To Hull and Back
A short break to
The UK’s 2017 City of Culture
Monday 16th to Friday 20th April 2018
Based at the 3* Holiday Inn Hull Marina Hotel
4 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast
Visit the magnificent Castle Howard
Gaze at the view from Flamborough Head
Enjoy a full day guided coach tour with a lunch stop in Whitby, a visit to Goathland and a full traditional Afternoon Tea at the Talbot Hotel in Malton where celebrity chef James Martin learnt his trade
Explore some of the exciting places Hull has to offer - so much history and culture [shops too!] right on the doorstep of our hotel.
Take the option of a morning visit to the nearby town of Beverley, one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets
Lunch stops en-route at St Ives Cambridgeshire & Jordans Mill
Coffee/tea and biscuits on both journeys at Holiday Inn Rochester
£490.00 per person + £80.00 single supplement
This short break is organised personally by Teresa Butler who will accompany the tour
Day 1 Monday: Travel to Hull
After picking up along our usual coach boarding routes we have coffee and biscuits at the Holiday Inn Hotel Rochester. Refreshed, we all join the main coach for the journey to Hull, stopping for a lunch break in the quaint town of St Ives. The old river port St Ives is a beautiful historic town 15 miles from Cambridge on the river Great Ouse. Its original character is retained with regular markets held every Monday and Friday. A focal point is the splendid 15th Century Bridge and chapel over the river, one of only three such surviving in England. Delights include a host of restaurants and cafés and fine buildings. We have visited St Ives before and it makes an ideal lunch stop. We continue our journey to the hotel arriving in the late afternoon. After check in you will have time to freshen up and relax, you could have a swim in the indoor pool, or even take a walk around the marina, before dinner in the hotel this evening.
Day 2 Tuesday: Castle Howard and Flamborough Head
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Banbrugh, today it remains home to the Howard family. We can enjoy the house at our own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture and interiors, with something to capture everyone’s imagination. We can explore the breathtaking parkland and gardens and visit the Stable Courtyard to shop and eat.
Then sit back and relax on the coach as we drive out to the coast to admire the views from Flamborough Head. There are plenty of places here to sit and gaze out to sea, or maybe buy a cup of tea in the café. We return to our hotel in plenty of time for dinner.
Day 3 Wednesday: Experience Yorkshire [& traditional full afternoon tea]
Today Sarah Milne-Day, a Blue Badge guide from Experience Yorkshire joins us on the coach. She will guide us through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside for a lunch stop in Whitby. Then we have a brief visit to Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, famous for its appearance [as Aidensfield] in the TV series Heartbeat and its role as Hogsmeade stationin the early Harry Potter films. Our mid afternoon stop is at the Talbot Hotel in Malton. This hotel is where celebrity chef James Martin learnt his trade. He is from Malton and the town has a growing reputation as a centre for good food. We will enjoy a delightful full afternoon tea with a selection of savoury delights and sweet treats before rejoining our coach to return to our hotel. Dinner in the hotel this evening.
Day 4 Thursday: Hull and Beverley
A free day to explore Hull, with an optional morning excursion to the nearby town of Beverley. You choose on the day. Some may want to make the most of the time in Hull to visit its many museums and places of interest whilst others may find an afternoon is enough time to see what they want to.
Hull's unique Museums Quarter - consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler - is a great place to start your discovery of historic Hull. But don’t forget the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum in the city centre, not to mention Hands On History in Trinity Square as well. You’ll find the Museums Quarter on High Street in the heart of the Old Town, on the banks of the River Hull. The old warehouses, merchant dwellings, lanes and pubs nearby all lend their unique flavour to this historic district. Entry into all of the museums is free. Hull Old Town is also home to The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. If shopping floats your boat, the Princes Quay Shopping Centre is very close to our hotel and there are many more shops in the surrounding area. Teresa will be able to help and advise on the day.
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is also one of Yorkshire's best-kept secrets. Renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster, the town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, excellent flat racing and a medieval skyline that remains refreshingly unspoilt. You will have the option of a couple of hours to explore this town before returning to Hull around lunchtime.
Dinner in our hotel this evening
Day 5 Friday: Return to Kent
Our drive home will include a stop for lunch at another old favourite, Jordans Mill. Treat yourself to something tasty for lunch, walk around the garden and/or visit the old mill. Then we rejoin our coach to take us back to the Holiday Inn Hotel Rochester for a welcome cup of tea before we continue our journey home.
Our Hotel– The Holiday Inn Hull Marina
Picked by Teresa for its great location, The Holiday Inn Hull Marina is a modern hotel situated on the waterside on Hull Marina and just 5 minutes' walk from Hull City Centre, where you’ll find a whole host of fantastic local attractions. The hotel boasts spacious bedrooms across 3 floors [with lifts] all of which are fully air conditioned, provide Tea & Coffee making facilities along with satellite TV and access to high-speed internet. All guests can take full advantage of complimentary use of the Spirit Health Club, which boasts a fully-equipped gymnasium, heated swimming pool and sauna.
Coach boarding points are the same as on our day excursions –timings will be confirmed nearer the departure date but should be around our usual excursion departure times. [Please note: Teresa may have to slightly alter the programme depending on journey timings etc and reserves the right to do so if necessary.]
Price includes: Coach travel throughout ~ 4 nights Dinner B&B ~ All visits as described in itinerary ~ Coffee and biscuits at the Holiday Inn Rochester on outward and return journeys ~ Coach drivers gratuity, restaurant staff gratuities & courier services.
Not Included: lunches are not included
Travel Insurance has not been included so that members can make their own arrangements – strongly recommended – refunds cannot be given
Disclaimer As set out in the Terms and Conditions accepted by members when joining The Theatre Club of Kent, Teresa cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury, delay or inconvenience caused to members during this short break. Copies of terms and conditions are available upon request
ADVISORY NOTE: Teresa endeavours to accommodate all club members, including those with disabilities. However, her experience indicates that some short breaks are not suitable for those who have certain disabilities or conditions. As usual on our short breaks, this one will involve some general walking as we visit the places of interest listed, but nothing too strenuous. If you manage our day excursions on your own, you should be fine on this short break. Things can be taken at your own personal pace and it should be possible for everyone to enjoy the holiday even if some of you are more active whilst others need to take things slower and/or need the help of a walking stick. Please phone Teresa on
01304 380845 if you have any questions or concerns.
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