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Royal Sandringham & English Shires

Royal Sandringham & English Shires

With the nation’s interest in the Royal Family having grown in recent years, we have included on this tour a visit to Sandringham House & Gardens. This, together with a visit to Boughton House, Barnsdale Gardens and a Foxton
Locks boat trip, provides a truly enjoyable tour.

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Your Itinerary

Monday 24th: Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Rockingham and arriving late afternoon. Tea and biscuits will be served on arrival.

Tuesday 25th: We begin today with a ride around Rutland Water as we head for historic Stamford. Take a walk around the historic town – there is much to admire, from the beautiful architecture to the delightful shops, with an abundance of coffee shops and pubs to keep you going. There is time for lunch here before we drive to visit the famous Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home of the late Geoff Hamilton, and Gardeners World. The gardens comprise 37 individual gardens and features all blended
together by the borders into one eight acres garden.

Wednesday 26th: This morning we make for the little village of Foxton. Here we board ‘Vagabond’, an elegant vintage motor launch, for a cruise on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks, and gently passing through peaceful countryside. We have a treat in store this afternoon as we visit BoughtonHouse, one of the great treasure houses of Europe. In 2012 the house hosted the cast and crew of Oscar winning film ‘Les Miserables’ and was featured in several scenes.

Thursday 27th: Norfolk is our destination today as we head east to Kings Lynn, a historic medieval port situated on the River Great Ouse for a coffee stop before continuing to visit Sandringham House and Grounds, the Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, here we have free time to explore and obtain lunch, late afternoon returning to the hotel.

Friday 28th: After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.

Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby ***

The Rockingham Forest Hotel is pleasantly situated just outside the pretty Northamptonshire village of Rockingham, just a short distance from ancient Rockingham Castle. Its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour. The hotel does not have a lift as all bedrooms are ground and first floor only.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Barnsdale Gardens
  • Foxton Locks Boat Trip
  • Admission to Boughton House
  • Admission to Sandringham House & Grounds
  • Hotel Entertainment on one evening
  • Porterage
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
31 May 2021ROCKINGHAM FOREST 5 days 10+ £395.00 View Locations Book Now