NATIONAL TRUST EXTRAVAGANSA (MANCHESTER AREA)
Sunday 12th/Tuesday 14th August 2018
We make our way to our first NT property Biddulph Grange Gardens. This amazing Victorian garden was created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen. Please note that there 400 steps in this garden - although you don't have to climb then all if you don't want too.
Afterwards we head for our hotel for the next two nights The Marriott Manchester Airport and a chance to use the leisure facilities before dinner
The first of the two National Trust properties we are visiting today is Dunham Massey. Set within a wall of warm red brick, Dunham Massey is home to 400 years worth of family history, a garden for all seasons & a herd of fallow deer.
After lunch we visit Quarry Bank Mill a former cotton mill. See how the workers, children & the family lived and the how the Mill worked. Please note there are quite a few steps, ramps etc at this property.
Chance to use leisure facilities before dinner
After breakfast we check out & travel to Northwich for a boat ride & then the Anderton Boat Lift, one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, will lift the boat from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Afterwards we start our journey home but visiting Mosely Old Hall near Wolverhampton our final NT property on the way. Charles II hid here at the farmhouse after escaping the 1651 Battle of Worcester.
Included in the price of the break
Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot,
Greenhill Way Kingsteignton & Exeter Services
2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Marriott Hotel Manchester Airport
*Visit to Biddulph Grange Gardens
*Visit to NT Dunham Massey
*Visit to Quarry Bank Mill
*Visit to Mosely Old Hall
Boat trip and Anderton Boat Lift
*Free with NT membership card
COST £179.00 PER PERSON SHARING
£60 single supplement (limited availability)
£25 per person deposit with booking
Final payment by 1st July
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PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED