Windsor Enclosure, which is located on the<br />

straight mile, offering a vibrant and exciting experience. There are a number of food and drink outlets available or picnics are allowed – they must be<br />

brought in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Please check the Ascot website for full entry details. Includes entrance ticket. Only £65.00<br />

Wed 15th<br />

Superbloom & The Tower of London<br />

Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers<br />

will fill and transform the Tower’s moat. From June to September, the flower display will erupt into new colours and patterns creating a dramatic and<br />

engaging experience - Superbloom!! Your ticket with us includes a 1 hour timed slot to wander along a weaving path into the centre of the flowers. A<br />

specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements will draw visitors in and make you feel at home amongst the bees and butterflies.<br />

After, continue your day in the historic Tower of London where you will discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress.<br />

And its great fun! Price includes entrance to Superbloom Moat & The Tower of London. Adults £62.00 | Over 60s £56.00<br />

PLEASE CONSIDER THESE IMPORTANT MEASURES BEFORE BOOKING.<br />

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CANCEL YOUR DAY EXCURSION YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR CANCELLATION CHARGES AS SET OUT BELOW.<br />

We have been applying and adhering to government and industry guidance. As this information can change, please keep checking<br />

our website and the government websites for the latest advice.<br />

Single travellers will continue to have single occupancy of a double seat, sitting by the window up to the end of MARCH <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

From the start of APRIL <strong>2022</strong> seating will return to normal.<br />

For the time being, we will be continuing with various operational safety measures and procedures including increased fresh air<br />

ventilation, availability of hand sanitiser, regular anti-viral fogging of the cabin, increased frequency of hard surface cleaning.<br />

DO NOT travel if you have symptoms before travelling. Unfortunately, normal cancellation charges will apply.<br />

We will make every effort to carry out the programme and itineraries as advertised but must reserve the right to cancel any<br />

excursion or alter routes, timings or stopping places without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control.<br />

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS – USUAL TERMS APPLY<br />

If we are forced to cancel any excursion, a full refund will be made. In the event of a customer cancelling we shall apply charges in<br />

line with the scale below. Tickets cannot be transferred to future trips.<br />

More than 28 days notice - Full refund<br />

14 to 28 days notice - Less 25%<br />

7 to 13 days notice - Less 50%<br />

Less than 7 days notice - No refund.<br />

PICK-UP POINTS<br />

Poole Seldown Lane - The Lighthouse Bus Stop | Parkstone Ashley Rd - St Johns Church | Branksome Poole Rd - John Lewis |<br />

Westbourne Bingo Hall | Bournemouth Travel Interchange - normally Bay K | Boscombe Ashley Rd - Sovereign Centre | Southbourne<br />

Southbourne Grove | Southbourne Belle Vue Rd - Co-Op | Christchurch Stour Rd - Riverland Court | Christchurch Bargates - Castles<br />

Ironmongers | Purewell Cross Somerford Rd - In-Excess | Mudeford Mudeford Lane - Trafalgar Court | Friars Cliff The Runway -<br />

Brabazon Drive | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Smugglers Lane North - Saulflands | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Lymington Rd - Medical Centre | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Lymington Rd -<br />

Sea Corner | New Milton Christchurch Rd - Housemartin Pub | New Milton - Bradbeers<br />

TO BOOK<br />

Please check the website for more information, pick up times and to book.<br />

Alternatively, you can contact us by phone at the office in <strong>Highcliffe</strong><br />

•01425 271111 - Mon to Fri 9.30 to 12.30 - www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

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