This brand new tour takes us to Cheshire as we discover some of the county’s finest stately homes and gardens. We have some interesting visits including entrance to Dunham Massey and Tatton Park. This really is a grand holiday and not to be missed!
The 4 star Shrigley Hall Hotel is set in 262 acres of spectacular Cheshire countryside that providing a stunning setting for this 19th century country house. An impressive lobby with a large staircase and imposing chandelier greets us and the hotel has a beautiful restaurant with views over the grounds. All of the en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated and have a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has many leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. The hotel has a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive west to Cheshire. Upon arrival at our 4 star hotel, we are welcomed by a tea or coffee and biscuits whilst our bags are taken to our rooms.
Tuesday We begin with a visit to Durham Massey. Dating from 1732, the house has fine collections of furniture, paintings and silver as well as its stunning gardens with a moat and orangery. This afternoon we visit Arley Gardens which are amongst the finest in the country. The gardens were created over 250 years by successive generations resulting in them being rich in atmosphere. This makes them known as one of Cheshire’s ‘Gardens of Distinction’.
Wednesday Our day begins with a drive into the historic city of Chester. Here we have the day to explore and perhaps visit the unique 2 storey ‘Rows’ of shops or take a gentle stroll to the River Dee and take a boat trip. Why not walk around the Roman Walls, or simply sit and watch the world go by. Late afternoon we return to the hotel for dinner.
Thursday This morning we make our way south to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, home to the Cholmondeley family since the 12th century. With its beautiful lakeside, woodland walks, and vast gardens all offering stunning views, there is lots to see before we continue to our afternoon visit. We make our final visit of the week to Tatton Park where we include entry to the house and gardens. The historic estate is set in over 1000 acres of Cheshire Parkland, with its classical mansion and 50 acre garden including the Japanese, Walled and Formal Gardens. We return to the hotel for dinner.
Friday We bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We arrive in our home areas late afternoon to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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