Bygone Times in South Yorkshire & East Midlands

Bygone Times in South Yorkshire & East Midlands

Enjoy a new spring tour to South Yorkshire and East Midlands highlighting the splendid variety of times gone by.

Enjoy a new spring tour highlighting the splendid variety of times gone by combined with the beautiful scenery of Yorkshire. From a thriving historic market town to Botanical Gardens and 17th Century castle there really is something for everyone.


At a glance:

  • Gainsborough Old Hall

  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens

  • Bolsover Castle

  • Newark on Trent

  • Abbeydale Hamlet

  • Chesterfield

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel north to South Yorkshire and the Hellaby Hall Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast, with tea or coffee and biscuits served on arrival.


Day 2

Head south into Nottingham and the historic market town of Newark-on-Trent. With free time for sightseeing, including the ruins of the 12th Century castle, Georgian Town Hall and market place. This afternoon, visit Gainsborough Old Hall, a large, late medieval manor house built around 1460.

B, D

Day 3

The first visit today is to Sheffield Botanic Gardens and Glass Pavilions, a stunning oasis of colour in a peaceful setting. Continue to the unique 18th Century Abbeydale Hamlet to learn about the city's distant past with workers' houses, waterwheels, workshops and much more. Later, return past Manor Park and the ruins of the castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held.

B, D

Day 4

Begin today with a visit to Chesterfield with its busy Flea Market and over 100 stalls to wander around. This afternoon, visit the stunning and unique Bolsover Castle. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale, the 17th Century fantasy castle offers panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast, begin the journey home and return back to East Anglia by early evening where the door to door service is waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hellaby Hall Hotel, Rotherham


Steeped in history and perfectly combining period charm with modern convenience, the luxury 17th Century Hellaby Hall Hotel, Rotherham is the ideal base to explore this fascinating region.


The hotel has a lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Bury St.Edmunds, Tesco Bury St Edmunds, Tesco Bus Stop, Compiegne Way
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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