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4* Queen Hotel, Chester: Port Sunlight, Ness Botanic Gardens & Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Monday 17 August

We depart the local area for our hotel, the 4 star Queen Hotel, which is located close to Chester’s historic city centre. 


Tuesday 18 August

Today explore the historic city of Chester, which has the most complete city walls and largest roman amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows.  Choose to join a walking tour from the town centre or a boat trip along the river Dee (own cost).


Wednesday 19 August

Today we spend the morning at Port Sunlight, built by William Hesketh Lever for the workers in his soap factory (home of Sunlight Soap) where we enjoy a visit to the Museum and guided tour of the village.  We continue on to Ness Botanic Gardens, with over 64 acres of picturesque gardens.


Thursday 20 August

Today we visit Cholmondeley Castle Gardens.  The Cholmondeley family have lived on these lands since Norman times, with the castle built in the early 19th century by the 1st Marquess. Nestled within historic parkland with 70 acres of beautiful gardens offering magnificent displays through the seasons. Discover the romantic Temple and Folly Water Gardens, Rose Garden, Glade, Arboretum and the ornamental woodland upon Tower Hill. The newly created Lavinia Walk is a 100m long double herbaceous border and is dedicated to Lady Lavinia Cholmondeley and continues her legacy within the heart of the garden.


Friday 21 August

After breakfast we commence our journey home with suitable stops on route arriving back late afternoon/early evening.




Monday 17 August 2020

5 days

£475 per person sharing a twin/double room

£95 single supplement

Home to home pick up/set down from £25

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Port Sunlight

Admission to Ness Botanic Gardens

Admission to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens



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Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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