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Highcliffe Coach Holidays - Day Excursion April update 2022

Fantastic variety of excellent value day trips by coach. Departing from the Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch area of Dorset

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

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

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

Update<br />

All restrictions for travel within England<br />

are now lifted.<br />

Seating capacity now back to normal.<br />

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri - 9 til 1<br />

312 Lymington Rd. <strong>Highcliffe</strong>. Christchurch. BH23 5ET<br />

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

<strong>April</strong> <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 and<br />

is well worth a visit. Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | NT Member £23.00<br />

Wed 6th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy beautiful scenery and stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub<br />

near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a<br />

delicious carvery with an extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Afterwards we head to Sidmouth with time to stroll the seafront and<br />

explore the shops. Adult £36.50 | Over 60 £34.50<br />

Mon 11th<br />

Clark’s Village - Street<br />

One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's<br />

premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Barbour, Cadbury, Craghopper,<br />

Jeff Banks, The North Face, Timberland, ProCook, Levis, Next Clearance, M&S Outlet plus many more. There are plenty of eateries for lunch including<br />

Pizza Express, Frankie & Bennys, Pret A Manger and more!! Don't forget your Clarks shoes too! Only £22.00<br />

Tue 12th<br />

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard<br />

We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the<br />

Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour, Gunwharf<br />

is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and<br />

restaurants. Shops include Next Clearance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen<br />

and many more. Alternatively, you can spend your day in the superb Historic Dockyard which<br />

traces the history of the Royal Navy over the ages. Attractions include Nelson’s HMS Victory,<br />

Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations and much more. Entrance fees<br />

and pre booking apply. Only £20.00<br />

Phone to Book - 01425 271111


Wed 13th<br />

Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey - NEW DATE!!<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 in<br />

existence and now, is the home of Downton Abbey. The castle has a magnificent library and<br />

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

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

alternatively you may like to bring food for lunch. Very limited places. Please note - this does<br />

not include entrance to the Egyptian Exhibition. We are unsure if you will be able to add this<br />

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

Wed 13th<br />

Athelhampton House & Gardens<br />

New Date<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 furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine<br />

cellar. The grade I listed garden, dating from c1891, is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through. The walled<br />

gardens include roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies and also a 15th Century dovecot and boardwalk along the banks of the River Piddle. Facilities<br />

include a lovely restaurant with hot & cold food. Lovely local day out. Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Only £34.50<br />

Thu 14th<br />

Sidmouth<br />

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Around the town there are beautiful<br />

gardens where you can relax a while, leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some excellent friendly<br />

independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this<br />

lovely town - a gem. Only £23.00<br />

Tue 19th<br />

London - Marble Arch<br />

Excellent day to the Capital with so much to see and explore in this area. Marble Arch is on<br />

Hyde Park at the end of Oxford Street, where there is some of the best shopping in the<br />

country but there is so much more. On the opposite edge of Hyde Park is Kensington Palace,<br />

whilst nearby is the Royal Albert Hall and the many excellent Museums in Knightsbridge<br />

including the Science and Natural History. Further afield is Portobello Road or you could head<br />

down to The Thames. So much to do! Adult/Over 60 £26.00 | Under 17s £13.00<br />

Tue 19th<br />

City of Wells<br />

Wells is one of Britain's gems and a fabulous destination for a day out. Sheltered beneath the<br />

southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful<br />

architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its<br />

amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within<br />

the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and<br />

Wells. Also of interest are medieval Vicars' Close and the historic market place. Only £22.50<br />

Wed 20th<br />

Winchester<br />

Winchester has so much to offer the visitor and has become a firm favourite with our customers for a relaxing day out - enjoying the sights, sounds and<br />

atmosphere of the city. Discover England's ancient Capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. The city is packed with historic buildings and<br />

museums including the 11th Century Cathedral combined with tranquil green spaces and an array of interesting independent shops. Quick to get to and<br />

we drop in the centre. No parking charges, no hassle! Only 20.00<br />

Wed 20th<br />

Dorchester Market & Weymouth<br />

Lovely day out as we visit our historic county town in the heart of 'Hardy's country and boasting elegant 18th century houses, interesting museums,<br />

good shopping and a great Market on Wednesdays. Afterwards we travel to Weymouth with time in this rejuvenated traditional seaside resort. The<br />

wide award winning three mile beach has beautiful sand and a level promenade with traditional facilities to enjoy. Head to the harbour lined by<br />

Georgian houses, grab some chips and watch the fishing boats. Lovely. Only £20.00<br />

Thu 21st Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey<br />

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

Brown and home of the Earl of Carnarvon, Highclere has been described as the<br />

finest Victorian House in existence and now, is the home of Downton Abbey.<br />

FULL<br />

Outside, you can explore the beautiful gardens and parkland. Tearoom on site &<br />

café for lunch - alternatively you may like to bring food for lunch. Very limited<br />

places. Please note - this does not include entrance to the Egyptian Exhibition.<br />

We are unsure if you will be able to add this on the day. Price includes entrance to<br />

house & gardens. Only £41.50


Thu 21st<br />

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

Windsor Only<br />

After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle and<br />

Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and<br />

passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. The boat turns for the journey<br />

back to Windsor arriving at 1.00pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River<br />

Thames, you will be served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman's lunch with Slice of Cake &<br />

Tea. Afterwards there will be plenty of free time in Windsor.<br />

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

Fri 22nd<br />

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires<br />

Oxford, the 'city of dreaming spires' is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its<br />

prestigious Oxford University, the city is very pedestrian friendly; a bustling cosmopolitan<br />

place with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs<br />

make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and<br />

J.R.R Tolkien. Only £23.00<br />

Fri 22nd<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<br />

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

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

unique gift. Only £24.00<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<br />

with its quirky craft stalls, boutiques and restaurants. The central piazza has a thriving café<br />

culture and is buzzing with outlandish street entertainers and fun events all day, every day.<br />

Two of London's popular attractions - the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera<br />

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 Beauty,<br />

on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets with a lovely<br />

selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading to the 13thcentury<br />

Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or take<br />

the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination for a 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 one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the<br />

lovely Somerset countryside, the house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh as 'One of the great gardens<br />

in the West Country'. See the impressive Centenary Fountain, at 160ft the highest powered fountain in England. Inside you can discover the lives of<br />

monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms. Undercroft Tearoom with delicious homemade food for lunch. Price includes entrance. Only £34.50<br />

Tue 26th<br />

Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough<br />

Step back in time with us, as we head first to one of our favourite stopping places, Marlborough. This archetypal English Market town has that 'film<br />

location' quality and is a great spot to stroll around and enjoy a nice lunch. In the afternoon we head to nearby Kintbury and board the 'Kennet Valley'<br />

horse drawn barge for a 2 ½ hour cruise along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying<br />

passengers. Facilities onboard include a well stocked bar serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and beverages. Whilst on board we have included a cup of tea &<br />

slice of cake for you! A lovely day out. A lovely day out! Includes Canal Trip and Tea & Cake. Only £44.00<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<br />

fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century, the house has an extravagant<br />

interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. Take an intimate<br />

glimpse into Queen Victoria's family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria<br />

and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous<br />

drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room. The visitor<br />

centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return<br />

ferry crossing from Southampton. Adults £49.00 | Over 60 £47.50 | English Heritage £33.00


Wed 27th<br />

Isle of Purbeck 2 Course Pub Lunch & Drive<br />

Enjoy the beautiful coastal and countryside scenery of this wonderful part of Dorset with<br />

lunch in a traditional country pub. First, we head for the Halfway Inn close to Norden for a<br />

delicious pub lunch. This 16th century thatched pub has a lovely cosy atmosphere with<br />

stone walls, timber beamed ceilings and log burner fireplaces. With a good reputation for<br />

friendly service and the quality of the food - there is a choice of 4 dishes for you to select<br />

from when you book. Chicken Leek & Bacon Pie, Goats cheese & sweet potato pie,<br />

Wholetail Scampi & Chips, Baked cod fillet. Desserts - Spotted dick, Selection of sorbets,<br />

Forest Berry Eton mess. Afterwards we head off to explore this beautiful region. Lovely day<br />

out. Only £39.00<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 the history we transfer you to nearby Town Quay and<br />

board our excellent Blue Funnel boat. We have booked a superb 3 hour cruise along Southampton Water - taking in the Rivers Test and Itichen,<br />

turning up the Hamble River with views of the yachting marina. Whilst on board you will be served a delicious Fish 'n' Chips lunch + tea/coffee. The<br />

food on the Blue Funnel boats is excellent. Price includes boat trip & food. Only £48.50<br />

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

Tue 3rd<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plenty to see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop<br />

views from the spectacular Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens, this once royal<br />

residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. You may like to enjoy a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn<br />

about Kew's flora and fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work.<br />

Price includes entrance. Adult £40.50 | Over 60 £39.50<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 3rd<br />

Cotswolds Villages - Bourton & Burford<br />

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

towns and villages with distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping at two of the best towns to visit. After a comfort stop in<br />

Marlborough on the way we arrive at the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water. Explore the gift shops and find somewhere nice for lunch before<br />

we head on to Burford. The charming high street is lined by hotels, pubs and restaurants with antique shops. Only £23.50<br />

Tue 3rd<br />

Exbury Gardens - Hampshire<br />

Now celebrating more than 100 years, Exbury Gardens encompasses a spectacular collection of woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, formal and<br />

wildflower gardens. At over 200 acres, these impressive gardens located in Hampshire, were created and are now managed by the Rothschild family.<br />

They boast a number of special collections including world-famous rhododendrons and azaleas and the National Collection of Nyssa trees. Lovely day<br />

out with plenty to see - soak up the views over Beaulieu River. Takeaway food available or bring a packed lunch. Price includes entrance. Only £29.00<br />

Wed 4th<br />

Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection - National Trust<br />

Wow! Undoubtably one of the best National Trust properties we have visited. Located in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with extensive grounds, Buscot<br />

Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon. Built in the Italianate country houses style, the estate has a fascinating history which has left the estate<br />

with a remarkable legacy. There is a variety of attractions - from formal gardens to<br />

woodlands. There are plenty of lovely viewpoints and a selection of architectural<br />

sculptures adds interest to your visit. The house does not disappoint and houses the<br />

wonderful Faringdon Collection of fine paintings and furniture collected over a century.<br />

With paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens, van Dyck and Murillo and furniture by<br />

Robert Adams this is now a very important collection of works. Lovely tearoom on site.<br />

Price includes entrance. Adult £36.00 | Over 65 £34.00 | NT Member £24.00<br />

Phone to Book<br />

01425 271111


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 />

Thu 5th<br />

Sherborne & Dorset Villages<br />

Sherborne is, perhaps, the most beautiful town in Dorset and has an abundance of<br />

medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools and picturesque Almshouse.<br />

Sherborne has a lovely intimate atmosphere and is a delight to explore with an array of<br />

independent shops selling a variety of goods, including fashion boutiques and Art &<br />

Antique Dealers. On our journey during the day, enjoy passing through the beautiful<br />

scenery of Dorset and through various charming villages. A great day out. Only £20.00<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’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade.<br />

Perfect for walks and exploring. Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask<br />

and an extensive art collection, is home to The Lansdowne 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 />

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

Fri 6th<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<br />

on foot. You have the option of spending some of the day in the charming town of Arundel.<br />

Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral dominating the town and<br />

lovely old streets to stroll around. Great selection of places for lunch. Only £23.00<br />

Mon 9th<br />

Brighton OR Worthing<br />

Two of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a<br />

unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a<br />

long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant<br />

museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places. Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers. Rich in<br />

history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. Only £25.00<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 of tea or coffee. 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 wonderful stately 17th century home with a fascinating history<br />

surrounding the English Civil War. The house is excellent, with collections of textiles, furniture and paintings dating back over 400 years plus discover<br />

how life was for the servants above and below stairs. Outside the splendid formal gardens and huge kitchen gardens have been restored to some of<br />

their former glory. Lovely day out. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50 | NT Member £24.50<br />

Wed 11th<br />

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide<br />

ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be<br />

joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island – we try to see as much as possible<br />

during the day. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful<br />

countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown,<br />

Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch.<br />

A great day out. Only £38.50<br />

Office Open for bookings - 9.00am-1.00pm Mon-Fri


Thu 12th<br />

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

Returning for <strong>2022</strong>, Salisbury Cathedral Flower Designers transform this remarkable<br />

building with an amazing floral display. This year, over 30,000 blooms will be specially<br />

arranged to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the 800th anniversary of the<br />

Cathedral. Promising to be a breathtaking display in this magnificent setting, displays will<br />

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.<br />

There is excellent independent shopping, a range of coffee shops and cafes plus some fine<br />

traditional pubs. Only £35.00<br />

Thu 12th<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 with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms.<br />

Wonderful long seafront leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or take the zig zag<br />

path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination for a day excursion. Only £22.50<br />

Fri 13th<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. There is excellent independent shopping, a range of coffee<br />

shops and cafes plus some fine traditional pubs. Only £35.00<br />

Fri 13th<br />

Blenheim Palace OR Oxford Only<br />

Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, awe-inspiring Blenheim Palace is one of the finest 18th<br />

Century Baroque houses in Britain, built on a grand scale in 2100 acres of parkland<br />

landscaped by Capability Brown. Around the Palace there is a collection of stunning Formal<br />

Gardens including Water Terraces and the Secret Garden. Famously the birthplace of<br />

Winston Churchill and the setting for many feature films, the interior has a superb<br />

collection of tapestries, paintings, porcelain and furniture. Excellent gift shop, restaurants<br />

and cafes. Price includes entrance. Adult £44.50| Over 65 £43.50 | Oxford only £23.00<br />

Mon 16th<br />

Sidmouth<br />

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Around the town there are beautiful<br />

gardens where you can relax a while, leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some excellent friendly<br />

independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of<br />

this lovely town - a gem. Only £23.00<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 />

Tue 17th<br />

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard<br />

We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour, Gunwharf<br />

is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and restaurants. Shops include Next Clearance, Animal, Fred<br />

Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Alternatively, you can spend your day in the superb Historic Dockyard which traces the history of<br />

the Royal Navy over the ages. Attractions include Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary<br />

Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations and much more. Entrance fees and pre booking<br />

apply. Only £20.00<br />

Book online @<br />

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk


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<br />

Wed 18th<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 />

Fri 20th<br />

Mottisfont Estate & Garden - National Trust<br />

Having started life as a priory, Mottisfont, near Romsey, was transformed over the years in to a lovely country home surrounded by a large estate and<br />

parkland. Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and work – the extraordinary drawing-room was<br />

painted by artist Rex Whistler. Enjoy a stroll along the sparkling River Test which runs through the estate and the colours of the season. Plenty of time<br />

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

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<br />

Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life<br />

magazine. Entrance fee for the house and gardens is included and comes complete with a<br />

guided tour of the house by a knowledgeable guide. Historic Houses Garden of the Year<br />

2020. Tour of the house by guide. Only £34.00<br />

Tue 24th<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal Trip<br />

Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel<br />

to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath, with an extended stop on the way at<br />

Salisbury and a chance to buy lunch to have on the boat. We board the superb M V Barbara<br />

McLellan broad beam narrowboat and enjoy the wildlife and countryside on our 2 1/2 hour<br />

cruise along tranquil stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct. Limited places on the boat this<br />

year for more space - drinks available - loo on board. Price 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<br />

outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art set in lovely Hampshire<br />

countryside. The house was extensively remodelled after a traumatic fire in 1960. Lord<br />

Sherborne, created the gardens - widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th<br />

century garden design. With their crisply manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens<br />

cleverly combine formal design with informal planting. Great day out - facilities include a<br />

tea room. 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<br />

moated castle is one of the best in the country. Inside, the splendid panelled rooms<br />

contain fine furniture and one of the best collections of Tudor Portraits in the UK. Outside<br />

there are 125 acres of glorious grounds to explore with many different themes. There is an<br />

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<br />

includes entrance. Adults £42.00 | Over 60s £41.00<br />

To Book - 01425 271111


Tue 31st<br />

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CANCEL YOUR DAY EXCURSION YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR<br />

CANCELLATION CHARGES AS SET OUT BELOW.<br />

From 1st <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey<br />

Wisley is a flagship for the RHS - a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor<br />

attraction. With over 240 acres to explore, stroll through woods, open parkland and return<br />

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

collections in the world. Recent improvements to the site have brought a new Welcome<br />

building that sweeps visitors into the heart of world-class horticulture. Be sure not to miss<br />

the impressive Glasshouse. Excellent large Garden Centre, restaurant and extensive gift<br />

shop to explore. Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | RHS Member £24.00<br />

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

Wed 1st Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens Only £36.00 | Under 16s £20.00<br />

Wed 8th Montacute House, National Trust Only £36.50 | NT Member £23.00<br />

Tue 14th Royal Ascot Only £65.00<br />

Wed 15th Superbloom & The Tower of London Adults £62.00 | Over 60s £56.00<br />

Thu 16th Royal Ascot - Ladies <strong>Day</strong> Only £75.00<br />

Fri 17th Dyrham House - National Trust Only £38.00 | NT Member £24.00<br />

Sat 18th Steamship SS Shieldhall Morning Docks Cruise Only £45.00<br />

Wed 22nd Three Rivers Cruise with delicious Fish & Chips Only £48.50<br />

Tue 28th Sudeley Castle & Gardens Only £40.00 | HH Member £26.00<br />

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

Mon 4th Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough Only £44.00<br />

Wed 6th RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival Only £55.00<br />

Fri 8th RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival Only £55.00<br />

Wed 13th Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth Adults £36.50 | Over 60s £34.50<br />

Tue 19th Highgrove Gardens Only £60.00<br />

All mandatory pandemic measures are now removed for England<br />

We are still keeping the vehicles spotless and hand sanitiser is available.<br />

Seating is back to normal.<br />

Air conditioning is set to use fresh air instead of recycled.<br />

Mask wearing is optional.<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<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 | 14 to 28 days notice - Less 25% | 7 to 13 days notice - Less 50% | Less than 7 days - 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 OR<br />

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri - 9 til 1 - www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

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