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Constable Country & East Anglia

Constable Country & East Anglia

Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. We visit historic Bury St Edmunds, with its Dickens connections, and the delightful East Anglian countryside and peaceful coastline. All this combines to give a holiday of particular charm and nostalgia.

Your Itinerary

Sunday 22nd: Morning departure from your home area travelling to East Anglia and arriving late afternoon at Marks Tey Hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner tonight.

Monday 23rd: This morning we discover the idyllic villages on our tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham, with its 131ft tower, and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand. In the afternoon we visit the ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’ with bustling Clacton-on-Sea and more relaxed Walton-on-the-Naze, returning later to the hotel.

Tuesday 24th: This morning we have a ride to historic Bury St.Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and the Angel Hotel, where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore the town and obtain lunch. From here we head for the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare, with their pastel coloured cottages, to take a break in Lavenham, one of our best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half timbered

Wednesday 25th: Today’s jaunt takes us into the rural north and the coastal village of Thorpeness. Here we pass The House in the Clouds, one of the country’s most famous follies, originally built as a water tower, now a family holiday base. We come to the time warp seaside town of Aldeburgh, little changed for many years. From here we continue to historic Southwold and in the afternoon we have a short break in Woodbridge before returning to our hotel.

Thursday 26th: After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel****, Nr. Colchester

Hotel facilities include Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, radio, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

You Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Guide Services of Constable Country
  • Porterage
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