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MID-HANTS RAILWAY (WATERCRESS LINE) +
ARUNDEL CASTLE & MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT

Friday 18th/Saturday 19th August 2017


Friday

Morning departure with coffee/comfort stop enroute to Alresford & Mid Hants Railway also known as the Watercress Line where besides a return trip on a heritage train Alresford to Alton (hopefully a steam train) we have arranged for a talk on the Watercress Line before our train journey.

 
Our hotel for the night is the Q hotel Norton Park @ Sutton Scotney
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner.
 
 
Saturday

Today we visit Arundel Castle one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.

Enjoy the grandeur of the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto.
 
The gardens include a rose garden, herbaceous borders, stumpery, glasshouses, cut flower garden & organic kitchen garden.
 
Today there is also a Medieval Tournament where The Knights, Squires, and Men-at-Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a Medieval Foot Tournament on the upper lawns of Arundel Castle.

With competitions using a variety of weapons, the free-style fighting of the combatants will be the nearest reproduction of tournament combat seen outside of the 15th century.

With Story Teller, falconry display, have-a-go-archery and a tented encampment of crafts and displays, there is plenty to see and experience.

 
 
Included in the price of the break
 
Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot,  Greenhill Way Kingsteignton & Exeter Services
 

1 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Norton Park Hotel

 
Visit to Mid Hants Railway including return trip on heritage train
 
Entry to Arundel Castle & Medieval Tournament



COST £135.00 PER PERSON SHARING
 
 Single supplement £20 (sorry all single allocation now taken)
 
£25 per person deposit
 
Balance by 1st July

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PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED
Alresford - Mid Hants Railway

Arundel Castle


Arundel Castle Garden



Arundel Castle Medieval Tournament