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Bournemouth & The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The New Forest & Salisbury

The popular resort of Bournemouth has been attracting visitors ever since its birth in the 19th century and today it isas much a tourist attraction as ever. Essentially Victorian in character, it is justly described as the Graden City of the South with the wooded Chines which slope down to the sea being just a small part of Bournemouth’s 2000 acres of beautiful parks and gardens. There are plenty of attractions for the visitor to enjoy including the Russell Cotes Arty Gallery & Museum, the seven miles of glororious seafront and golden sands and at its centre the superb Pier which provides stunning views across the bay. The town is one of the leading shopping centres in the south, with arcades, markets and boutiques together with entertainments which include it’s own theatre.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery; the fair was founded in 1968 and it has been held every summer since. Staged at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford Forum in Dorset, the show now covers 600 acres and runs for five days and it is one of the largest outdoor shows in Europe. The most common exhibits are the wonnderful traction engines but also on display are preserved railway engines, cars and commercial vehicles. The show has a market, auto-jumble, live music and a fun-fair. One of the highlights of each day is the “Showman’s Line-Up” which is reputed to be the largest collection of Showman’s Engines in the world.

Accommodation

The Trouville is a three star hotel located on an incline approx. ten minutes walk to the centre of Bournemouth. Hotel facilities include reception, lift, restaurant and lounge bar with views across to the pier. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and sauna and all 75 bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Itinerary*

Monday: Travel to Bournemouth arriving at the hotel at approximately 17.00hrs. On arrival there will be time to settle into your room before enjoying your evening meal.

Tuesday: Day at leisure in Bournemouth.

Wednesday: After breakfast join the coach for an excursion to the medieval city of Salisbury with time to explore and view the famous Cathedral with its 123 metre high spire. Returning to the hotel via the New Forest and stopping at Burley, a delightful traditional New Forest village with picturesque thatched cottages and sometimes ponies roaming freely!

Thusday: After breakfast join the coach for our full day visit to The Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Friday: Depart Bournemouth after breakfast and travel homewards arriving in the local area at approximately 18.00hrs.


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights accommodation with dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursions as described

Limited Single Room Supplement

A limited number of single room supplements are available at no cost, please book early to obtain your free single room supplement.

Pickup Points

Conwy, Lancaster Square
Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Deganwy, Castle Hotel
Llanrhos, Post Office
Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park
Llandudno, Clarence Hotel(Travel Lodge)
Craig Y Don, St Pauls Church
Penrhyn Bay, St Davids Church
Rhos On Sea, Cayley Arms
Rhos On Sea, Hickorys (The Ship)
Mochdre, Bowling Green
Colwyn Bay, Guys Newsagents
Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Old Colwyn, Opposite Marine Hotel
Old Colwyn, Top Shop
Old Colwyn, Queens Nursing Home
Old Colwyn, Junction Abergele Rd/Highlands Rd
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn, Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano, Pensarn Grange (Windjammers)
Towyn, Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove, Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay, Junction Bronwen Ave/ St Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay, Silver Birch
Bodelwyddan, Bus Stop opposite Garage
Bodelwyddan, The Vicarage
Rhuddlan, Vicarage Lane Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Highlands Road Bus Stop/ Pentre Lane
Rhuddlan, Rhyl Road Bus Stop
Denbigh, Lenton Pool
Denbigh, Colomendy
Denbigh, Plas Pigot
Denbigh, The Green Bus Stop
Denbigh, Myddleton Park
Trefnant, Village Hall Bus Stop nr Traffic Lights
Trefnant, The Tweedmill
Trefnant, Clwydian Park
St Asaph, HM Stanley Hospital
St Asaph, Cathedral Bus Stop
St Asaph, Fountain Garage
St Asaph, Ashley Court Bus Stop
St Asaph, Bod Erw
Rhyl, Ffordd Derwen Pub
Rhyl, Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhyl, Old Carlton Garden Centre (opp Rosehill Road/ Rhuddlan Rd Bus Stop)
Rhyl, Rhuddlan Road/ St Margarets Drive Bus Stop
Rhyl, Vale Road Flats Bus Layby
Rhyl, Argos, Bodfor Street
Rhyl, Catholic Church/Wellington Rd
Rhyl, Marine Lake Bus Bay
Rhyl, St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road /Churton Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road/ Old Golf Road
Rhyl, Eastville Bus Stop opp Denmore Stores
Rhyl, Tynewydd Estate Entrance( Junction Tynewydd Road/ Ffordd Anwyl)
Rhyl, Parrys Corner/ Pendyffryn Rd North
Rhyl, Junction Grange Rd/ Clifton Park Road
Prestatyn, Williams Estate Agents, Meliden Road
Prestatyn, Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Bus Station
Prestatyn, The Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Police Station
Prestatyn, Ffrith Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Clwyd Carpets ( Victoria Road West)
Prestatyn, Jolly Sailor
Prestatyn, Penrhwylfa Crossroads Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Junction Ffordd isa/ Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Roundwood Avenue
Meliden, Old Garden Centre
Gronant, Cross Roads
Talacre, Junction Coast Road/Station Road
Ffynnongroew, Crown Inn
Mostyn, Lletty Hotel
Greenfield, Queens Head Hotel
Bagillt, Blossoms Inn
Dyserth, Voel Depot
Dyserth, The Vicarage Bus Stop
Dyserth, Cross Keys/Pendre Farm Bus Stop
Dyserth, The Bank (Bus stop opposite junction High Street/ Thomas Avenue)
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall Bus Stop
Trelawnyd, Erw Wen Bus Stop
Lloc, Rock Inn
Carmel, Halfway House
Holway, Garage
Holywell, Traffic Lights (Fron Park Road/ Brynford Street)
Holywell, Victoria Hotel
Flint, The Ship Hotel Bus Stop
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Sychdyn, Cross Keys
Mold, Station Motors, Chester Road
Mynydd Isa, The Griffin
Ewloe, Clwyd Car Aucitons
Buckley, The Tivoli
Chester, Holiday Inn Wrexham Road (Old Post House)
Wrexham, Dobbs Hill Layby
Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub, Near Sainsburys
Wrexham, Kings Street Bus Station
Chirk, Moreton Garden Centre

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