Our programme introduces us to Lincolnshire, with its stunning countryside, hidden valleys and historic market towns. We offer a marvellous variety of excursions by luxury coach. Included is a visit to the palatial Burghley House which featured in the movie ‘Pride & Predjudice’ and a visit to Barnsdale Gardens (created by TV Geoff Hamilton, for the BBC’s ‘Gardeners’ World’ programme), referred to as ‘a theme park for gardeners’. Five nights will be spent in the three star superior, Olde Barn Hotel, Grantham.
Local departure points.
Olde Barn Hotel
Our three star superior hotel combines elegant bedrooms and modern lounge bar areas with an historic barn restaurant retaining original wooden beams and wrought iron work. Our hotel boasts and indoor swimming pool and full English breakfasts and an evening meal menu choice will add to the enjoyment of our holiday.
We leave from our local departure points and travel south to Grantham in Lincolnshire for a five- night stay. Olde Barn Hotel.
Our programme introduces us to Lincolnshire, with its stunning countryside, hidden valleys and historic market towns. A visit will be made by coach to Barnsdale Gardens, Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens. The inspiring range of garden styles and planting schemes have been referred to as ‘a theme park for gardeners’. We include a boat trip on Rutland Water, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe and set over three thousand acres of beautiful countryside. Enjoy the scenery from the water, amidst the sailors, anglers and waterbirds. A guided tour of the world-class facility at The International Bomber Command Centre features in our tour. A moving visit, where we learn about the sacrifices made to ensure we have the freedom we enjoy today. We visit Lincoln, a city rich in history, combined with independent boutique shopping and known for its medieval cathedral and enjoy a self-guided tour of Burghley House. Built by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, Burghley is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. We relax in the comfort of our hotel, set in the rolling countryside surrounding Grantham in the heart of England.
We return to Scotland after a wonderful coach holiday.
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