Newton Abbot Travel Club
         Althorp Woburn Bletchley


Althorp, Woburn & Bletchley

Sunday 21st/Tuesday 23rd August 2016


Morning departure with coffee stop & comfort stop enroute to Althrop.
Althorp has been the stately home of the Spencer family for nearly 500 years and is the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Built in 1508, Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. There are 19 rooms in the house open to the public displaying a fine collection of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Outside there are beautiful park and gardens
Our hotel is the Marriott Northampton
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner.
We spend today at Woburn first visiting the house/abbey & gardens then in the afternoon visit the safari park.
Originally a monastery, Woburn Abbey was given by Edward VI to the Russell family in 1547. Since then, leading architects, including Henry Flitcroft, Henry Holland and Sir Jeffry Wyatville, have created the stunning historic house that it is today. Woburn Abbey and the Russell family have been at the centre of social and political intrigues for centuries and today's Duke and Duchess of Bedford are making their own impact on this fascinating ancestral home.
The gardens have a variety of elegant horticultural designs - woodland glades, Cone House, romantic Folly, Kitchen Garden etc. Make sure you visit the Chinese Dairy, the earliest structure of its kind in the UK.
In the afternoon we visit the Safari Park, enjoy a full programme of fascinating keeper talks and demonstrations with the animals in the Foot Safari section of the park & a coach ride through the drive through Safari with zebra, bison, rhino, tigers, lions, bears, giraffe to name but a few.

Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner


After leaving our hotel we go into Bletchley Park a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

Over the past twenty years Bletchley Park has become an internationally renowned site, visited by people from around the world, which acknowledges the successes from the War and the people responsible for them. It celebrates their values: broad-minded patriotism; commitment; discipline; technological excellence. By presenting and explaining these achievements and these values, in the very place where they occurred, Bletchley Park brings together the dramatic history of the twentieth century with the challenges we face in the twenty first in our rapidly changing and technologically complex society.

Included in the price of the break

Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot,  Greenhill Way Kingsteignton & Exeter if required

2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Marriott Hotel Northampton

Entry to Althorp
Entry to Woburn Abbey & Safari Park
Entry to Bletchley Park

£45 single supplement





Woburn Safari Park

Bletchley Park