Thursday 3rd: Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Hayling Island and arriving late afternoon at Langstone Hotel. Tea/Coffee & biscuits served on arrival.
Friday 4th: This morning we make our way to Chichester with its magnificent Cathedral, Roman Walls and a medieval heart. The centre is compact with history all around, from the Tudor Market Cross to the Georgian terraces. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we are on our way this afternoon to mighty Arundel Castle, seat of the Dukes of Norfolk. Built in the 11th century the castle has been restored and added to over the centuries to become the superb castle we see today – an ancient castle, stately home and delightful gardens.
Saturday 5th: Today we head east following the coast road via Worthing, Hove and the famous resort of Brighton. Here we spend the day and you can enjoy a seafront stroll, explore the unique Lanes, a trendy area with cafes, bars and shops – an ideal spot for lunch. You may fancy a visit to the famous Royal Pavilion with its onion domes, or just relax and watch the world go by. Late afternoon we head back to the hotel.
Sunday 6th: We head west today to maritime Portsmouth. There is lots of interesting things to see and do. Visit the Historic Dockyard, home of ‘Victory’ and ‘Mary Rose’, wander around the Old Town and visit the lovely Cathedral as well as Spice Island, former haunt of smugglers and press gangs. A visit to Gunwharf Quays is a must, with an array of excellent shops, bars and restaurants. Here you could take a ride up the awesome Spinaker Tower for fabulous views along the south coast.
Monday 7th: After breakfast we leave and head for home via Oxford, a bustling, cosmopolitan town.