Day Excursion Book - March 2022

Fantastic selection of great value days out departing from the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch area of Dorset. From shopping trips, to canal trips, meals out, Historic Houses, gardens and Special Events! Something for everyone!

Fantastic selection of great value days out departing from the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch area of Dorset. From shopping trips, to canal trips, meals out, Historic Houses, gardens and 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 />

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

Update<br />

<strong>Book</strong> 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 />

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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 <strong>Book</strong><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 />

<strong>Book</strong> 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 <strong>Book</strong><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 />



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 />


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 />


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

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

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