Robin Hood Statue, Nottingham Castle
The Betrayed King and the Prince of Thieves
England's history is littered with fascinating stories and legends and this tour explores some of the best by visiting a selection of Britain's newest museums and visitor centres. With the Magna Carta and Richard III featuring prominently in the news recently, this tour is sure to be popular.
Richard III Centre • Leicester Cathedral • Bosworth • Nottingham and Sherwood Forest • Lincoln
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Lincolnshire.
Day 2 Head to Leicester to discover more about Richard III at the newly opened King Richard III Visitor Centre which depicts the controversial life of the King and the even more fascinating story of how his remains were recently uncovered. Take the short trip to Leicester Cathedral to see where he was reinterred in 2015. This afternoon continue to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and learn how Richard III lost his life and the crown to Henry Tudor.
Day 3 Meet your guide in Sherwood Forest, once a royal hunting forest and the legendary home to the famous outlaw. On then to Nottingham via Rufford where your guide will bring the city to life. Learn how Nottingham was once the world leader in lace making and explore the sites associated with the legend of Robin Hood. Time permitting, visit the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which claims to be the oldest Inn In England.
Day 4 The trio of historic cities is completed today when we visit Lincoln. A guide will provide an introductory tour before time at leisure. Explore the Cathedral and Castle with its Magna Carta Vault forming part of the Castle's recent £22 million restoration (admission costs not included). Afterwards, spend time at leisure in the historic market town of Newark. For an additional cost, it is possible to include admission to the newly opened National Civil War Centre. Contact us for details.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Ramada Resort Grantham
Previously the Wyndham Garden Hotel. With a full refurbishment to be completed by the end of 2016, the hotel will offer modern accommodation and public areas. An award winning hotel with an emphasis on quality dining, some of the Barn Restaurant's rustic charm will remain.
• 3 star superior • 110 bedrooms
• Lift • Leisure facilities
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Grantham with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission to King Richard III Visitor Centre
• Visit to Leicester Cathedral
• Admission to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
• Full day's guided tour of Nottingham and Sherwood Forest
• Introductory tour of Lincoln
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.