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 Manchester Ship Canal & more

Friday 8th/Sunday 10th September 2017

Friday

Morning departure with coffee stop & comfort stops enroute.
 
On our way to Manchester we will visit  Warwick and have a guided tour of Lord Leycesters Hospital with one of the Brothers. The Lord Leycester Hospital is not now, and has never been a medical establishment. The word ‘hospital’ is used in its ancient sense meaning “a charitable institution for the housing and maintenance of the needy, infirm or aged”. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it became, under the patronage of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a place of retirement for old warriors. So it remains today as an independent charity providing homes for ex-Servicemen and their wives. 
 
Our hotel is the Marriott Manchester Airport
 
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner.
 
 
Saturday
 
The highlight of our trip.  A trip on the Manchester Ship Canal from Manchester to Liverpool which lasts approx 6 hours.  We  travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way. Hear the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England; taking us through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago; plus show us some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights.
 
Return from Liverpool by coach to our hotel
 
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner

 
Sunday

After leaving our hotel we travel into Manchester where we will have a chance to visit the Imperial War Museum & or The Lowry Centre for a couple hours. We leave Manchester and stop off at the RAF Museum at Cosford for a quick look around.

Included in the price of the break

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

2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Marriott Hotel Manchester Airport

 
Guided tour of Lord Leycesters Hospital
 
Trip on Manchester Ship Canal
 
Visit to Imperial War Museum or Lowry Centre
 
Visit to RAF Museum Cosford
 


COST £199.00 PER PERSON SHARING
 
£50 single supplement

 

 £25 per person deposit with booking

Final payment by 31st July

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PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED
Lord Leycesters Hospital

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise


Imperial War Museum North



RAF Museum Cosford

 
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