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Cambridge & Saintly Suffolk

Cambridge & Saintly Suffolk

Based in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, the home of Saint Edmund who was the original patron saint of England.


Based in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, the home of Saint Edmund who was the original patron saint of England.

Based in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, the home of Saint Edmund who was the original patron saint of England. In medieval times The Abbey of St Edmund was one of the largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in the country with pilgrims coming from across Europe to visit his shrine. The town is surrounded by beautiful scenery and has over 1,000 years of history to discover in its narrow cobbled streets. Nearby are delightful Suffolk villages, many with a legacy of preserved half-timbered medieval houses. In contrast the city of Cambridge demonstrates sumptuous architecture in its universities and cathedral – a treasure trove of sights and attractions you won’t want to miss!


Sunday - Morning departure from Dorset with rest breaks as appropriate to arrive Bury St Edmunds with a welcome cuppa while the bags are portered. After settling in enjoy a 3 course dinner with tea/coffee to follow.

Monday - Visit neaby Ickworth House, a grand 18th century palace designed to impress and showcase the many treasures and art collected by the Earl Bishop. The immaculate Italianate gardens encircle the stunning Rotunda of the house and in the wider estate are wildflower meadows, a fernery and areas of woodland rich in wildlife. After time for lunch in the café we shall drive to the Suffolk village of Lavenham, with its narrow alleyways, quirky shops and gaily coloured skewwhiff buildings - it's a joy! Later call at Long Melford "The stateliest town in Suffolk" with an outstanding main street, 13th century market cross and impressive Holy Trinity Church.

Tuesday - A relaxing day to explore Bury St Edmunds. We shall start with a guided tour of the Cathedral, originating from the 11th century and progressively rebuilt, it contains stunning stained glass, statues, paintings and an exquisite vaulted ceiling. After time to view the ruined monastery and Abbey gardens the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the cobbled streets of Bury St Edmunds - a true "foodie" town.

Wednesday - This morning we shall join a 2 hour guided walking tour of Cambridge which will include city highlights and the magnificent university. A wonderful introduction to the city, its history and the people who have lived and worked here. This afternoon you can make you own discoveries in the city, or relax on a punted river cruise along the River Cam to take in the waterside sights.

Thursday - Homewards bound to return to Dorset late that afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

A historic building conveniently located in the centre of the town and offering traditional charm with modern facilities. Bedrooms are individually and eclectically decorated and provide private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries, phone, TV, tea tray, free wifi and are serviced by a lift. A contemporary restaurant overlooks the Georgian square and Abbey gardens and represents the perfect Suffolk culinary experience. The Angel Bar is well stocked with local beers and offers a great selection of cocktails and the quieter Lounge is a great place to relax and discuss the days sightseeing.



Tour price : £539.00 Per Person  Single room supplement; £120.00



Price includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Ickworth House, Guided tour of Cathedral, Guided tour of Cambridge.

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

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

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
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 South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT 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
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
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
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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