On this new 2018 tour, we feature an interesting and attractive selection of attractions, discovering something of the heritage of South Yorkshire. Combined with a stay in a 4 star hotel, this will be an excellent summer tour.
Our base for this tour is the 4 star Hellaby Hall Hotel in South Yorkshire. The commanding 17th century building is steeped in history and proudly combines period charm with every modern convenience. The beautiful oak panelled reception lounge area offers an ideal opportunity to relax and maybe delve into the history of the Hall. Facilities include heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre. All of the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and equipped to the highest standard, with private bathroom, TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron/trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is served by a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach travelling to South Yorkshire arriving at Hellaby Hall Hotel. Tea and coffee will be served on arrival and we have time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday This morning we start with a visit to the beautifully newly restored Wentworth Castle Gardens. In the parklands, covering 500 acres, stands Stainborough Castle which was built by Thomas Wentworth in 1730 and is now considered a romantic folly offering panoramic views across the gardens and park. After our morning visit we make our way to Doncaster and the beautiful Brodsworh Hall. Here we have time to explore the changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family and their servants. After years of conservation we can discover 150 years of family life in all its grand, faded opulence. We see the Grand Drawing Room, Billiard Room, family bedrooms and Victorian Kitchen which all feature memorabilia from bygone times.
Wednesday Our first visit today is to Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Glass Pavilions, a stunning oasis of colour in a peaceful setting. This afternoon we visit the unique 18th century Abbeydale Hamlet to hear all about the city’s distant past, with workers houses, waterwheels, workshops and much more. Later we return past Manor Park and the ruins of the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held.
ThursdayWe begin today with a visit to Worsborough Mill. This is a 17th century working water mill that still grinds wheat in the traditional way. Our next visit is to the famous Elsecar Heritage Centre, set in an attractive conservation village. Here we find an interesting variety of individual craft workshops, studios, antique centres, cafes and historic heritage railway. With a nearby park and canal-sidewalks.
Friday After breakfast we head for home arriving this afternoon to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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