A Real Tonic in Winchester

Our brand new packaged itinerary is based at the excellent Norton Park Hotel and features two magnificent cathedrals, a steam train journey on the Watercress Line, 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!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Winchester & Bombay Sapphire Distillery
We spend this morning at leisure in Winchester, visiting one of the grandest cathedrals in England and one of the largest in Europe, magnificent Winchester Cathedral, where we can join a cathedral tour to learn more about its history and treasures, before exploring the delightful city itself.  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 interesting 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  Bombay Sapphire Distillery 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 through the beautiful Hampshire countryside, on the Watercress Line.

Day 4 Arundells & Salisbury
Today, we travel to Salisbury and visit Arundells House, Garden and Art Collection. The former home of Sir Edward Heath, the house is situated within the spectacular setting of the largest and loveliest Cathedral Close in Britain. Covering 80 acres, the beautiful Greens of the close surround magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, which we can explore at leisure as well as the city itself.

Day 5 Departure
We begin our journey home.

Norton Park Hotel

AAAA Collection Hotel Double for Single Occupancy Sitauted in Acres of Parkland
Norton Park, part of the Q Hotels group, 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 and all include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Some bedrooms are accessed by a covered walkway whilst all other bedrooms are accessible by lift. The warm and welcoming Scene Restaurant is located on the first floor and offers flavoursome dishes made with locally sourced produce whenever possible. The stylish Scene Bar and lounge is located near reception and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink before dinner. The hotel also boasts excellent leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. There are also 10 spa treatment rooms (charges apply). Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Norton Park

Winchester, Hampshire
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £314pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £329pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £320pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £100

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Winchester Cathedral
• Guided tour of Bombay Sapphire Distillery
• Entrance to Milestones Museum
• 1.5 hour round trip Mid Hants Railway
• Entrance to Arundells
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£314 for 5 days

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