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The Art & History of Madrid, Toledo and Segovia departing 14th October, 2017 for 5 nights.

Unfortunately, due to lack of numbers, this holiday has had to be cancelled and will not now be going ahead.

A Visit to Lincoln – 23rd – 27th March, 2017

Guided tours of Tissington Hall, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar and Lincoln Cathedral including walking tour of Lincoln with a Blue Badge guide. Private visits to Doddington Hall and Grimsthorpe Castle. All entrance charges and fees (except National Trust properties)

Staying in the 3 star Best Western Plus Bentley Hotel for 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a cost of £665 per person sharing a twin/double room. £56 single room supplement.  Deposit is due by the end of November, 2016.

The Arts and Palaces of Vienna – 2nd – 6th October, 2016

Members who went on this holiday once again excellently organised by Kathleen Collinge, thoroughly enjoyed it.  They said that they had an wonderful guide, who put in extra time and effort to ensure a memorable holiday.  The weather was not always kind as you will see from the photo below but it did not dampen spirits.  The photographs were taken by Keith Sowerbutts and he has provided us with a great digital collage showing many more photos set to music, which we will be running on a laptop at the next lecture meeting for those who are interested.

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Houses, Gardens and Churches of Wiltshire – 7th – 11th April, 2016

30 members enjoyed a memorable holiday based in Chippenham, Wiltshire.  Below are some photographs:-

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Treasures of Italy – 5 Days Sunday 18th – Thursday 22nd October 2015

Holiday to Sussex April, 2015

Another very enjoyable holiday to Sussex. The itinerary included Waterperry Gardens; guided tour of Petworth House and Park; a visit to Chichester Cathedral with a resident guide; private guided tour of Charleston; Berwick Church and Monk’s House (National Trust); Parham House (Private Guided Tour) and a free-flow visit to Arundel Castle. To conclude the holiday, a visit to Polesdon Lacy (National Trust).

Holiday in St. Petersburg in October, 2014

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Group 5 day trip to East Anglia April 2014 based at Swaffham, Norfolk

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Scottish Borders Holiday – May 2013

Abbotford HouseThe Spring holiday to the borders was successful in every way! Kathleen Collinge superbly organised the days, which featured contrasting venues and a wonderful hotel – the ‘Blue Bell’ at Belford.
From the outset at Durham cathedral to the finale at Abbotsford refreshments were pre-arranged. Our luck held, with a good assortment of guides, and the weather, although not warm, only dared drizzle at the end of the Manderston afternoon.

Lisbon Holiday – September 2013

Navigator MemorialAnother excellent holiday led by Kathleen Collinge, this time to Lisbon. The weather proved to be extremely kind to those participating, and it is reported that the hotel, guide and coach driver were first rate. Pictured left is the Navigator Memorial (Pam Haworth).