Newton Abbot Travel Club


Sunday 12th/Thursday 16th May 2024




Morning departure with coffee/comfort stop before our first mystery attraction



Today a visit to  NT Hardwick Hall.   Bess of Hardwick, a formidable and talented woman, was responsible for the creation of both Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House. Her four marriages led to her becoming the Countess of Shrewsbury and one of the richest women in Elizabethan England.  In the afternoon a visit to Crich Tramway where you can ride the vintage electric trams, explore the period village with re-created period street with shops & pub, and visit the indoor exhibitions or take a walk along the sculpture route.



Two NT today, firstly Kedleston Hall followed by Calke Abbey in the afternoon. Step inside Kedleston Hall and explore the interior of an 18th-century show palace built around 1765 sent to rival  Chatsworth. Once a medieval village, this grand house became the ancestral residence of the Curzon family, housing the family's impressive collection of furniture and artefacts. In the afternoon Calke Abbey not what one expects from a NT property known as the un-stately home and country estate.  The Baroque-style mansion with peeling paintwork and abandoned rooms, portraying the dramatic decline of a country house estate. 600-acre historic parkland with ancient oaks including 1,200-year-old ‘Old Man of Calke’



A non NT day today.  In the morning we visit  weather permitting & we know you should all be thinking positive, a visit to Heights of Abraham. Your ticket will include your return journey on the famous cable car over the Derwent Valley. Guided tours of the show caverns, exhibition hall, walks.  There is also restaurant & cafe.   Afterwards we visit  Peak Railways for a return trip on the preserved railway. The line formed part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester & London which closed in 1968. Now the line runs for approx 4 miles between Rowsley South Station & Matlock Platform 2. 



We make our way home but with visits first to two NT properties which are close together.  The first being Baddesley Clinton, a moated manor house with late medieval, Tudor and 20th-century histories. Home to the Ferrers family for 500 years, see the priest hole and find out the history of the house & family

Close by is Packwood House a timber-framed Tudor manor house and a Grade I listed building. It has a wealth of tapestries and fine furniture, and is known for the garden of yews.


Included in the price


Coach travel with pickups, Newton Abbot, Greenhill Way

route Kingsteignton & Exeter Services


4 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast @ Delta by Marriott Hotel Nottingham

Ticket for Crich Tramway

Ticket for Peak Railway

Ticket for Heights of Abraham

* Entry to Hardwick Hall NT

* Entry to Kedleston Hall NT

* Entry to Calke Abbey NT

* Entry to Baddesley Clinton NT

* Entry to Packwood House NT

* Entry to NT properties is free on production of membership

For non-members please enquire for rate


Cost £469.00 per person sharing

Single supplement £140.00 limited availability

(rate imposed by hotel not us)

£50 per person non-refundable deposit with booking

Balance by 1st April 2024

1 twin or double available

Please leave names incase of cancellations


Please note insurance is not included

Hardwick Hall

Baddesley Clinton