Hoveton Hall Gardens
Giant Broads, Beaches & Shires With miles of golden sands and a great range of attractions, the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth is always a popular choice. Our tour features the impressive Hoveton Hall Gardens, a steam train journey, a Broads cruise, Shire horses and, of course, the beautiful beaches of Great Yarmouth and Cromer. SUGGESTED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Hoveton Hall Gardens, Cromer & Shire Horse Centre This morning, we visit the beautiful Hoveton Hall Gardens, made up of several areas, all with their own unique characteristics. Gardens to enjoy include the Spider walled garden, the old kitchen garden, the Glass House, the Woodland Walk, the Kidney Lake and the Magnolia Garden and Lake. In the afternoon, we spend free time in nearby Cromer, one of Norfolk’s classic seaside towns, before visiting the Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary where we meet the gentle giant Shire horses. Day 3 Great Yarmouth Today, we spend time at leisure in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk’s premier coastal town and home to 15 miles of golden, sandy beaches. Some of the resort’s many attractions include the Time and Tide Museum, where we can wander down a typical 1913 ‘Row’ and see inside the homes of local fishermen, and the award winning Merrivale Model Village, Railway and Gardens, set over an acre of landscaped gardens. Day 4 Bure Valley Railway & Norfolk Broads This morning we enjoy a 45 minute steam train journey on the Bure Valley Railway through the beautiful Norfolk countryside. On arrival in Wroxham, we disembark and take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to Wroxham Bridge. We enjoy some free time here before embarking upon the next stage of our journey, a 90 minute circular cruise of the Norfolk Broads. We spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing back in Great Yarmouth. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.
Seaside Dreams & Garden Steams Spend the weekend in great Great Yarmouth, visiting some fabulous Norfolk attractions, including Bressingham Gardens and its resident steam train rides, and the magnificent Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. We also enjoy free time in the lovely seaside towns of Southwold and Cromer. SUGGESTED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Bressingham Steam & Gardens & Southwold We make our way to the beautiful Bressingham Gardens this morning, with stunning plant combinations to admire across six distinct gardens, totalling over 17 acres. For a unique look at the fabulous gardens, woodlands and countryside of Bressingham, we climb aboard the magnificent steam engine here! With over four miles of narrow-gauge steam lines and four journeys to choose from, we can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic ride. After time for lunch in Bressingham, we head to the charming seaside town of Southwold, complete with its famous painted beach huts and lovely pier. We enjoy some free time to explore the pier, stroll along the beach and wander through the town before returning to Great Yarmouth late afternoon. Day 3 Cromer & Felbrigg Estate This morning, we spend free time in Cromer, one of Norfolk’s classic seaside towns, with time to explore the pier and promenade. In the afternoon, we visit Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, a beautifully elegant country house set in a whopping estate with a decorative walled garden, picturesque lake, 520 acres of woodland and trails to wander. Inside, we can visit the opulent Great Hall, complete with stained glass windows dating from the 15th century; the fascinating Dining Room, where the table is set for an 1860s dinner party; and the magnificent Gothic library, which contains a staggering 5,000 books, the oldest of which dates from 1509. Day 4 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.
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Prom Hotel Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Plus
This beautifully maintained family-run seaside hotel is situated on Great Yarmouth’s golden mile and is a short walk from the town centre and peaceful sandy beach. All 48 bedrooms are tastefully decorated, with good quality bathrooms, and many rooms have a sea view with floor to ceiling windows. The bar offers refreshments and light snacks all day whilst the elegant restaurant is bright and informal. There is also a games room with table football, pinball, darts and air hockey as well as a pool room featuring 2 pool tables. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable
Giant Broads, Beaches & Shires 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £269pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £88 Based on Monday arrivals Inclusions • Porterage & welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner • 1 night live entertainment & 1 night bingo/quiz
Seaside Dreams & Garden Steams 3 Nights Half Board Twin from £202pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £66 Based on Friday arrivals Inclusions • Porterage & welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner
Albatross Approved Rating: ✓ Visited ✓ Inspected ✓ Graded
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