National Trust Members’ Tour: A tour incorporating three wonderful National Trust properties in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. We have secured many sole use rooms. National Trust Members price is £515. The sole use supplement remains the same. Please note: National Trust members must bring a valid membership card with them in order to qualify for the discounted price. The discount cannot be given retrospectively. Not all areas of some National Trust properties will be accessible to those with limited mobility.
Day 1 We travel northwards, stopping in St Albans before continuing to our hotel in Marston.
Day 2 We journey west to the Hardwick Estate (NT), which is made up of stunning houses and beautiful landscapes that have been created over the centuries. Hardwick Hall dates from the late 16th Century, and contains many Elizabethan treasures, and we have an included tour. This evening after dinner we have a quiz.
Day 3 Our visit today is quite different to our usual National Trust properties - The Workhouse, Southwell (NT), the most complete workhouse in existence. Built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute, it now gives a fascinating insight into how society has tackled social welfare through time.
Day 4 This morning we make our way to Woolsthorpe Manor (NT), birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, where we enjoy a guided tour. We move on to Lincoln in time for lunch, where you can explore the historic city with its beautiful cathedral, interesting shops and labyrinth of alleyways. Tonight, there will be bingo after dinner.
Day 5 After breakfast, we travel to Stamford with free time to explore, before continuing our journey and arriving in the local area late afternoon.
Our three-star charming hotel is set in the beautiful countryside of Grantham and has been refurbished to an excellent standard. The hotel has lounge, bar, pleasant restaurant and a health club which boasts swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Bedrooms have TV, (no telephone),WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms.