Teapots and Windmills inc Lunch

Teapots and Windmills inc Lunch

A fascinating day exploring the Kent countryside visiting Teapot Island and Union Mill including a two course lunch with tea and coffee.

Teapots and Windmills

 

Teapot Island

Enjoy morning coffee at Teapot Island in the attractive village of Yalding. Teapot Island is home to a collection of teapots in excess of 7,000! Yalding has many interesting old buildings and the longest surviving medieval bridge in Kent at 450 feet long. Built in the 15th century, the stone bridge has seven arches and spans and during the Civil War in 1643, a battle took place there between the Roundheads and Cavaliers.

 

Break for lunch at the Mercure Maidstone Hotel.

 

Union Mill and the village of Cranbrook

After lunch, your tour continues with a drive through some of Kent’s most beautiful scenery towards your final stop of the day. Standing at the highest point overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook and maintained in working order, this Grade 1 Listed Building is the tallest surviving “smock mill” in the British Isles. Originally the mill had common sweeps with canvas to catch the wind and the cap was turned manually by a chain and Y-wheel. However, in 1840 the Russells decided to modernise the mill. They employed the millwrights Medhurst of Lewes to fit a new iron windshaft and gearwork, as well as the new style Cubitt’s patent sweeps.

 

Please  that the windmill is composed of 5 floors, all accessible by steep stairs.  If you choose not to go into the windmill there is a small room showing a video on the ground floor.

 

Image credit: David Walton

 

 

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

 

Route: C - see tab for list

 

Price £54.00 adult £52.00 senior

 

Includes:

 

 

  • Return Coach Travel

  • Your guide for the day

  • Morning tea or coffee

  • Entrance to Teapot Island

  • 2 course lunch with tea/coffee

  • Entrance to Windmill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
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Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
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Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
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Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
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Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
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Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
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Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
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