England's Mighty Castles and Stately Homes

England's Mighty Castles and Stately Homes

Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.


Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.

The South of England is home to some of the world’s best castles and stately homes. During this holiday, you can visit a 13th century Royal Castle and a 16th century, French styled chateau.


See the ancient royal town of Windsor, before visiting Hever Castle, see the historic grandeur of Arundel Castle and Chichester and visit Oxford - ‘The city of dreaming spires’ and Waddesdon Manor, a fashionable house with fine art and furniture.


What's Included?


  • return coach travel

  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • en-suite accommodation

  • three excusions

  • entry to Hever Castle

  • entry to Arundel Castle

  • entry to Waddesdon Manor

  • tea and biscuits on arrival                                 


The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.







Arundel Castle

Entrance is included to Arundel Castle and Gardens, which dates back to the Norman times. It's interiors are beautifully preserved and is set in extensive gardens. There will also be some free time in Chichester.

Hever Castle

You will have some free time in Windsor before visting Hever Castle. This is a good example of a 13th century castle, it was also home to Anne Boleyn, the 2nd wife of Henry VIII. It is set in 125 acres of gardens which includes an Italian garden, walled rose garden and water features.

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts.

Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell


An Alpine styled, 4 star hotel with leisure facilities, set in a quiet location on the edge of town.


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • TV

  • pool

  • lift

  • sauna

  • WiFi















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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
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Carlisle Sands Sands Centre, Main Door
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dalbeattie Dalbeattie , Opp The Birchtree Hotel
Maxwell Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square
Opposite the Old Post Office
Lochmaben Lochmaben, Outside Kings Arms Hotel
Lockerbie Lockerbie, The Townhead Hotel
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Penrith Penrith, Sandgate Bus Station
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar TBA
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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