East Anglia is a region filled with natural beauty, miles of glorious countryside and topped with wide-open skies. Its charming villages and medieval towns have drawn in artists and writers for hundreds of years.
AUDLEY END HOUSE AND GARDENS is a decadent Jacobean mansion house built in the 1600’s and was lived in until 1948. It has now reverted to its days as a Victorian home and you can explore the impressive great hall, magnificent state apartments, intimate dressing rooms and 18th century gothic-style chapel. You can also meet the costumes staff in the Victorian Service Wing. Outside, wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, said to be the most beautiful of any country house.
The SUFFOLK VILLAGES TOUR with a local guide takes you through pastel-coloured towns and villages whose timbered-framed houses and thatched roofs make this area so unique. Discover Sudbury, Gainsborough’s birthplace; Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk’s only cathedral city; not forgetting Long Melford and Lavenham, one of Britain’s best preserved Tudor villages and where a visit to the stunning LAVENHAM GUILDHALL is a must.
COLCHESTER is Britain’s oldest recorded town, with a unique and rich history dating back over 2,000 years. With many historic sites still standing, you can discover Colchester’s past simply by walking the streets and visiting the museums. Just a few of the ‘must sees’ are; Colchester Castle; City Walls and Gates; St Botolph’s Priory ruins and the Dutch Quarter where the streets are lined with Tudor houses.
Your holiday includes
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Audley End House
Suffolk Villages Guided Tour
All coach travel & excursions
Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green
The 3 star Holiday Inn is situated in the tranquil village of Eight Ash Green.
All rooms are en suite, comfortably furnished with air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, telephone, television and hairdryer. The hotel also has a Health and Leisure Club with pool, Jacuzzi, gym, steam room and sauna. WiFi is also available. NB. Rooms are located on the ground and first floor (18 steps), there is no a lift but there are some ground floor rooms.