A Milestone Journey around Winchester

Our new packaged itinerary is based at the excellent Norton Park Hotel and features a steam train journey on the Watercress Line, stunning Avington Park, Arundells (the former home of Sir Edward Heath), the nostalgic Milestones Museum and a guided tour of the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery – tonics at the ready!

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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Avington Park & Bombay Sapphire Distillery
We spend this morning at the privately owned stately home of Avington Park, set in parkland bordering the River Itchen. We enjoy a guided tour of the stunning interiors of the house which is a popular filming location for many films and TV programmes, before we have free time to explore the beautiful grounds. In the afternoon, we head for rural Hampshire to enjoy a guided tour of the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, where we discover the Glasshouses, the Botanical Dry Room and the Dakin Still House before enjoying a drink suited to our personal taste profile in the Mill Bar.

Day 3 Milestones Museum & Mid Hants Railway
This morning, we visit the Milestones Museum which takes us back to the old cobbled streets of the past with replica buildings, costumed characters and restored vintage vehicles. Visit the 1940’s sweet shop, have a pint at the Baverstock Arms and bring back memories playing on the old penny arcade games on Milestones’ pier. In the afternoon, we visit the Georgian market town of Alresford, the home of Hampshire’s historical watercress industry, where we board a Mid Hants Railway vintage train for a 1.5 hour round trip on the Watercress Line.

Day 4 Arundells & Salisbury
Today, we travel to Salisbury and visit Arundells House, Garden & Art Collection. The former home of Sir Edward Heath, the house is situated within the stunning setting of the largest Cathedral Close in Britain. The beautiful Greens of the close surround Salisbury Cathedral, which we can explore at leisure as well as the city itself.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Norton Park Hotel

AAAA Collection Hotel Double for Single Occupancy Sitauted in Acres of Parkland
Norton Park is one of the finest hotels in Hampshire, set within its own 54 acres of parkland. All 166 bedrooms are elegant and contemporary in style with some rooms being accessed by a covered walkway. The warm and welcoming restaurant is located on the first floor and there is a stylish bar and lounge. Excellent leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. There are also 10 spa treatment rooms (charges apply). • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Norton Park Hotel

Winchester, Hampshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £339pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £105

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Avington Park
• Guided tour of Bombay Sapphire Distillery
• Entrance to Milestones Museum
• 1.5 hour round trip on the Mid Hants Railway • Entrance to Arundells
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Prices starting from...

£339 for 5 days

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