The rural essence of middle England can be explored on this relaxed tour that is perfectly suited to the summer months. Spend time strolling around beautiful gardens and enjoy visits to wonderful and varied English treasures.

The Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel is a modern hotel located next to the impressive Rockingham Castle.

Porterage, Hot Drink Facilities & Wifi.


Sunday We leave in the morning to travel to Rockingham and enjoy a break for lunch along the way.

Monday Today we have the day to explore thirty eight gardens in one. Barnsdale Gardens was created by the late Geoff Hamilton for BBCs Gardeners World. The pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’ were built in his trademark, practical style and are full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages.

Tuesday Boughton House welcomes us today. One of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes, it boasts outstanding collections of art and has beautiful 18th-century landscaped gardens. We have a guided tour of the house, followed by a light ‘soup and sandwich’ lunch before enjoying a tour of the gardens, where some long lost features have been recently restored. Later we have a short visit to Market Harborough, a town historically important as a centre of trade and industry on the west union canal.

Wednesday This morning we step back in time and join the Nene Valley Railway. This heritage line runs alongside the River Nene and has featured in TV programmes and two Bond films. Later we visit the attractive town of Stamford, long considered to be one of England’s most beautiful smaller towns.

Thursday After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.


Single rooms available at a supplement of £72 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Premier Class coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Barnsdale Gardens

Guided tour of Boughton House

Lunch at Boughton House

Guided tour of Boughton Gardens

Ride on Nene Valley Railway

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 4th to

Thursday 8th August 2019

5 Day Tour


For more details

please phone

01209 717152