3* Haddon Hall Hotel Eastbourne including Herstmonceux Castle Gardens, Kent & East Sussex Railway trip. Optional visits to Bateman's, home of Rudyard Kipling and Scotney Castle

Saturday 15 June

Departing the local area we make our way to Eastbourne with a lunch break on route.  We arrive at Haddon Hall Hotel in Eastbourne mid-afternoon with plenty of time to settle in and maybe take a stroll along the promenade before dinner.  This hotel is centrally situated just off the sea front opposite the band stand.  Evening entertainment is provided on most nights in the spacious ballroom.


Sunday 16 June

A free day to enjoy the resort of Eastbourne as you please.


Monday 17 June

Today we will drive to Brighton for a day at leisure. Explore the Lanes, experience Brighton’s “vertical pier” the British Airways i360, or visit the Royal Pavilion. 


Tuesday 18 June

Enjoy an excursion to the nearby Herstmonceux Castle and enjoy 300 acres of carefully managed woodland and themed floral gardens. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are available in the Chestnuts Tea Room (at own cost). 


Wednesday 19 June

A free day to enjoy the resort of Eastbourne as you please.


Thursday 20 June

This morning we drive to the Kent & East Sussex Railway and board the steam train for a return journey from Tenterden to Bodiam. Watch as the Sussex countryside rolls past as you travel over the marshlands and through the valleys, spot Great Dixter house and Bodiam Castle along the way.


Friday 21 June

Today we will be offering an optional excursion to two National Trust properties. Enjoy a morning visit to Bateman’s, home of Rudyard Kipling and experience the house just as the family had left it in 1939. Have the afternoon to explore the country house, romantic gardens and wooded estate of the 14th Century moated Scotney Castle.


Saturday 22 June

After a leisurely departure we return home mid-afternoon.


Haddon Hall Hotel, Eastbourne ***

8 Days

£599 per person sharing a twin/double room

Limited single rooms at no supplement

£25 optional excursion to Batemans & Scotney Castle

Home  pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front Seat Supplement £20 for the duration of the tour



Price Includes:

All coach travel


7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Herstmonceux Castle Gardens 

Kent & East Sussex Railway trip

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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 Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford S GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Southbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
Sawbridgeworth White L. S SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
South Mimms South Mimms Services, Coach Bays
Stansted Mountfit Clar S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Near Tesco Express (Prev Barclays Bank)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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