19th July 2021 – A Day in Oxford. £10
In addition to the shops, cafes, parks, and pubs, the following free museums expect to be open:
Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library, Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum.
Other attractions that charge an entrance fee are Oxford Castle and Prison, Carfax tower, and the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Coach leaves: Waitrose: 9:00 a.m. ; Beacon Centre: 9:10 a.m. ; Oxford: 4:00 p.m.
9th August 2021 – Cotswolds Gold (City & Village tour) – £40
Explore the beautiful countryside of the South Western Cotswolds and the Gloucestershire Golden Valleys with visits to Tetbury, Painswick and The Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury, of which Alan Titchmarsh said, “The WOW factor is here in abundance”. After coffee in Malmesbury we take a scenic drive through the steep Golden Valleys of Gloucestershire. This is Laurie Lee country, the inspiration for his childhood memoir “Cider with Rosie”. We next arrive at Painswick – the Queen of the Cotswolds – where we join the guide to visit the churchyard where ninety-nine ornamentally clipped yews form a maze effect around the Georgian table-top tombs. After lunch in Tetbury where there is a good choice of pubs, cafés and restaurants as well as interesting shops, we continue back to Malmesbury to visit the spectacular Abbey House Gardens, where a feast of colour awaits from double herbaceous borders (often compared to a
Monet scene) to more than 2000 different roses. Come autumn the roses still flower alongside maples, fruit on the cordon and much more.
Coach leaves: Waitrose: 9:00 a.m. ; Beacon Centre: 9:10 a.m. ; Malmesbury: 5:00 p.m.
9th September 2021 – A Day in Brighton £12
This will be a day of free time to explore Brighton, including The Lanes, a maze of independent jewellery shops and boutiques, the 1360 observation tower, and, of course, the Pier.
The Royal Pavilion (optional – entry not included in the ticket price) has a colourful history stretching back over 200 years. Beginning in 1787, it was built in three stages as a seaside pleasure palace for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811, and King George IV in 1820. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century. The current appearance of the Pavilion, with its domes and minarets, is the work of architect John Nash, who extended the building starting in 1815. The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is nearby.
Coach leaves: Waitrose: 9:00 a.m. ; Beacon Centre: 9:10 a.m. ; Brighton: 4:00 p.m.
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