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Memories in the Heart of England

Journey to the Heart of England and discover the history and culture of a fascinating region.

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Journey to the Heart of England and discover the history and culture of a fascinating region. Complete with railway journeys, the National Memorial Arboretum, Calke Abbey and Cannock Chase Museum, the holiday features a varied and interesting itinerary.


At a glance:

  • National Memorial Arboretum

  • Chasewater Railway

  • Great Central Railway

  • Calke Abbey

  • Cannock Chase Museum

  • Lichfield

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia arriving by late afternoon at the Mercure Newton Park Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

This morning, drive to the historic City of Lichfield. The triple spires of the magnificent cathedral dominate the city. Beyond the quiet Cathedral Close the city's prominence as an 18th Century coaching hub is pleasantly obvious with an old-world charm of pre-industrial streets and historical buildings. Travel to the National Arboretum at Alrewas, with time to purchase lunch. Set on the banks of the River Tame in a 150 acres site, it is conceived as a living memorial to the 20th Century heroes and heroines who sacrificed their lives for their country.

B, D

Day 3

Leicestershire is the first destination today, with a ride on the Great Central Railway to Loughborough. This heritage line crosses picturesque Swithland reservoir and passes through lovingly restored stations like Rothley and Quorn. At Loughborough purchase lunch before heading to Calke Abbey in Derbyshire to hear the dramatic decline of a grand country house estate.

B, D

Day 4

This morning, explore Cannock Chase Museum and discover the area's history and mining heritage. From here, travel to Chasewater and The Chasewater light railway operating from Brownhills West across the country park to Chasewater Heaths Station, a round trip of four miles. After, enjoy a browse around the gift shop for a souvenir or refreshments at the Sidings Tea Room.

B, D

Day 5

After the final breakfast travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Newton Park, Burton on Trent


The Mercure Newton Park Hotel stands on the outskirts of Burton on Trent. The grand Italianate-style country manor is a grade II listed building in 8 acres of grounds and the oak-panelled restaurant overlooks the landscaped gardens.


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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
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 Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
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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