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Althorpe & Silverstone Experience...from £449pp

Althorpe & Silverstone Experience...from £449pp

Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2020 - Two unique experiences - Althorpe, the ancestral home of Princess Diana and Silverstone, the home of British Racing in Northamptonshire

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Rev your engines and set off on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone, the home of British motor racing and complete your very own ‘Ultimate Lap of Silverstone’ alongside the heroes of racing in a dramatic, immersive show with commentary by the legendary Murray Walker. Then we change gear completely for a tranquil visit to Althorp, the 500-year-old ancestral estate of the Spencer family and the final resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The magnificent family home showcases one of Europe’s finest collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics

 

Mercure Walton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wellesbourne****

Set in separate buildings within 65 acres of picturesque countryside, this lovely hotel is superbly located between historic Warwick and cultural Stratford-upon-Avon. The main building includes the reception area, restaurant and bar and has an internal link to bedrooms located in the Woodlands wing. There is lift access to all floors in this building. There are also bedrooms in the Orchard Mews building (accessed by 8 steps) and The Coach House, both of which are accessed externally.  All the 149 bedrooms offer light and airy, stylish accommodation. There is also a beautiful, open plan restaurant, terrace and bar, with lovely views over the Victorian gardens. The leisure facilities are located in a separate building and include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities 

 

Your holiday includes:

· 4 nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast

· Visit to Althope

· Entrance to Silverstone Experience

· Free time in Stratford Upon Avon

· Travel by Tally Ho Pullman coach

· Accompanied by our Tour Manager

Monday 27 July

We travel to our Hotel in Wellesbourne.

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Tuesday 28 July

Today we visit Althorpe, the childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales. Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer has been in charge for just 23 of the House's 500-year history. Showcasing one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics, each intriguing room of this magnificent family home has a fascinating story of its own. The Oval Lake where Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest has undergoing an extensive redesign to honour her memory. The island is located at the centre of the Spencer family's 500-year-old ancestral estate, Althorp, which spans 13,000 acres surrounding its walled 500-acre park. Althorp, located 70 miles from London in Northamptonshire, England, has been the Spencers' historic home for the past 18 generations, since it was built in 1508. While Althorp is open to the public in July, August and at other select times during the year, there is no public access to the island itself

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Wednesday 29 July

Today we have a full day at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix. State of the art interactive displays, compelling stories, iconic cars and motorcycles - let us take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing. At the end of your visit experience the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside your racing heroes in a dramatic, immersive show 'The ultimate lap of Silverstone' with commentary by Murray Walker.
Explore the transformation from Benedictine Priories and WWII airfields to the home of British motor racing. Discover Silverstone's racing heritage since the first racing event took place in 1948 amid straw bales and ropes. Celebrate the motor racing legends of eras past. Learn how the technology behind British motor racing works. Explore part of the 1948 Grand Prix circuit and watch today's action on track.

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Thursday 30 July

After a leisurely breakfast you have free time to spend in Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.

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Friday 31 July

After a full English breakfast we return home to South Devon.

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D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

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
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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