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A King, A Car Park & A Cathedral

Two nights 4* hotel accommodation at the Hilton Hotel, Leicester with dinner, bed & breakfast
Guided walking tour of Leicester including the Cathedral & King Richard III Visitor Centre
Bosworth Battle Heritage Centre & The National Memorial Arboretum

The remarkable discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a car park in the centre of Leicester captivated a nation. In this tour we discover the real story, with visits to the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral, where King Richard is now interred. We take a walking guided tour of the historic centre of Leicester and step back in time to 1485 at the Bosworth Battlfield
Heritage Centre. On the homeward journey we visit the National Memorial Arboretum near Litchfield.

Accommodation

The 4* Hilton Hotel Leicester is situated on the outskirts of the city and is an excellent base from which to explore the city’s attractions and landmarks. Facilities include reception, restaurant, lounge bar, lift and all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone and tea/coffee maker. The hotel has a leisure suite with an18 metre indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.

Itinerary*

Friday: Travel to Leicestershire and en-route to the hotel we set the scene with a visit to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Here you will discover the story of the historic conflict and how Richard III met his end on the battlefield. In a country park setting there are lovely self-guided walkways and refreshment facilities are provided at the Tithe Barn café and there is also a gift shop.

Saturday: This morning we meet our Blue Badge guide for a 90 minute walking tour of Leicester’s historic city centre. We start at the Cathedral and view Richard III’s tomb, then the medieval Guildhall and Leicester Castle before visiting King Richard III Visitor Centre where the remarkable story of the search for the King is told. The centre is built over the actual location in the council car park where the King’s remains where found. There will then be some free time to explore the city at your leisure; perhaps view the famous Clock Tower, wander through Leicester’s famous covered market and visit Highcross Leicester, the city’s modern shopping centre.

Sunday: After a leisurely breakfast we bid farewell to the hotel and travel westwards and visit the National Memorial Arboretum which is situated in Alrewas near Lichfield in Staffordshire. The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring over 30,000 trees and a vast collection of memorials. The 150 acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a broad population of society from military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals. Walk around and see the many memorials and some of the stories that they tell; a land train service is available at additional cost and refreshment facilities include a restaurant and a coffee shop.


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Excursions as described
  • VAT.

Single Room Supplement

A single room supplement of £50.00 is applicable on this tour, for more information please call and speak to an advisor.

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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