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The National Memorial Arboretum & Coventry

The National Memorial Arboretum & Coventry

A living growing tribute to all those who have served our Nation - a moving and fascinating visit.


A living growing tribute to all those who have served our Nation - a moving and fascinating visit.

An opportunity to see the National Memorial Arboretum – a living, growing tribute to all those who have served our Nation – a 150 acre site, home to over 330 thought-provoking memorials, both military and civilian. Rich in design and symbolism, and sympathetic to the arboretum they are set in which contains over 30,000 trees. A moving and fascinating visit.  Our tour also includes a visit to the World’s largest collection of British road transport at the Coventry Transport Museum and a guided tour of Coventry Cathedral – “a casket of jewels” which includes the medieval ruins, the new Cathedral and The Blitz museum.


Friday - Morning departure from Dorset to Oxford for lunch and sightseeing. Continue to Sketchley Grange where we are welcomed with tea/coffee and cake while the bags are taken to the rooms. After settling in enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

Saturday - This morning drive to Coventry and visit the Cathedral in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Explore the history of the ruins - bombed out during World War 2, see the new Cathedral alongside with its striking architecture and collection of Arts, and visit The Blitz museum. After lunch move on to The British Transport Museum - cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles - over 300 vehicles celebrate past, present and future of British motoring from Minis to Rolls. A guided high-lights tour brings it all to life!

Sunday- Morning to the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield - we shall arrive in time for the 11:00 Daily Act of Remembrance which includes a 2 minute silence, followed by an introductory talk and Land Train guided tour of the site with commentary. Afterwards there will be free time for personal visits. Return to the hotel that afternoon with time to enjoy the leisure facilities.

Monday - After breakfast we drive homewards, stopping for lunch, to arrive back in Dorset that afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

An elegant 4 star country house hotel built in the mock Tudor style and located near Hinkley on the rural Leicestershire and Warwickshire border.  All of the 95 luxurious bedrooms have distinctive character and are en-suite with bath, shower, hairdryer, iron/board, television, safe, wifi and tea tray. Cosmopolitan style meals with a tempting choice of menu are served in the restaurant which affords views of the extensive gardens. The Terrace Bar is a comfortable place to relax and socialise with your fellow travellers. Guests have use of the award winning Romans Health Club with its 17 metre indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, gym, hair and beauty salon, or you can be pampered with various spa and massage treatments (payable extra).


TOUR PRICE: £299.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement £50.00


Price Includes: All coach travel, 3 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Use of hotel leisure facilities, Guided tour of Transport Museum, Guided tour of Coventry Cathedral, National Memorial Arboretum Land Train tour.

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
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 bus stop
(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
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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