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Norfolk - Days Gone By ....

Norfolk - Days Gone By ....

Stories of the people and places told through their art, archaeology and objects - all beautifully displayed in award winning museums and heritage attractions in Norfolk.

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Stories of the people and places told through their art, archaeology and objects - all beautifully displayed in award winning museums and heritage attractions in Norfolk.

Norfolk has always earned its living from the land and the sea, and this special relationship is apparent in every corner, from the towering opulent churches built on the profits of a thriving medieval wool trade to the fishing boats pulled up on the shore. This dramatic landscape is also a sanctuary for wildlife and is dotted with charming market towns and picture-postcard villages.  People have been coming to Norfolk for over 700,000 years . Their stories are beautifully told through the art, archaeology and objects that they have left behind – all now displayed in the county’s award winning museums and heritage attractions.

ITINERARY


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset to St Albans for lunch. Resume that afternoon to Norwich where dinner awaits.

Tuesday - To Great Yarmouth, East Anglia's premier beach resort has a fabulous maritime heritage and a famous port once the hub of the herring industry. We shall visit the Time and Tide Museum - a one-time herring smokehouse with stunning displays which recreate an atmospheric fish wharf. Lunch is available in the café - maybe try a local kipper? This afternoon we visit Tolhouse Gaol, a 12th century medieval building that was one England's oldest gaols. There will be a little time to stroll Great Yarmouth's spectacular seafront afterwards.

Wednesday - Drive through the Norfolk Broads to the waterside village of Stalham and a visit to the Museum of the Broads. Discover the history of the Broads, its people, boats and wildlife. Continue to Wroxham, the capital of the Broads situated on the busiest and most attractive part of the River Bure. This afternoon enjoy a 1½ hour cruise on the Norfolk Broads with a commentary of the waterside sights, history and stories of this unique landscape.

Thursday - We join the Mid-Norfolk Heritage Railway at Wymondham for an 11 mile trip through glorious countryside to Dereham (40 mins) - usually steam hauled. On arrival at Dereham enjoy a light lunch at the station (included). Later make the short drive to Gressenhall Workhouse Museum - explore life on the land and traditional farm with rare breed animals.

Friday - From hotel heading across country to Windsor for lunch. Later continue our journey homewards to arrive back in Dorset by early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

BEST WESTERN BROOK HOTEL, NORWICH

A stylish and modern three star hotel providing all mod-cons situated just 3 miles from the historic centre of Norwich. Bedrooms are comfortable and equipped with private bathroom with free toiletries, hairdryer, television, phone and tea tray – all on the ground or first floor only. A hearty breakfast is served in the restaurant and evening dinner is three courses with a choice of menu.  The adjacent lounge bar is a relaxed and comfortable place in which to socialise. Wifi is available throughout the hotel and 24 room service is available.

 

TOUR PRICE : £425.00 Per Person

 

Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half Board Meals, Lunch at Dereham, Entry to Time & Tide, Entry to Tolhouse Gaol, Entry to Broads Museum, Entry to Gressenhall Museum, Broads boat cruise, MNR train fare, VAT

 

Single Room Supplement : £60.00     

Travel Insurance Premium : £22.50 per person

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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